Have you visited Weipa? Located on Albatross Bay on the western side of Cape York Peninsula – it is right on the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Renowned for fishing, wilderness and beaches, this mining town is seriously remote: 800 km drive from Cairns, and 200 km from ‘The Tip’.
CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE ambassadors, Overland Exposure, visited Weipa Camping Ground recently and said, “Amazing site with beach views! Some unpowered sites are large and have water views, others not so ask when booking. Kids’ playground, refreshing pool, restaurant to eat at with outdoor dining which was nice. Woolies and shops just outside.”
Lodges, villas, cabins and permanent accommodation are also available onsite.
Barramunchies is open Wednesday to Sunday evenings, they offer takeaway only. Please note there is no onsite parking and bookings are recommended.
Although fishing is great up in the Cape, beware of crocodiles on river banks and beaches, and be careful with your bait. For the same reason, and jellyfish – make sure swims are in the pool for your safety.
The Western Cape York Peninsula region is home to many Traditional Owner groups whose country heritage goes back thousands of years. Weipa originates from the word Waypa (or Waypundun), meaning ‘fighting ground’ in the Anhathangayth language.
What to see and do:
- Birdwatching at Lake Patricia and Lake McLeod
- Picnic at Lake Patricia and Hibberd Park
- Sunset walks on Gongbung Beach
- Golf and lawn bowls
- Fishing Charters and Eco tours
- Delve into history and culture Western Cape Cultural Centre, Cape York Collection and at a WWII Plane wreck