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Weipa

Weipa is a mining town built by Comalco to house its employees and their families, government workers and support people for its Bauxite and Kaolin operations. Weipa has the largest Bauxite deposit in the world. Fishing enthusiasts flock to Weipa because of its terrific coastal location and abundant marine life.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 2,611 kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Weipa

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Art and Craft making Stamping, pottery and creative memories.
  • Motorcycling Enjoy the local motor-cross and speedway nights in Weipa.
  • Mountain Biking
  • Birdwatching Weipa is an oasis in the wilderness and home to many species of bird.
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping There is a camping ground available in Weipa.
  • Crabbing Four major river systems and miles of untouched beaches surround Weipa, where you are sure to find a few crabs
  • Cycling
  • Driving If you are thinking of driving to Weipa it takes about 12 hours by dirt road. This road is only accessible during the dry season, from March to November and is recommended for 4WD vehicles only.
  • Farm/Station activity On your way to Weipa stay on a traditional outback station and enjoy a taste of the rustic Aussie lifestyle.
  • Fishing – Beach Try your luck at fishing for Barramundi and Blue Salmon on of the remote beaches in Albatross Bay.
  • Fishing – Estuary Try your luck at fishing for Barramundi, King Salmon and Mangrove Jack in the estuaries in Albatross Bay. Care must be taken with Crocodiles as this is their native habitat.
  • Fishing – Deep Sea Enjoy a fantastic fishing charter, charter season commences in March and goes through to December. Mackeral, Tuna, Queenfish and huge Cobia patrol the reef edges off the coast of Weipa.
  • Exercising Enjoy exercising while you stay in Weipa with aerobics and water aerobics.
  • Flora
  • Golfing A country experience not to be missed is a day spent on the golf course.
  • Horseriding A country experience not to be missed is a day spent horseriding.
  • Industrial Weipa was a planned mining town producing over 11 million tonnes of beneficiated bauxite annually.
  • Motor racing
  • Animal Riding A country experience not to be missed is a day spent horseriding.
  • Shopping Shopping facilities in the town include a supermarket and speciality shops.
  • Sports Participate In Weipa you will find a sporting complex with squash, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
  • Sports Viewing In Weipa you will find a sporting complex with squash, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
  • Swimming Enjoy swimming at the local swimming pool.
  • Tennis Enjoy a leisurely game of tennis at one of the tennis courts available in Weipa.
  • Walking Weipa is a mining town and was totally planned by a large mining company. Take a walk around this remote town or enjoy a mining tour.
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Convention Centre
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Aussie Lifestyle For an Aussie experience, enjoy a stay in one of the hotels.
  • Beach Four major river systems and miles of untouched beaches surround Weipa.
  • Caravan and Camping There is a caravanning and camping ground available in Weipa.
  • Fishing Weipa is great for the fishing enthusiast, try your luck at fishing for Barramundi, King Salmon and Mangrove Jack in the estuaries in Albatross Bay and Blue Salmon on the beaches. Care must be taken with Crocodiles, as this is their native habitat.
  • Gambling
  • Golf A country experience not to be missed is a day spent on the golf course.
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture Weipa was a planned mining town producing over 11 million tonnes of beneficiated bauxite annually.
  • Off road If you are thinking of driving to Weipa it takes about 12 hours by dirt road. This road is only accessible during the dry season, from March to November and is recommended for 4WD vehicles only.
  • Outback If you are thinking of driving to Weipa it takes about 12 hours by dirt road. This road is only accessible during the dry season, from March to November and is recommended for 4WD vehicles only.
  • Pub Stay For an Aussie experience, enjoy a stay in one of the hotels.
  • Remote Weipa is a remote community located in Albatross Bay on the western coast of Cape York, Australia. Albatross Bay has four major river systems, miles of untouched beaches and coastal reefs all within close vicinity of the town.
  • Shopping Shopping facilities in the town include a supermarket and speciality shops.
  • Wilderness Weipa is an oasis in the wilderness with four major river systems and miles of untouched beaches.
  • Wildlife Weipa’s wildlife includes estuarine crocodiles, marine stingers, venomous sea snakes, sharks and birds.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Weipa

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