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): 2611 kilometres.

Amenities consist of hospital, dentist, private medical centre and pharmacy, supermarket (not open on Sundays), post office, newsagency, specialty shops, bakery, butcher, cafe, and Four Wheel Drive and fishing tackle supply stores. There is also a Centrelink office located at the shopping centre. The town's two service stations (open daily) also have a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, ice and grocery items.

The nearby community of Napranum has a small supermarket which is open daily. A boat and car wash facility, along with several mechanical workshops and a hardware store are located at Evans Landing. The Western Cape Cultural Centre is also located at Evans Landing which provides local cultural and tourist information as well as exhibiting local artwork. The Western Cape Cultural Centre is open 10am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday and entry is free. Light refreshments and a great view of the harbour are offered.

Accommodation options in Weipa include a camping ground with self-contained cabins and a dedicated fishing lodge, a resort hotel, a motel, and budget (donga-style) accommodation.

Fishing in the Western Cape is great! Fishing can be shore-based at Gonbung Beach, Evans
Landing, Kerr Point, Red Beach and Wallaby Island or on the banks of the creeks and rivers. With a boat. the Mission, Hey and Embley River estuaries and Port Musgrave (Mapoon) provide opportunities. Boat ramps are located at Rocky Point and Evans Landing in Weipa, Napranum, Cullen Point. Cloughs Landing and Mapoon.

Fish species to entice anglers are: Mackeral, Queenfish, Trevally, Mangrove Jack, Bream, Grunter, Tuskers, Jewfish and Estuary Cod. In deeper waters chasing Marlin and Sailfish is becoming popular.

Boats and houseboats are for hire and fishing tours/extended fishing charters are available - enquire at Weipa Tackle World.

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Haggerstone Island Resort

Haggerstone Island, Torres Area
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From AU$1600.00 - 1700.00
Haggerstone Island Guest House is a unique all inclusive privately owned home catering for up to ten guests. Situated at the remote northern end of the Great Barrier Reef, it is adjacent to the uninhabited Cape York coast line. Their daily adventures are included in the accommodation rate and include fishing and spear fishing, snorkelling over pristine coral reef, swimming with manta rays and dolphins, visiting the heritage listed sand dunes of Shellbourne Bay or a nineteenth century ship wreck, exploring uninhabited islands, cays, beaches, bays and the wild rivers of Cape York. Meals are prepared from fresh produce either grown on the island or caught at sea. Lunches are prepared gourmet style on board their 11 metre jet boat Jo Jo. The island is regularly booked as a whole providing a unique group or family holiday. Children are welcome. The new House Mawu is a secluded three bed, two bathroom self contained house overlooking the reefs. Designed and built by the owners, House Mawu has kitchen, lounge, sun terrace with fire place. A work of art in tropical living where guests can enjoy the luxury of a house while still being part of the overall island activities.

Seisia Holiday Park

Seisia, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$10.00 - 365.00
Seisia Holiday Park is situated on the western side of Cape York Peninsular. The Campground features Powered Sites, Unpowered Sites, Caravan Sites, and Hut Sites along Beachfront. They also have a range of accommodation from Villas Sleeping 6, Cottages sleeping 4 and Budget Lodge sleeping 2. They are close to all amenities from the famous Seisia Wharf with Ferry service daily to Thursday Island, Boat Ramp, fully stocked supermarket open 7 days 8am to 7pm, Service Station, Mechanics, Butcher Shop, Ice and Tackle store all at your doorstep. Come and relax at the campground with views of the setting sun over the Torres Strait Islands, even a spot of fishing of the Seisia Wharf. Relax ,Enjoy, Smile

Cape York Camping Punsand Bay

Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$17.00 - 220.00
Cape York Camping Punsand Bay is the ultimate base for any Cape York adventurer looking to explore and discover the Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Islands. Situated 5 kilometres south-west from "The Tip" on the Cape York Peninsula, it is the most northern address in Australia. The beachfront camping ground, accommodation, restaurant and bar overlook the picturesque waters of the Arafura Sea, Torres Strait Islands and northwards to "The Tip" of Australia. Cape York Camping has a range of accommodation and camping ideal for couples, families and groups to relax, unwind and recharge. Kick back and relax in the The Corrugation Bar after a long day of corrugations. The Corrugation Bar has a selection of beers, wines, spirits and non alcoholic beverages available. A great place to meet other travellers and swap stories. A wood-fired pizza menu is available. Pizzas, bases and sauces are prepared in house daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Takeaway pizzas are available to enjoy back at your camp site. Grab your book, towel and cool off with a swim in the swimming pool. Over looking the ocean and situated close to the bar, restaurant, beach, accommodation and camping.

Cape York Peninsula Lodge

Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$309.00 - 309.00
Welcome to Cape York Peninsula Lodge, forming part of Australia's "Melanesian South Pacific" paradise. Cape York Peninsula Lodge offers comfortable lodge accommodation being the premier accommodation and hospitality property at the top of Cape York. If you like adventure, fishing, boating, island hopping, 4WD adventure and the outdoor life, then this is the place for you

Wongai Beach Hotel Horn Island

Horn Island, Torres Area
From AU$200.00 - 220.00
The Wongai Beach Hotel located on Horn Island in the Torres Strait provides a relaxing and enjoyable setting for all tastes, with 21 accommodation units in a garden setting, all in a close proximity to the pool, spa and restaurant that overlooks the water to Thursday Island. The hotel offers Gaming, TAB, KENO and automatic teller facilities and an open beer garden. Experience the real Torres Strait, some of Australia's best fishing, boating and exploration opportunities.
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