There’s no doubt, fishing is one of the key reasons tourists visit our region. Thanks to its sub tropical location, Weipa is home to a vast range of fish species. Outside of Barramundi, popular species that anglers typically go for include Blue Salmon, Bream, Gold Snapper, Coral Trout and Mangrove Jack.
If you’re serious about fishing, then a chartered fishing trip guided by a local expert is the way to go. For a comprehensive overview of fishing in the region, visit this page.
2. Eco Tours Weipa
Being a remote location, Weipa provides access to a variety of untouched habitats. Crocodiles inhabit many waterways in and around the region which makes for fantantic photo opportunities. Just remember to keep your wits about you. From sunset cruises to customised tours, book a boat tour with Western Cape Eco Tours and discover Weipa from a truly unique perspective. Tours start at $60 per person.
3. Mine & Town Tour
Weipa has a rich history in the mining of bauxite. Take a 3.5 hour tour with Weipa Mine & Town Tours where you’ll gain exclusive access to one of the largest bauxite mines in the World which is owned and operated by global mining group, Rio Tinto.
4. 4WD Tracks for All Levels
For the 4WDing adrenaline junkies, Cape York offers it all! In fact the region is home to one of the infamous Gun Shot Creek Crossing. With one of the most diverse landscapes Queensland has to offer, an off-road adventure in the Cape York region has become a bucket-list item for 4WD enthusiasts and is an experience that will leave you with much more than just a camera roll full of memories. Test your off-roading driving skills in some of the most difficult and extreme landscapes, from deep river crossings on rocky terrain to stretches of bull dust roads, beaches and at times dense rainforests. Tackling the area means you will need to be well prepared. A well equipped 4WD vehicle with low range gearing and decent clearance is a must. Top tracks to add to your list include Palmer River Goldfields, Frenchman’s Track, The Old Telegraph Track, CREB Track and Cape Melville National Park.
5. Witness a Sunset
If there’s one thing the Cape York region is renowned for it’s our spectacular sunsets over the ocean’s horizon. Scout out of one of the many vantage points, including the Deck Restaurant where you can witness this bucket list item for yourself.
6. Achimbun Cultural Centre
Having undergone major renovations in 2012, the Western Cape Cutural Centre located at Evans Landing has evolved into a modern learning hub with informative displays and artwork showcasing the cultural practices of Traditional Owners. Here you can discover the rich cultural history and diversity of Weipa and the surrounding regions in an engaging way.
Entry is free and opening hours are 10am until 2pm on weekdays excluding public holidays (March to November). You can contact the Western Cape Cultural Centre on (07) 4069 7945 for further details.