Weipa offers an abundance of activities and learning experiences to get involved with. From learning about the town’s rich cultural history to exploring some of Australia’s best fishing, unearth unique sights and sounds during your travels through Weipa.
Weipa has built a reputation for itself for being one of the best fishing regions in Queensland, in fact anglers from across the World visit the Cape specifically for fishing alone. If you’re a keen fisherman, then the Cape should be on your “must visit” list. Here you may catch many of the prime recreational sporting species including the famous barramundi. A number of expert guided fishing charters are available in the region, including Eclipse FNQ, Weipa Sports Fishing, Cape York Freedom Fishing Charters, Weipa Flyfishing and more. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, helifishing may take your fancy or if you’re a traditionalist you may prefer the comfort of a boat. Either way, each charter company offers a range of packages to suit all levels so do your research to see what’s available and be sure to book ahead to secure your spot, especially in peak season. Discover more about fishing in Weipa by visiting our Guide to Fishing blog.
For anglers who prefer to take control and charter their own tour, boat hire is available through a number of companies in Weipa, including Weipa Tackle World. Please note that a current boat licence will be required when looking to hire a boat.
Weipa Aquatic Centre
Precaution should always be taken when entering Weipa’s waterways and for obvious reasons – crocodiles! The Weipa Aquatic Centre provides the Weipa community with a range of safe swimming facilities, including an 8-lane, 25m pool and a wading pool and water features for toddlers. Picnic tables, BBQs and a large grassed area overlooking Albatross Bay provide a beautiful backdrop to the pool, making it a popular place for children’s birthday parties or gatherings. Facilities are free of charge during opening hours and a qualified lifeguard is on duty during these times.
Western Cape Eco Tours
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.
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 access to one of the largest bauxite mines in the world owned by global mining group, Rio Tinto.
For more information about specific tours or attractions, please contact our knowledgeable reception staff by calling (07) 4090 6666.
Western Cape 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.
If you’re needing any further recommendations on things to do in Weipa, call our friendly team on (07) 4090 6666.