Easter holidays are just around the corner, which means that weather conditions will peak at a nice temperature for adventuring around Weipa.
Here are 3 of the best family friendly activities in Weipa that you won’t want to miss out on this Easter.
Camping for Easter
It’s the school holidays and it’s definitely that time of year where families get together for an adventure of a lifetime.
Camping around Weipa is undoubtedly an increasingly popular activity for families during the Easter holidays. And if there’s one Weipa camping area that hits the sweet spot for families, it’s the Weipa Camping Ground in Nanum.
Nestled on the beach right by the sea, the scenic backdrops of sunset will have your hearts captivated by romance and beauty. Sprawl on a picnic rug by the beach with a cup of wine in hand as the kids play with the sand, and soak up the magnificence of Weipa sunsets.
The Weipa Camping Ground is great for the kids, with a tropical saltwater pool that contains a waterfall to help the kids cool off from the heat. Having a pool in camping grounds for your kids to swim in is a great idea, as it keeps the little rascals away from the sea waters where crocodiles are known to frequent.
Your camping options are aplenty at the Weipa Camping Ground, with a premium five bedroom lodge with sea views for those with a large tribe and looking to spoil themselves. Other camping options that are budget friendly include self contained units of 115 powered sites, and 52 unpowered sites spanned across 13 acres of grassy grounds with plenty of shade. That’s enough space for the kids to hop on their bikes to adventure or even roll out some cricket bats to play on the grass.
Amenities are maintained frequently with disabled access for those in need. The Barramunchies eatery is right in the camping grounds, giving lodgers access to fresh and delicious food during meal times - a popular local foodie delight.
Shops are just a walk away, offering campers a sense of peace and serenity from the busy, bustling world yet being close enough to access necessities.
Fishing on a Good Friday
Keep up with tradition and eat fish this Good Friday.
But before you get the chance to eat fish, you’vd got to find the fish. And what better way to spend the Easter holidays with the kids than teaching them how to throw in a line to catch a good one, especially when in Weipa - the Barramundi capital of Queensland?
Weipa has a fishing vantage point due to being surrounded by two huge estuaries - the Mission River from the north and the Embley River from the south. Aside from being lucky with barramundi, you’ll also find plenty of mangrove jack, estuary cod, fingermark, threadfin salmon, queen fish, trevally, grunter and pikey bream in the waters. Preference for bait include live ones such as garfish or mullet, but you can still have luck with cast lures or flies.
Keen anglers simply must take advantage of the spectacular fishing in Weipa. For those who are curious and would like some guidance, hop on a guided fishing tour or Weipa fishing charter with reputable companies such as Weipa Sports Fishing led by Lee Hodgetts, a seasoned fishing veteran with decades of experience up his sleeves.
To make the most out of your catch, be sure to check out the Catch & Cook experience at the Albatross Bay Resort. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closed on Good Friday, but if you catch a fish any other day, it’s definitely worth the experience.
Hotel patrons can still take advantage of the barbecue and fish cleaning facilities of the Alby.
Relax and unwind at the Alby
The Albatross Bay Resort is one of Weipa’s favourite establishments, offering a picturesque experience where Outback Queensland meets the ocean.
Offering waterfront views, surrounded by lush natural beauty, travellers, diners and adventure seekers are presented with a unique dining and accommodation experience.
With a dedicated playground for the kids, situated next to the Deck Restaurant followed by busy nippers kids activity packs that are in the works, there’s plenty to keep the kids busy this Easter holiday. Oh, and don’t forget a special kids menu at the restaurant, serving up some delicious classics such as crumbed chicken schnitzels served with chips, homemade fish fingers served with chips, a cheeseburger served with chips, and pasta bolognese. All kids meals come with a Dixie cup ice cream with topping for dessert and a busy nippers kid activity pack.
With facilities and amenities that are perfect for the family, an escape to the Alby this Easter is a treat waiting to happen.
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