The Christmas school holidays are sneaking up fast. If you’re wondering what to do with the kids this festive season, read on to discover amazing activities in Cape York.
Australia’s sunniest state is home to endless adventure and discoveries waiting to be explored. Queensland holds a coastline that spans almost 7,000 kilometres with natural landscapes that will take everyone’s breath away.
When the Christmas school holidays swing by and the kids need to keep their hands and mind busy, there’s no better place to go than to Cape York for a true, blue Australian experience. Here are the top things to do with kids when in Cape York.
Weipa Mine & Town Tours
Operating daily, the Weipa Mine & Town Tours is suitable for kids ages 12 to 17 years old and goes on for approximate 3 hours. The experience is reasonably priced at $45 for adults and $35 for kids.
Closed in shoes are required as you’ll be getting down and dirty in the mines. The experience is phenomenal, especially for those who haven’t a clue about the mining industry in Australia. You’ll learn about bauxite along with the history and impact of the mines to the town of Weipa. Filled with information and knowledge that will simply amaze, those who have attended the tour before have nothing but praises and compliments about their experience. Your tour isn’t just restricted to mine and minerals, but also information about the local flora and fauna when driving on beaches and bush land.
The Weipa Mine & Town tour could very well be the highlight of the kids’ Christmas school holidays in Cape York.
Departing from Weipa Camping Grounds, you’ll have the option to join the 8.30am tour or 2pm one. You will need to make a booking in advance, and given how popular the tour gets especially during the summer season, be sure to call 0476840899 to avoid disappointment.
Western Cape Eco Tour
Offering an experience that goes beyond what many would expect of a tour, the Western Cape Eco Tour is one not to be missed when in Far North Queensland. Show the kids what it’s like being up close one of the mightiest creatures that roam the rivers, canals, estuaries and seas of Far North Queensland and embrace the magnificent flora and fauna that surrounds the area.
You have an option to jump aboard the Daily Tour, the Sunset Tour (includes bubbly and antipasto platters proving to be a favourite among reviewers), or the Fishing Tour. There are options to have a customised tour arranged for you such as a bird watching specific one. Other customised options include visiting further regions like Red Cliffs, Thud Point, Shell Middensa nd more.
Listed as the second favourite outdoor activity in Cape York, you won’t want to miss out on the eco tour as you embrace the wildlife, history and local culture of the region, all elaborated for you by your well-informed guide. It’s a unique experience into the Cape York ecosystem.
The boat has a roof cover with the ability to seat 28 passengers and two crew members. All tours are suitable for all ages, making it a great adventure for the family these Christmas school holidays. Plan ahead and book in advance and the tours are very popular and spots sell out quickly.
If your family enjoys a day out in the sun with a fishing line and the hope of catching a big one, then there isn’t a better time and place to go fishing than in Weipa during Christmas school holidays. The weather is fantastic, setting good fishing conditions for keen anglers.
Species around the region include barramundi, blue salmon, braem, mangrove jack, tuna, golden snapper, queenfish, and many more. There are boat ramps at Napranum, Evan’s Landing, Andoom River and Rocky Point, but you can also find plenty of good fishing spots on land such as at Evan’s Landing, Rocky Point, and the Mission and Andoom bridges.
If you want to guarantee a great day complete with a successful catch, why not impress the kids these Christmas holidays and jump on a fishing charter with the fishing experts? The Weipa Sports Fishing team headed by Lee Hodgetts offers a first class customer experience in the realm of all sorts of fishing. From lure fishing to fly fishing and even heli fishing for the daredevils, Weipa Sports Fishing is a fantastic Weipa fishing charter backed by hundreds of happy customers.
All catches can be brought home, giving you more the reason to drop by the Albatross Bay Resort for the Catch & Cook experience where your catch of the day gets cooked by professional chefs, just the way you like it, and served with a side of chips and salad.
Cool off the hot summer sun with a cold one at the Alby while the kids exhaust themselves more at the Kids Zone offering a kid’s playground and plenty of activities in a safe kid’s area. If you weren’t lucky with a catch, you could always take advantage of the wide menu range offered by the Deck Restaurant & Bar at the Albatross Bay Resort, featuring plenty of fresh caught seafood that’ll have you embracing the best of Far North Queensland.