Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

How can I find Weipa Camping Ground?

Weipa Camping Ground is located at 11 Kerr Point Rd, Weipa, which is on the road opposite the hospital. Please Note: GPS does not correctly show where Weipa Camping Ground is and will take you along a dirt road, past the rubbish dump and the lakes.

Do I need to book in advance to stay at Weipa Camping Ground?

Yes, we absolutely recommend booking, particularly if you plan to stay in our ‘busy season’ (May to September), or if you have a large caravan.

Do crocodiles come into the Weipa Camping Ground?

No, although crocodiles can be aggressive and territorial, their main food sources and ambush areas are in the water. The camping grounds are kept tidy and free of scraps that might attract crocodiles.

Is it safe to swim at the beach in Weipa?

No, crocodiles are the dominant aquatic predator in Weipa and throughout most of Cape York Peninsula and North Queensland. Crocodiles are territorial and can be quite aggressive. There are also jellyfish and other dangerous animals in the ocean. It is advised that pets do not swim either.

Can I fish on the river banks and beaches at Weipa?

Yes, but always remain vigilant of your surroundings, be cautious with bait and food and give yourself space from the water’s edge. Crocodiles have attacked fisherman on riverbanks and beaches.

Where is the centre of town located?

The centre of town is only a short walk from Weipa Camping Ground and is where the majority of the shops are found. This includes a Woolworths, butcher and bakery, bottle shop, newsagent and more.

Are there internet facilities at Weipa Camping Ground?

At present, no, there is no internet at Weipa Camping Ground, however we are planning to facilitate this in coming months. At the moment, Weipa town library is the only location where internet facilities are available.

Does Weipa Camping Ground supply linen and how often are the rooms serviced?

Yes, towels and bedding are provided in the room accommodation at Weipa Camping Ground. The rooms receive a complimentary service once a week for long-stay guests, and can also be serviced upon request, for an extra service fee.

Does Weipa Camping Ground have camp kitchen facilities?

Yes, Weipa Camping Ground has an undercover camp kitchen located near the main amenities block. The camp kitchen consists of a fridge/freezer and sink, and has some power points for electric cooking appliances.

Can I obtain camping permits for National Parks, Pennefather or Mapoon from Weipa Camping Ground?

No. Please note that camping permits and other information for National Parks can be found on the Camping | Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland website. Mapoon permits can only be purchased through the Mapoon Shire Council and a link can be found on the Wild Cape Café website to book online. Permits for Pennefather are not required.

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