Weipa is undoubtedly the Barramundi capital of Australia, with lots of 1m monsters cruising the tropical waters. But there’s more than just Barra, there’s a whole lot of trophy fish waiting for you up here. Epic jacks and macks, trout and trevally, salmon, fingermarks, queenies and more. At Weipa Camping Ground we can hook you up with a local fishing charter, or give you advice on the best place to try your luck. Scenic heli flights reveal the vast beauty and wilderness of Weipa and the Western Cape.

There’s a range of durations and destinations, from 10 minutes to 1 hour. You can scout over wetlands and see croc tracks, take in the stunning contrast of Weipa’s red cliffs against the clear blue Arafura Sea, or take a full day heli tour from Weipa to The Tip and back again. Heli flights, eco tours, mine tours, sunset cruises and a cultural centre, these are just some of the many things you can do while staying in Weipa.

SCENIC HELI TOURS

Buckle up for some seriously jaw dropping scenery when you book a scenic heli flight over Weipa and its surrounding areas. This is definitely the best way to see the red cliffs south of Weipa, which drop down to azure blue seas, fringed with white sand. Our skilled pilots are licensed and experienced at low level flying, which offers the chance to observe local wildlife in their natural habitat.

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TIP IN A DAY

Bucket List Trip! Want to see both sides of Cape York in a day? This is the trip for you – flying from the West Coast to the East Coast, the Tip of Australia and back again – all in One Great Day. This one has all the highlights, without the Jardine Ferry queues and corrugated roads. Minimum of 2 passengers. This one needs to be pre-booked, so head to their website and lock it in.

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WEIPA MINE TOUR

Did you know the red ‘pebbles’ on the beach at Weipa Camping Ground are actually bauxite, which is the main raw material used in the production of aluminium? A Weipa Mine Tour will give you a glimpse of the Rio Tinto mining operations.

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WILDLIFE ECO TOURS

There are daily wildlife eco tours at Weipa, with boats cruising the local waterways revealing a diverse habitat home to saltwater crocodiles and numerous bird species. The tours last approx. 2 hours and you can add morning tea on for additional cost.

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SUNSET CRUISES

Did someone say sunset cruise with a glass of bubbles and some canapes? Yes please. This 2 hour cruise departs at 4.30pm and takes you along the Embley River. Weather pending, it will be a seriously spectacular sunset with a side of wildlife watching.

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WEIPA SPORTS FISHING

Weipa Sports Fishing will go to any length to help you land the big one. They do lure fishing, fly fishing and heli fishing, as well as live baiting. Owned by locals. Custom built fishing boats. Quality tackle and outstanding customer service.

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FLY & SPORTSFISHING

Fish’s Fly and Sportsfishing is one of Weipa’s original fishing charter providers. They have purpose built boats and well maintained tackle. Their guides are experienced and knowledgeable on the local waterways. Full day fishing trips.

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DJS XTREME FISHING

DJ’s XStream Fishing Charters provide sports fishing trips from Weipa. Your skipper is an experienced professional fishing guide. Quality fishing boat and some first class locations. They supply bait and tackle, look them up.

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CAMP, FISH & FLY

This one is still in the planning stages, but the team at Weipa Camping Grounds and Heartland Helicopters are putting together an epic Camp, Fish, Fly package which will take you to remote locations, for some seriously epic adventures.

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CULTURAL CENTRE

The Western Cape Cultural Centre – Achimbun – showcases the history of Weipa and its surrounding communities. During your visit you can see informative displays and artwork and learn from the interpretive signage.

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CAPE YORK COLLECTION

Check out the Cape York Collection at the Hibberd Library. The Collection is a remarkable assembly of archives, books, ephemera, journals, maps, newspapers, photographs and reports relating to the region.

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Weipa Camping Ground ~ The Perfect Place To Relax, Replenish & Rejuvenate

Weipa is a part of every great Cape York adventure. This is where the bush meets the beach, and red plains and cliffs merge into sandy straights, with the blue, blue waters of Albatross Bay and the Arafura Sea beyond. The waterways are teeming with fish, big fish, of all types. The trophy species of barramundi, mangrove jacks and mackerel are here, as are tuna, trout, trevally, salmon, cod and much, much more. Cast your own line or hook-up with a guided fishing charter. There’s sunset and wildlife cruises, mine tours, cultural tours and more. In addition to the tours, you can explore on your own with some great off-roading and just take advantage of the many shops and services Weipa offers visitors. This includes fuel stations, Woolworths, a butcher and bakery, Tackleworld, a post office and newsagent, Whiskey and Wildflowers clothes shop, beauty salons, hairdressers, a Mitre 10, camping store, Weipa Auto & Marine vehicle repairs and more. We’ll see you in Weipa.

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