Just south of Loyalty Beach,
it is about
half way between
the Islander communities Bamaga
is where the people of Old Mapoon,
north of Weipa, were moved when
was discovered and the mining activity started in and around Weipa.
Many people have now also
moved back to Old
There is a historical centre, and the NPA
Art Centre, where you can buy beautiful local indigenous
art. UPDATE 2020 - closed.
And there is the ice
and tackle shop that sells fishing and camping gear,
... and a general store and a takeaway, which
is our GFC, and they also do fish and chips, burgers, kebab and pizza. UPDATE 2021 - closed.
Beach and the Area
New Mapoon, on the road to Seisia, is the turnoff to Loyalty Beach.
It is mostly known for its camping
ground and beachfront restaurant, but there is more than that in
the area. The beach
itself is beautiful,
and to the south you can
see all the way to Seisia
and Red Island.
this 50 pages
guide totally for FREE.
contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my vehicle-recovery-guy partner).
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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