Weipa Accommodation

On this page you have Weipa accommodation.

It is relatively expensive
, for the obvious reason - it's a mining town (so their costs are high, too).

Plus - there is not a huge lot to choose from, and you cannot expect city standards as we are in a remote place.

weipa hotels

Weipa Hotels
If you are after a good old traditional Australian hotel - Weipa lacks one
There is one with a public bar in Trunding, and if you compared to a country pub, the rooms will not disappoint you and there is even an a la carte restaurant.

weipa motels

Weipa Motels
There are also no real motels like you would be used to from other parts of Australia.

There is, however at least one where you can park your vehicle in front of the door of your room which is really handy on a trip where you live out of your car (all the details are in the Destination Guide).

weipa resorts

Weipa Resorts
The resort of the town is also not a city resort standard or style, but is clean and friendly and has a swimming pool and a restaurant.

It is Asian style (at least with the current owner), which makes it different from the others in Weipa.

weipa camping ground

Camping Ground
But most Cape York travellers look for somewhere to camp.

There is an excellent beachfront camping ground which also has cabins, donga and lodge rooms as well as a swimming pool and an onsite restaurant.

weipa apartments

Rent Weipa Apartments
Want to stay longer? You gotta be keen! It is an expensive place and not worth for most people unless you work in the mine. 

But there are a few places where you can pay weekly or monthly, detail is in the Destination Guide.

live in weipa

Buy Weipa Real Estate

As in many mining towns, renting is more common than owning (because of the large number of workers).
But new areas with privately owned homes do exist. Buying a place is expensive, you do pay a lot more than you would for the same house in say Cairns (and other places
south of the peninsula).

Weipa Hotels

The hotel has a public bar,

weipa hotel weipa hotel and public bar
weipa hotel inside weipa hotel pub

... some more upmarket hotel rooms,

 weipa hotel rooms weipa hotel room weipa hotel bathroom

... and some cheaper but comfortable donga rooms.

weipa hotel dongas weipa donga rooms
weipa donga room weipa dongas to stay

In addition to the public bar there is also a verandah restaurant,

weipa hotel restaurant weipa hotel verandah restaurant

... with views over the water through paperbark trees.

weipa hotel dining weipa hotel restaurant verandah

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner,

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weipa hotel lunch weipa hotel restaurant lunch

... and the meals are nice.

Weipa Resorts

The resort is Asian style with a swimming pool,

weipa resort weipa resort swimming pool

... rooms clean and comfortable,

weipa resort room weipa resort rooms

... and an Asia restaurant,

weipa resort restaurant weipa resort restaurants

... with Asian dishes as well as steak and chips.

weipa resort dining weipa resort meals
weipa resort lunch weipa resort dinner

Weipa Camping Ground

And finally - the camping ground :-)

weipa camping ground entrance

It's large, with a good location, and very popular with travellers.

weipa camping ground reception

It has a swimming pool,

weipa camping ground swimming pool

Lodge rooms,

weipa camping ground lodge

Camping areas, even beach front,

weipa camping ground camping weipa camping ground beach camping

... with camp kitchen and amenities.

weipa camping ground camp kitchen weipa camping ground amenities
weipa camping ground lodge amenities weipa camping ground cabins

There are also cabins, as well as non-ensuite,

weipa camping ground non ensuite donga weipa camping ground non ensuite donga room
weipa camping ground non ensuite donga rooms weipa camping ground non ensuite dongas

... and ensuite donga rooms.

weipa camping ground ensuite dongas weipa camping ground ensuite donga room
weipa camping ground ensuite donga weipa camping ground ensuite donga rooms

And, of course - the Barramunchies :-)

weipa camping ground barramunchies

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