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.
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.
There are also no real motels like you would be used to from
other parts of Australia.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Buy Weipa Real Estate
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).
The hotel has a public bar,
... some more upmarket hotel rooms,
... and some cheaper but comfortable donga rooms.
In addition to the public bar there is also a verandah restaurant,
... with views over the water through paperbark trees.
It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner,
... and the meals are nice.
The resort is Asian style with a swimming pool,
... rooms clean and comfortable,
... and an Asia restaurant,
... with Asian dishes as well as steak and chips.
And finally - the camping ground :-)
It's large, with a good location, and very popular with travellers.
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 partner
Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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