It was relocated to New Mapoon in the Northern Peninsula Area after bauxite was discovered and mining activities started in and around Weipa.
But the community has now been re-established.
It is reached by the road that leaves Weipa from the Mission River Bridge, and heads north from there.
You first pass by some mining areas, and turnoffs to Stone Crossing and Pennefather, before you come to the sign...
The Old Mapoon. ©cape-york-australia.com
You continue from there and after you have driven through the community, you come close to the beach...
The road in. ©cape-york-australia.com
On your left hand side are Back Beach and Janie Creek - great places to camp;
Back Beach. ©cape-york-australia.com
... and on your right hand side is the road to the bautiful Cullen Point.
Cullen point. ©cape-york-australia.com
There is a camping ground at Cullen Point (check the council, or even better, Weipa Camping Ground before you leave), for current rules for permits.
Camp Site. ©cape-york-australia.com
Also, remember to check alcohol restrictions too. Heavy penalties may apply if you do the wrong thing on Aboriginal land.
Fishing is popular here. ©cape-york-australia.com
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