Weipa Accommodation


On this page you have Weipa accommodation.

It is relatively expensive
, for an obvious reason - the mine.

Weipa was built by Comalco mining company, and is now on Rio Tinto's mining lease.

That means places to stay are not cheap.


And - there is not altogether that much to choose from.


weipa hotels

Weipa Hotels
If you are after a good old traditional Australian hotel - Weipa lacks one
The place that comes closest to it - with a public bar, is the Albatross Hotel Resort in Trunding, and if you expected a country pub, the rooms will not disappoint you.


weipa motels

Weipa Motels
The same - there are no real motels like you would be used to from other parts of Australia. 

The place that has a motel-like setup where you can park your vehicle in front of your door, is the Ash Palms, but they are priced as apartments (and that said one of the flashest place in town).

weipa resorts

Weipa Resorts
The 'resort' of the town is the Heritage Resort in Nanum, but if you expect the resort style like elsewhere in Australia, in Weipa you are probably best off at Albatross. 
The Heritage has friendly service and clean rooms but is not a flash 'resort'.

weipa camping ground

Camping Grounds
But most Cape York travellers look for somewhere to camp. The only place is the excellent, beach front Weipa Camping Ground

There is another camping ground planned at Evans Landing but nothing is happening yet.


weipa fishing lodge

Weipa Fishing Lodge
Weipa camping ground also has the Beach Front Lodge on the beach front, and some units in the back.

The grounds are very nice with great beach views and large lawns, and the place is next door to the town's main shopping centre in Nanum.

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 are a miner. 
Ask for long term accommodation at the Anchorage; enquire about dongas at the Camping Ground, or look into renting a flat.

live in weipa

Buy Weipa Real Estate

As in many mining towns, renting is more common than owning (thanks to the large number of workers). 

But new suburbs with private houses do grow. Buying a place is expensive, you do pay more than you would for the same house say in Cairns.

Weipa Camping Ground

Weipa camping ground is the only place to camp in Weipa.

And it is a great place to stay.

It is a spacious camping ground right on the beachfront in Nanum, and right next door to the town's largest shopping centre.

   weipa camping ground

It has nice camping spots, including the ones on the beach front.

   weipa camping

The beach is nice, and not a bad place for a walk or fishing.

   weipa caravan park beach

Apart from camping sites Weipa Camping Ground also has the beachfront lodges that are very nice places to stay.


   weipa accommodation

It is so far the only camping ground in town
, but there are plans for another one in Evans Landing.

 

Here is where you can look for more Weipa accommodation:






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