If you’re after a Weipa caravan park and camping ground – there is just the one in town.  Located right on the beach and directly across the road from the supermarket, the Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Ground are sprawled across 13 acres.   The property has beautiful lush green grass, lots of shady trees and beautiful views across the Albatross Bay- you’ll also find spectacular sunsets here!

There are plenty of powered and unpowered sites on the property, as well as a range of self contained accommodation options.  However, during peak season on the Cape, the Weipa Caravan Park & Camping Ground is a popular little place – so don’t expect just to turn up and get a site.  Definitely ring in advance to secure yourself a great spot.

If you’re thinking about staying at the Weipa Caravan Park & Camping Ground, then you’ll certainly want to read this guide.  In this guide, we cover all you need to know about this caravan park Weipa offers, plus you can also check out our YouTube video here, showing all the park’s highlights.

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Where is the Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Ground?

Weipa is located on the western side of Cape York, some 400 km south of the tip of Queensland or 800 km north of Cairns.  Despite being a small mining town, Weipa is actually the largest town on the Cape York Peninsula.

The Weipa Caravan Park is located in the centre of town, sandwiched between the beach and the local supermarket.

While the roads into Weipa are not all sealed, they are generally in good condition, which is a nice change for those who’ve been travelling around other parts of the Cape.

Weipa Camping Ground Sites and Other Accommodation

The Weipa camping ground is a huge property and offers a choice between campsites and other accommodation options.  All options are briefly discussed further below.

Click here to see a map of the campground.

Camping and Van Sites

Across the park are 115 powered campsites and 52 unpowered sites.  All of the beachfront sites are unpowered, as are the sites just back from the beach.  For a powered site, you will need to camp in the centre of the park, or there are a few powered sites backing onto the road.  Some sites are pet friendly too – just check with staff when booking.

Campfires and generators are not allowed.

Camp rates start at $37 for an unpowered site and $47 for a powered site – these rates are for two people per night.  Additional adults are $10 and kids are $3.50, with under 5s being free.

Other Accommodation Options

As well as campsites, Weipa Caravan Park offers a range of self contained accommodation, which are briefly discussed below.

Beachfront Lodge

The fishing lodge is a huge two storey complex and with the ability to accommodate up to 15 people, is the ultimate place to stay for a larger family or group of friends.  Alternatively, the rooms can be booked individually and guests share the communal facilities.

The fishing lodge has 5 separate bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, AC and TV.   Each of the rooms has a different bedding configuration, accommodating between two to four people.

The lodge also features a laundry and there’s even the option for your own private chef! The best part though is the huge balcony area with great sea views and sunsets to die for!

Rooms within the lodge start at $198 per night for two people.

Beachfront Villas

Also located beachfront are four beachfront villas – each coming completely self contained, making them perfect for families or groups of friends.  Villas can accommodate between four to five people.

These villas are open plan and have a kitchenette coming with a fridge, toaster and kettle as well as TV, all linen, washing machine and a dryer.  Also just like the lodge, these villas have spacious balconies with spectacular ocean views.

Beachfront villas start at $215 per night for two people.  Additional people are $20 per night.

Kitchen and Ensuite Cabins

Located at the back of the property is a range of cabins with a kitchenette and a private bathroom.  These cabins come in various bedding configurations, sleeping between two and six people.

The kitchenettes come with a fridge, kettle, and tea and coffee making facilities.  Additionally, the cabins have all linen, a TV and are air conditioned.

These cabins start at $120 per night for two people.  Additional people are $20 per night.

Kitchen Cabins

Also located at the back of the property is a range of cabins with just a kitchenette and guests have access to a communal bathroom.  These cabins come in various bedding configurations, sleeping between two and six people.

The kitchenettes come with a fridge, kettle, and tea and coffee making facilities.  Additionally, the cabins have all linen, a TV and are air conditioned.

We stayed in cabin 9 during our stay and found it perfect for our needs.  The shared bathrooms are just a few steps away and were always incredibly clean.

These cabins start at $100 per night for two people.  Additional people are $20 per night.

Weipa Caravan Park & Camping Ground Facilities

Below we briefly cover the amenities and facilities available at the Weipa Caravan Park.

Barramunchies

Barramunchies is a great little cafe located on the beachfront at the Weipa Caravan Park.  With seating scattered across the garden, right by the playground – it is the perfect place for dinner – particularly for families.

We had some delicious fish and chips from Barramunchies and highly recommend it.  See their menu below – click on it for a larger view.

Barrmuchies is open daily from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Swimming Pool

Located next to the office is a small saltwater swimming pool, perfect for the kids or a quick swim.  This is the only place safe to swim, as the beach is for its crocodiles.

The pool is open daily from 7 am to 6.30 pm.

Playground

Right next to Barramunchies is a great size playground for the kids.  It’s got plenty to keep the little ones entertained as well as being surrounded by a large grassy area for running around and lots of tables and chairs for supervising parents.

Kiosk

Like most campsites, the Weipa Caravan Park has a small kiosk inside the reception area selling a range of basic grocery items.  Here you can buy things such as drinks, snacks, ice, bait, tackle and some souvenirs.

Amenities Block

Throughout the park are three amenity blocks.  You have one in the very back of the park (which I hardly saw anyone use – this was the closest for us, so it was fabulous), a large one in the centre of the park with all the powered sites and then one behind the beachfront villas, best for those in the unpowered sites.

We only ever used the one amenity block during our stay and always found the toilets and showers incredibly clean.

Guest Laundry

Each of the amenity blocks also has a guest laundry as well as a clothesline.  If the laundry near you is busy, I’d recommend heading out to the one at the back – this was right near where we stayed and never saw anyone use it.

Camp Kitchen

In the centre of the park is a smallish camp kitchen.  Here you’ll find a fridge, BBQ, sink and some power points for electric cooking appliances.  Given its small size and the large size of the campgrounds, I wouldn’t be relying on the camp kitchen though for preparing your meals.  But it’s here if you really need it.

Dump Point

Outside the caravan park is a dump point for guests.  Here you’ll also find drinking water, although taps are also scattered around the property.

Weipa Caravan Park – Our Verdict

While in Cape Yor, we heard some great Weipa camping ground reviews and we wholeheartedly agree – we were not disappointed with our stay here.  It is a lovely caravan park with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

While the park was extremely busy when we were there – we found all the amenities incredibly clean and all in good working order – a real nice change to many other parks we have stayed at.

Given there is just the one caravan park in town, there really isn’t much option for where to camp – however there is no need to be concerned, the Weipa Caravan Park is a lovely place to stay while exploring the town.

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Hopefully you found this guide on staying at Weipa Caravan Park helpful.  We’ve got a range of guides for staying in Cape York such as camping in Loyalty Beach, Chili Beach and Eliot Falls.