What to Do
Nature, Adventure & Discovery
Lake Patricia and Lake McLeod - These two freshwater lakes are well known around town for their diverse range of birdlife. Lake Patricia also offers a well-equipped picnic area with BBQs, public toilets and a children’s playground.
Local Beaches – Gongbung Beach, located just past Evans Landing and Front Beach, located in front of the Weipa Caravan Park and Camping ground offer spectacular scenery for a sunset walk.
Sports and Recreation
Local recreation spots, such as the BBQ areas at Lake Patricia and Hibberd Park offer the place to catch up with family and friends.
If you are up for a game of lawn bowls, Weipa Bowls club offer 4 bowling greens as well as hire of equipment for a small fee.
The Carpentaria Golf Club features a *hole golf course
History and Culture
Western Cape Cultural Centre - The Western Cape Cultural Centre is located at Evans Landing and provides local cultural information and breathtaking local artwork exhibits. The centre is open 10am-2pm Monday to Friday with free entry.
Cape York Collection – The Cape York Collection, located at the Hibberd Library offers an extensive collection of historical documents and artefacts from Weipa and across Cape York.
WWII Plane wreck – In 1944, two P-47D Thunderbolts crash landed on the beach near Duyfken Point during operations in Papa New Guinea. The remains of these planes can be located easily from the shoreline (on the left hand side).
Fishing and Boating
Tackle World Fishing Charter – The Cape is home to some of Australia’s best fishing spots! Tackle World Weipa offer fishing charters with flexible package deals available. To find out more or to book a charter, call (07) 4069 7235.
Western Cape Eco Tours – Western Cape Eco Tours provide a great range of tour services guaranteed to give you the best wild life experience on the cape. Tours of the Embley River and Roberts Creek operate daily during the dry season and services include daily tours, sunset tours, fishing charters and customised tours. To find out more or to book a tour, please visit http://www.westerncapeecotours.com.au/index.html.