Weipa Campground

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 06:58
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Whereas we bush camp as often as possible, this time we had to wait for a new part to arrive via Epost, the original being a fatality courtesy of Cape York corrugations. So we stayed for a week at Weipa Campground.

It is set right on the beach with great shady trees, good amenities and a swimmingpool. There are no formal sites and after you have handed over your money you are encouraged to go an look for a site.There are powered and unpowered sites and some at absolute beachfront. The Weipa Shopping Centre is 100metres from the campground.

Cape York being a Fisherman and Pig Hunters Paradise all manner of transport was observed. Utes with Quad bikes, Boat on top, dog cage(including dogs), swag and fridge were aplenty. Camper trailers with mum dad and kids were in profusion and plenty of caravans are being towed up the Cape from Teardrop size to 30 footers. Then there are the old blokes in the Falcons and Commodores and Magnas all going to the Top and back, some with trailers or vans in tow. Three humungous 4x4 trucks came in and stayed a few days

In general the campground inhabitants are nice and friendly and we struck up many a conversation with other travellers. There were some inconsiderates who made a racket after 10pm talking loudly and using the F word at will but they were definitely in the minorty

A good place to stop and relax

Cheers

Spero
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:19

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:19
Gday
Sounds lovely Spero . What broke?
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Follow Up By: SIF4X4 - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:37

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:37
Brake calliper cam adrift
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Reply By: Member - Sands M (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:31

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:31
G'day Spero, Is it possible to leave a caravan at the campground as we continue north without it? Sands.
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Follow Up By: SIF4X4 - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:38

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:38
Dunno mate....give them a call
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Follow Up By: deserter - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 14:06

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 14:06
You can leave it further south at Mareeba Rodeo Ground if you want
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 09:12

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 09:12
Be very aware if the wind picks up , some of the trees in the park have a disturbing habit of dropping large limbs.
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Follow Up By: SIF4X4 - Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:10

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:10
the optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 17:13

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 17:13
I agree that the Weipa campground is good....provided you don't strike it too busy. Just avoid that huge tree out in the middle.....the flying foxes come in of a night time and leave some unpleasant presents on your van/camper/tent at times.
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Follow Up By: SIF4X4 - Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:12

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:12
S...happens. There is no fail-safe way to life....just take it as it comes
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 08:26

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 08:26
Very profound STF4x4...:-)
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