Weipa is a coastal mining town in the local government area of Weipa Town in Queensland. It is the largest town on the Cape York Peninsula. It exists because of the enormous bauxite deposits along the coast.  The township sits around 200km from Australia’s northern tip and about 800km from Cairns by road (or 500km by air). Despite the distance from other major cities, the Weipa township contains most of the facilities and conveniences of modern living.  Rich in both natural beauty and cultural heritage, this region of the western Cape York Peninsula features stunning beaches, unspoiled wilderness and unrivalled fishing, making Weipa the ideal base to explore the Cape’s many attractions. It is home to a number of different Traditional Owner groups, each contributing to the unique diversity of the area.