Sitting on North Queensland’s Albatross Bay, Weipa is the gateway to the Western Cape York Peninsula. Still an operating mining town, Weipa is also a world-renowned fishing destination and is considered the barramundi capital of Australia.View our Weipa travel guide
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Weipa (WEI)
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Visiting from Cairns to Weipa
Cairns to Weipa flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Weipa is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
How many direct flights go to Weipa from Cairns on a daily basis?
On average, there is one flight per day from Cairns to Weipa.
When to visit
The best time to go to Weipa is between July and August, when the dry season kicks in the weather is cool and sunny and gets very busy with visitors. Between November to April is the wet season, it’s very hot and thunderstorms start building in late afternoons and evenings. It also floods, making it a very wet visit, though good for fishing — but look out for crocodiles.
What is the main airport called?
Weipa Airport (WEI) serves Weipa, the largest town on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) from town centre.
Arriving in Weipa
The helpful staff at Weipa Aiport will greet you when you land. From there is easy to make the 13km trip to the city centre.
Getting into Weipa from Weipa Airport
It’s easy to make the short trip to Weipa from Weipa Airport, it’s located approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the town centre. Hire cars and taxis are available at the terminal.
Getting around Weipa
Taxis service the city or rent a bike. Explore the wider Cape York Peninsula by hire car, but check with the Western Cape Cultural Centre site to plan your route before heading off as road closures during the wet season are common.
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What is the main airport called?
Cairns Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.
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