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Weipa lies on the west coast of Cape York, about 200 kilometres south of the tip of Australia and 800 kilometres north west of Cairns by road.  

Traditional Owners: Anathangayth, Alngith, Peppan, Thanakwithi and Wathyn

Languages: English, languages of traditional owner groups from local and surrounding area and Creole.

Population (ABS 2016 Census): 3899

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Road conditions

Roads and water crossings can become impassable and dangerous during the wet season. Rivers and water crossings can rise quickly and travellers should be aware of conditions prior to travel and monitor closely. Contact local Police for information about road conditions.


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