On the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Western Cape offers visitors a unique insight into the history of Cape York and a rich and varied travel experience. Northbound vehicles are best to continue up the PDR to Weipa, but when heading on to The Tip, join the Telegraph Track via Batavia Downs. To visit the Western Cape coming south from The Tip, turn right through Batavia Downs and on to Weipa. The mining town of Weipa is approximately 200km from the ‘tip’ of Cape York and 800km from Cairns, and is a great place to replenish supplies before exploring the Western Cape and beyond, or to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the magnificent sunsets over the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Fishing in the Western Cape is great! Fishing can be shore-based eg Gonbung Beach, Evans Landing, Kerr Point, Red Beach and Wallaby Island or on the banks of the many creeks and rivers.
With a boat the Mission, Hey and Embley River estuaries and Port Musgrave (Mapoon) provide opportunities. Boat ramps are located at Rocky Point and Evans Landing in Weipa, Napranum,
and Cullen Point and Cloughs Landing, Mapoon. A small boat can also be launched in more remote areas such as the coast near the Pennefather River and Stones Crossing.