DescriptionWeipa is a suburb of Northern, Queensland and is about 2016 kms northwest of QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Weipa is situated roughly 800km north west of Cairns, and only 200km from the very tip of Australia. Weipa is the largest town on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Weipa exists because of the enormous bauxite deposits along the coast. The Port of Weipa is mainly involved in exports of bauxite. Over the last decade or so there have been occasional shipments of live cattle from the port.