Laura is the gateway to the Cape. It’s accessible on the sealed Peninsula Development Road. This country is home to the biggest and most significant rock art galleries in Australia. It’s also the destination of the bi-annual Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.
The country, community and culture are tied together here, offering visitors a unique opportunity to engage with and learn more about one of the world’s oldest cultures. While the township is small, the experience is big. We invite you to stop, stay and connect with our people and place. Our facilities include the following.
These rock art galleries are located just off the Peninsula Development Road. They contain numerous Aboriginal paintings, engravings and hand stencils. Accessible on a 30-minute self-guided walk, there are three sites to visit here, Split Rock Galleries, Flying Fox Art Site and Tall Spirits Art Site. Guests are asked to pay a $10 fee, to assist with the upkeep of pathways and the elevated boardwalk. This is an honesty system, with a box onsite. There are also public toilets available in the car park for the use of paying customers only. No camping is allowed at the site.
A shady caravan park with hot showers, toilets, drinking water and picnic tables. Concrete slabs for caravans. Basic supplies are for sale at the adjacent roadhouse. Price: $20 per person, per night (unpowered) | $25 per person, per night (powered site)
P: 0474 330 109 | E: email@example.com
Conveniently located on the Peninsula Development Road, the Laura Roadhouse has fuel and a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks. It also has an onsite restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are homecooked and generous in size. Toilet facilities on site, for use of patrons and customers only.
P: (07) 4060 2211 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Laura Motel is located on Terminus Street in Laura. It’s the newest accommodation provider in town and has a small selection of single, double and family rooms available, at great rates. The rooms are all air-conditioned with fans and private bathrooms, televisions, small fridges and a microwave. They are well maintained and cleaned. The owners live in town and feed the galahs every afternoon. Reception is at the Laura General Store, just over the road from the motel.
P: (07) 4060 3238 | M: 0428 648 672 E: email@example.com
The Quinkan Hotel & Campground is adjacent to the General Store. It has two rooms, with fans and a shared toilet and shower, as well as a large campground out the back with a toilet / shower block. Meals are served inside, with outdoor seating also available.
P: (07) 4060 3393 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | W: www.quinkanhotel.com.au
The Quinkan and Regional Cultural Centre is a central point of information and resources for Laura and the surrounding Quinkan country. As well as providing information on attractions, accommodation and traveling conditions, it’s home to a world class interpretive display showcasing the history of the area. This display provides a unique insight into the rich landscape that is the Quinkan country. It covers a variety of aspects including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage, as well as the natural environment. The centre is the only place you can book guided tours to the Rock Art sites.
P: (07) 4060 2239 | 0484 001 684 | E: email@example.com
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