Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
Laura 13 kilometres from Gladstone map reference C6, page 7 Picturesque Laura is found on the banks of the Rocky River. Currajong trees line Laura's broad main street, while its buildings house antique shops, art galleries and cottage crafts. Australian writer and poet, CJ Dennis, of Sentimental Bloke fame, spent part of his childhood in Laura, commemorated in his poem Laura Days. A larger than life copper statue of CJ Dennis holds pride of place in the main street. Attractions Thousands of people flock to Laura the first weekend every April for the Laura Folk Fair, a two-day celebration of music, food and the arts. During the rest of the year, head to the 1880s courthouse, home of the local historic and art society, for regular art exhibitions. Visit the Visitor Information Outlet for more details about self-guided walks throughout Laura. Guided tours are also available by appointment. Laura is the home of famed Golden North ice cream, with their sweet treats available from local cafés. A four-minute video of Laura and the Golden North ice cream factory is available for viewing at the Laura Visitor Information Outlet. Head on to the next town via the Laura-- Stone Hut Trail. This complete section of the Southern Flinders Rail Trail is a great family cycle ride or walk at 7.5 kilometres long. You can hire bikes from the Laura Caravan Park. PO Box 18, Laura SA 5480 Ph: (08) 8663 2221 www.laurafolkfair.com April6&72013•April5&62014 30 Plus Years Strong, 2 day Street Fair, 100 plus art, craft, hobby & food stalls. Free family entertainment includes bands, singers, dancers, story-tellers, bush dance, fireworks and more. Competitions: literary, art, ice cream eating & whip cracking. Great family weekend! Now in it's third decade. Laura is nestled into the eastern slopes of the Southern Flinders Ranges, approx. 220 km north of Adelaide. LAURA FOLK FAIR Old Bakery Stone Hut DE' CAFE LAURA / LAURA STAYZ 38 Herbert Street, Laura Ph: (08) 8663 2100 Licensed Restaurant -- Cafe -- Takeaway -- Accommodation • Experience great food & affordable accom in the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges •Open6Days&6Nights • Delicious menus, Golden North ice-cream, Espresso coffee & Local wines • Laura Stayz accommodates up to 9 people. Short & long term stays available.
2013 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide