Facts about Quinkan Hotel & Camp Ground:
- The Original pub burnt down in 2002.
- The hotel has two rooms with fans and a shared toilet and shower.
- At the rear of the hotel is a large campground with toilet/shower block set in tranquil surroundings.
- The hotel also serves meals with an indoor restaurant and outdoor seating.
- Located next to the general store in the main street of Laura this historical hotel is the social hub of Laura.
- The hotel offers onsite accommodation in the Pub as well as in the camping ground.
- Rates for accommodation vary due to the seasons and availability, however, camping ground start at $10 per person for non powered site and an additional $4 for a powered site.
- Clean toilets and hot showers are available, a washing machine is also available for a small fee.Hi-Speed ADSL Internet available from onsite Cafe systems (the last one before you go North)
A bit about Laura QLD Australia
Laura is a tiny town in Far North Queensland that boasts only a few buildings, including the quaint old Quinkan Pub nestled in the shade of mango trees. The area to the south-east of town is known as Quinkan country after the Aboriginal spirits depicted at the incredible Split Rock and Gu Gu Yalangi rock-art sites. Every two years Laura hosts possibly the biggest Indigenous event on Australia’s calendar â€“ the Laura Dance and Cultural Festival.
What’s on around town
Laura Aboriginal Dance and Cultural Festival: around 25 Cape York and Gulf communities gather at a traditional meeting ground by the Laura River. Traditional dance, music, and art and craft feature at the 3-day event; odd-numbered years, June 2013.
Laura Annual Race Meeting: race meeting on river flat that has run since 1897, and includes dances and rodeo; June.