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Aboriginal Rock Art
Local Aboriginal history spans over 40,000 years with many stories and landmark events recorded in the extensive rock art galleries on outcrops and in caves throughout Cape York Peninsula.
Cooktown Railway
Hailed as Australia's most unusual railway, the creation of the Cooktown to Laura Railway, was a direct result of the discovery of gold in the Palmer River.
Fishing near Laura
Lakefield National Park, Princess Charlotte Bay, Bathurst Bay, Bathurst Heads and Cape Melville are the ultimate adventure fishing destinations
Jarramali Rock Art Tours
Join us for a unique Aboriginal cultural experience exploring the Quinkan Rock Art sites near Laura.
Palmer River Goldfields
This remote reserve is located 280 kilometres north-west of Cairns with access via the Whites Creek turnoff from the Peninsula Developmental Road, to Granite and Cannibal creeks, then north to cross the Palmer River at Dog Leg Creek Junction south-east of Maytown - about three hours drive west of the Palmer River Roadhouse.
Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre, Laura
Owned and operated by the local community, the Quinkan Centre showcases all aspects of Quinkan country including its Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage and the natural environment and ranks among Queensland's finest cultural centres.
Quinkan Galleries
Famous for its rock art, Quinkan Country contains a large and dramatic body of prehistoric rock paintings. These galleries have been identified as being at least 15,000 to 30,000years old and have been included on the Australian Heritage Estate and listed by UNESCO as being among the top 10 rock art sites in the world
Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
Rinyirru (Lakefield) is Queensland’s second largest National Park and the largest park in Cape York at 537,000 ha. Spectacular wetlands and extensive river systems attract a great diversity of waterbirds while estuarine and freshwater crocodiles bask along the river banks and barramundi wait in the shallows.
The Gold Rush
Little happened after Cooks initial landing until William Hann set out on his overland journey of exploration in 1872. The discovery of payable alluvial gold deposits at the Palmer river in 1873 by James Venture Mulligan, sparked a huge gold rush, drawing prospectors not only from Australia, but also from around the world.
The Great Tropical Drive Discovery Trail
The Great Tropical Drive is a self-drive route that will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia. The Discovery Trail is a loop from Cooktown to Laura to Cooktown.

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Lakeland and Laura - Arts, Crafts and Produce
Lakeland and Laura - Bush Walks
Lakeland and Laura - Fishing and Boating
Lakeland and Laura - History and Culture
Lakeland and Laura - Museums and Galleries
Lakeland and Laura - Nature, Adventure and Discovery
Lakeland and Laura - Sports