South Australia

The town of Laura is nestled in the eastern slopes of the southern Flinders Ranges. Situated on the banks of the southerly flowing Rocky River, amid stately red gums, Laura is a perfect base from which to visit the many surrounding attractions and scenic drives.

The town hosts the annual Laura Folk Fair, a two-day festival. During the Laura Folk Fair, Hughes Street becomes a large mall lined with art, craft, hobby and food stalls. There is non-stop entertainment suitable for the whole family.

Australian poet and writer CJ Dennis, of ‘The Sentimental Bloke’ fame, is a much respected early identity of Laura. His father was the licensee of the Beetaloo Reservoir Hotel from 1892 to 1910. Clarrie Dennis spent much of his youth in Laura.

10kms north you can see the Stone Hut. Stone Hut was named after the old stone cottage built in the 1850s on the banks of the Rocky River for Frederick White and his bride. It still survives as a relic of the mail coach days, when it was also a stopping place for teamsters busily carting wood from the forest to the mines in Burra. In 1926 the residents raised money for the erection of a building as a memorial to the soldiers of World War 1. This became known as the Stone Hut Soldiers Memorial Hall and it is still used today for social events and markets.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • Accommodation
  • • Art & Entertainment
  • • ATM
  • • BBQ
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Fuel Station
  • • Hiking & Bushwalking
  • • Hospital
  • • Pharmacy
  • • Post Office
  • • Pub/Tavern
  • • Restaurants
  • • Supermarket
  • • Visitor Centre

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