The delightful town of Laura is nestled into 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.
Laura is the home of famed Golden North Ice cream. You can taste some delicious ice cream varieties at friendly cafes in the main street.
The town hosts the annual Laura Folk Fair, a two-day festival. During the Laura Folk Fair, the town centre becomes a large mall lined with art, craft, hobby and food stalls. The food stalls include baked potatoes, barbecue, hotdogs, strawberries and ice cream, home cooked biscuits, pizza and Devonshire Teas. There is non-stop entertainment from three stage areas. This entertainment is suitable for all the family. Join in one of the fun competitions, like the great Golden North Ice-Cream Eating Competition.
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.
You can discover Laura on foot by following a walking trail that takes you past the courthouse gallery, war memorial, churches, historic post office, police station and more.
Laura is approximately 220 kilometres from Adelaide. Nearby attractions include Beetaloo Reservoir, Wirrabarra Forest, Mount Remarkable, Alligator Gorge and Appila Springs.