Laura is a small town and locality in Cook Shire, Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, Australia. It is on the only road north towards the tip of the peninsula, and is the centre for the largest collection of prehistoric rock art in the world. It also forms the northern apex of the "Scenic Triangle" between Cooktown, Lakeland, and Laura. In the 2011 census, Laura had a population of 80 people.

Images around Laura QLD 4871

Around Laura QLD 4871

Our Picks on what to Do in Laura QLD

Alwal National Park (CYPAL) QLD

Annan Gorge

Mary Harris Memorial Park

Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre

Old Laura Homestead

Our Picks on where to Stay in Laura QLD

Horseshoe Lagoon Camping Area

Laura Motel

Hann River Roadhouse

Hann River Roadhouse

Quinkan Hotel

Our Picks on what to Eat in Laura QLD

Laura Roadhouse

Lakeland Hotel

Shopping in Laura QLD

Community Services  

Daintree Tourist Information Centre QLD
shop 1, 5 Stewart Street,

Cook Shire Council
10 Furneaux Street,

Laura Police Station QLD
Terminus Street,
Laura QLD 4892

Laura Primary Health Care Centre QLD
1 Gladwell Circuit,
Laura QLD 4871

Location Information 

  • Population: 80
  • State electorate(s): Cook
  • Federal Division(s): Leichhardt
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Cooktown QLD 4895 (139 km, 1 hr 28 mins)

Other Locations 

Acknowledgement of Country

Laura QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.