Welcome to Laura

The Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre covers the history of the region. Insightful tours of Quinkan Country rock-art sites with an Indigenous guide (price on application) can be booked here.

The Laura region is the traditional home of the Ang Gnarra people, who are the custodians of the Quinkan sites. European miners set up a staging post here after gold was discovered at Palmer River in 1872.

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$1874.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

14-Day Cape York Camping Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Split Rock Aboriginal Art, Mapoon, Cape York, QueenslandStopping in at Laura (not Mapoon) we visit some Indigenous rock art sites, with paintings thousands of years old!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Western Cape Eco Tours, Weipa, Cape York, QueenslandA stellar 2-hour tour on the water at Weipa, croc-spotting, bird watching and learning about one of the world's biggest bauxite (aluminium mines) from the water.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cape Tribulation Beach, Cape Tribulation, Daintree Region, QueenslandWe visit the gorgeous Daintree & Cape Tribulation on the tour, and camp nestled in the world's oldest rainforest for a night or two!Duration: 2 daysStop At: Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets, Kuranda, QueenslandWe pop in and spend a couple hours investigating the beautiful and cool relaxed village of Kuranda and it's beautiful markets.Duration: 2 hours

$172.64 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private, Custom Historical Tour (War of 1812) Niagara Falls-Niagara-on-the-Lake

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie, OntarioOld Fort Erie is the place where crucial battles in the War of 1812 took place. First Nations and British troops were allies there fighting the invading American forces. Costumed actors and guides will explain the history of the battles. You will explore the barracks and buildings where the soldiers lived and slept. You will hear the tales about the deceased soldiers and residents who reportedly still walk the hallowed grounds and buildings.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chippawa Battlefield Park, Niagara Falls, OntarioChippawa Battlefield. These grounds were used as a vantage point for the British in the eventual repelling of the American invasion in the War of 1812. The Niagara Campaign of soldiers were engaged in the longest and most gruesome military operation here. The "walking battlefield tour" will lay out the events leading up to, and the battle itself. You will be left with a new found appreciation of the 2,000 British, Canadian, and Native men who faced 3,500 American troops on July 5, 1814.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brock's Monument National Historic Site, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, OntarioBrock's Monument at Queenston Heights where the Battle of Queenston Heights took place. This is where Major-General Sir Isaac Brock fought bravely alongside his men and made the ultimate sacrifice. The famous monument commemorates the final resting place of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock and his Aide-de-Camp John MacDonnell.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Laura Secord Homestead, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, OntarioThe Laura Secord Homestead. This is where the young girl Laura, whose bravery and quick thinking, played a pivotal role in the battle of Queenston Heights during the war of 1812. Laura resided here from the year 1803 to 1835. In October of 1812, Laura witnessed a surprise attack by invading American soldiers in Queenston. Summoning great courage, she ran from her home and walked for 32 kilometres to where British Generals were encamped to warn them of the unforeseen attack. In Laura's honour, her home has been restored to its former glory and you will see some of the original furniture that has been used to furnish the home. Chocolate named in honour of heroine Laura Secord is in the gift shop that is now part of this historic home.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Fort George National Historic Site of Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, OntarioFort George which was the scene of several battles in the War of 1812. It is situated on the Niagara River across from Fort Niagara which is in New York State on the US side of the river. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Niagara on the Lake Heritage District, Niagara-on-the-Lake, OntarioThe Old Town of Niagara-on-the Lake is a historical restoration village where the main street and most of the homes in the village have been restore to as they were in 1812. It is also known at the prettiest town in Canada. Visitors year round enjoy what this charming historic town has to offer. Duration: 1 hour