Laura Quinkan  Dance Festival 2021

 

The Festival

The festival began in the early 1980s and is believed to be the longest running Aboriginal cultural festival in Australia. Over three days, the event showcases the culture of the Aboriginal people of Cape York through song and dance, attracting thousands of visitors from across Australia and overseas. It enables the wider community to witness and gain an insight into the uniqueness of our ancient culture. 

The next Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival will be held between 3-4-5 July 2020. This is to align the Dance festival with the Cooktown 250th celebration of the landing of Captain James Cook and crew and the first Bama contact with white people.

 

Welcome

Our people have lived on this land for thousands of years. Their stories are painted and etched into the sandstone escarpments and caves that rise above the lowlands.
They document our legends and spirit people. They are places of deep historical and spiritual value to us

We welcome you to visit Laura and the Quinkan Country. To stop, stay and experience Australia’s largest and oldest rock art galleries. To gain an understanding of our heritage. To experience Australia longest running cultural festival but more importantly to see the land through our eyes.

 

John Ross

 

Chairman Anggnarra Aboriginal Corporation and Traditional Owner.

Tent Hire Options

Single Tent

A Tent for the solo traveller

  • Carpet Floor
  • 12v Light Within
  • One Single Bed

From

$100 per person per night  *  

Min 2 night
*prices based on 3 night stay

The Twin Share Tent

Twin share is ideal, allowing plenty of room for beds, luggage and easy movement within the tent.

  • Carpet Floor
  • 12v Light Within
  • Two Single beds or Double Bed 

From

$54 per person per night  *  

Min 2 night
*prices based on 3 night stay

Triple Share Tent

Bigger than the Twin Share tent, allowing luggage to be placed under the beds leaving plenty of room room to move around.

  • Tent Size 3.6m x 4m (Includes Awning)
  • Carpet Floor
  • 12v Light Within
  • Three single beds

From

$41 per person per night  *  

Min 2 night
*prices based on 3 night stay

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