Laura – Lakefield National Park
This morning we pack up our camp and take the Battlecamp Road to Laura. Known as ‘Quinkan Country’ this area is famous for its ancient rock art. It contains a large and dramatic body of prehistoric rock paintings identified as being at least 15,000 years old. These rock art sites have been included on the Australian Heritage Estate and listed by UNESCO as being among the top 10 rock art sites in the world.
This morning we head out to some Quinkan rock art galleries with an Indigenous guide who’ll explain their significance. You’ll also gain an understanding of the Aboriginal stories associated with the dramatic sandstone landscape.
After lunch and a visit to the Quinkan Cultural Centre we depart Laura and enter the second largest National Park in Queensland, Lakefield. Travel through grassy plains, woodlands and swamps and tackle several creek crossings. This afternoon we arrive at Kalpowar Crossing on the Normanby River and set up camp. (B, L, D)