- Name of campground: Laura Community Caravan Park
- Distance from Adelaide CBD: 227km
Not much excites the Fourpaws more than a weekend away! It is certainly that time again and we are trampling our little paws in anticipation for our weekend in the mid-north.
Whilst the Fourpaws are avid campers and truly enjoy a secluded bush camp ground, there is just something about the prospect of 1 degree nights in a tent that the Fourpaws can not fathom. Mr. Fourpaws would like to interject that it is indeed Mrs. Fourpaws who can not tolerate the cold, and listening her complain under her breath about the temperature for two days does not make for a fun filled weekend.
So we as a family decided to hire a powered site to set up our tent on for the weekend. (The luxuries of a blow heater should never be underestimated!) We had chosen to hike around the mid-north this weekend and Laura seemed a great place to set up our base.
The caravan park itself is small, nonetheless we had what we needed. Pets are most welcome in the park if you are staying in your own accommodation. As with most places pets can not be taken into cabins, ablutions etc. Common courtesy rules apply as always, hound must remain on a leash in the park and we must pick up after him. All goes without saying really.
Our personal experience in the park was not the greatest. Sadly there is always some bad eggs around. We happened to be camped near a large group with several children who were misbehaved. These children made a game out of shining lights into our tent whilst we were trying to sleep and stirring up Fourpaws Hound into a frenzy. We could clearly hear them egging him on to bark. Sadly these children continued taunting Fourpaws Hound the next day and no matter how much we told them to leave him alone our requests were met with laughter and more taunts. Even the children’s parents found this to be funny. If I may go on a slight tangent of a personal opinion – Fourpaws hound may be small and easily controlled, but if he were not, and he would have snapped out at any of these children – despite our constant requests to leave him alone and give him some proximity, we would have been entirely at fault. There is no doubt in my mind that the laughing parents would become abusive toward us. Why do people not teach their children to leave strange dogs alone? To always ask owners before touching them? and why is it acceptable for them to taunt our dog until he is physically trembling and inconsolable, but not acceptable for us to tell other peoples children to leave our hound alone?
Alright, back to cheery Mrs. Fourpaws! The town of Laura is quite small, although it served wonderfully as our base for the weekend. There are a few interesting points to check out around the town and we reached them all easily by foot. (Fourpaws Hounds’ favorite was the football oval that was full of birds to chase around!)
On Our journey home form Laura we decided to partake in a pub meal for lunch. (A rare treat for the Fourpaws.) We chose Snowtown Hotel. Mr. Fourpaws went in to check if we could have Fourpaws Hound on the porch with us, and to our delight the hotel is dog friendly! There are two resident hounds who are as beautiful outside as they are in. We happily took Fourpaws Hound inside with us and let him mingle freely with the local hounds. We received fantastic service (and prices!) and thoroughly enjoyed every last bite of our meals.The Fourpaws highly recommend Snowtown hotel if you are on the road north!
Warnings/ Comments about Laura Community Caravan Park
- Powered site fee is $25.00 per night
- Pets are welcome but must remain on a leash
- No kiosk or shop facilities are available, so bring everything you need
- Tesltra reception is strong
- Caravan Park entrance on North terrace