Are you planning a holiday or trying to find things to do in Roma? Well you have come to the right place.
If you have adventure in mind – you’ll find it in the South West Region! Located just under six hours from Brisbane, west of the Great Dividing Range and in the Maranoa district of South West QLD, is the beautiful rural town of Roma. The township offers every modern convenience without losing its country charm.
Rich in agricultural history, learn about the discovery of oil and gas in Australia at ‘The Big Rig’, visit the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cattle salesyard or marvel at Queensland’s biggest bottle tree!
With an abundance of magnificent flora and fauna and stunning landscapes, you are welcomed to enjoy the natural surroundings with one or all of the eight tourist drives. Perfect for anyone wanting to get off the beaten track and have fun camping and navigating their 4WD! Close by, you will find Carnarvon Gorge National Park, which provides numerous established walking trails with culturally rich & spectacular tall white cliffs, rock overhangs and abundant native wildlife.
Roma is the largest town in the Maranoa Region and looks to offer an array of city-style amenities coupled with a friendly country flair. The Roma Salesyards Interpretive Centre and tour are a must when visiting Roma. It is Australia’s largest cattle selling centre and local graziers tell you the story of the cattle industry whilst you watch auctioneers in action.
Discover the challenges and heroic tales of oil drilling & discovery at The Big Rig. A visit to the Oil Patch Museum allows you see some of the industry’s most impressive rigs, interpretive exhibits, and historical equipment up close, including Australia’s last steam-powered oil rig and one of the first diesel-powered rigs. The impressive Big Rig Night Show is also a must-see for all tourists to Roma.
Stop for a photo with Queensland’s largest bottle tree along the Adungadoo Pathway, see the Southern Cross Windmill or immerse yourself in nature as you stroll through the 14 Hectare Roma Bush Gardens. Wander through the heritage-listed War Memorial and ‘Heroes Avenue’ which created an outback boulevard of 93 bottle trees. Each tree is dedicated to a local soldier who lost their lives in the World War I.
The locally crafted 18 square metre clay 3D mural located in the Roma Cultural Centre offers an audio and light presentation about Roma’s culture, history and industry around the area. There are so many things to do in Roma – what will you choose on your next visit?
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The Roma Saleyards is the largest livestock selling centre in Australia, with over 400,000 cattle passing through a year. Appreciate the new modern interpretive centre telling the tale of the cattle industry.