What to do and see in Roma, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

January 8, 2018 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Roma, Australia including Roma Cattle Saleyards, The Big Rig, BOOBOOK Ecotours, St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, El Dorado Farm Visits, Roma Visitor Information Center.
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1. Roma Cattle Saleyards

Warrego Highway | Turn off Warrego Highway about 3km east of Roma, Roma, Queensland, Australia
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Roma Cattle Saleyards

Reviewed By FAF10 - Brisbane, Australia

Would highly recommend any city slicker go out to visit this hive of activity if they ever get the chance. Really gives you an appreciation of how important the cattle industry is to our farmers and economy. They treat the animals humanely as well, and the auctioneers were fabulous to watch in action.

2. The Big Rig

2 Riggers Rd, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia +61 7 4622 2325
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4 based on 123 reviews

The Big Rig

THE NIGHT SHOW An educational and entertaining way to spend the best part of 35 minutes, during which you will get to understand the events of the first 60 years or so of the 20th Century, which justify Roma's claim to being the Cradle of Australia's Oil and Gas Industry. The visitor is accommodated on open-air bench Seating, plus some chairs, and is presented with an open-air set, depicting a rather basic tent camp typical of oil drilling during the 1920's. The set comprises of three tents, two small drilling rigs and the type of "junk" normally seen around a rig of that era. A large projection screen is raised behind the set, and one of the tents serves as a second screen. Commentary is heard throughout the Show, backed up by images on the two screens. Unexpected lighting effects occur during the Show, in appropriate passages of the commentary. Visitors are encouraged to take photographs if they desire. All in all, the viewer departs with a fair understanding of oil drilling activities in the Roma area, particularly during the Oil Boom Era of the late 1920's. Returning patrons will realize that the Night Show was THE OIL PATCH Oil Patch is an outside display of oil and gas exploration and product equipment, explained by suitable signs and audio panels. these facilities allow the Oil patch to be a self-guided experience. The old patch is well landscaped with vegetation suited to Roma's rather dry climate. It has proved to be an oasis to many birds, having come in from the bush during recent extended drought. A theatre with the Oil Patch shows a video about how the old and gas has recently changed Roma. Also explains the extraction of natural gas and coal seem gas. The visitor will probably need over an hour to meander through the oil patch. if you need to come back into the cafe for a break before completing the circuit, please do so. The big features of the oil patch are the 1929 vintage steam powered Emsco drilling rig and a somewhat more modern early 1950's diesel powered National T32 rig. The T32 was very well known locally, and served to train a generation of roughnecks. The Emsco was brought to Roma by the Roma Oil Company, drilled four holes, and was abandoned on its last site in 1941. While, for safety reasons, climbing on the exhibits is generally not permitted, steps and safety rails have been built onto the floor of the Emsco rig to allow the visitor to appreciate the sixe of the equipment. By viewing the Oil patch, the visitor leaves with a reasonable understanding of the history and technology in use during the 20th Century, as regards oil search in the Roma District.

Reviewed By FAF10 - Brisbane, Australia

This is a great display about the early heritage of Qld's oil and gas industry, and we learned a lot. The evening show was quite good as well, and they even supplied outdoor heaters to keep guests warm.Hi FAF10, Thanks you for reviewing the big rig. The heaters were a great addition to the night show. Kind Regards, Sam

3. BOOBOOK Eco Tours

15 Quintin St, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia
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5 based on 15 reviews

BOOBOOK Eco Tours

Reviewed By gonefishing321 - Sydney, Australia

A day isn't enough to soak up the experiences awaiting guests when they accompany ecologist and guide Craig from Roma to Wallaroo, a 71000-acre cattle station that's home to some spectacular scenery and incredible indigenous art. I'd recommend a 3-4 day tour - you'll glamp...MoreThank you so so much for your review! The MacDonnell family of Wallaroo are an absolute treat, aren't they? We are so glad you enjoyed yourself on our Discover Carnarvon Ranges tour and hope you'll stop by again sometime. Kind Regards, Elizah

4. St Paul's Anglican Church Roma

52 Arthur St | cnr Bungil street, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

St Paul's Anglican Church Roma

Reviewed By Herbie2219 - Brisbane, Australia

We like the other reviewer thought how weather the bricks on the outside look. Well you will find out the story of those being hand made to build this magnificent church. A real labor of love for the Lord. Inside is an interior that matches many others in our land. The windows are magnificent and all tell a story. Beautifully furnished. Great tour indeed. Well worthwhile. The next best thing would be to hear the magnificent pipe organ.

5. Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue

Cnr Station and Wyndam streets | Bungil Street, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue

Reviewed By george86 - Swan Hill, Australia

A wonderful tribute to the soldiers from Roma. Trees are well maintained. The Anzac Day commemoration ceremony where wreaths are placed at every tree would be something to witness. A most thoughtful way to remember those who gave their lives.

6. El Dorado Farm Visits

274 Brookfield Rd, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia +61 7 4622 8676
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5 based on 1 reviews

El Dorado Farm Visits

Take a bus trip to a local property. View local vegetation and wildlife. Learn about local pastoral practices and history of the owners pioneering family. Get upclose with some of the animals. Wander through the relaxing garden and view the amazing collection of petrified wood. Enjoy lunch and a cuppa before being returned to town. As a thank you receive a 10% discount at the owners butchery.

Reviewed By dchap30 - Roma, Australia

We took a small bus load of elderly clients for a trip out to El Dorado recently and everyone had a great time. The Gardens were beautiful, filled with shady trees and nice little areas hidden away. The place is filled with history and the homestead and garden look great.
The food was the real treat, scones with jam and cream as well as sandwiches, quiche, slice and cake. We were so well fed we didn't want to get up to hop back on the bus.
Everyone was also happy to see some of the livestock and talk to the house animals.

7. Roma Visitor Information Center

2 Riggers Rd, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia +61 7 4622 2325
Roma Visitor Information Center

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