17-19 Bowen Street. Roma Queensland 4455
- The Big Rig Interpretative Centre & Night Show is comprised of the Oil Patch interactive interpretative display of Australia’s oil and gas industry, and The Night Show – an entertaining outdoor light and sound presentation of local early 20th Century oil and gas exploration.
- The Roma Express miniature train travels a 1.4 km circuit around the Big Rig Complex, over Bungil Creek and through surrounding parklands.The Roma Express currently operates as follows:9:00am – 1:00pm
Every second Monday (odd weeks)
Each Saturday9:30am – 2:00pm
Cost is $2 per person, children under 3 years ride for free.Please note: The train does not operate during the summer months (November – March inclusive)
- Roma Saleyards is the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere, seeing over 400,000 cattle a year. Auctions happen every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and are an incredible sight to see!Tours are available on sale days FREE of charge. No bookings are required, simply meet at the Bull Ring area at 9:00am.Tours are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April – October (inclusive) and Tuesdays only during the summer (November – March inclusive)
- Mt Abundance Homestead was built in 1860, and is the site of the first settlement in the Maranoa region.
Tours of the Homestead are available on weekends from 1:00pm. To make an appointment, please call Helen – 0428223183.
- Meadowbank Museum houses a fascinating collection of early farming implements and memorabilia.Appointments to view the Museum can be made by phoning Pat Tite on 0428 223 836.
- El Dorado Farm Tours
Experience the thrill of a working cattle station and see some of Australia’s most stunning native flora and fauna every Wednesday morning from Roma. Tours depart from the Roma Big Rig at 9:00am. Bookings can be made at the Roma Visitor Information Centre on (07) 4622 8676.
- Southern Cross Windmill was built in 1950 and is still the largest commercially operational windmill manufactured.
- Lenroy Slab Hut was built by hand in 1893 from local timbers to house a family of 11. It still houses many household items from the time.
- Avenue of Heroes the heritage listed Heroes’ Avenue features 140 bottle trees as a tribute to the fallen soldiers from the Roma District who lost their lives in the First World War.
- Harry Redford Show gives an insight into the exploits of infamous cattle duffer, Harry Redford, at a very entertaining show and camp oven dinner.
- Roma Court House opened in 1901and was recently restored to its original splendour. This heritage listed building is the original site of Harry Redford’s trial.
- Hospital Hill Heritage Walk is a 2km self-guided walk featuring Roma’s most historically significant oil and gas industry sites.
- Roma Historic Walk a self-guided walking trail connecting Roma’s significant landmarks and interpretative panels detailing the town’s exciting and colourful history.
- Adungadoo Pathway lined with ancient river gums follows the Bungil Creek. This concrete pathway is ideal for walkers, joggers and cyclists, whilst the adjoining watercourse is a must for any bird-watcher.
- Roma Bush Gardens are a native and natural environment featuring many indigenous plant and tree species.
- Windows of St Paul’s Anglican Church houses an inspiring display of over fifty stunning leadlight and stained glass windows dating from 1876.Tours of St Paul’s Anglican Church are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am until 10:30am (April – October inclusive)
- 3D Heritage Mural located in the Roma Cultural Centre is a unique visual and audio presentation of Roma’s history.
- Roma on Bungil Gallery & Community Arts Centre houses ever-changing impressive art exhibitions, or you can watch local artisans at work.
For a comprehensive list of things to see and do in our region, directions and contact details, download the My Maranoa App for FREE!
Simply search for ‘MyMaranoa’ in the Apple or Google App stores to download.