Local history, iconic Australian wildlife, fascinating flora, waterholes, sustainable agriculture, coal seam gas

  • Driving and walking
  • 1 day
  • Heard about the agricultural and coal seam gas industry in the news – why not come and have a look first hand for yourself?  Travel with local guides through privately owned and operated coal seam gas fields, world class farm and conservation properties to gain a real life insight to how these industries, along with the natural environment, coexist.

    We travel behind the scenes through a major Coal Seam Gas operation in western rural Queensland, plus visit a family owned working cattle and farming property at the forefront of sustainable practice, which also supports a considerable amount of coal seam gas infrastructure, and is home to an array of wildlife including playful platypus, Sturt’s Desert Rose and a critically endangered turtle.

    Uncover our local history and listen to tales as we drive around these properties. We traverse brigalow, dry rainforest and cypress/ironbark woodlands you’ll be amazed at the diversity of plants these vegetation types contain. Our ecologist, who are also your professional guides, will point out bottle trees, kurrajongs, ferns and bush tucker plants.

    Soak up the outdoor country atmosphere when we stop to  enjoy a short leisurely walk through riparian bushland and a scrumptious lunch, of wholesome outback tucker presented in buffet style, alongside a spring fed waterhole lined with red gums.  Whether exploring the surrounds or if relaxing beside the water, keep an eye out for platypus, wallabies, turtles, goannas and other Australian wildlife.

    This is an easy going pace tour, allowing you to escape from daily pressures and connect with our landscape.

    What to expect: Tour requires a 1.5 hour drive (one way including stops) to private property northeast of Roma. Involves short bush walks up a hill with a view and along creek banks. Tour is weather dependent.

    • Walking Difficulty:

      Easy

    • Includes:

      • Morning and afternoon tea with delicious and generous servings of fresh fruit and/or homebaking
      • Hearty picnic lunch
    • Guests to Bring:

      small backpack, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, closed-toe comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent

    • Tour Size:

      6 - 10 people

    • Price:

    • Beginning & End Times:

      Offered every Friday from May through September

      Begins: 8am at the Roma Information Centre (2 Riggers Rd. Roma, QLD)

      Ends: approximately 4:30pm at the Roma Information Centre

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