When in Roma – Outback Queensland

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If you’re heading out to Roma and wanting the real country town experience, here are a few things you won’t want to miss!

Roma Saleyards

Get amongst the early morning country air on a Tuesday or Thursday and head out to the Roma Saleyards for a guided tour of the largest cattle selling centre in Australia. Make sure to visit the self-guided tour in the new state-of-the-art Interpretive Centre where you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into a long paddock full of cattle.

If you’re after a bit of an adrenaline rush or want to let off some steam, head out to the Roma Gun Club. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned professional or a first timer, clay target shooting is a whole lot of fun, and provides a safe environment for gun handling. There is shooting practice and a BBQ held every Thursday afternoon.

After a big day of exploring you can enjoy a hearty pub feed at one of the five local pubs. This is a great way to mingle with the locals and experience the country pub atmosphere that you won’t get in the big smoke. If it’s style you’re after, you might like Explorers Inn, The Tasting Co or Royal on Ninety-Nine.

Roma Big Rig

Head on over to the The Roma Big Rig Visitor Information Centre to learn all about the region. Relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a 35 minute sound and light story of the history of Roma’s oil and gas industry at the Night Show Sunset Experience.

On the main street you’ll find Ace Drapers. It has been an underrated tourist attraction for many years. This is a haven for the seamstress or hobby enthusiast, jam-packed with fabrics, buttons and assortments piled up a mile high. Despite the ever-growing abundance of materials, if there’s anything you’re after they’ll know exactly where it is. Past travellers have labelled it a “must see” when in Roma.

If you’re in the mood for a fresh, homemade morning tea amongst peaceful country gardens, head out to Moorelands Bush Nursey. This little oasis is located twenty minutes out of town. It’s proudly owned and run by Roma locals, opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

However by far the easiest was to see all that Roma has to offer is to join Boobook Ecotours on our Explore Roma Town Tour. Join our locally born and breed tour guides through stories of the early settlers and uncover Roma’s hidden treasures like Heroes Avenue, our Biggest Bottle Tree and the Roma Bush Gardens.

Roma Big Rig

There are some magnificent scenic areas; we have some fabulous wildflowers areas and wonderful National Parks like Carnarvon, Expedition, Lake Nuga Nuga, Lonesome, Beilba all right on our doorstep. We’ve even got dinosaurs. Keen photographers might like going on our Discover Carnarvon Ranges day tour which includes indigenous art, heritage sites, rocky outcrops, gorges, lookouts and more, all on a working cattle property.

Who ever said there is nothing to do in small towns?

Want to come and check out one of Australia’s wildest frontiers?