Welcome to the Big Rig, Roma!

Did you know that Roma is the first place in Australia where natural gas was discovered?

Catering for all ages, The Big Rig takes visitors on a thoroughly entertaining journey through time. From Australia’s first discovery of petroleum, through the boom and bust years of oil and gas exploration and on to today’s multibillion-dollar industry.

Join us at The Big Rig in Roma to discover the unique history of Australia’s oil and gas industry.
Visitors will love their journey of discovery through The Oil Patch, a self guided outdoor museum.
Then be sure to experience the history of early rig sites near Roma, at The Big Rig Night Show!

The Oil Patch

Travel on a journey through time to experience the progression of Australia’s oil and gas industry on a self guided tour through The Oil Patch outdoor Museum.

Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australia’s oil and gas industry.

The Big Rig Self-guided Tour
8.30am, weekdays. Last entry 4.00pm

9.00am, weekends. Last entry 3.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Limited trading on ANZAC Day.

The Big Rig Oil Patch Guided Tour
Commences 2pm Monday – Friday
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Limited trading on ANZAC Day.

Self-Guided Tour Ticket Type
Price

Adults
$15.00
Concession/Student
$13.00
Children (12 years and under)
$10.00
Child (under 5 years)
FREE
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$40.00
Guided Tour Ticket Type
Price

Adult
$20.00
Concession/Student
$17.00
Children (12 years and under)
$15.00
Child (under 5 years)
FREE
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$55.00

The Oil Patch

Travel on a journey through time to experience the progression of Australia’s oil and gas industry on a self guided tour through The Oil Patch outdoor Museum.

Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australia’s oil and gas industry.

The Big Rig Self-guided Tour
8.30am, weekdays. Last entry 4.00pm

9.00am, weekends. Last entry 3.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Limited trading on ANZAC Day.

The Big Rig Oil Patch Guided Tour
Commences 2pm Monday – Friday
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Limited trading on ANZAC Day.

Self-Guided Tour Ticket Type
Price

Adults
$15.00
Concession/Student
$13.00
Children (12 years and under)
$10.00
Child (under 5 years)
FREE
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$40.00
Guided Tour Ticket Type
Price

Adult
$20.00
Concession/Student
$17.00
Children (12 years and under)
$15.00
Child (under 5 years)
FREE
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$55.00

TAKE THE KID’S OIL PATCH CHALLENGE!

While Mum and Dad enjoy The Oil Patch, we challenge the youngsters to put on their hard hats, pick up a Field Test Unit and step into The Oil Patch for their chance to earn a share in the Mooga Oil Company!

A race against the clock, The Kid’s Oil Patch Challenge is a fun way to test your skills and knowledge in the search for oil and gas.

To take the Kid’s Oil Patch Challenge, simply ask the friendly staff at The Big Rig as you enter The Oil Patch.

Savour a local treat!

No visit to The Big Rig is complete without a refuelling at The Big Rig Café, relax and enjoy delicious morning tea or lunch.

For booking or take-aways call
07 4622 1250.

The Night Show Sunset Experience

Join us on a sunset tour to the EMSCO Rig and enjoy some ‘really’ good regional Port whilst hearing the stories of yesteryear. As the sun sets relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a 35 minute sound and light journey to learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.


The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Experience:
– Each day at 5pm (April- October)
– Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30pm (Nov-March)

Ticket type
Price

Adults
$25.00
Concession/Student
$20.00
Children (12 years and under)
$20.00
Child (under 5 years)
FREE
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$70.00

The Night Show Sunset Experience

Join us on a sunset tour to the EMSCO Rig and enjoy some ‘really’ good regional Port whilst hearing the stories of yesteryear. As the sun sets relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a 35 minute sound and light journey to learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.


The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Experience:
– Each day at 5pm (April- October)
– Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30pm (Nov-March)

Ticket type
Price

Adults
$25.00
Concession/Student
$20.00
Children (12 years and under)
$20.00
Child (under 5 years)
FREE
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$70.00

Experience It All!

A Day at the Big Rig.

Learn about the trials and tribulations that our pioneers endured whilst trying to strike it rich with Roma oil, and let our experienced “Roma Rigger” guides share the crude stories and gritty details of an industry that history almost forgot.
Drill deeper into the stories and characters, stand beneath the rigs and gain an understanding of the hope, ingenuity and mateship that shaped the Australian oil, gas and energy industry.


Inclusions:
– All day entry into the Oil Patch Museum
– Entry to the Peter Keegan Oil and Gas Museum and Theatre
– See the rigs and machinery from 1900 to modern day industry
– “Roma Rigger” Guided Tour of The Oil Patch
– Up close and personal experience to ask questions and learn more
– Hear untold stories and secrets
– First hand insight into the modern industry



Departs:   2pm every week day, excludes public holidays
Duration:  60 minutes Guided Tour and 50 minutes to explore the museum
Max Number: Approx 20

A Day at the Big Rig
Price

Adults
$30.00
Concession/Student
$27.00
Children (12 years and under)
$20.00
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$80.00

A Day and Night at the Big Rig.

Learn about the trials and tribulations that our pioneers endured whilst trying to strike it rich with Roma oil, and let our experienced “Roma Rigger” guide share the crude stories of an industry that history almost forgot.
Ignite your interest in sabotage and drama whilst you enjoy a glass of Outback port and an original sound and light show. Join us as we share the gritty details and salute Australia’s riggers, past and present.
Be intrigued by how the events the occurred in Roma threatened to destroy the Australian oil and gas industry before it even began but how mateship and ingenuity carved out today’s multi-billion dollar industry.
The Big Rig High Tea for Two includes delicate sandwiches, delicious strata cake representing the millions of years and many layers that forms our earth all served on a locally manufactured Big Rig High Tea tower.


Inclusions:
– All day Entry and Self-Guided Tour of The Oil Patch Museum
– The Oil Patch Guided Tour
– The Night Show Sunset Experience
–  High Tea for Two


Duration:  4 Hours
Max Number: Approx 20

A Day and Night at the Big Rig
Price

Adults
$65.00
Concession/Student
$60.00
Children (12 years and under)
$50.00
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$195.00

A Day at the Big Rig.

Learn about the trials and tribulations that our pioneers endured whilst trying to strike it rich with Roma oil, and let our experienced “Roma Rigger” guides share the crude stories and gritty details of an industry that history almost forgot.
Drill deeper into the stories and characters, stand beneath the rigs and gain an understanding of the hope, ingenuity and mateship that shaped the Australian oil, gas and energy industry.


Inclusions:
– All day entry into the Oil Patch Museum
– Entry to the Peter Keegan Oil and Gas Museum and Theatre
– See the rigs and machinery from 1900 to modern day industry
– “Roma Rigger” Guided Tour of The Oil Patch
– Up close and personal experience to ask questions and learn more
– Hear untold stories and secrets
– First hand insight into the modern industry



Departs:   2pm every week day, excludes public holidays
Duration:  60 minutes Guided Tour and 50 minutes to explore the museum
Max Number: Approx 20

A Day at the Big Rig
Price

Adults
$30.00
Concession/Student
$27.00
Children (12 years and under)
$20.00
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$80.00

A Day and Night at the Big Rig.

Learn about the trials and tribulations that our pioneers endured whilst trying to strike it rich with Roma oil, and let our experienced “Roma Rigger” guide share the crude stories of an industry that history almost forgot.
Ignite your interest in sabotage and drama whilst you enjoy a glass of Outback port and an original sound and light show. Join us as we share the gritty details and salute Australia’s riggers, past and present.
Be intrigued by how the events the occurred in Roma threatened to destroy the Australian oil and gas industry before it even began but how mateship and ingenuity carved out today’s multi-billion dollar industry.
The Big Rig High Tea for Two includes delicate sandwiches, delicious strata cake representing the millions of years and many layers that forms our earth all served on a locally manufactured Big Rig High Tea tower.


Inclusions:
– All day Entry and Self-Guided Tour of The Oil Patch Museum
– The Oil Patch Guided Tour
– The Night Show Sunset Experience
–  High Tea for Two


Duration:  4 Hours
Max Number: Approx 20

A Day and Night at the Big Rig
Price

Adults
$65.00
Concession/Student
$60.00
Children (12 years and under)
$50.00
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children
$195.00

Contact Us

The Big Rig

2 Riggers Rd, Roma QLD 4455
Ph: (07) 4622 2325

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