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ABOUT Roma

Only 350 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba, Roma Outback Queensland is home to the southern hemisphere’s largest sale yards. Visitors can get a feel for the outback by perching on a fence or taking a coveted possie on the viewing platform to watch the action at Roma Saleyards. Be sure to time your visit for a Tuesday, and you can witness the sale of up to 12,000 head of cattle in a single day.

To get a real feel for the town itself, take a walk along the heritage-listed Heroes’ Avenue, planted with more than 100 bottle trees. Each tree is a memorial to a local soldier who lost their life in WW1. For a dose of history, head to the Mount Abundance Homestead, built-in 1860, which is the region’s first settlement site. The homestead has important links to early explorers Sir Thomas Mitchell and Ludwig Leichhardt.

Don’t miss The Big Rig Oil and Gas Interpretative Centre and Night Show Sunset Experience for an interactive insight into the hardships and heroic stories of oil drilling and exploration. Visit the ‘Oil Patch’ to get up close to impressive rigs and one of the first diesel-powered rigs ever used in Australia.

There’s a varied calendar of events from Picnic Races, the Roma Cup and Easter in the Country and all the Roma Show’s fun.

Places to stay near Roma

Things to see and do near Roma

While at Roma why not try these Tours

Boobook Explore

2 km

Find inspirational small-group experiences revealing the unique landscapes, ecology and history of the southwest Outback Queensland region, including Carnarvon Gorge National Park.

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Roma Saleyards Val Harms Interactive Centre

2 km

The Roma Saleyards are the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere, seeing over 400,000 cattle a year.

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Cotton Farm and Vineyard Tour

166 km

Don’t miss out on experiencing the Cotton Farm and Winery Tour held from May to September.

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St George Heritage Tour

166 km

Discover the stories and legends of St George, including a visit to the Anchorage Homestead with a fully guided tour including morning tea.

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Sandytown River Cruises

166 km

Sandytown River Cruises offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beautiful Balonne River, a small but important part of Queensland’s inland river system.

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Riversands Vineyards Tours

168 km

Riversands Vineyards in conjunction with the St George Explore Centre run a combined cotton farm & vineyard tour from April to September.

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Nullawokka First Nations Tours

209 km

Nullawokka First Nations Tours is based in Bollon, south west Queensland. The company is owned and operated by Bill Speedy.

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WWII Secret Tag-A-Long Tour – Charleville

254 km

Discover why over 3500 United States Army Air Force personnel were stationed in Charleville during World War II.

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Charleville’s ‘Magnificent 7’

255 km

Discover stars, WWII secrets and bilbies for starters on Charleville’s ‘Magnificent 7’ day tour in Outback Queensland. Morning tea, lunch and transfers included.

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Charleville Bilby Experience

255 km

See bilbies in their nocturnal house and learn how our breeding facilities are making a massive difference at saving them from extinction.

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Outback Date Farms

256 km

Outback Date Farms is an Australian, family run enterprise based in Charleville, Queensland. We grow delicious eating dates. The farm is environmentally friendly, utilising recycled

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Travel West Outback Tours

258 km

Travel West operate Four Wheel Drive Motel Accommodated Tag Along Tours to Birdsville, Innamincka and the Corner Country.

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