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Roma's Easter in the Country Program

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Monday 1 April 2024

Lost World Carnarvons (Wallaroo) Day Tour by Boobook Explore

Venue: Carnarvon Ranges

Time: 6:45am for 7:00am Roma departure.  Returning approx 6pm.  Pick up points Roma motels, Injune and Wallaroo Outback Retreat.

Cost: Bookings required.
Adults – $295 per person
Child – $255 (8-14yrs)
Family – $845 (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Senior – $280
Min Pax – 6
Max Pax – 14

Experience a day you’ll never forget in an Australian wilderness that time forgot. This small-group tour travels from Roma by 4WD, air-conditioned mini-bus to the privately-owned Wallaroo cattle station covering nearly 300 square kilometres of bush, gorges, rivers and natural diversity deep in the Carnarvon Ranges. You’ll step back in time through millennia as we explore cycad groves, incredible sandstone formations and Indigenous rock art. On short walks from the mini-bus you’ll see wonders few eyes see. Our eco-guide will share fascinating insights and you’ll discover how this land has supported flora, fauna and humanity in harmony for centuries.

Bookings: Book online HERE

For further information please contact Boobook Explore by phone (07) 4622 2646 or email info@boobookexplore.com.au

Roma Butter Factory

Venue: 18-20 Station Street, Roma

Time: 8am to 12:00pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

For the history buffs take a visit to the Roma Butter Factory and learn about the history of the factory and how it contributed to the development of the town and Roma as a farming community in the early days.

Roma Butter Factory Flyer for Easter in the Country

Moorelands Bush Nursery

Venue: Moorelands Bush Nursery, Dargal Road, Roma.

How to get there:
Drive west along Miscamble St to Orallo Rd and then onto Dargal Road, following the signage.

Time: Nursery and cafe open 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Cost: Free.  Refreshments and nursery items available for purchase.

Enjoy a drive in the country this Easter and visit beautiful Moorelands Bush Nursery.  There is a wonderful garden to browse and lots of plants, pots and ornaments for sale. The Cafe serves delicious homemade treats and is a great place for breakfast, morning tea and lunch.

Deadly Way Cultural Tour

*** Due to unforeseen circumstances we regret that this event has been cancelled ***

Visit Mount Abundance Homestead

Venue: Mount Abundance – Drive 7km west on the Warrego Highway, Roma and follow the signs.

Time: 9am to 4:00pm

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $15
School age child $2

Visit Mt Abundance Homestead where the settlement of the Maranoa District commenced, and the impetus for the establishment of Roma Town began.

Features: Homestead built in 1860 (Heritage Listed), Roma’s District’ first Post Office 1860-1864, underground Cellar lined with locally made bricks,  Early Graves, Old Building Sites, Sandstone “Overshot” Dam, Restoration of the original Jackaroo’s quarters (still in progress).

For more information : Helen 0428 223 183 for any enquiries.

The Big Rig Tower & Tree Walk & Self-guided Tour of the Oil Patch

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 9am to 4:30pm daily

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $20
Concession $18
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $55
Child $15
Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204. Combination tickets available online.

Discover the challenges and hardships faced by our pioneers in their pursuit of wealth through Roma oil and understand how their experiences paved the way for today’s thriving multi-billion-dollar industry.

Engage with their narratives, ascend the impressive 40-meter tower, wander along the tree walk amid ancient river red gums, stand beneath the rigs, and grasp the essence of hope, ingenuity, and camaraderie that moulded the Australian oil, gas, and energy sector.

Up the Creek Garage Museum

Venue: 14 George Street, Roma (just behind Shady’s Lagoon / 15 minute walk along the Adungadoo Pathway from The Big Rig / 10 minutes from the Post Office.)

Cost: $20 Single Adult, 17 and Under FREE.

Time: 9am – 4pm

From Cars in the Garden (commemorating the Aussie Car Industry) to incorporating over 800 pictures of road trips of Australia, USA and New Zealand.  A fabulous collage of photos that tell a million stories and a visit not to be missed when you are in town for Roma’s Easter In The Country.  This is a museum full of memories.

Incorporating a Aussie Holden Museum (with a difference).  Art and murals, get your kicks on Route 66 in a 1969 Mustang or travel the Warrego Hi-Way (old Hi-Way 54) in the Maranoa Travel 1966 XP Falcon ute.

Join in activities such as cornhole tossing and horseshoe pitching. Exciting Activities and fun for all ages.

You can even get your photo taken with the longhorns – Jack or Tex.

After Easter, the museum will be open from Monday – Thursday from 9am to 4pm and Friday – Saturday 9am to 3pm.  Closed Sunday.

Up The Creek Garage Advert

Up The Creek Garage Advert    

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Operating between 10:00am to 1:00pm

Ride the “The Roma Express” – a miniature train that travels a picturesque 1.4 km circuit. For all ages.

Cost: $5 per person (3 years and under free and must be accompanied with an adult)

Easter Art Show

Venue: Walk of Art, Hawthorne Street, Roma Qld 4455

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Gin tasting with Western Queensland Spirits

Venue: Western Queensland Spirit Distillery, Roma

Cost: Bookings essential.  $25pp + fees.  Under 18 free (U18 free tickets still required to be booked). Purchase online HERE

Time: 10:00am to 700pm

Join us for Easter in the Country at Western Queensland Spirit, Queensland first draft distillery.

Immerse yourself in the Outback spirit with live music by Lloyd Saunders and Maddy Thomas. Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family and indulge in tasting paddles showcasing our handcrafted local spirits, savour our Easter cocktail special, and enjoy some Outback inspired food creations. 

To create the best experience for everyone visiting the Cellar Door, we have once again ticketed this event. Every adult ticket ($25pp+fees) includes entry as well as your choice of an Easter cocktail, an Eastern Mocktail, or one of our Tasting Paddles featuring four of our handcrafted spirits. Under-18s are free, but please make sure you grab a ticket for them as well! We will have four sessions on Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday, so act quickly to secure your preferred time slot.

With delicious food and snacks available throughout the weekend – you can preorder a selection of food  when booking your tickets! Our friends at Bessie’s Ice-Cream Bus will also be serving up soft serves on Sunday & Monday as the icing on the (ice-cream) cake!

We have three different bars where you can enjoy a nice refreshing WQS spirit. Whether it’s cocktails, mocktails, our awesome pre-mixed drinks, or opt for a craft mixer. We also offer some great beers from our friends at Aether Brewing. In addition, we have a range of non-alcoholic drinks available for those who prefer them.

Get your tickets now!

Western Queensland Spirit Gin products

Sunset Tower & Tree Walk

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm daily

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $10
Concession $8
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30
Child $7.50
Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204.  Combination tickets available online.

Join us at The Big Rig for a new experience to take in the breathtaking beauty of the outback at The Big Rig in Roma, Queensland, with the Sunset Tower & Tree Walk. As the sun begins its descent, casting warm hues across the vast outback landscape, embark on an unforgettable journey that combines panoramic views from The Big Rig Tower with a tranquil stroll through the river red gums along the Tree Walk.

The Big Rig Express Night Show

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 6:30pm daily

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $10
Concession $8
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30
Child $7.50
Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204.  Combination tickets available online.

Immerse yourself in an exclusive 35-minute light and sound show beneath the stars at our open-air theatre.  Explore the dramatic events that unfolded in Roma, presenting a formidable challenge to the emerging Australian oil and gas industry.

Join us as we reveal the raw details and honour the resilience of Australia’s riggers, both from the past and the present.  Enjoy a complimentary Easter Egg while you watch the show!

Interested in holding an event across the festival celebrations?  Register your event via the below link or contact us to find out more!