Our 2021 Thursday program is coming...

Below is what we planned in 2020

Roma Saleyards Tour

Venue: Bull Ring area, Roma Saleyards, Warrego Highway

Cost: Free – No bookings required

Time: No bookings are required, simply meet at the Bull Ring area at 8.15am for an 8.30am tour kick off.

Roma Saleyards are the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere, seeing over 350,000 cattle a year. Selling occurs every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and are an incredible sight to see! Tours are available on sale days free of charge.  Please note that there is no cattle sale on Easter Thursday however tours will still be held.

For more information: Email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au

Big Rig Oil Patch Tours

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Attraction open between 8:30am to 3:30pm

Cost: Adults $10, Concession $8, Children (12 yrs & under) $7, Family (2 x Adults & 2 x Children) $20.  EFTPOS available.  

Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australia’s oil and gas industry. The Big Rig’s Oil Patch attraction is an enjoyable, relaxed way to learn about Roma’s oil and gas history.  The Oil Patch is an outside display of oil and gas exploration and product equipment, explained by suitable signs and audio panels. These facilities allow the oil patch to be a self-guided experience.

For more information: Phone 07 46 222 325 or email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au     

Explore Roma Town (half day tour) by Boobook Ecotours

Pick Up Point:
Roma Accommodations

Time: 9:00am

Min Number Pax: 2

Max Number Pax: 20

Cost: Prices: Adults $65, Child $40 (8-14 years), Family $170 (2 adults and 2 children), Seniors $60.  Bookings Required.

Share a few hours with a Roma local for an insight into the colourful history and present day activities in and around Roma. Hear about various local legends and their escapades. Learn about the industries the town supports while keeping an eye out for some of local characters. Discover hidden treasures like Heroes Avenue, spectacular stained glass windows, our Biggest Bottle Tree and the Roma Bush Gardens.

For more information and bookings: Phone +61 7 46222646 or email info@boobook.biz

Easter in the Country Art Show

Venue: Walk of Art – Hawthorne Street,  Roma (adjacent to the Library)

Time: Open between 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation (Thursday to Monday)

Enjoy a browse around the gallery and the wonderful artwork of the 2020 Art Exhibition.

For more information: 

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: $15 Single, $25 Double/family for a day pass

Time: Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Monday: Open from 9am – 5pm
Saturday: Open from 11am – 8pm with a free sausage sizzle at 6:00pm

From Cars in the Garden (commemorating the Aussie Car Industry) to viewing the Car and Truck Restoration Program incorporating over 500 pictures of Road Trips in the USA with an Aussie Overtone.  A fabulous collage of photos which 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.

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

For more information

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Operating between 10:00am to 2:00pm


For more information: Phone 07 46 222 325 or email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au     

MAA Livestock & Property Outback Tucker Under the Stars

Venue: Roma Saleyards, Warrego Highway, Roma

Time: Open between 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: Adults $80 (13 years and above), Children $20 (12 yrs and under)

Bookings: Required

Everyone is invited to the Opening Dinner, for Roma’s Easter in the Country in 2020 at the newly upgraded Saleyards and featuring Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski assisted by Glen Barratt and students from schools in the Maranoa.

BEEF! BEEF! BEEF! From the paddock to plate “MARANOA BEEF” will be the highlight of the dinner.  A vegetarian option will also be offered. The meal will be prepared by professional chef, Matt Golinski.

Licensed bar, live entertainment and EFTPOS available on the evening.

For more information:  

Big Rig Night Show

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Cost: Adults $10, Concession $8, Children (12 yrs & under) $7, Family (2 x Adults & 2 x Children) $20.  EFTPOS available.

Time: 7:00pm

Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma. The Big Rig Night Show runs for 35 minutes.

Call into The Big Rig/Roma Visitor Information Centre to purchase your tickets. Visitors are to meet inside The Big Rig for the night show & tickets can be purchased on the night of the show. 

Please note: If raining, show will be cancelled.

For more information: Phone 07 46 222 325 or email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au

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