Roma's Easter in the Country Program

Thursday 28 March 2024

Discover Carnarvon Ranges – Tour by Boobook Explore

Pick Up Points: Roma Accommodation/Motels where nominated when booking.

Time: 6.45am for 7.00am departure to approx 6pm

Cost: Bookings Required.  Prices: Adult $295, Child $255 (8-14 yrs), Family $845 (2 Adults & 2 children), Senior $280

With local ecologically qualified and highly experienced tour guides, discover secluded gorges, amazing rock formations, unique Aboriginal rock art, Australian wildlife, rare plants and fabulous views. Learn about our pioneering history and see first-hand how nature and farming coexist in this rugged, yet beautiful landscape. With exclusive access to a large privately-owned cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges this day tour is a great introduction to the Queensland’s Outback and natural environments.

Min Number Pax: 2

Max Number Pax: 9

Bookings: +61 7 46222646 or email: sales@boobookexplore.com.au or book online HERE

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 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.

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.

Learn about the trials and tribulations that our pioneers endured whilst trying to strike it rich with Roma oil, and how their lessons have led to a multi-billion industry today.

Immerse yourself in the pioneering stories, climb the magnificent 40m tower, meander along the tree walk through the ancient river red gums, stand beneath the rigs and gain an understanding of hope, ingenuity and mateship that shaped the Australian oil, gas and energy industry.

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.

Up the Creek Museum poster   Up the Creek Museum Logo

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

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

Cost: $2

Easter Art Show

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

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Dance Like an Animal

Venue: Roma Cultural Centre, Bungil Street, Roma

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Free

Warm up for Easter in the Country and enjoy a morning of fun.  Dance with the Animals and meet some of your favourite country animals and listen to some wonderful story telling.

Program for Morning Session – 

10:30 am Storyteller:  Fiona Flanders – Can you Wisk a Watermelon?

Fiona will also conduct a book signing after the story for those who would like to have their new book signed by the author.

Can you Wisk a Watermelon children's book.

11:00 am Dance like an Animal – Keely Johnson and Friends

The program is based around several iconic Aussie animals, with big personalities, and a collection of songs that share their stories. That collection of songs became an album, and that album became an ARIA #1 hit. With tracks featuring some of Australia’s biggest talents including 2008 Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan, there was little doubt that people would embrace the record. Keely has built an interactive concert around the album, and the whole gang is on the road to Roma for Easter.

Dance like an Animal event poster Dance like an Animal Character dancing with children

This activity has been made possible jointly by the Maranoa Regional Council Community Grant and Easter in the Country Inc.

Outback Tucker Under the Stars – Sponsored by Cement Australia

Venue: Roma Saleyards, Warrego Highway, Roma

Time: 5:00pm for pre-dinner drinks and commencement at 6:00pm

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

Bookings: Tickets on sale now.  Book HERE

Everyone is invited to the Opening Dinner, for Roma’s Easter in the Country at the Roma Saleyards.  The Roma Saleyards is the leading venue for cattle sales in the Southern Hemisphere and a great place to view the open skies.

Be quick to book – do not miss out!

Licensed bar, live entertainment and EFTPOS available.

Entertainment is provided by our old friends – Vinney and John.

2024 details to come.  Our 2023 event included :

As part of a signature Terra Firma dining experience, guests will be treated to an open fire pit installation with delicious local produce slowly roasting over the hot coals.  French chef Charly Pretet has mastered this humble style of dining and embracing back to basic cooking techniques, using only fire and the best local beef Roma has to offer.  The combination of the delicious aromas and the ability interact with the Chefs at work make for an unforgettable show.

You will experience food at it’s best with the following menu items:
Hung and slow roasted beef long ribs rack
Homemade chimichurri sauce
Whole pig cooked on the cross over the open fire pit
Served with greek style yoghurt sauce
Coal roasted whole pumpkin, burnt balsamic dressing, fetta, rocket, pepitas
Smoked green and red cabbage and grilled vegetables slaw, burnt citrus dressing.

Smoked Queensland pineapple basted with honey and served with dulce de leche and cinnamon crumble.

The night will be further enhanced by the presence of Roma’s own Western Queensland’s first small-batch, hand crafted distillery servicing cocktails and samples of their individual products.

The 2023 dinner is dinner with a real difference, so this will be an event not to be missed.

Image credit – www.terrafirmadining.com.au

Terra Firma Dining Experience image

The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Experience

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 5:30pm 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.

Ignite your interest in sabotage, drama and intrigue through the eyes of a “Roma Rigger” guide, with a glass of Outback port and an original short history film under the stars in our outdoor theatre. 

The events that occurred in Roma threatened to destroy the Australian oil and gas industry before it even began, join us as we share the gritty details and salute Australia’s riggers, past and present.

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