ROMA BUSH GARDEN LOCATED AT Railway Dam, Corner Duke and Mayne Street, Roma, QueenslandEncompassing the picturesque Railway Dam, this leisurely walk is a must for the enthusiast of the Australian bush. The 14-hectare gardens showcase eleven vegetation communities local to the Roma region, including Brigalow, Coolibah and Mulga.
The walk offers a great variety of different vistas of the dam, which is also regarded as a first-rate place for bird-watching. The Roma Bush Garden Association is committed to creating and maintaining a regionally significant bush garden using the maximum community participation.
Come on down to the popular Walk on the Wildside & Pancake Brekky this Good Friday. Be guided by BOOBOOK expert ecological guides on one of the nature walks
starting at 7am or 9am and tuck into some fresh cooked pancakes by Roma Bush Gardens volunteers at 8am. Gold coin donations welcome
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How to get there: Drive west along Miscamble St to Orallo Rd and then onto Dargal Road Following the signage.
Relax in the atmosphere of a Country Garden and Nursery. The Feed Shed will serve burgers for breakfast and lunch. Devonshire Tea as our specialty and drinks are available!
Welcome to the Easter in the Country Gardens for 2019:
“Wataview” – Garden 1
1847 Carnavon Dev. Hwy. Roma
Directions: Travel north from Roma towards Injune for approx 18.5 KM.
Opening times: 9am – 4.30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to Roma Branch, Cancer Council Qld
“Wataview” is located at the bottom of the hill, on the left hand side of the road, about 400m north of the Taroom turn off.
“Wataview” is set on top of a sandstone ridge with nearly 360 degree views of the surrounding area. The garden is only about 14 years old and is on approx 1hectare. It has spacious lawns with several different feature gardens such as a running creek and pond, a succulent garden, The Secret Garden and a large free flight bird aviary. The aviary houses small parrots, finches, doves, pigeons and quail.
A canteen will operate offering morning tea, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. The canteen will also support CCQ.
St Kilda – Garden 2
Just a further 10.8 kilometres further north on the right side of Carnarvon Dev Hwy
Opening Times: 9am – 4.30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to Epilepsy Qld – ‘Kicking Epilepsy out of the Bush’ programme.
“St Kilda” in a garden with a vast history. The property has been in the Brumpton family for 100 years. The garden of the original family home (built from timber off the property) had fallen into disrepair for over 35 years but in the last twelve months has been restored to the original plan with the original rose planting. The garden in the current family home is set in black soil and although the original garden has been established for many years further extensions have recently occurred. The garden is a rambling country garden (with a few resident fairies) with large lawn areas, and dotted with rustic artworks made by the owner.
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.
You can even get your photo taken with the long horns - Jack or Tex.See you at UP THE CREEK GARAGE
$25 double/family for a day pass
Complimentary Morning and/or Afternoon Tea.
Open from 9am – 5pm Thursday – Easter Monday.
Located at 14 George St, Roma
(just behind Shady's Lagoon.15 minute walk along the Adungadoo pathway from the Big Rig, 10 minutes from the Post Office.)
Location: Roma on Bungil Gallery, 38-44 Hawthorne St. Roma
Walk of Art
Location: Big Rig Parklands - Riggers Road Roma
Location: RSL Hall Northern Road, Roma
Fancy yourself as a Poet, Performer or Songwriter? Walk Up’s Welcome to make the local competition lots of fun. Come one, come all as the audience will be part of the judging panel. There will be a number of categories and there will be prize money for each category. The day’s program includes the competition and performances from the range of very talented people listed below. If you love Australiana then this is for you.
Special Guest Include:
Sharon Heaslip -
Singer, Songwriter and Compere, Sharon Heaslip has been written often as one of Australia's leading female vocalists of Traditional and Australian Country Music songs
2. RAY ESSERY, is the face of every rural farmer. His capacity to project the stoicism earthy and fatalistic humour of the bush is spellbinding. It's sometimes difficult to ascertain where Ray stops and the character begins. Also a finalist in the single recorded performance of this year's Bush Laureate Awards, Ray's gentle bewilderment in the face of the modern world and his mythical life long romance with Shirley Friend are an integral part of the nature of bush comed. Ray has a book out written by Anna Rose all about his life..
Alisha Smith - Winner of several awards Australia’s only lady playing Tradational Country and ballads.
Keith Jamieson - Golden Guitar Winner and Bush Balladeer.
Caitlyn Jamieson -
Winner of the 2014 New Talent at Bungendore Stan Coster Bush Ballad Memorial Awards and the Winner of The Barry Thornton Awards for 2014. Caitlyn Plays Fiddle, Guitar, Uke, sings and harmonies. She has Toured around and criss crossed Australia sice she was born with Her Mum Alisha Smith and Dad Keith Jamieson , she has just turned 13 year old and loves her singing and music.
Make sure you visit the Roma History Lodge to view a great collection of books written by locals, about the history of Roma & District. These books cover subjects such as: local history, families, cemeteries, schools, shearing, towns & Roma Mayors. Our members can also assist you with your research on local families. We have a vast collection of resources.
Our hours will be Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 -5pm each day. Gold coin donation.
Maree Worland - President
0422 574 897
Roma & District Family History Soc Inc
Roma History Lodge
17 McDowall St PO Box 877
Roma Qld 4455 Roma Qld 4455
Ph: (07) 4622 7322 during opening hours - Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 12 noon, Saturday 2:00 - 5:00, Sunday 10:30 - 12noon - other hours by appointment only.
Some members spend a lot more time at the Roma History Lodge so if you see the front door open, please call in.
Easter Egg Hunt:
2.45pm – CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT - Explorer's Looking for the mystical hidden Easter Eggs.
3.20pm – Join in the fun of the games – egg and spoon races, sack races, and three legged races. These will be in ages groups and on the trace adjacent to the Minature Train at the Big Rig Parklands
4.30 pm – The Easter Bunny arrives to greet the children and there will be loads of photo opportunities.
5.00pm – Easter Egg Hunt. This will run in age groups again and under the supervision of parent and officials. Children will only get one or two small Easter eggs and sharing is strongly encourages so everyone gets to participate.
XTREME BULLS AUSTRALIA
The Original Xtreme Sport is back!!
Cement Australia Present Xtreme Bulls Roma!!
Xtreme Bulls are pleased to release that their heading back to Roma’s Easter in the Country weekend for Stop Number 4 of the Xtreme Bulls Australia Tour on Friday the 19th April at Basett Park - Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma.
This will be Roma’s third Xtreme Bulls event and not one to miss out on. Featuring Australia’s Elite Bull Riders taking on the Gill Bros Rodeo Company’s Xtreme Bulls.
Be sure to catch the action at this event, big screen replays.
Location: Basett Park - Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma
The event is a Bucking Bull Futurity & a Classic so sit back and relax at the alcohol free family night.
Food vans onsite
Adults (12 years and over) $15 each
Children (11 years and Under) FREE – no tickets required.
Location: Corner Arthur and McDowell Street, Roma CBD
Location: 2 Riggers Rd Roma
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.
* IF RAINING NIGHT SHOW CANCELLED*
Child (12years and under) $7.00
Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $20.00
Phone: 07 46 222 325