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THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND ROMA QUEENSLAND

ROMA SALEYARDS
This saleyard is almost a national icon, having held the mantle of Australia’s selling centre for a number of years with up to 12,000 head per sale. Visitors can witness first hand the sales, starting 8:00am Tuesday and Thursday. Ample free parking for cars and caravans.

AVENUE OF HEROES
Heritage listed Heroes Avenue, featuring 140 bottle trees, is a touching tribute to the fallen soldiers from the Roma District who lost their lives in the First World War. The planting began in 1818 with each tree displaying its own remembrance plaque.

BIG RIG
A must see for all visitors to Roma. This 7 million dollar living memorial to the pioneers of Australia’s oil and gas industry has two main areas.

  1. Oil Patch this absorbing self-guided walk with clusters of interpretative signs and audio panels is embellished by drilling rigs.
  2. Recently redesigned, this stunning 30 minute light and sound presentation recreates the story of local oil and gas exploration in the early part of the last century. Set against the night sky Roma, this theatrical presentation uses the latest technology to create an impressive spectacle. Starting times for the Night Show vary with the seasons.

 

THREE DIMENSIONAL MURAL
Located at the Cultural Centre on the corner of Bungil and Quintin Streets. Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00pm. This striking mural containing 17 local elements is interpreted by means of a ausio and light presentation, which gives a concise and interesting overview of the history, industry and culture of Roma and its district.

MT ABUNDANCE HOMESTEAD
Situated on the Warrego Highway 12kms west of Roma. Phone 07 4622 3836

LARGEST BOTTLE TREE
Located at the end of Edwardes Street off McDowall Street. Roma’s largest bottle tree, which has the incredible girth of 8.9 meters, was transplanted by Roma Town Council to its present site from a local property in 1929.

ROMA COURT HOUSE
The recently restored Roma Court House is an impressive building which was opened in 1901. This heritage listed building replaced the original structure which was the original venue of the trial of the infamous cattle duffer, Harry Redford (alias Captain Starlight).

ROMAVILLA WINERY
The Romavilla Winery is located right beside the Villa Holiday Park. It was build in 1878 from local timber and is considered to be oldest building in Roma.