7 day Roma Explorer

When you can’t decide which sights to see, why not see them all? 

From Australia’s largest cattle selling facility in Roma, to a 288-hectare National Park north of Injune and the historical red dirt Cobb and Co stagecoach run between Surat and Yuleba, this itinerary promises a journey of discovery across the region. 

Enjoy the sights of the whole region and all five major towns with this seven-day itinerary.

Day 1: Roma

Plan your arrival for mid-afternoon and kickstart your exploration of the region with The Night Show Sunset Experience (Nov – March Monday, Wednesday or Friday; Monday – Friday April – October), or a self-guided tour of The Oil Patch (daily) at the Big Rig.

Day 2: Roma – Injune

Start your morning with either a tour of Australia’s largest cattle selling facility (Tuesday or Thursday), breakfast surrounded by native flora and fauna at the Moorelands Bush Nursery onsite café – The Feed Shed (Saturday or Sunday), or a morning stroll downtown to the Avenue of Heroes and Roma’s largest bottle tree.  

Drive one hour north to Injune and park outside the Visitor Information Centre on Hutton Street. Take a stroll to learn about the Characters of Injune, visit the memorial in Henricks Park or head along Second Avenue to the lagoon – keep a lookout for local birdlife and wildlife around the 1.2km track. Join the locals at the pub or Bowling Club (Friday night only) for dinner. 

Stop into the Visitor Information Centre for local advice and enjoy morning tea or lunch at Café on Second.

Day 3: Injune

Take the day to explore the Arcadia Valley and Lake Nuga Nuga via The Arcadia Valley Loop, Tourist Drive 8, Carnarvon Ranges, or Mt Moffatt. 

For a full drive itinerary to work through today, check out our Travellers Guide including map for Tourist Drive 8. 

Day 4: Injune – Mitchell

Start your morning with breakfast at Café on Second. If you missed any of the local attractions on the first day, tick them off your list this morning before driving 165km to Mitchell via Womblebank Gap Rd, following the Wild Dog Fence and passing Major Mitchell’s Campsite. 

Take a self-guided tour of Mitchell, starting at the Kenniff Court House along Cambridge Street. Continue to the Great Artesian Spa and Booringa Heritage Museum before enjoying a sunset walk along the Maranoa River Walk and dinner at the local pub or restaurant. If it’s getting dark don’t venture too far, as the path continues along an ungraded track for 4km (one way).

Overnight in one of Mitchell’s motels or caravan parks.

Day 5: Mitchell – Surat 

Stretch your legs along the Maranoa River Walk and grab a light breakfast before driving to Surat. Take the backroads and detour via Dunkeld Road (Tourist Drive 6) or for the comfort of a sealed road, stay on the main highway, both will travel via Roma.  

Spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights of Surat with a visit to the Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum, Surat on Balonne Art Gallery, Shire Hall or Aboriginal Traditional Campsite and Interpretative Shelter.

Day 6: Surat – Yuleba- Wallumbilla – Roma

Step it out along the banks of the Balonne River before grabbing breakfast at one of the cafes along Burrowes Street. Prepare to get red dirt on your tyres as you follow the Cobb & Co Way, Tourist Drive 7, winding from Surat to Yuleba. 

Once you arrive in Yuleba, take in the town highlights with a stroll along the Bendemere Walk before stopping by the Yuleba Hotel for a pub lunch, or if you’ve stocked your esky, drive 5km to Judd’s Lagoon for a picnic.

Continue 20km west to Calico Cottage in Wallumbilla and enjoy a stroll along the Harry Thompson Walk taking in local streets, Wallumbilla Creek and the showgrounds. Continue to Roma for your final night. 

Day 7: Roma

Start your day at one of Roma’s nine cafes and fuel-up for a day of sightseeing. Head to the Roma Visitor Information Centre at The Big Rig for local insight and ask the friendly staff to get in the know about what’s on in region.

If you didn’t catch The Night Show Sunset Experience during your first night in Roma, stop into the Big Rig for the show before heading downtown for dinner at one of the local pubs or restaurants.

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