Welcome to the capital of our region, Roma. This town offers a cosmopolitan feel with boutique and specialty retailers, espresso bars and cafes, restaurants and pubs and all within a four-block radius. A short distance from town, you can learn about the agricultural history of the region at the largest cattle selling facility in Australia, or the towns importance to the oil and gas industry through interpretive tours at The Big Rig.
Located on the banks of the Maranoa River, 87km west of Roma, Mitchell has enough Australian history to support its own miniseries. From the infamous Kenniff Brothers capture to Major Mitchell’s expedition across the region, follow the stories of yesteryear as you travel the region.
You won’t be stuck in the pages of a history book forever, take a break and rejuvenate the mind and body with a soak in the precious minerals from the Great Artesian Basin.
Step back in time with a visit to the picturesque township of Surat.
On the Great Inland Way, 78km from Roma, Surat offers visitors a chance to explore its pioneering history and learn about the town’s significant involvement during the Cobb & Co era, just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Balonne River.