Roma Revealed

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 region’s agricultural history 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.

What To Do

Experience a live cattle auction at the largest cattle selling facility in Australia, responsible for selling over 350,000 cattle a year. Tours operate 8.30am Tuesday (subject to cattle numbers). See the new state- of-the-art interpretative centre highlighting the development of the cattle industry.

Discover the history of how Australia’s oil and gas industry originated in Roma, by joining a guide or following the interpretive panels through ‘The Oil Patch’. Book into the ‘The Night Show Sunset Experience’ to ignite your interest in sabotage, drama and intrigue at the nightly sound and light show, told through the eyes of a “Roma Rigger” guide. You’ll learn about the events that threatened to destroy the Australian oil and gas industry before it even began, unearthing the stories of Australia’s riggers, past and present.

Get under the bonnet of the Aussie car industry at Up the Creek Garage, where you can view a collection of automobiles, from classic cars through to rusty relics.

Discover Roma and surrounds with a Boobook eco-guide, who’ll help reveal our region’s secrets. With a variety of fully catered half, full day and extended tours including Explore Roma Town and Discover Carnarvon Ranges, you’ll gain resident knowledge of Australia’s wildlife, pioneering history, local industries and lots more.

With a diameter of 9.51m, a height of 6m and a crown of 20m, stop by to see this famous foliage. It’s estimated this bottle tree’s branches date back to the 19th century.

Read the 140 names of servicemen from the Roma district who served during the First World War along the heritage listed avenue.

Step out along the concrete pathway along Bungil Creek – keep an eye out for local walkers, joggers or cyclists.

Explore

Jump aboard the miniature train that travels a 1.4km circuit around The Big Rig complex, over Bungil Creek and through surrounding parklands.

There’s more than meets the eye in Roma – come and visit and let us reveal the treasures of Roma and the surrounding region.

If you’re a 4WD enthusiast who loves nothing more than to get out and explore nature, it’s time to buckle up. Enjoy changing landscapes along the drive with views of native flora and fauna, including the prehistoric Grass Trees.

Rhoetosaurus brownei was a medium-sized sauropod that lived in the area around what is now Roma in south-western Queensland during the Jurassic period: 160-170 million years ago when Australia was part of the supercontinent of Gondwana. The first fossils of Rhoetosaurus were found in 1924 by a team of stockmen, mustering horses on a station approximately 50 km north of Roma, south-western Queensland. This was only the fourth time that dinosaur fossils had been found in Australia, and all previous discoveries had been of much smaller animals

Where to Stay

Motel

Athena Studio Units

69 – 71 Quinn St, Roma

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07 4622 4434

07 4622 2541

Motel

Best Western Bungil Creek Motel

5 – 7 Bowen St, Roma

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07 4624 2200

07 4622 2015

Motel

Bottle Tree Gardens Motel

22 Bowen St, Roma

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07 4622 6111

07 4622 6499

Motel

Club Hotel Motel

42 McDowall Street, Roma

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07 4622 1322

07 4622 4884

Motel

Mandalay Motel

39 Quintin Street, Roma

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07 4622 2711

Motel

Motel Carnarvon

18 Northern Road, Roma

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07 4622 1599

07 4622 4147

Free call 1800 621 155 for reservations

Motel

Overlander Homestead Motel

Warrego Highway, Roma

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07 4622 3555

Motel

Pete’s Place

77 Quintin Street

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0417547175

Motel

Roma Central Motel

17-19 Bowen Street, Roma

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07 4622 8746

Motel

Roma Explorers Inn

44778 Warrego Highway, Roma

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07 4620 1400

07 4620 1488

Motel

Roma Inland Motor Inn

12 Northern Road, Roma

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07 4622 5515

07 4622 5518

Motel

Roma Mid Town Motor Inn

41 Hawthorne Street, Roma

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07 4622 2416

07 4622 2419

Motel

Roma Motel

11 Bowen Street, Roma

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07 4622 2288

07 4622 4723

Motel

Starlight Motor Inn

20B Bowen Street, Roma

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07 4622 2666

07 4622 2111

Free call 1800 066 022 for reservations

Hotel

The Commonwealth Hotel

75 Wyndham Street, Roma

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07 4622 1330

Hotel

The Queen’s Arms

88 McDowall St, Roma

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07 4622 1330

Farm Stays

Ups N Downs Caravan Park & Farm Stay

78 Hartley Lane, 5km north of Roma

0407 740 252

Cabins, Caravan Parks & Camping

Roma Aussie Tourist Park

6 Bowen St, Roma

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07 4622 6464

07 4622 6465

Cabins, Caravan Parks & Camping

Roma Big Rig Tourist Park

88 McDowall St, Roma

07 4622 1330

07 4622 1277

Free call 1800 222 535 for reservations

Cabins, Caravan Parks & Camping

Roma Gun Club

155 Geoghegan Road, Roma

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0476 674 514

Cabins, Caravan Parks & Camping

Villa Holiday Park

67-75 Northern Road, Roma

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07 4622 1309

Where to Eat

Restaurant

BC’s Bar and Grill

5-7 Bowen Street Roma

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07 4624 2246

Restaurant

Club Hotel

42 McDowall Street Roma

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07 4622 1322

Restaurant

Dominos Pizza

115 McDowall Street Roma

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Restaurant

Explorers Inn

44778 Warrego Hwy Roma

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07 4620 1400

Restaurant

Golden Dragon Asian Cuisine

60 McDowall Street Roma

07 4622 1717

Restaurant

KFC

45 Quintin Street

Restaurant

McDonald’s

Cnr Bowen and Hawthorne Street Roma

Restaurant

Overlander Homestead Carriages Restaurant

44767 Warrego Highway Roma

07 4622 3555

Restaurant

Roma Bowls Club

35 Lovell Street, Roma

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07 4622 1146

Restaurant

Roma Kebabs

104 McDowall Street Roma

07 4622 6142

Restaurant

Ruby Chinese Restaurant

119 McDowall Street Roma

07 4622 3233

Restaurant

Subway

93-95 McDowall Street Roma

07 4622 3084

Restaurant

Taj Indian Kitchen

117 McDowall Street Roma

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04 5090 8604

Restaurant

The Tasting Co

32 Hawthorne Street, Roma

07 4622 7413

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Pub

Commonwealth Hotel

72 Wyndham Street Roma

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07 4622 1286

Pub

Queens Arms Hotel Roma

88 McDowall Street Roma

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07 4622 1330

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Pub

Royal on Ninety-Nine

99 McDowall Street Roma

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07 4622 6142

Pub

White Bull Tavern Roma

Corner Charles & Station Street Roma

07 4622 1133

Coffee Shop

Bakeroma

63 McDowall Street, Roma

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07 4622 4399

Coffee Shop

Bear & Luca

Westland’s Plaza – Wyndham St Roma

07 4622 1198

Pre-order via Skip

Coffee Shop

Beck’s Chopping Board

The Big Rig – 2 Riggers Road Roma

07 46228763

Pre-order Eat Appy

Coffee Shop

Blue Shed Fish & Chips Café

Cnr Bowen and Charles Street Roma

Visit website

07 4622 7975

Coffee Shop

Café 54

90 Raglan Street

07 4622 8763

Coffee Shop

Rex – Coffee+Food

Hawthorne Street (side street of the School of Arts)

Pre-order via Skip and Eat Appy

Coffee Shop

The Roasted Bean Bar

42 McDowall Street, Roma

07 4622 1322

Facilities

Hospital

Roma Hospital

197-234 McDowall Street,Roma, QLD, 4455

Pharmacy

Health Plus Chemist – Pharmacy

84 McDowall St

Pharmacy

United Chemists Roma – Pharmacy

Westlands Plaza, 8/51-73 Wyndham St

Supermarket

Woolworths Supermarket Roma

Wyndham St & Bowen Streets, Roma QLD 4455

Supermarket

IGA Roma

73 Arthur St, Roma QLD 4455