Boobook Eco Tours When: Fri 20 Oct - 8am – 4:30pm Cost: $215 – Adult $183 – Child $536 - Family of 4 Bookings: 4622 2646
We’ll show you some of the district’s best kept natural secrets all within a stone’s throw of Roma. Uncover our local history and listen to tales as we drive to a working cropping and grazing property which integrates its operation with coal seam gas production. Take a leisurely walk through bushland and lunch alongside a beautiful spring fed waterhole lined with red gums.
As we explore the waterhole keep an eye out for platypus, wallabies, turtles and goannas. We traverse Brigalow, dry rainforest and cypress/ironbark woodlands, where you’ll be amazed at the diversity of plants these vegetation types contain. Our ecological professional guides will point out bottle trees, kurrajongs, ferns and bush tucker plants. Enjoy the easy-going pace as we take time to escape from daily pressures and connect with the land.
*includes morning and afternoon tea with delicious and generous servings of fresh fruit and/or home-baking and a Hearty picnic lunch.
*Be sure to bring a small backpack, hat, sunscreen ,water bottle, closed-toe comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent.
BIG RIG OIL PATCH DAILY Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australia’s oil and gas industry. The Big Rig's Oil Patch attraction is an enjoyable relaxed way to learn about Roma's oil and gas history. The Oil Patch is an outside display of oil and gas exploration and product equipment, explained by suitable signs and audio panels. these facilities allow the oil patch to be a self-guided experience. Contact: 4622 8676 Open : 8:30am – 4pm Where: The Big Rig Roma Cost: $12 Adult, $9 concession, $7 Child (under 12), $25 Family (2 adults + 2 children) * Why not opt for a combination ticket for “Oil Patch Daily” & “Big Rig Night Show” Cost: $17.50 Adult, $12 Concession, $10.50 Child (under 12), $38 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
This tranquil garden paradise will be open to the public this October between the 16th – 20th. … And you have to see it to believe it! A rose-smothered archway will lead you into this stunning retreat, where you will find a hidden paradise ablaze with blooming roses and spring annuals including ranunculi, poppies, freesias, alyssum and iris. The garden features massive trunks of petrified wood, native plantings, fruit trees, cactus garden, an impressive Lilly pond, creek and waterfall. Crossing the bridge spanning the pond, you will find filled with giant Goldfish, and gorgeous water lilies. The towering gums, jacarandas and liquidambars provide much shade which has allowed the garden to flourish in the harsh climate. The garden is a must see for the avid birdwatcher or garden enthusiast. Bring a chair/rug and picnic lunch and relax in the peaceful setting of this country bush paradise.
Cost: $5 pp (Under 12 FREE) Open 10am – 4pm Mon 16th to Friday 20th Oct Where: “Whyworry” 1559 Burtons Road, Roma Contact: 4622 2763 Directions: Travel 7km North on Injune Rd (Carnarvon Hwy) to Burtons Rd on right; garden further 17km.
Located 12km west of Roma, this peaceful paradise will take you back in time, where you can admire a collection of antique artefacts, farming equipment, horse-drawn vehicles and historical memorabilia. The museum also houses the original 1859 stable complex, built during the construction of the Mt Abundance Homestead.
Open: 9am – 3pm each day Cost: $5 Adults, under 16 FREE Contact: 0488270961
A DROVERS BANQUET
Feast on a hearty “Drover’s banquet” – a buffet of Australiana cuisine complete with roast meats, stew, golden baked spuds , damper and more. Or enjoy an equally hearty meal from the menu on any night of the week. The” Drovers Banquet” special is available at the Roma Bowling Club – Friday 20 at just $18 per head.
Open: 6pm – 8pm Cost: $18 pp Where: Roma Bowls Club Bookings: 4622 4455
BIG RIG NIGHT SHOW
Did you know that Roma was the first place in Australia where natural gas was discovered? Catering for all ages, The Big Rig takes visitors on a thoroughly entertaining journey through time. From Australia's first discovery of petroleum, through the boom and bust years of oil and gas exploration and onto today's multibillion-dollar industry. Join us at The Big Rig in Roma to discover the unique history of Australia’s oil and gas industry. Visitors will love their journey of discovery through The Oil Patch, a self-guided outdoor museum. Then be sure to experience the history of early rig sites near Roma, at The Big Rig Night Show!
Contact: 4622 8676 Open : 7pm Nightly Where: The Big Rig Roma Cost: $10 Adult, $8 concession, $7 Child (under 12), $20 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
* Why not opt for a combination ticket for “Oil Patch Daily” & “Big Rig Night Show” Cost: $17.50 Adult, $12 Concession, $10.50 Child (under 12), $38 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
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