Family-Friendly Activities in Roma

Being the second-largest urban community in Outback Queensland, Roma is the ideal destination with loads of activities to experience. From discovering the great outdoors to learning about the unique history of the Australian Outback, there’s no shortage of what you can do. Roma has the perfect family-friendly options for the whole family to take part in – not just the kids! 


The Big Rig Night Show

Both educational and entertaining, The Big Rig Night Show is the perfect family-friendly way to spend a night in Roma. While watching the sun set, immerse yourself in a spectacular light and sound show detailing the stories of men and women involved in the gas and oil industry in Australia throughout history. 

Roma Inn Big Rig Night

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Mini Train

Touring around the perimeter of the Big Rig, the mini train is the perfect addition to your visit to the Big Rig. The kids are sure to enjoy a trip on the Roma Express mini train while learning about the history of the Australian oil industry! 


Boobook Explore  

An outback tour is a perfect way to get the whole family outdoors and enjoying beautiful, unique sights whilst learning a thing or two about Australia. Boobook Explore offers various tours to choose from. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the sandstone cliffs, indigenous sites featuring paintings and axe sharpening and learn the story of the cattle station as you dwell through Carnarvon Ranges. Boobook Explore provides knowledgeable and engaging tour guides who possess a plethora of knowledge of Roma and its surroundings. 

Roma Inn Boobook Ecotours

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Annual Easter Extravaganza 

If you are travelling to Outback QLD during the Easter holidays, we recommend you put Roma on your list. Roma’s Annual Easter Extravaganza is held annually and is suitable for all ages! No member of your family will leave unsatisfied, due to the extensive list of activities on offer. An Easter Extravaganza would not be complete without a Kids Easter Egg Hunt, however, the remainder of the activities are incredibly unique to the outback and are the ideal way to immerse yourself and your family in Roma’s culture. From country markets, an art show, goat races, motocross, mud derby to a night rodeo and bull rides, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy!

Roma Inn Easter

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Australia Day at the Lion’s Park

In true Aussie fashion, Roma’s Heart Church will be hosting a community cricket game and sausage sizzle open to the public to celebrate Australia Day in 2020. Drinks and fairy floss will be available for purchase. The event will commence at 9:30 am on Sunday, 26th January 2020. 

Roma Inn Lions Park


Roma Bush Gardens

The Roma Bush Gardens are home to 14 hectares of native Australian flora and fauna. The gardens are the perfect destination for beautiful views and learning about nature. Additionally, you can engage in family-friendly activities such as spotting wildlife, birdwatching and family picnics.


Roma Cattle Saleyards

When travelling to Roma, our advice is to ensure you are here on a Tuesday or Thursday. Why, you may wonder? Well, the Roma Cattle Saleyards are open to the public from 9:30 am on these days. You can watch the cattle being sold and learn how the process has evolved over time, while the kids marvel at the beautiful cattle. The raised walkways provide great views of the cattle! 

Roma Inn Cattle Saleyards

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Dine at Roma Explorers Inn

End your day of adventurous exploration with dinner at our Explorers Restaurant. Experience local cuisine: Steaks from Maranoa Beef exclusive to The Explorers, and Country Fare dishes.  Culinary delights from our team of chefs who are renowned for high quality, great flavoured food are on our extensive menu.

The Explorers Restaurant is conveniently located within the Roma Explorers Inn, right on your doorstep, accommodation available.

Roma Inn Dinner

Be sure to try out these family-friendly activities the next time you visit Roma. For more information about things to check out during your time in Outback Queensland, check out Roma Explorers Inn Blog


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