Features and Attractions

things to do in roma

Location: 2 Riggers Road, Roma (5-10 min walk from Roma Explorers Inn – The Roma Airport Hotel For You!)

Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma, dating back to 1924. Settle back and relax under the outback skies, as we embark on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.

There a many features, like the oil patch which includes the 1929 vintage steam powered Emsco drilling rig and a 1950’s diesel powered National T32 rig. The Emsco became established in Roma by the Roma Oil Company, drilled four holes, and was abandoned on its last site in 1941. While, for safety reasons, climbing on the exhibits is generally not permitted, steps and safety rails exist on the floor of the Emsco rig to allow visitors to appreciate the size of the equipment. There is also a 30-minute night show using current technology and multimedia to tell the story of early life in the oil and gas industry in Australia.

things to do in roma

Location: 44589 Warrego Hwy, Roma (5 min drive from Roma Explorers Inn)

An outstanding tourist attraction in Roma. The Roma Saleyards places among the #1 Things To Do In Roma on TripAdvisor.  The sale yards exist as the largest in the Southern hemisphere, moving on average 5,000 head every Tuesday and Thursday as one of the largest agricultural marketplaces for cattle – the 2021/22 financial year saw a record breaking 220,676 cattle sold during the time! The volunteer guides are friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable of the history of the yards and the area. There is a free tour every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9.30am where you can observe from an overhead walkway the cattle being sold in the pens below. Further along the walkway you can see where merchants weigh their cattle, and an electronic board shows the details.

things to do in roma

Location: 52 Arthur St | cnr Bungil street, Roma (5 min drive from Roma Explorers Inn)

St Paul’s Anglican Church has a series of colourful stained glass and leadlight windows dating back to 1876 and is well worth a visit. Guided tours operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am during the tourist season or by appointment. Roma Explorers Inn is one of the closest Roma motels to this historic and magnificent Church.

Roma Bottle Tree

Location: Roma, QLD 4455 (part of Loam Reserve)

Roma’s biggest bottle tree, which has the incredible girth of 9.62 metres, a height of 15 metres and a crown of 23 metres, was transplanted by Roma Town Council to its present location from a local property in 1927. The tree was fairly well grown at the time of the transplant and quite possibly originated in the nineteenth century.

No trip to Roma is complete without a selfie with the Big Bottle Tree!

things to do in roma

Location: Bassett Park Racetrack (10 min drive from Roma Explorers Inn)

Built on a time-honoured tradition of country racing and outback revelry, the Roma Turf Club hosts the Roma Picnic Races each year with beautiful grounds surrounding the sand racetrack, and a provision of all the amenities you’d need – from bar and food, to an air-conditioned Members Bar and on-course TAB and EFTPOS. There’s also plenty of green space for kids to run around or spread out a picnic rug. It’s an affair where the ladies dress to impress in sophisticated race-day attire for the fashion on the fields, and the men honour the coat and tie standard. So if you love a good picnic and get giddy about the races, then stay at the best Roma airport hotel, Roma Explorers Inn, guaranteed to make your time at the Roma Picnic Races memorable.

Roma Explorers Inn offers guests so much more than other Roma motels. Conveniently located in close proximity to many Roma attractions, our Inn is a Roma airport Motel, offering a free courtesy bus for guests on request as well as free onsite parking, meaning that coming to stay at Roma Explorers Inn couldn’t be easier.

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