AustraliaExplore the hidden wonders and secluded gorges of the Carnarvon Ranges, Aboriginal rock art, dinosaur plants, and enchanting wildlife with exclusive access to a 71 000 acre working cattle station.
for more info check out BOOBOOK ECO TOURS
HURRY!!! limited seats available. BOOK NOW
call Boobook 07 4622 2646
ROMA BUSH GARDEN LOCATED AT Railway Dam, Corner Duke and Mayne Street, Roma, QueenslandEncompassing the picturesque Railway Dam, this leisurely walk is a must for the enthusiast of the Australian bush. The 14-hectare gardens showcase eleven vegetation communities local to the Roma region, including Brigalow, Coolibah and Mulga.
The walk offers a great variety of different vistas of the dam, which is also regarded as a first-rate place for bird-watching. The Roma Bush Garden Association is committed to creating and maintaining a regionally significant bush garden using the maximum community participation.
Come on down to the popular Walk on the Wildside this Good Friday. Be guided by BOOBOOK expert ecological guides on one of the nature walks
How to get there: Drive west along Miscamble St to Orallo Rd and then onto Dargal Road Following the signage.
Take the trip to Moorelands Bush Nursery, open all four days over the Easter long weekend!
The Feed Shed will be operating ONLY on Friday and Monday with burgers all day and morning and afternoon tea available.
Please feel welcome to bring a picnic and relax at Moorelands on Saturday and Sunday.
Find us on FACEBOOK
Location: 2 Riggers Rd Roma
Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australias'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.
Child (12years and under) $7.00
Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $25.00
Phone: 07 46 222 325
Location: Roma on Bungil Gallery
This year, the Maranoa Artists Inc are hosting the Easter in the Country Art Show in the with the most welcome assistance of the Roma on Bungil Gallery Committee who are providing the venue for this prestigious event.
Most past visitors to Roma for Easter in the Country would recall that the Art Show was one of the iconic, must attend events of the weekend. After a brief hiatus, the Art Show recommenced on a small scale about four years ago and interest and participation has been increasing ever since.
2019 will see the richest ($10,000 in prize money) Art Show in the history of Roma and the Maranoa across a range of art media. Don’t miss your opportunity to view and purchase diverse works from artists across Australia.
Times: Opening Night – Wednesday 17 April – 6.30 pm
Thursday 18 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Friday 19 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 20 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday 21 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Monday 22 April – 9 am to 12 noon
Cost of Entry: Opening Night $15 per head – Wine and Cheese
Thursday to Monday – Gold coin donation
Welcome to the Easter in the Country Gardens for 2019:
“Wataview” – Garden 1
1847 Carnavon Dev. Hwy. Roma
Directions: Travel north from Roma towards Injune for approx 18.5 KM.
Opening times: 9am – 4.30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to Roma Branch, Cancer Council Queensland
“Wataview” is located at the bottom of the hill, on the left hand side of the road, about 400m north of the Taroom turn off.
“Wataview” is set on top of a sandstone ridge with nearly 360 degree views of the surrounding area. The garden is only about 14 years old and is on approx 1hectare. It has spacious lawns with several different feature gardens such as a running creek and pond, a succulent garden, The Secret Garden and a large free flight bird aviary. The aviary houses small parrots, finches, doves, pigeons and quail.
A canteen will operate offering morning tea, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. The canteen will also support Cancer Council Queensland.
St Kilda – Garden 2
Just a further 10.8 kilometres further north on the right side of Carnarvon Dev Hwy
Opening Times: 9am – 4.30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to Epilepsy Qld – ‘Kicking Epilepsy out of the Bush’ programme.
“St Kilda” in a garden with a vast history. The property has been in the Brumpton family for 100 years. The garden of the original family home (built from timber off the property) had fallen into disrepair for over 35 years but in the last twelve months has been restored to the original plan with the original rose planting. The garden in the current family home is set in black soil and although the original garden has been established for many years further extensions have recently occurred. The garden is a rambling country garden (with a few resident fairies) with large lawn areas, and dotted with rustic artworks made by the owner.
From Cars in the Garden (commemorating the Aussie Car Industry) to viewing the Car and Truck Restoration Program incorporating over 500 pictures of Road Trips in the USA with an Aussie Overtone.
A fabulous collage of photos which tell a million stories and a visit not to be missed when you are in town for Roma’s Easter In The Country.
You can even get your photo taken with the long horns - Jack or Tex.See you at UP THE CREEK GARAGE
$25 double/family for a day pass
Complimentary Morning and/or Afternoon Tea.
Open from 9am – 5pm Thursday – Easter Monday.
Located at 14 George St, Roma
(just behind Shady's Lagoon.15 minute walk along the Adungadoo pathway from the Big Rig, 10 minutes from the Post Office.)
Location: RSL Hall Northern Road, Roma
Fancy yourself as a Poet, Performer or Songwriter? Walk Up’s Welcome to make the local competition lots of fun. Come one, come all as the audience will be part of the judging panel. There will be a number of categories and there will be prize money for each category. The day’s program includes the competition and performances from the range of very talented people listed below. If you love Australiana then this is for you.
Location: Big Rig Parklands - Riggers Road Roma
Roma History Lodge
Location: 17 McDowall St. Roma Qld 4455
‘Sporting Events and Sports People through the Years’
Make sure you visit the Roma History Lodge to view a great display of Sporting Events and Sports People throughout the Maranoa district during the past 150 years. Some will surprise you! We are also open for anyone wanting to check out their family history in the district. Many books on local history also for sale.
OPEN: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5pm each day.
Gold coin donation.
Ph: 07 4622 7322
LOCATION: BIG RIG PARKLANDS
Face painting available and Ponies and Animals 2 U will be on site.
Easter Egg Hunt:
2.45pm – CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT - Explorer's Looking for the mystical hidden Easter Eggs.
3.20pm – Join in the fun of the games – egg and spoon races, sack races, and three legged races. These will be in ages groups and on the trace adjacent to the Minature Train at the Big Rig Parklands
4.30 pm – The Easter Bunny arrives to greet the children and there will be loads of photo opportunities.
5.00pm – Easter Egg Hunt. This will run in age groups again and under the supervision of parent and officials. Children will only get one or two small Easter eggs and sharing is strongly encourages so everyone gets to participate.
XTREME BULLS AUSTRALIA
The Original Xtreme Sport is back!!
Cement Australia Present Xtreme Bulls Roma!!
Xtreme Bulls are pleased to release that their heading back to Roma’s Easter in the Country weekend for Stop Number 4 of the Xtreme Bulls Australia Tour on Friday the 19th April at Basett Park - Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma.
This will be Roma’s third Xtreme Bulls event and not one to miss out on. Featuring Australia’s Elite Bull Riders taking on the Gill Bros Rodeo Company’s Xtreme Bulls.
Be sure to catch the action at this event, big screen replays.
Location: Basett Park - Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma
The event is a Bucking Bull Futurity & a Classic so sit back and relax at the alcohol free family night.
Food vans onsite
Adults (12 years and over) $15 each
Children (11 years and Under) FREE – no tickets required.
The Easter Rumble is a huge project run by The Crackup Sisters where children get to perform in the Bull Arena on Friday night at Easter in The Country. Working with The Crackup Sisters, a Commonwealth Games Choreographer, a rock band musician and 100 other kids, we will create the first Easter Rumble. Open to ages 6-18 years, The Easter Rumble will be rehearsed over two days during The Easter in The Country Festival, culminating in a performance on Friday 19th April.
Location: Bassett Park- Rodeo Grounds Entry via McPhie Street or walking from the Camping Ground.
Don’t miss out on this new activity within the festival.
Location: Cnr Arthur and McDowall Street, Roma
A selection of food, drinks and a place to sit and meet the locals and visitors to the festival.
Location: 2 Riggers Rd Roma
Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.
The Big Rig Night Show runs for 35 minutes.
Call into The Big Rig/Roma Visitor Information Centre to purchase your tickets.
* IF RAINING NIGHT SHOW CANCELLED*
Child (12years and under) $7.00
Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $20.00
Phone: 07 46 222 325
LOCATION: Bassett Park- Rodeo Grounds (Entry via McPhie Street or walking from the Camping Ground)
Check out the history of boxing with the world greatest showman – Fred Brophy.
It is a show not to be missed and a true Outback Legend.
As the drums boom and the bells ring amateur boxers will prepare to take on Fred’s troupe.
One not to be missed.
Cost $35 per person – PAY AT THE DOOR