There is no better way to start or finish your day than by a walk along the ‘Adungadoo Pathway’. A leisurely two block walk from our Motor Inn brings you to the start of this natural bushland walk, which follows the Bungil creek through ancient river gums. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to enjoy this very peaceful, tranquil oasis, which the majority of people don’t even know exists.
Walk along Heroes Avenue which starts near our doorstep and meanders through our historical town. This walk follows 140 of our iconic bottle trees, which were planted as a touching tribute to the fallen soldiers from the Roma district who lost their lives in the 1st World War. Each tree has a brass remembrance plaque at its base naming the fallen soldier.
The Big Rig is a $7 Million interactive information memorial to the early pioneers of the oil and gas industry. Truly a must see for this resource rich region. During the daylight hours follow the self guided walk through the ‘Oil Patch’ looking at equipment and learning from audio panels. The Night show is a 30 minute spectacular, using the latest technology in light and sound set against the backdrop of the night sky.
Bird lovers will enjoy walking through the Roma bush gardens. This leisurely walk encompasses the Railway Dam and meanders through eleven various vegetation communities.
The Roma cattle saleyards are the largest in Australia. Sales are held on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 8am. Up to 12,000 head of cattle have been up for sale on a single day. Remember your akubra hat, to blend in with the locals!! Bull sales are held at various times of the year, this is a must see if you are in town on those days. Come and see those ‘big boys’!
An excellent day trip, is to head further west to the town of Mitchell (80km). Once there, strip off and plunge into the Great Artesian Spa. Two pools have been built, one has a temperature of 39C, very therapeutic and the other is a cool plunge pool, which thereby makes this an all year round attraction.
The Carnarvon Gorge is set amongst the spectacular, rugged ranges of the Central Highlands. It is a lush oasis with numerous walking tracks and a must do to tick off your ‘bucket list’. This natural phenomenon protecting our cultural heritage has breathtaking scenery and is home to some of the best known Aboriginal art sites in Queensland.