Roma, The heart of the Maranoa!
Maranoa Visitor Information Centre in Roma is located within The Big Rig, a living memorial to the pioneers of Australia’s oil and gas industry. Friendly faces will warmly welcome you to the Maranoa Shire, base The Big Rig as your starting point for an unforgettable outback experience.Whether it’s your first visit to Roma or just one of many, be sure to stop into the centre for all of the latest information and visitor services from our friendly volunteers and staff. While here, you can take in the attraction of The Big Rig, pick up a souvenir and catch up with friends and be captivated in Australia’s living history of oil and gas! Offering tours with small entry fees, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss out on.
Australia’s Living History of Oil and Gas!
Big Rig Tours
There are a number of exciting tours for everyone to enjoy, for instance;
- The Night Show Sunset Experience
- Oil Patch Guided Tour, also a tour for the kids!
- A Day at the Big Rig (can include a Night at the Big Rig as well)
In addition to the Big Rig, Roma has much to offer with both in town and out of town. The Saleyards are well worth a visit while in town, it is in fact the largest cattle selling centre in Australia. Travel short distances in the region and discover; the history of the Cobb and Co at Surat 78km south, the relaxing mineralised waters of The Great Artesian Spa in Mitchell 87km west and outback oasis Carnarvon Gorge 246km north of Roma. For a comprehensive list of things to see and do in Roma and up-to-date travel tips please visit or call the centre!