Glimpse of the Outback 5 Day Tour - Roma and Surrounds

Multiple Locations

Roma and the Maranoa offers a big outback adventure just half-a-days drive, or one hour flight from Brisbane. Join an authentic tour of the biggest saleyards in the southern hemisphere, wrap your arms around the biggest bottle tree, and learn all about the discovery of oil and gas in Australia at The Big Rig. Carnarvon Gorge N.P. has truly spectacular ancient landscapes and unique flora and fauna with fully guided eco tours available. Plan your trip around one of their big events including Easter in the Country, Mitchell Camel and Pig Races or the Roma Cup or relax at the Mitchell Artesian Spa and enjoy the wide open outback skies.

Journey Details

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Off Road Driving
  • Swimming
Multiple Locations

Journey Map

Full itinerary

Day One: Roma to Surat to Yuleba to Roma

Day One: Roma to Surat to Yuleba to Roma

Stunning Surat is nestled on the banks of the iconic Balonne River. The Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum includes the 14 seat replica Cobb & Co Coach, a 25,000 litre fresh water aquarium and the Surat on Balonne Art Gallery. Stroll along the Balonne River, and absorb the history and culture of the Surat community.

After lunch take the Cobb & Co tourist drive to Yuleba, and relive the history of an Australian icon, with a journey along Cobb & Co Way. The drive follows the route taken by the last Cobb & Co coach service to run in Australia. Enjoy afternoon tea at the peaceful Judd’s Lagoon, followed by a memorable visit to the historic Calico Cottage Complex in Wallumbilla.

Head back to Roma to experience the Roma Big Rig Night Show and take a journey back to where the discovery of natural gas all began.

Stay overnight in Roma.

Route Details
Distance 220 kms
Suggested Stops
Calico Cottage
Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum
The Big Rig Night Show

Day Two: Roma

Day Two: Roma

The Roma Saleyards is Australia’s largest cattle selling centre with astonishing numbers of up to 14,000 cattle being sold at any one time. Enjoy a tour of the Roma Saleyards and have all your questions answered by local retired graziers.

Next, take a guided tour of St Paul’s Anglican Church. St Paul’s Anglican Church is an operational Church and is over 100 years old, the beautiful building features truly stunning stained glass windows and has a rich history well worth exploring. Enjoy lunch at the Big Rig Café and the Big Rig Oil Patch where visitors are welcome to explore the wonderful outdoor museum of the Roma Big Rig Oil Patch.

After lunch experience the gracious old home of Allan McPherson, Mt Abundance Homestead, dating back to the 1840s (group booking required) or visit historic Meadowbank Museum. Enjoy the afternoon exploring all that down town Roma has to offer, including the Roma on Bungil Art Gallery, numerous boutique shops and local outback Queensland cafes and hotels.

Stay overnight in Roma.

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Suggested Stops
Meadowbank Museum
Mt Abundance Homestead
Roma Saleyards
St Paul's Anglican Church
The Big Rig Oil Patch

Day Three: Roma to Mitchell

Day Three: Roma to Mitchell

Visit the working cattle property ‘El Dorado’ 26 kilometres north of Roma (group booking required) and enjoy the farm and garden tour or if craft is your passion visit Spring Hill Country Craft Retreat, Amby, with a fully equipped magnificent Patch Work shop and large designated sewing area. Mitchell is an ideal place for lunch before browsing the main street learning all about the history of the notorious Kenniff Brothers. After lunch, revive and rejuvenate in the ancient, mineralised, naturally heated Mitchell Artesian Spas, great for the body and soul.

Stay overnight at Bonus Downs (46 kilometres south west of Mitchell).

Route Details
Suggested Stops
El Dorado
Mitchell Great Artesian Spa
Spring Hill Country Craft Retreat

Day Four: Mitchell to Injune

Day Four: Mitchell to Injune

Enjoy breakfast at Bonus Downs and take in the history of one of Australia’s agricultural pioneers, Samuel McCaughey. Visitors can hear about the complex, yet intriguing history of the homestead and cattle station. From Mitchell travel along the Mitchell-Forestvale Road to Injune. On the way, visit the Major Mitchell campsite and enjoy the amazing landscape and scenery. At this point, you can visit the Mt Moffatt section of Carnarvon Gorge. Continue travelling to Injune where you can see the Wild Dog Fence, spanning 2,500 kilometres across Queensland.

Stay overnight in Injune.

Route Details
Distance 145 kms
Suggested Stops
Mount Moffatt Section of Carnarvon Gorge

Day Five: Discover Carnarvon Ranges Boobook Ecotour

Day Five: Discover Carnarvon Ranges Boobook Ecotour

Visitors are sure to love the warm welcome and country hospitality of the Injune Visitor Information Centre, where you can learn about all the attractions of the town and district.

From Injune, join in on a feature day tour ‘Discover the Carnarvon Ranges’ to explore the hidden wonders and secluded gorges of the Carnarvon Ranges. See Aboriginal rock art, dinosaur plants, and enchanting wildlife via exclusive access to a 71,000 acre cattle station.

Feel safe with BOOBOOK* and their experienced bush guides. Carnarvon Gorge can also be accessed and explored independently and with a range of accommodation options within close proximity to the National Park you may plan to stay longer.

*BOOBOOK also offer one day tours to Coal Seam Gas Operations and privately owned local grazing and farming stations departing from Roma.

Route Details
Suggested Stops
Discover the Carnarvon Ranges Ecotour

Explore the region

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