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Roma - Cities, Towns and Localities

“Store Cattle Capital of Australia”

Home to the Mandandanji tribe the Roma area was first explored by the New South Wales surveyor General Thomas Mitchell in 1946, after his positive description of the area free settlers soon descended on the location to take up land. In the late 1840s a station was established at Mount Abundance and by the 1860s the area’s first post office was established there.

Roma's famous Bottle Tree's

Roma got its name from Lady Bowen, wife of the first Governor General of Queensland, whose maiden name was Countess Diamantina Georgina Roma. Roma was the first town formed after the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859.

Since this time Roma has continued to grow and now sports a population in excess of 7,000. Cattle and sheep are the main produce from the area. Elegant homes and historic hotels grace the streets of Roma along with many fine public buildings. Other items of interest would have to be the magnificent bottle trees which stand around the town planted in memory of the towns World War I heroes.

Check out our listing of Roma accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Roma Information Centre
2 Riggers Road
Ph: 07 4622 8676
Freecall: 1800 222 399 (within Australia)
Fax: 07 4622 3084

The Visitor Information Centre is housed in the Big Rig Complex and staffed by friendly volunteers with local knowledge.

Opened daily 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Roma Attractions

Easter in the Country
• “I’d like to invite new visitors and old to Roma at Easter to share a great weekend of fun and country hospitality. If you have never been to our annual Easter Festival – come along I’m certain you won’t be disappointed”.
Expedition National Park
• Accessible only during the dry season this large park over 108000 ha is home to the famous Robinson Gorge a 14 km long gorge surrounded by cliffs up to 100m high and extremely narrow in places.
Meadowbank Museum
• Ph: 07 4622 3836
• 12 km west of Roma • Working farm come museum with many interesting objects from the surrounding areas, usually only open on weekends. Museum includes only know aboriginal trap. A device made to capture natives who were stealing cattle.
Romavale Winery
• Injune Rd • Ph: 07 4622 1822
• Queensland’s oldest winery started in 1863 and has produced wine each season since then. Wine cellars date back to 1878.

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Roma Distance

Distance to Roma
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Roma:
• Brisbane 476.8
• Cairns 1,362.9
• Chinchilla 186.2
• Charleville 267.9
• Dalby 267.2
• Goodiwindi 342.3
• Miles 140.0
• St George 195.4
• Toowoomba 352.4
• Townsville 1,018.7
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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