Roma, an attractive agricultural community established in 1846, is known for its cattle, sheep, timber and wheat, as well as for being the first place in Australia where oil and gas were discovered. It is in the Darling Downs area of Queensland, about 500 km (310 miles) west-northwest of Brisbane. Roma is the southern gateway to Carnarvon National Park, 250 km (155 miles) to the north.
- Big Rig Complex
- Roma Courthouse
- Meadowbank Museum
- Go wine tasting at the Romaville Winery, which has been producing wine since 1863
- Stroll along historic Wyndham Street in Roma and see the bottle trees, each planted for a soldier killed in World War I
- Visit the Art Gallery and Cathedral Cave in Carnavon Gorge, regarded as having the best ancient aboriginal art dating back 3,500 years
Roma has cool winters and hot summers. The average summer daytime high is 34°C (93°F), and the average daytime low in the winter months is 4°C (39°F). The average annual precipitation is 588 mm (23 inches).
Getting There & Around
Qantas flies into Roma Airport, only 7 km (4 miles) from town. The city is also served by Queensland Rail, which stops there twice a week. If driving, the city is reached by the Carnavon and Warrego Highways.
Although the easiest way to get around Roma is by car, there is a local bus service and taxis are readily available.