Roma is a vibrant rural town surrounded by cattle and sheep farms. Situated at the crossroads of the Warrego and Carnarvon Highways, Roma is home to the Big Rig, Australia's living History of Oil and Gas Exploration. The town was the site of Australia's early oil and natural gas search in the 1920s.
It has fine civic amenities including a hospital, racecourse, Olympic swimming pool and TAFE College.
A tribute to Roma's oil and gas industry, which began in 1900, is The Big Rig, an old oil derrick on the outskirts of Roma.
As Roma's major tourist attraction, the complex features two historic oilrigs, the oldest being the US-built EMSCO rig, a café, souvenir shop, a museum housing educational and informational displays, as well as an information centre.
Ride the miniature steam train, relive the history of oil and gas or wander amongst the flora and fauna surrounding The Big Rig.