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The Big Rig

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great info centre

My boy and I enjoyed our visit to the info centre, bought some cool souvenirs (including a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
34randalls
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Filling in time

To fill in a 2 hour space, we visited The Big Rig. It tells the story of the oil and gas industry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg M
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Tennant Creek, Australia
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THE NIGHT SHOW An educational and entertaining way to spend the best part of 35 minutes, during which you will get to understand the events of the first 60 years or so of the 20th Century, which justify Roma's claim to being the Cradle of...more
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2 Riggers Rd, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia
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+61 7 4622 2325
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boy and I enjoyed our visit to the info centre, bought some cool souvenirs (including a stockwhip handmade by a local) and fed the ducks down at the lake. A great, interactive location

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 34randalls
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy to enjoyed your visit to the Roma Visitor Information Centre and The Big Rig, and by the sound of it the ducks would have been grateful for your visit also. We hope you come back and visit again one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To fill in a 2 hour space, we visited The Big Rig. It tells the story of the oil and gas industry in the Roma field since 1924, and through displays, tells how the field was formed over millions of years.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Greg M
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'Day Greg. Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you could fill in your time down here at The Big Rig and enjoyed learning about the formation and discovery of oil and gas in Roma. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, loved everything about it. Friendly staff, very helpful. I ended up staying for quite a while and enjoyed it alot. I would definitely go back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Odette D
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So wonderful to receive your review Odette, we especially love hearing that the customer service you received was friendly. We definitely hope you come back one day, soon.

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I totally agree with other comments about the excellent night tour and the gas/oil self guided tour + the friendly staff in the info centre. Also the grounds and facilities make it an excellent spot for a picnic, or just sit for a while and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter C
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you so much Peter, we are delighted that you enjoyed all there is to see and do at The Big Rig and also had time to stop and relax in our beautiful parklands.

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Well worth going to to hear the history of Roma. Basically it describes how Roma came to be a town. Interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelnsw
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Lots of info to read on your way around. Plus early heavy vehicles on view. (We bought a bottle tree at the front desk.)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank schafer65
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Big Rig and we hope your Bottle Tree goes big and round quickly.

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

One night stay while passing through. Budget style family cabins, a little small but quite clean. Reasonably priced too. Could do with a bit of an upgrade to decor and bedding. Our cabin had under cover parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anita C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We took the Day/Night Option. During the day you tour the meticulous grounds viewing the displays/equipment and a short Video also giving great background into the history of Roma and Oil/Gas Exploration.. The Night Tour occurs on Thursday Night and thoroughly entertaining.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gra11182
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed doing both the Oil Patch and The Night Show. Our garden team do an amazing job of looking after all the parklands down here at The Big Rig.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

A great place to visit - there are movies some nights of the week however we didn't avail ourselves of that option. There is a great story told of the explration in the Roma region - really quite fascinating and worth a visiti.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham M
Explore745027, Public Relations Manager at The Big Rig, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Graham M thank you for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed The Big Rig and maybe next trip you will have the opportunity to visit The Night Show as well.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

After doing the walk around the outdoor display in daylight, we elected to see the Light Show. We really enjoyed the show which lasted about 45 mins. It was well presented and followed the outdoor display. Take cushions for the steel seats but still enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean P
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