Renowned as the ‘Energy of the West’ Roma is located in south-west Queensland approximately 5.5 hours west of the state’s capital, Brisbane. With a population of 8000 residents Roma is a prominent farming region and home to some of Australia’s most pioneering ‘bushies’.
Getting to Roma
Half the fun of the weekend at the Picnics is getting to Roma. With planes, trains and automobiles departing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and other regions frequently – travel to Roma is easy.
If you are traveling by car from Brisbane be sure to take in the scenic surrounds of rich farmland as you pass through the Darling Downs and across the Great Dividing Range.
The road to Roma is approximately 5.5 hours west of Brisbane and will take you over the Great Dividing Range onto the Western Downs and through the small farming communities that dot the track to Roma.
Greyhound Coaches provides coach services to Roma from Brisbane, Charleville and Longreach via Warrego Highway linking Chinchilla, Miles and Roma.
Or from Sydney to Toowoomba and connect with services on Gore Highway to Goondiwindi or Warrego Highway to Roma.
Phone 131 499 for more information or visit www.greyhound.com.au
Traveltrain Holidays operate The Westlander rail service between Brisbane and Charleville stopping in Roma.
Phone 1800 627 655 or visit www.traveltrain.com.au for more information.
QantasLink provides flights from Brisbane to Roma. Approximately 1.5 hour flight.
Phone 13 13 13 or visit www.qantas.com for more information.
In the Path of Cobb & Co. Surat Ph: 07 4626 5314
Tara Coaches and BP Tara Ph: 07 4665 3944
Once you arrive in Roma whether it be by plane, train or automobile your transport needs are taken care of. Complementary buses traveling from all hotels and motels to the race course and back again run throughout the duration of the day and night.
While you’re there
The Roma Turf Club conducts race meetings throughout the year, including Easter In The Country Race Meet and the Roma Cup in November.