Famous for being Australia’s furthest town from the ocean, Eromanga is located 108 kilometres west of Quilpie on a fully sealed road.
Sustained by surrounding pastoral properties, some of which are over 8,000 square kilometres, Eromanga is also home to the Eromanga Oil and Gas Basin, which produces around one and a half million barrels of oil each year.
A visit to the Eromanga Natural History Museum to learn about the dinosaur fossils found near the town is a must! The museum is discovering new Australian dinosaurs in an area of Australia where they have previously never been found. Australia’s South West Queensland’s Channel Country is home to Australia’s largest dinosaur fossil discoveries, the 95 million year old Eromanga dinosaurs. These exciting new dinosaurs are some of the world’s largest dinosaurs!
The Old Royal Hotel, built in 1885, is one of the town’s original buildings and was once a Cobb & Co. staging post. Visit the Living History Centre for a dose of history and information on early settlers, industry and opal mining. Next door is a park with playground and barbecue facilities and a stunning mining memorial, which is inlaid with real opal.
Visitors are welcome to a community barbecue held Saturday nights and annual events, including the Easter Eromanga Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana, are a great place to meet and yarn with locals from around the region.
Eromanga is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Quilpie, it is located approximately 969kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 28213.208 square kilometres. Eromanga has a recorded population of 119 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Eromanga we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Eromanga and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.