Searching for an ‘out of the way’ place? Then Eromanga is your town. Virtually untouched by travellers, the town is surrounded by vast sheep and cattle properties. Reputedly the town farthest from the sea in Australia, Eromanga is named after the aboriginal word meaning ‘hot, windy plain’.
As remote as it is, around the 1880s Eromanga drew miners to the opal fields. Some referred to the town as ‘Opalopolis’ because of the huge amounts of opal which have been found in the region. More recently, Eromanga has quickly grown into a major oil production centre, producing in excess of one and a half million barrels each year.
The old Royal Hotel, once a Cobb and Co staging post, still retains some of the original buildings from 1885. The rustic outdoor machinery museum will soon be complemented by an indoor historical museum.
Located 126 kilometres west of Quilpie.
Activites and Experiences at Eromanga
- Barbecue Community barbecue every Saturday night.
- Fossicking Opals are found in the area and arrangements can be made with the visitors centre in Quilpie to obtain a licence.
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Public Bar
- Aussie Lifestyle
- Caravan and Camping
- Fishing Yabby and Yellowbelly fishing is abundant in the local waterholes and channels.
- Soft Adventure
- RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
- Empty Nesters
- Gay and Lesbian
- Outback Queensland Tourism
Nearest Airport: Quilpie