Distance from Quilpie: 108km West
Eromanga is famous on several counts, firstly for being the furthest town from the ocean in Australia and secondly for producing 1.5 million barrels of oil per year. The latest and most exciting claim to fame is the significant palaeontological discoveries of Australia’s largest dinosaurs on a property near Eromanga. Several dinosaurs have been unearthed and the area is being heralded by scientists as the most exciting and prolific dinosaur site in Australia. Four of the dinosaurs have been named: George, Cooper (the largest dinosaur found in Australia) – Zac (one of the most complete dinosaurs unearthed in Australia) and –Sid (named after Sir Sydney Kidman). The bones are now displayed in the Eromanga Natural History Museum.
Eromanga is the largest oil producing are in mainland Australia. The township plays host to a mini refinery that refines crude oil and supplies automotive distillates, jet fuel and specialty chemicals. The refinery produces about 1.5 million barrels of oil a year.
The Old Royal Hotel, built in 1885, is one of the original buildings and was once a Cobb & Co Staging Post. The rustic Outdoor Machinery Museum is complemented by an indoor Living History Centre incorporating an Object Theatre and Internet Café. Adjoining the Museum is a Park with picnic tables, covered playground and a stunning Mining Memorial inlaid with opal.
All are welcome to the Community BBQ every Saturday night which is held as a fundraiser for local charities. The IOR Refinery has 24 hour fuel available for those travelling through. There is also well maintained public showers and toilets within the Community Hall and a dump point behind the Hall.
Annual Events include the Easter Eromanga Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana
To view a complete calendar with dates please visit Quilpie Visitor Information Calendar.