Eromanga is famous on several counts, firstly for being the furthest town from the ocean in Australia and secondly for producing 60 million litres of oil per year.
The latest and most exciting claim to fame is the significant paleontological 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.
The bones and other exciting discoveries are displayed in the Eromanga Natural History Museum, a short 106 kilometre drive along the fully sealed Cooper Developmental Road from Quilpie.
A highlight if any visit to the area is the Eromanga Living History Centre which incorporates a Museum and Object Theatre and hundreds of historic photos and stories of the surrounding area.
A self operated film in the Theatre Room covers some of the amazing history of Eromanga – some of the many topics covered are oil exploration, early pastoral pioneers, opal mining and information regarding the dinosaur discoveries.
The Centre is unmanned, so collect the key from the Eromanga Royal Hotel which is an original building dating from 1885 and was once a Cobb & Co Staging Post. Adjoining the Museum is a Park with picnic tables; covered playground and a stunning Mining Memorial, inlaid with opal in memory to the Opalopolis days of Eromanga.
All are welcome to the community BBQ every Saturday night.