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Roma Cattle Saleyards

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They should charge but they don’t !

Outstanding tourist attraction in Roma. Arrived with 50 others and was met by Jim one of the guides... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
422troyg
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Great opportunity to understand our farmers' lives

This free morning tour on Tuesday is worth the visit. The volunteer guides know their stuff. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Judith J
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Warrego Highway | Turn off Warrego Highway about 3km east of Roma, Roma, Queensland 4455, Australia
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All reviews southern hemisphere free tour great morning on tuesdays great insight an eye opener volunteer guides worth doing city slickers behind the scenes bull ring steak couple of hours great tour worth a visit selling pens
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuesday's and Thursday's Roma sales yard, the largest in the southern hemisphere(so I have heard) comes to life with hundreds of cattle for sale. There is a free tour or you can walk around yourself. The auctioneers are fascinating to listen to. Watching the farmers...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding tourist attraction in Roma. Arrived with 50 others and was met by Jim one of the guides who was up for a chat Hilarious down to earth account of the Saleyards. Then it is into the pens to get up close and personal with...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This free morning tour on Tuesday is worth the visit. The volunteer guides know their stuff. The sale yards are the largest in the Southern hemisphere moving on average 5,000 head every Tuesday and Thursday. Watching the bidding and sorting of cattle is like animal...More

Thank Judith J
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I was a bit 'Eh!' about a trip to a saleyards. I mean, how exciting could it be? But it was great. Guides were friendly, funny, and knew the history of the yards, the area and were founts of lots of information. I'd highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

A visit to the Cattle Saleyards in Roma is well worth your time. There is a free tour every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9.30am where you can observe from an overhead walkway the cattle being sold in the pens below. Further along the walkway...More

Thank Lotti17
Reviewed 2 September 2018

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. The Roma Saleyards are the largest livestock selling Centre in Australia. The free tours occur twice a week (Tues & Thurs 8.30am ) and are a must if visiting Roma. The Tours are given by...More

Thank gra11182
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Tuesday and Thursday are the days tours are held, and if you’re not from the country this is a very interesting and informative way to spend the morning. You see cattle auctions in process and the guides and locals have a wealth of beaut knowledge...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This is a well worthwhile experience. To see how the cattle are sold and to get a small understanding of farmers make a living. This would be a good place to visit with the whole familyMore

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Maranoa Regiona... C, Public Relations Manager at Roma Cattle Saleyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and found the tour informative and worthwhile, it is such a unique opportunity to get a personal glimpse into a fascinating aspect of the Australian agriculture industry. Thank you so much for taking the time to let...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Love the tour, not the first time we have done it, thoroughly enjoyed it every time. Make sure you get there on a Tuesday & Thursday morning at 8:30.

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Maranoa Regiona... C, Public Relations Manager at Roma Cattle Saleyards, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

How wonderful to hear you have enjoyed the Saleyard Tour multiple times - our guides are fabulous and make each visit a unqiue experience. Thank you for your recommendation to fellow travellers.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

These cattle yards are a must to see. I would have liked to go on a sale day. I'm sure the atmosphere would be amazing. Apparently you can have a free tour on sales days (Tuesday & Thursday). This is surely a must when in...More

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Maranoa Regiona... C, Public Relations Manager at Roma Cattle Saleyards, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

You certainly can join a free tour with our local retired graziers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit even on a non-sale day. Hopeflly you can come back one day soon to enjoy a guided...More

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faye p
4 November 2017|
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Response from jj1860 | Reviewed this property |
The member above summed up the sale yards beautifully, I would suggest a tour of the Big Rig and as this is the tourist info centre it is a must visit, Railway Dam is perfect if you have time for a picnic if not a leisurely... More
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Jacqueline A
12 July 2017|
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Response from Cate8867 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jacqueline From memory it's Tuesday and Thursdays in the 'winter ' which I think is approx March- Sept. I hear that the Tuesday's are bigger than the Thursday's. They said they like at least 6000 head to make the auction... More
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