Eromanga is a town the traveler will pass through when on route to Noccundra or Thargomindah from Quilpie some 100k east. Eromanga is named after the aboriginal word meaning ‘hot windy plain’.
The town lies on the edge of what is called the Eromanga Inland Sea, which existed in the Early Cretaceous. Its claim to fame is abundant oil wells, and opal mines, and of course many pioneering cattle and sheep property owners that came and took up land in the 1860s. The name of the Town Eromanga goes back as far as about 1860.
Of recent times tourism and paeleontology have emerged as commercial drivers.