EROMANGA

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.

Eromanga’s geographic claim to fame is being the furthest town in Australia from the ocean, and secondly the production of oil and oil exploration.

Of recent times tourism and paeleontology have emerged as commercial drivers.

The Royal Hotel was built in 1885 and is one of the original buildings.

The Outdoor Museum is in the main street opposite the iconic distance to signs.

The War Memorial is located in next to the mining memorial that is inlaid with opal.

Be sure to stop for a cup and take a few photos.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course