Roma has always been a favourite stopping off point for visitors to the outback. When you visit the Big Rig, you’ll want to stop longer!
The Big Rig celebrates the unique history of Australia’s oil and gas industry, collecting together and presenting intriguing stories, photos and facts.
Catering for all ages, The Big Rig take visitors on an absorbing journey from Australia’s first discovery of petroleum, through the boom and bust years of oil and gas exploration and onto today’s multi-billion dollar industry.
A hundred years ago, on Roma’s Hospital Hill, a drilling crew was boring for water when, suddenly, the unexpected happen: “Wow, it’s gas!” yelled a surprised driller as water and gas mud gushed out of the well.
With this event, quite by accident, Australia’s oil and gas industry was born.
The Big Rig celebrates the unique history of Australia’s oil and gas industry, collecting together intriguing stories, photos, facts and objects, in a variety of fascinating multi-media exhibits.
This stunning show, set against the night sky of Roma, dramatically recreates the story of Australia’s Oil and Gas industry, with emphasis on Roma’s part in its development. All in all, the Night Show brings into focus those events, and characters, which justify Roma’s claim to being the Cradle of Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry.
Combining a theatrical presentation with pyrotechnics, computer lighting and a digitally mastered soundtrack, The Big Rig Night Show creates a spectacle you’ll long remember.
The 30 minute light and sound presentation that tells a brief, informative and entertaining history of oil and gas. The venue is a terraced outdoor seating area which overlooks a pre set scene of a small bush rig camp, complete with tents, pond ,and a small drilling rig. The lighting highlights the adjacent Emsco rig, which prompted the naming of the attraction, as the BIG RIG.
The venue is heated by 4 large gas burners in winter. The show plays onto a large screen with the action taking place both on the screen and among the scenic setting.