Roma Explorers



Phone  07 4620 1400

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The Explorers inn was built in 2006, to cater for Outback tourists, business travellers, conferences, family vacationers and very special events. In 2010, 20 new rooms were added to the already impressive development. Town growth and tourism needs prompted the Directions to add a further 20 rooms in 2012, as well as the start of the art Conference and Events Centre. With the capability to cater for 400+ means, it’s the largest facility in Roma. Our facilities include our first class restaurant, bar and lounge area. There is a state of art conference centre catering for all needs. Our reception is open 6:00am to 8.00pm Monday to Thursday, 6am to 7pm Friday and weekends from 7am to 7pm (contactable by telephone after hours for emergencies only).
About Roma


Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Outback’, Roma is a bustling small town located only 350 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba. It is the administrative centre of the Maranoa Region (also known as the Western Downs) and comprised of lush pastoral and wheat-growing lands. Named after the Lady Diamantina Bowen, aka the Contessa Diamantina di Roma, the town has a rich and colourful history. From oil and gas rushes to a once prominent Chinese outpost and, of course, the infamous Captain Starlight, Roma’s history is as turbulent as it is exciting. The modern town is no longer terrorized by cattle-stealing bushrangers, but the lands hold true to their heritage. The largest sale yard in the whole southern hemisphere is located at our doorstep and travellers are welcome to come and watch the lively auction. Seasonal events include the largely celebrated Easter in the Country. A popular weekend here in Roma with multiple events staged. The Easter parade through town is followed by the mud derby, speedway, drag racing and late night rodeo that regularly features famous country singers. The Roma Races, a massive event in the country that is attended by people from all over Australia and is something well worth considering.
5 things to see in Roma
The Big Rig More than just Roma’s information Centre, The Big Rig in an immersive guide to the history of the region. The Night Show is an educational and entertaining way to spend half an hour, especially for history buffs. The show will help you understand the events of the first 60 years of the 20th century and the lead up to Roma’s claim as being the cradle of the oil and gas industry. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you experience our fascinating history, born out of ancient earth, fire and water, and understand how it changed our way of life. The Oil Patch is an outside display of oil and gas exploration and product equipment, explained by suitable signs and audio panels. These facilities allow the oil patch to be a self-guided experience. If oil and history doesn’t appeal, then you’re in luck. As one of the largest souvenir shops in town, there is plenty to browse and buy, all from local artists. Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue. Roma’s WWI Memorial is a work of living nature. Encompassing a large section of town, it is a tribute to the local men who fell in the First World War. The avenue of trees begins at The Railway Station, turns right into Wyndham Street and left into Bungil Street. It ends just after the intersection with Hawthorne Street and consists of over 90 bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestre), one for each brave soldier. Roma Cattle Yards The Roma Saleyards is the largest livestock selling centre in Australia. Twice weekly sales take place with buyers and sellers frequenting the facility from all over Queensland and Australia. The Roma Saleyards, being the commercial hub of the cattle industry in Western Queensland, not only attracts people doing business but tourists – there is nothing like seeing the first sale of the day as the sun is rising on a cold winter’s morning! St Paul’s Anglican Church St Paul’s church has considerable history, stretching back to the very beginning of Roma. Constructed under the direction of Rector Rev Henry, the impressive church was built using cement bricks manually made by the day parishioners. Gothic in style, it was erected to replace a small wooden church which dated back to the 1870’s. Nowadays, it boasts the only pipe organ west of Toowoomba and seats up to 450 people. With 46 stunning stained glass windows and eleven lead lights, it is also a major drawcard for tourists. The Royal on 99 The Royal Hotel in Roma has enjoyed a chequered history, with several lives loss through fire and misadventure. Thankfully, it’s turbulent past has been put to rest, and it is now one of the town’s most vibrant establishments. Originally established in the 1800’s, the building has undergone many facelifts in its lifetime. The result is an architectural gem completed in July 2016. By locals, for locals is the Royal on 99’s motto, and it serves as an amazing place to sit back with a drink and watch small town life go by.
Don't forget we offer.. Courtesy Bus pickup from the airport and bus station (airport transfers only, subject to availability) Complimentary Broadband and WiFi Internet access in all rooms Off-street parking for coaches and large vehicles Smoke free rooms - Strict non smoking policy in all rooms Complimentary water bottles Morning & evening room service
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