The Maranoa Regional Council is embarking on a new era of tourism, to increase positive visitor experiences for all travellers to the region.

Visitors can expect changes to Roma’s Big Rig Tourist Park with modifications set to be made to the Oil Patch Museum, Big Rig Night Show and the Visitor Information Centre.

The Big Rig Night Show will be receiving a complete overhaul with Council committing a significant $220,000 for a brand new show.

Professional and regionally focused visitor services will now take centre stage at the Roma Big Rig, with existing Council staff and Visit Roma volunteers being able to greet visitors seven days a week.

Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Tourism said the Big Rig, Visitor Information Centre and surrounding parklands are all much loved and greatly used by both visitors and locals.

“From tourism research we know that the modern traveller visits people, not places, and it’s through locals that the journey really takes place, that is why our tourism volunteers are vital,” Cr Chandler said.

The Big Rig Café will be opening soon for breakfast and lunch from 8.30am-2pm with café style foods.

Thai will be available at the Big Rig Café for dinner four nights a week, from Wednesday to Saturday.

Changes at the Roma Big Rig and Visitor Information Centre will see the Maranoa well placed to capitalise on the growing number of people visiting outback Queensland each year.

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