The Maranoa offers visitors a diverse range of experiences from tranquil natural environments with superb and magnificent sandstone formations to interpretative displays which celebrate the culture and history of the region.
Tourism contributes significantly to the economy of the Maranoa, with approximately 313,000 visitors making their way to the region for daytrips and overnight stays per year. Visitors spend approximately $343 each during their time and stay an average of 3 nights within the region. Accommodation and recreation services contributed $19.5 Million to the regional economy in 2013/14.
Considering the Maranoa region’s location on the main thoroughfares to western Queensland (Warrego Highway) and the tropics (Great Inland Way), long-haul tourists account for a significant proportion of visitors to the region. Tourism and Events Queensland predicts that this sector will continue to grow at an unprecedented rate into the future, signalling a bright future for tourism operators in south west QLD.