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Boobook Explore’s new Landscape and Legacy in Roma day tour gives a whole new perspective on the region.

It invites visitors to follow in the footsteps of the early European explorers for a unique insight into the past and present of landscape, nature and community.

This small group adventure takes guests out to Mt Abundance (in the traditional lands of the Mandandanji people) where explorer Mitchell famously remarked on the native grasslands. It is also the last place where explorer Leichhardt penned his last letter before his mysterious disappearance.

Here in the refuge of soaring wedge-tailed eagles, Boobook’s eco guides help guests appreciate the natural biodiversity, including iconic bottle trees growing in their natural habitat.

The tour includes other highlights that bring the region’s interlinked past and present to life, from Massey Downs Homestead to the famous Roma Saleyards, which have their own stories to tell.

Boobook Explore joint founder, Meryl Eddie, said this new tour is something different for groups travelling to Roma or through Roma. It can also be combined with Boobook Explore’s highly-acclaimed Lost World Carnarvons (Wallaroo) day adventure to create a short break holiday.

“For travellers heading west on an outback holiday, Roma makes an ideal stopover and offers unique experiences, as well as being the gateway to the Carnarvons” Ms Eddie said.

“It is also fantastic for a short winter break – drivable from south-east Queensland or groups can fly into Roma airport.”

Also new from Boobook Explore is a Guided Nature Tour in Roma – an hour with an eco guide that is an unexpected journey of discovery, revealing the natural diversity of reforested bushland at the Roma Bush Gardens. This can be a great start to the day after an overnight stop in Roma.

The Landscape and Legacy in Roma tour runs on Tuesdays until October. It can be combined with Lost World Carnarvons on selected Mondays and Wednesdays and with the Guided Nature Trail on Mondays to create a longer exploration of the region.

Boobook Explore

Boobook Explore is a Roma-based, family company founded, owned and operated by ecologists and pastoralists Craig and Meryl Eddie. Its mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and ecological understanding through small-group experiences to little-visited destinations in the Roma and Carnarvons region in Queensland. Boobook has exclusive access to spectacular landscapes, Indigenous sites and areas of stunning natural biodiversity. With many years experience living and working in the region, Craig and Meryl share a passion for both the natural and human history of this region.