- While millions of people around the world stay home, there’s still the opportunity to travel. It just has to be done virtually.
- Australia is a top destination for many travellers, and it’s home to all types of adventures.
- From zoos to zip lines, here’s how to travel Australia virtually.
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Australia is home to every type of adventure. The Great Barrier Reef provides tourists with an underwater trip through the world’s largest coral reef. The Australian Alps entice skiers looking for a snowy experience. Tourists take safaris through the Outback, where they can spot native animals. Plus, Australia’s bustling cities engage travellers and their love for music, art, and history.
Visitors could easily spend years in the country without ever scratching the surface of what Australia has to offer.
But now tourists can get a head start on their vacation through these virtual experiences.
Imagine snorkelling through the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough.
Join David Attenborough on a virtual tour of the diverse underwater world. Virtual snorkelers will learn about why the ecosystem is at risk and what they can do to protect it.
Virtually trek the Outback’s national parks.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is one of Australia’s most sacred regions. On this virtual tour, indigenous Australians will guide you through the cultural history of the parks.
Virtually cuddle with koalas.
With eight live webcams of koala bears, visitors are bound to leave with a new favourite animal. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to 70 species of native Australian wildlife, so virtual visitors can also watch platypuses, raptors, and dingoes.
Take a virtual tour of the Melbourne Museum.
The Melbourne Museum has six virtual tours for visitors. Uncover the stories of aboriginal Victoria, walk through Australia’s native flora and fauna, or discover Australia’s prehistoric past.
Explore one of the country’s largest cities: Sydney.
Take a virtual ferry ride into Sydney, Australia. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to explore the Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Listen to live orchestras from across the country.
Virtually zip through a forest
Illawarra Fly wants to create an adrenaline rush from the couch. The adventure company has started a virtual zip line tour. The rider will speed through Australian treetops with the help of a virtual guide.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Australia without some sand and sun.
The Twelve Apostles is one of Australia’s more popular national parks. The coastal park is made up of seven limestone rocks near Victoria, Australia. The virtual tour provides an aerial view of the gorgeous coast.
Take a virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most recognised landmarks. On this virtual tour through Google Arts and Culture, visitors will dive into the opera house’s architectural history and its flagship performances.
Virtually visit snow leopard cubs.
Zoos Victoria is home to three snow leopard cubs. The zoo wanted to make sure the whole world can enjoy their cuteness, so it set up two livestreams.
Virtually hang 10 at the Australian National Surfing Museum.
Located in Australia’s surfing capital, Torquay, the museum celebrates the country’s surfing history. On the virtual tour, you’ll discover the history of surfing, explore colourful surfboards, and listen to stories from famous Australian surfers.
Enjoy a sunset over Sydney Harbour.
Travel to Sydney Harbour for a breathtaking view. Tourism Australia offers a 360-degree view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at sunset.
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