Australia is home to many adventures. The sixth-largest country in the world, it offers a wide range of experiences that are worth the journey, along with truly unique wildlife. Of course, while tackling the novel coronavirus right now, tourism the way we know it has come to a halt. So, although we are bound to our homes, it doesn’t mean we cannot distract ourselves with the best virtual Australia experiences we can take from our couch. Until we start planning the real deal.
Listed Below Are Some Of The Best Virtual Trips That You Can Take Through Australia
1Enjoy The Splendid And Colourful Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest and perhaps the most famous coral reef in the world. Whether you’re an avid diver, or just enjoy seeing this beautiful natural wonder, this virtual tour with David Attenborough will cure any deep-sea wanderlust. According to the National Geographic, “half of the Great Barrier Reef has been bleached to death since 2016.” The reason listed for the 89% collapse of the Great Barrier Reef has been Coral Bleaching. Therefore, it might be better to explore the entire reef virtually than the actual dive.
2Listen To Crashing Waves At The Twelve Apostles
Located in the south of Australia, The Twelve Apostles is one of Australia’s more popular national parks. Witness the splendour of these limestone cliffs through this stunning virtual tour, with incredible 360-degree views of a gorgeous coast, magnificent rock stacks that rise majestically from the ocean, soaring to 45 metres high.
3Dare To Go Shark Cage Diving
If you would like to virtually relive a ‘Jaws’-like experience in Australia, get ready to raise your heartbeat with an up, close and personal encounter with Australia’s Great Whites. This awe-inspiring virtual experience will take you into the dreamy Eyre Peninsula where you will watch these magical beasts make a beeline towards you. Do you think you are up for it?
4See The Stunning Views From The Top Of Uluru, Australia
Discover the serene beauty of one of Australia’s most unique landscapes at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While you may not be able to climb the mountain (even after the lockdown), you can enjoy these amazing surroundings using 360-degree story spheres — audio and visuals included — it’ll feel like you’re actually there!
5Walk Along The Waters At Hancock Gorge, Australia
Tucked away in Western Australia’s Karijini National Park, this gorgeous place can be visited virtually from anywhere in the world. You can walk along the edges of this popular swimming hole (and maybe even soak your feet in a cold bucket of water to set the scene) and see its calm waters for yourself.
6Visit The Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, Australia
Plunge deep underground and walk around this stunning opal mine in the heart of Coober Pedy, South Australia. In a rustic underground dugout, you’ll find rooms full of artefacts and historic equipment. The only thing you won’t be able to get for yourself on this virtual tour is a souvenir.
7Gaze At The Southern Lights Or Aurora Australis In Tasmania
Found in various places in the southern hemisphere, Southern Lights is the southern cousin to the Aurora Borealis. Watch as Aurora Australis illuminates the night sky with flickering shades of green, blue, purple and red in this handy 360 panorama. While the northern lights are subject to extreme seasonal change, southern lights can be viewed all year round. Now, virtually you can see them whenever you want. Start planning that post-corona trip!
8Explore The Exhibitions In Melbourne Museum
From the comfort of your home, you get to choose your favourite tours in the Melbourne Museum. The museum offers six virtual exhibitions, from the ‘First Peoples’ exhibition which has stories of aboriginal Victoria to ‘Dinosaur Walk’ which highlights Australia’s prehistoric past, get ready to learn and have fun. You’ll be rewarded with crowd-free learning and entertainment—all in this virtual experience!
9Take In The Memorable Sunset Over Sydney Opera House
Australia’s most recognized landmarks, the Sydney Opera House is now offering a 360-degree tour. This virtual experience of Australia allows you to explore the mesmerising quarters of the iconic landmark. Launched by The Sydney Opera House and the Google Cultural Institute, this virtual experience has a digital collection of 50 online exhibits mesh together. They contain archival photography, interviews, performances, early architectural drawings, historical documents, and Street View imagery of the Opera House, that the viewer can experience from the comfort of your own home.
10See The Magnificent Tropical Oasis That Is Fortescue Falls, Australia
This gorgeous waterfall is located in Western Australia’s Karijini National Park. The park’s only permanent waterfall, it is a tropical oasis in the middle of the remote and unforgiving desert-like Pilbara Region. Place yourself in the breathtaking scenery that is the virtual tour of these pristine falls.
Ready To Immerse Yourself In The Beauty Of The Land Down Under?
Even when we cannot book our flights and jump on a plane to Australia, we can experience this beautiful country through a virtual lens with these virtual Australia experiences. We get a peek into Australia’s most memorable experiences, whether that’s getting uncomfortably close with massive sharks or enjoying a sunset at the Sydney Opera House. Check out these virtual experiences throughout Australia and let us know which one captured your heart in the comments section.