See some of the best attractions of Australia from your living room!
The current Coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on all travel for this year, with many having to cancel flights, vacations, and tours. Luckily, you don’t have to miss out completely, with some of Australia’s best attractions available for virtual tours. From prestigious galleries and museums to natural wonders, no matter what your taste is, Australia is here for you to explore without you ever having to leave your couch!
Nothing can replace seeing all the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in person, but a great alternative is experiencing the reef online with the extraordinary David Attenborough. He is the king of nature, with countless documentaries on the best wonders of the world. So, hearing him narrate the facts and details of the reef while you explore the virtual map and see the incredible marine life.
Explore the sights of the mesmerising Uluru, hearing the sounds and stories of the outback from your web browser! You can turn every way, skirting around 360 degrees of wilderness to every rock and tree in the region while you hear about each spot with the available audio clips. One of the best features of this virtual tour is the traditional owners sharing their stories and cultural knowledge on the region, letting you see the are through their eyes.
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Tasmania’s famous Mona is frequently overrun by tourists and locals, renowned for having some of the best and quirkiest art in the world. Take a virtual stroll around the exhibitions between 10 am and 4.30 pm every day and see the wonderous artworks hanging on the walls. There is even a bonus when you go on the virtual tour, with the private collection of Tasmanian art collector and the museum’s owner, David Walsh, available for your couch adventure!
Art Gallery of New South Wales
See some of the greatest works of held in Sydney with the numerous exhibitions available online, including the First World War, Athletes in Archibald, and 19th-century portraits. If you’d prefer virtually walking through the gallery, you can even go on street view and wander the many rooms and sections accessible.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Instead of listening to your Spotify while you can lounge about, why not be dazzled and log into Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s scheduled performances? This professional orchestra plays works of art by Beethoven, Bach and Mendelssohn, mesmerising you with their soft tunes and loud melodies. Enriching your entire house with sweet and memorable songs that will have you think you are sitting in the first row of the performance!
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