Ten Amazing Virtual Tours of Australian Attractions

We can’t always go on holidays when we wish but that shouldn’t stop us from exploring and learning more about the world around us. So why not explore some of Australia’s attractions and museums through the magic of the interweb? Here are ten picks to get you started, featuring Australian Museums and a few iconic attractions.

  1. Government House Sydney

    Take a spectacular virtual tour of Government House in Sydney featuring 360-degree panoramic views over Sydney Harbour looking with Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in the background. Tour the gardens and terraces, and throughout the building itself. Visit: https://tour.governor.nsw.gov.au

  2. Australian War Memorial

    The Australian War Memorial, located in Canberra, is the national memorial to all those who gave so much and made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation in times of war and conflict. The museum features an amazing collection of artifacts and stories from those times. Online you can explore Google Streetview walkthroughs of six sections including a Lancaster Bomber, Centurion Tank, Japanese Midget Submarine, the HMAS Brisbane, the Hall of Memory and Memorial Courtyard. There are also ten story galleries, and a large body of images to explore. See Australian War Memorial

  3. Australian Museum Sydney

    Take a walkthrough of the oldest museum in Australia and a look at their amazing collection of wildlife exhibits and more. See Australian Museum

     

  4. Australian Parliament House

    Take a virtual tour of all the sections of the Australian Parliament House in Canberra including the various chambers. Visit http://virtualtour.aph.gov.au

  5. Australian Maritime Museum

    Once again at Google Arts & Culture, you can view several wonderfully engaging online exhibits from the Australian Maritime Museum along with image galleries and eight Google Streetview walkthroughs of sections of the museum including the HMB Endeavor, the HMAS Vampire, a submarine, small navy boat and inside the museum itself. See Australian Maritime Museum

  6. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas and online they offer an array of webcam live-streaming of Australian wildlife including not only Koala’s but Dingo’s and Dingo Puppies, Skinks and Dragons, and the famously shy Platypus. Visit: https://koala.net/webcams

  7. Museums at Home – Museums Victoria

    Museums Victoria has put a wealth of content online from the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum, along with thousands of digitised items from their collections. There are days worth of content online here to explore including lots of stuff for the kids. Visit: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/

  8. West Australian Museum

    The new WA Museum is currently under construction and expected to open in late 2020 (all things going well). Meanwhile, you can explore a virtual tour here: https://museum.wa.gov.au/panorama-perth/ and peruse numerous online exhibitions here https://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/online-exhibitions 

  9. Government House Brisbane

    Take a virtual tour of the majestic Fernberg, or Queensland Government House. Visit: https://www.govhouse.qld.gov.au/government-house/

  10. Uluru

    Take a virtual tour of one of Australia’s most iconic attractions, Uluru (Ayres Rock), see: Uluru on Streetview. Also, you can get a 3D view of Uluru on Google Earth

     

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