Virtual tours of top Australian cultural experiences
Immerse yourself in Australian culture from the comfort of your own home with these virtual trips and experiences.
By Amy Fraser
Take a virtual tour through some of the country's most prestigious art galleries, experience the iconic Australian outback through a lens, or let the live crescendo of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra dance around your living room. Here are six cultural trips you can take from your couch.
Virtually stroll the National Gallery of Victoria
Take a private tour through the Melbourne Museum
Continue along the virtual streets of Victoria and you’ll reach the Melbourne Museum. Choose from a plethora of different exhibitions to explore from home, from the Dinosaur Walk to the First Peoples exhibition and much more. For the little ones, tune into the giggle-worthy LOLastic tour. Crowd-free, maximum learning and entertainment all from your couch – what more could you want.
Experience the magic of the Northern Territory
Step away from your living room and into the relaxing and luscious surrounds of the Northern Territory with Story Spheres, offering experiential virtual tours in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Soak up a delicious 360-degree view of this sacred location while listening to ancient stories and the natural sounds that surround this magical part of the world. There's nothing quite like the echo of nature.
Explore the Sydney Opera House
Get a sneak peek into the Sydney Opera House before adding the full experience to your future travel bucket list. Start your morning exploring the mesmerising quarters of one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks through a 360-degree tour, or tap into one of the many online exhibitions where you can soak up the landmark’s famous historic tales and momentous events.
Let Beethoven keep you company
Start your lunchtime break by tuning in to one of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s scheduled performances and be dazzled by the works of Beethoven, Bach and Mendelssohn. The first professional orchestra in Australia, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has been the sound of the nation since 1906. Take a moment to enrich your day with meaningful Australian music.