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You may not be able to get there in person, but there are many ways to explore Australia’s natural wonders and prominent museums and galleries from the comfort of your couch.

Natural wonders

Explore the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough.

Explore the sights, sounds and stories of Uluru in your web browser thanks to their collaboration with Google Story Spheres.

Take a tour of Macquarie Island Research Station, a World Heritage-listed island halfway between Australia and Antarctica. 

James Cook University has set up live reef cams, where you can observe Australia’s tropical fish, coral and turtles. 

Follow and regional tourism pages on Facebook for a daily dose of photos and video clips.

Animal magic

Zoos Victoria is bringing the zoo to you with live feeds from your favourite Australian animal.

Taronga Zoo has set up 24/7 live-streaming cameras at Taronga Zoo Sydney so you can enjoy your favourite animals at any time of day.

Taronga Zoo TV will be bringing its two zoos directly to your home over the coming weeks. Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet their friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes.

Keep an eye on the animals in live time at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with the Koala Cam, Dingo Puppy Cam, Platypus Cam 1 and Platypus Cam 2.

Museums and galleries

Discover online exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, including Australian artworks, modern art and historic paintings of Melbourne and Sydney.

Take a virtual tour of current exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Experience the National Museum of Australia online with videos, collection interactives, a Google virtual tour and special online projects.

The Biennale of Sydney contemporary art museum is innovating in the face of COVID-19 to bring its programs to life through live content, virtual walkthroughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.

Try a digital puzzle at the National Library of Australia.

Have a look through Australian Museum in Sydney. They are offering online audio and video tours of their collections on the unique flora, fauna and cultures of Australia and the Pacific.

The Australian National Surfing Museum celebrates the history of surfing in Australia and has a number of online exhibits.

Discover Aboriginal art through Japingka’s digital exhibition.

Explore Victoria’s diversity and culture from the couch! Victoria’s Immigration Museum has curated their best online content for you to enjoy from home.

Greater Hume has published a list of some of the best virtual tours of NSW galleries and museums.

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