Travel the world from the comfort of your home office, couch... or bed (hey, no judgement here!) with access to Australian wildlife cams, art and museum tours, and iconic Australian destinations.
Visit the zoo from the comfort of your couch:
- Koala Cam (San Diego Zoo)
- Lone Pine Koala Train (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Jumping Koala Joey Cam (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Koala Cam (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Dingo Puppy Cam (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Dingo Habitat Cam (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Platypus Cam 1 and Platypus Cam 2 (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Skink and Dragon Cam (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)
- Reef Cam (above water) (Nature Conservancy Australia)
- Taronga Zoo TV. Over the coming weeks Taronga will be bringing its two beautiful zoos directly into your living room! Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet our friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes at Taronga while our zoos are temporarily closed.
Cultural Tours and Experiences
Explore Australia's prominent museums and galleries (the bonus... admission is free!)
- Google Arts and Culture has 75 Australian unique experiences - stroll around the Sydney Opera House to a walk through the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art or wander the halls of the Melbourne Museum.
- Explore the sights, sounds and stories of Uluru from your computer thanks to our collaboration with Google Story Spheres. Each Story Sphere combines 360-degree visuals with audio clips to create an interactive experience of a place. Discover key sites, hear the desert birdsong and listen to traditional owners sharing important cultural knowledge and stories.
- Take a virtual tour of the National Gallery of Victoria. The Gallery is giving patrons the opportunity to access its digital collection, download eBooks and take virtual tours of both NGV Australia and NGV International online, or through its app. Pick up a new hobby by engaging in NGV's Drop-By Drawing program. An online video tutorial will be streamed, featuring tips and tricks from some of Victoria's best contemporary artists.
- Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (the only museum in the United States dedicated to Indigenous Australian art) are recording quick “virtual flat chat tours” so you can keep up with your Aboriginal art fix
- Experience the 22nd Biennale of Sydney online. This year, exhibitions and programs are brought to life through live content, virtual walkthroughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.
- Watch Art Centre Melbourne's performances online. The doors of its theatres and concert halls remain shut, however the Arts Centre Melbourne will be streaming some upcoming performances, live. Keep across the website for more information. Streamed shows will be archived on their YouTube channel, to watch at your leisure. Keep up with the theatre crowd by going behind the scenes, with a backstage virtual tour of MTC.
- Stream Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from their YouTube channel. The MSO is releasing archived concerts to the public each week. Visit MSO's website for more information on how you can support the orchestra, and keep the music going.
- National Museum of Australia's stories come alive with videos, collection interactives, a Google virtual tour and special online projects.
- Victoria's Museums at Home allows you to take a virtual walk through the collections of the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum. Scroll through the skeletons of 17 prehistoric animals within the Dinosaur Walk exhibition, or learn about Australia's First Peoples in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Check out the historic Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks, and explore Australian identity at the Immigration Museum, all from the comfort of your computer desk or couch.
- Japingka Aboriginal Art has their current gallery shows for viewing online
- Seeking solace or inspiration? Head to the National Library of Australia where online guides can help you navigate the vast collection.
- Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive has an extensive collection of online exhibitions to remind you of home. Current exhibits include Muriel’s Wedding and music master Archie Roach.
- Enjoy a LIVE view of Sydney Harbour from Wecam Sydney