Tourism Australia is offering virtual tours of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery this weekend.
There are many frustrations that go along with social distancing protocol. Most of us have been housebound for several weeks and cabin fever is already setting in. Unfortunately, it looks like international travel is still a long way off, but there are ways we can explore at least some of the beauty Australia has to offer.
Thanks to Tourism Australia, anyone can explore from the comfort of our couch and with a few favourite Aussie celebs to boot. With their virtual travel program you could also pick up a few ideas for your next local trip.
Still much to see
Phillipa Harrison, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, hopes the offer will engage and inspire those longing for the freedom and adventure that travel offers.
“The With Love From Aus campaign is about providing a platform for our industry operators, tourism products and experiences to continue to connect with travel lovers and give them the ideas and inspiration to explore our incredible country when borders reopen, and people can travel again,” she said in The Star.
“The brands that continue to engage with their audiences in a crisis are the ones that tend to recover the fastest.
“While people can’t travel right now, they can certainly dream and plan for those holidays to come,” she said.
Australia.com’s event page promises an experience that could well rival the real thing: “Tune in throughout the weekend for an epic program of entertainment, hosted by some of Australia’s most adored and iconic personalities. Think morning workouts with Chris Hemsworth’s team in Byron Bay, croc encounters with Matt Wright and dance parties with The Wiggles. Take a break in Phillip Island and enjoy front row seats at the Penguin Parade, be captivated by the underwater world on a virtual tour of the Great Barrier Reef, learn the best-kept secrets behind the ultimate Aussie BBQ from Hayden Quinn and soak up the serenity of an Uluru sunset, all from the comfort of your couch.”