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5 virtual Australian experiences you can enjoy from your living room

Craving a slice of Australia? You’re not alone! To help cure the Aussie hole in your adventurous heart, we’re taking you through five online Aussie experiences you can enjoy while self-isolating in your living room.

1. Journey through the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough

Ok, add this to the top of your virtual bucket list! Along with the calm, soothing voice of Sir Attenborough (which we all need right now), this interactive journey takes you through the incredible underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Dive amongst the world’s largest coral reef system with footage so crisp you almost feel like you’re there.

2. Get your daily dose of cute with a Koala Live Cam

We don’t want to alarm you, but Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary have over ten koala live web cams, including 24/7 rolling footage of a ‘koala cuddle train’ and ‘jumping joeys’. If you’re in need of restorative viewing to balance out the news, or looking to have some Aussie wildlife playing in the background while you’re WFH-ing, then consider this your go-to! 

3. Immerse yourself in the famous Twelve Apostles coastline

If you’ve been planning a trip to Australia, there’s a fair chance an adventure along the Great Ocean Road has been on your must-do list. And now you can see why. Immerse yourself in this 360º incredible footage of these impressive cliffs, where you can toggle between land, sea, morning and sunset views. This recommendation comes with a warning… you’re going to get serious wanderlust!

4. Put on your party pyjamas for a live DJ set 

Sydney’s busiest party bar – Side Bar – is bringing us the best bedroom bangers, with live DJ sets happening on Instagram. For those who’ve stayed with us at Wake Up! Sydney before, we’re sure you recall the nights at Side Bar as some of your best Aussie memories. And now – no matter where you currently find yourself – you can continue the party! Keep an eye out on Side Bar’s Instagram page to find out when their next live set will be. 

5. Throw a shrimp on the barbie 

This is one where you can let your creativity and inner-Aussie spirit really shine. Grab your housemates, and cook up some of your favourite Australian food, whack on the Triple J Hottest 100, and pledge to speak solely in some fair dinkum Aussie slang.

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