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Australia’s Top Cultural Attractions to Experience from Your Couch

While travelling internationally is currently off the cards, that’s not to say you can’t still immerse yourself in Australian culture. Enrich your day with these top five virtual trips that will take you on a cultural journey of Australia, from the magic of the Northern Territory, to the famed walls of some of the country’s most prestigious museums.

Be inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC © Visit Victoria

Have you ever wanted to stroll around a crowd-free museum? Now’s your chance. Feast your eyes on the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) extraordinary art collection on one of the many virtual curator-led tours currently available. Once you’ve explored, tune into the gallery’s how-to video demonstrations to create your very own piece of Australian art.

Keep the kids entertained at the Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, VIC © Tourism Australia

If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge of Australian culture, you’ve come to the right place. The Melbourne Museum hosts an abundance of online exhibitions, stories and educational learning resources, from creative activities to curriculum-based home learning to keep the little ones entertained. Maximum learning and entertainment all from the comfort of your couch – what more could you want?

Reconnect with nature in the Northern Territory

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism Australia/Tourism NT

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What better way to truly immerse yourself in Australian culture from home than to virtually explore the iconic Uluru. Tune into virtual tours with Story Spheres and soak up a magical 360-degree view of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, while listening to ancient stories of this enchanting part of the Northern Territory.

Go behind-the-scenes at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, NSW © Tourism Australia

While your full Sydney Opera House bucket list experience is on hold, why not discover this fascinating landmark from home. Begin with a behind-the-scenes 360-degree tour, before tapping into the plethora of podcasts, articles and never-seen-before footage to inspire your next trip.

Keep calm with live Beethoven

Hamer Hall, Melbourne_VIC © Tourism Victoria

Add some calm to your day by tuning in to one of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s scheduled performances. The dazzling sounds of Beethoven, Bach and Mendelssohn will be sure to clear your mind. The first professional orchestra in Australia, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s dazzling music has echoed around the nation since 1906.

Original article published on Tourism Australia’s Australia.com

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