Take a Virtual Walk in the Garden
Self-isolation doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected. We want to help you get lost for a moment, engage with the community and experience some of the things that make NSW so special. Now’s the time to take a virtual tour of some of our beautiful gardens, green spaces and national parks.
Stretch your (virtual) legs on a walk through one of NSW’s spectacular national parks. Created with Google’s special backpack-mounted trekker, there’s more than 1,350km of footage to explore across 50 parks. Discover the Cliff Top Walk in the Blue Mountains, the Sea Acres Boardwalk through rainforest near Port Macquarie or the famous Walls of China rock formations in the remote Mungo National Park. You can even ride a snowmobile down the slopes of Thredbo or stand on the top of Mount Kosciuszko!
Whet your appetite for future national park adventures with this video tour through some of the best.
Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden
Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets and now you can explore it from your own home. This gorgeous green space on the edge of Sydney Harbour at Lavender Bay is full of native trees, shady lawns and peaceful pathways.
Balls Pyramid, just off the coast of Lord Howe Island, is the world’s tallest volcano sea stack at 560m. Join the team from the Australian Museum as they climb to the top of this incredible peak in search of the Dryocelus Australus. Also known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect, it’s the rarest insect in the world with an estimated population of just 24.
Cumberland Plain Woodland
Take a walk through the Cumberland Plain Woodland, part of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. This type of woodland is unique to Western Sydney and is not found anywhere else in Australia. The interactive experience highlights the plants and animals that live here, complete with the sounds of birdcalls. (Compatible with Google Chrome only.)
Government House is the official residence of the Governor of NSW and sits on the edge of the harbour, just behind the Sydney Opera House. It was built in the mid-1800s and is surrounded by spectacular gardens. This virtual tour takes your through one of Sydney’s most beautiful historic sites.
Cowra Japanese Garden
The Cowra Japanese Garden in the Central West of NSW is a monument to peace and reconciliation between two countries. Designed by renowned landscape architect Ken Nakajima, the traditional Kaiyushiki (strolling) garden is dotted with manicured hedges, waterfalls, streams and lakes. Soak up the tranquillity on this aerial flight above the gardens.
Footage supplied by Visit Cowra/Drone operator Glenn Daley