Here's How You Can Experience Australia Without Leaving your Couch
Staying home doesn't mean missing out! Ever the inventors, trust the Aussies to come up with new ways to connect, discover arts, culture, and even get lit in the club - all while you can rock out in your pjs at home.
Check out harbour views, modern art and a whole bunch more from the comfiest spot on your couch...
Taronga TV is the livestream you didn't know you needed, showing off what these gorgeous animals get up to when us folks aren't around. There's also tonnes of online resources to help you learn more about exotic animals, local animals and plants, and all about the amazing natural world.. for free!
If you prefer animals under the sea, SeaLife Sydney is livestreaming their fishy friends. Put down an appointment with the reef sharks for brekkie each Thursday from 10:30am, or check out their sister zoo, Wild Life Sydney, to say hello to some cuddly marsupials and Aussie natives.
Get your art fix with the Biennale of Sydney... online! Over the next nine weeks, the festival, dubbed Nirin after the Wiradjuri word for 'edge,' head right to the cutting edge of First Nations art, podcasts, culture and more.
Ah, the culture capital of Oz, the land of flat whites and lattes, street art and now Australia's most fabulous zookeeper.
If checking out all the art in Sydney has got you ready to try your hand and creativity, spend your Sunday morning at the National Gallery of Victoria's (NGV) drop-by drawing class. This virtual series lets you learn from some of the state's best artists to improve your sketching skills... you can also check out the full online experience from Museum Victoria's Museum at Home!
Missing club beats and quality DJ's? Let the legends from OneSixOne keep your Friday and Saturday nights pumping. Livestreaming DJ sets straight from the club to your living room, get that virtual houseparty going!
If you've seen Keeper Adam's hilarious videos, you can keep a keen lookout for him on the Victoria Zoos 24/7 livestream. From fairy penguins going for a swim, to snow leopards heading out in the evening, there's never a dull moment on these video feeds
Say goodbye to goon and hello to a fine wine tasting straight from the Yarra Valley! Winemakers Innocent Bystander are holding livestreamed wine tastings lead by their amazing sommelier Margaret. If you're keen to partake in a tipple, you can pre-order a bottle to your place before the event to learn about all the best ways to enjoy these award-winning wines.
Queensland is the only state where you can cuddle a koala - and while you might not be able to walk down to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, you can watch these snuggly marsupials all day long!
Koalas may sleep 18-20 hours a day, but when they're snuggled up in a 'cuddle train' you won't mind their sleepy nature. Vicariously live through the keepers, who pop in to give cuddles, food and company to the koalas throughout the day.
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If you're still bummed about the cancellation of this years 'Goth Christmas,' Dark Mofo Festival, you can dive into the darkness and visit MONA's most interesting exhibition.. Tim.
A tattoo-parlour manager from Zurich, Tim is a living work of art, sitting in the quiet museum from 10am-4:30pm each day. We've done our research, and yep, he's really sitting there! This is the perfect slow TV fix that'll make you feel a little strange and unsettled throughout your time.
While you've gotta stay home for the time being, there's still plenty more you can explore..