Inspired by an article in the NRMA’s Journal Open Road September/October 2020

“IN ORDER TO tackle the uncertainty of travel during COVID-19, organisations have been Implementing some interesting alternatives to physically visiting places. Destination NSW has been on the front foot in this regard, offering a smorgasbord of ‘virtual tourism’ suggestions as early as May this year.”

To end our list the inspiring David Attenborough shares his enthusiasm for the Great Barrier Reef.

Some Stunning Walks 
Put on some walking shoes and head off to:

Talk to the Animals
Just right for the grand-kids, a virtual trip to Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh

Ever the favourite, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo
Live-streamed videos of some enclosures such as the elephants and tigers.

Parks, Gardens and Reserves
Regional NSW is scattered with parks, gardens and reserves, meaning a place to have a picnic, take a hike, or simply relax is often around the corner. Go in search of jacarandas, spend the night in a vast cool climate garden, stroll through UNESCO World Heritage rainforest reserves and join in the fun at dedicated garden festivals.

Wine Tastings

Here’s some ‘virtual tastings’, where you buy the wine. 

Just watch and enjoy

Unwind after a long day of U3A Zoom meetings or simply not too much to do?

Last Piece of the Puzzle

Have a lot of free time on your hands and missing our state’s wonderful landscapes? Destination NSW has compiled a list of online puzzles from Jigsaw Explorer that are NSW-themed.

Pick your preferred puzzle at

David Attenborough Great Barrief Reef
In this unique online experience you will go on an interactive journey through this beautiful but threatened world, The Great Barrier Reef, with Sir David Attenborough