Virtual Experiences Tropical North Queensland

29 Apr Virtual Experiences Tropical North Queensland

Take a mini-mind break to tropical North Queensland with these great virtual experiences, including educational videos, live streams, interactive online tours and downloadable kids activities.

Embark on an interactive journey of Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef with much-loved presenter Sir David Attenborough. Start with a short and informative video and then click the ‘continue’ button beneath to be taken through to the interactive map. 5 clickable zones will each open a new chapter full of interesting facts and fascinating insights into one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. 

Chapters include:
1. The Perfect Reef. Osprey.
2. Understanding the Reef. AIMS.
3. The Global Reef. The wreck of the SS Yongala.
4. The Future Reef. Heron Island.
5. Get Involved. Lady Elliot Island.

Start exploring David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef. 

Brought to you by James Cook University, the stunning Orpheus Island has four live camera streams. 
Enjoy watching the serenity of the beach scenes as the water gently ripples on the shore, or dive beneath the surface for underwater views to spot marine life including rockcod, coral trout, blacktip reef sharks, yellowtail fusiliers, hard and soft coral … and if you’re lucky maybe even a turtle!

Two cameras are located in Pioneer Bay; one overlooking the bay and the other located underwater about 100m offshore. There are also two cameras at Rocky Beach for the far Eastern side of Orpheus Island; one underwater and the other above water overlooking the ocean. Start your viewing experience here!


De-stress with Ken Davis’ sounds of the Pan Flute inspired by the Great Barrier. This nine minute You Tube clip is perfect for a quick mental break.   Why not grab a coffee and put the tunes on while you watch one of the live-cam videos from Orpheus Island, mentioned above.

Located in Townsville, the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is offering some great live Facebook streams, including shark feeding and lots of other educational marine life videos. They’ve also created a Reef HQ Bingo game that you can play at home – what a great activity to play with the kids! Click here

Also located here in Townsville, the Museum of Tropical Queensland Facebook page is full of excellent activities and learning resources on topics ranging from rock formations to creepy crawlies! Click here

The Billabong Sanctuary is also keeping their Facebook page busy with Ranger Talks and fun challenges such as ‘what Australian animal makes this sound?’. Another great resource to keep the kids entertained through education. Click here

Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you again when travel permits – Mariners North Holiday Apartments.

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Added Value to Your Stay

  • Stay 5 nights or more and receive Free Adventures!*
  • Free return transfers to Magnetic Island or free admission to Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium or free admission to Museum of Tropical Queensland*
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free access to Paul Davis HQ offsite Gymnasium
  • Free admission to Tobruk Olympic Swimming Pool
  • Free tennis court hire