While you and the rest of the world stay inside, Brisbane comes to you. Visit Brisbane wants to bring a ray of #virtualsunshine into your home with a range of shows, videos, and virtual tours to keep you entertained and inspired.
There’ll be time for you to fly and visit the koalas, the beaches, and the concerts featured here, hopefully soon. For now, enjoy the best of Brisbane from the comfort of your home!
Cuddly Koala Cam
Animal lovers are in for a treat! The world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, brings you live-stream videos of the beloved marsupials so you can watch them eat, sleep, play, and be all-around adorable. The team has also set up webcams for you to observe other native Australian creatures in the sanctuary.
Sun, Sand, Sea, All to Yourself
The beach is calling—the virtual beach, that is. Get your daily dose of gleaming white sand and rolling waves with the live surf cam on Main Beach at North Stradbroke Island.
No Need to HIIT The Gym
No gym? No problem. W Brisbane has partnered up with Luke Zooch, the personal trainer responsible for Chris Hemsworth’s chiseled physique, to release a video of energy-boosting workout shot in the opulent hotel.
Keep Calm and Stay Healthy
Staying in and isolated from the world can be pretty stressful. The Medibank Live Better at Home program aims to help ease the pressure with videos of expert guides on preparing healthy lunch and snack recipes, quick workouts, stretching sessions, and mindfulness techniques.
Your Personal Art Galleries
Brisbane’s premier art space, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), brings energy and color to your days with YouTube videos of art-inspired performances and presentations.
Watch their renowned Water Exhibit along with the behind-the-scenes timelapse. Shot along with a series of masterpieces hosted by the galleries, these videos will provoke, entertain, and leave you wanting to see more.
World-Class Entertainment at Home
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has collated a comprehensive list of videos and streaming shows from around the world, including opera, ballet, classical and popular music plus theatre performances.
These are some of the most creative and entertaining performances on the planet, and now they’re just a click away.
Orchestra, Open for All
Music is a balm for the soul and The Queensland Symphony Orchestra has come up with a quirky way to bring a smile to your face during this time. Their YouTube series titled Orchestra Over the Fence features the member musicians creating mini performances while #socialdistancing.
Birds-Eye View of the City Skyline
The Emporium Hotel at South Bank, partnering up with Visit Brisbane, invites you to one of the best sights in the city: the bird’s eye view of the city skyline from the hotel’s rooftop bar and pool. Kick back, enjoy the real-time time lapse video 24/7, and drink in the views.
Art and Design Tour in One Place
Take a fascinating virtual tour into the trendy Tryp Hotel in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The art hotel is a treasure box adorned with heritage touches, striking contemporary design, and edgy artworks made by world acclaimed street artists like Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman.
All images courtesy of Visit Brisbane