Tread Shellharbour App

Want to learn more about Shellharbour while getting outside for some essential exercise?

Download our free touring app Tread Shellharbour on your Apple or Android device. This app was created by Shellharbour City Council’s Museum team with support from the staff at Killalea State Park, and aims to promote the history of Shellharbour City, its people, and some of our city’s most beautiful locations.

Tread Shellharbour includes walking tours of:

  • Shellharbour Village,
  • Albion Park,
  • Killalea State Park, and
  • The Lake Illawarra Art Trail.

Remember that your venturing outside it needs to be for essential exercise !

Taronga Zoo

Taronga TV has launched, and over the coming weeks Taronga will be bringing its two beautiful zoos directly into your living room! Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet our friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes at Taronga while our zoos are temporarily closed.

You can watch live streams or listen daily keeper talks here:

Live from SEALIFE in Sydney

Discover more about some of our underwater creatures you'll find at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by watching some of our live streams! Meet Pig the Dugong, get up close to our Gentoo and King Penguins and learn more about what our keepers and aquarists do here every day!

Zoos Victoria

We're live streaming our zoo so you can enjoy #AnimalsAtHome. We’ve set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere.

Can’t see them? That’s because our animals live in areas that are much bigger than what a camera can capture and they have the choice to wander wherever they please. Check back in later to spot them or see what you missed over the last few hours by clicking on the red line underneath each video.

Sydney Opera House Digital Series

A weekly program of unmissable full-length performances, live recordings and never-before-seen footage from the Opera House archives.

Watch live streams of

  • Dance, orchestra and musical performances
  • Author talks and panels
  • Behind the scenes access to performances and rehearsals

For family friendly links look up

And for links to the entire online catalogue, suitable for young people and parents look up

Plants Art Exhibition

The Royal Botanic Gardens are hosting an online exhibition titled PL❤NTS. The exhibition features more than 150 artworks celebrating our love of plants, and includes a wide variety of mediums including small sculptures, drawings, photography, paintings and collages. The online exhibition will be available to view from the comfort of your own home from Saturday 21 March – Sunday 31 May 2020.

Our artists have been hard at work for many months creating beautiful and emotive artworks that express our deep connection to the natural world, and the decision to show the exhibition both online and at the gallery in July stems from our desire to share with you something positive and good during these uncertain times.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading art museums. It holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian art, and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually. Through our collections, exhibitions, programs and scholarship we aim to inspire our visitors engagement with art.

View online exhibitions, collections and virtual tours!

Sydney Opera House Virtual Tours

Learn more about the architecture and history of one of the most recognisable buildings of modern history. View online exhibits displaying different performance spaces and secrets behind even the smallest structural details of the building. Take a virtual tour of the inside of the building, then travel outside to bask in the beauty of Sydney Harbour as seen from the steps of the Opera House.

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is the Centre for maritime collections, exhibtions, research and archaeology. We share stories of the sea. Explore the museum's collection online.

Take a virtual tour of the Maritime Museum, and get an up close view of Australia’s unique maritime history and connect with the stories, objects, people and places that are part of our country’s narrative

Google Arts and Culture around the world

Go on an international art and culture adventure with Google. Explore a range of online virtual tours, exhibitions and collections from internationally renowned art and cultural institutions.

Get a birds eye view of unique destinations with virtual street tours, or venture inside historical landmarks and museums. Including a range of locations and historical and culturally significant sites – visit anywhere from the Don Bradman Museum to the Kyoto Costume Museum in Japan.

Online Scavenger Hunt

Get the whole family up and moving with the free “Roam from Home” online scavenger hunts. With a variety of activities that can be done in one household, or across many in a virtual house-party. Activities are provided based on different difficulty levels and age ranges, with a variety of topics and themes.

Unlock a world of adventurous learning without ever leaving your house. Our one-of-a-kind scavenger hunts help kids and families explore, discover, and connect. All you’ll need is your phone, your team, and your home. The interactive Let’s Roam app will present you with a series of challenges and questions ranging in difficulty and point value. You can pause as needed, spreading the activity across multiple days. Work through the challenges in any order and have fun.

Got something to celebrate? Miss your friends and far-off family?

Turn any Roam From Home Scavenger Hunt into a Virtual Party. Challenge your friends/family to a Scavenger Hunt competition and virtually connect with a Party Pack!

Free Yoga and meditation classes

Follow Lulla Yoga on facebook for free livestreams of Yoga and Meditation sessions. With daily classes from Monday – Thursday, providing morning Yoga sessions and nightly meditation sessions. Even if you can’t make the livestream sessions, you can always scroll back through old videos at a time that suits you.

Tune into these free sessions, run by a local community member!

Urban hunt - Scavenger hunt builder

Stuck at home? Build your own quiz, scavenger hunt or interactive lesson for free!

With most of the world going into lockdown, at Urban Hunt, we've decided to open right up. You can now use our system to build your own adventure for free. Create a cryptic scavenger hunt around your home for your family, challenge your friends with an epic homemade quiz or create an interactive lesson for your kids!

Using our interactive game builder, deliver some joy to your family and friends during this tough time and get creative. You can create as many trails or quizzes as you like, for free. We'll be picking our favourites and featuring them on the site for others to do too.

We can't wait to see what you create!

Last updated : Fri 16 Jul 2021