Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly over an active volcano, stand on the crevasse of an Alaskan glacier, or witness the spectacular vista from the top of the world’s highest mountain? Well, you can now do all those things and more, without even leaving your home!
Through an amazing range of virtual tours now available, curious kids will love to explore and learn about these incredible natural wonders!
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
These rugged sea cliffs in County Clare in Ireland attract visitors from all over the world for their outstanding natural beauty and array of wildlife. Check out this famous landmark on the Wild Atlantic Way through this virtual tour.
Yosemite National Park, US
Through a series of amazing webcams, you can virtually explore the breathtaking Yosemite National Park in California, from the huge Yosemite Falls to the sequoia trees and granite cliffs of El Capitan, Half Dome and High Sierra.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean is famous for its diverse endemic species of plants and animals. Now you can get a close-up view of some of those species below the waves, with this virtual dive. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to swim with cheeky sea lions, this is your chance to find out!
Kenai Fjords National Park, US
On this amazing virtual tour with educational audio commentary, you can explore the incredible mountains and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. The park contains one of the largest ice fields in the US and is the source of at least 38 glaciers.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Kew Gardens is home to one of the largest and most diverse plant collections in the world, and is a leading centre of botanical research. Google Street View has created a virtual tour of the gardens that you can self-navigate. You can also learn all about the plants and science of the gardens here.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef system and all of its weird and wonderful inhabitants can now be visited virtually. There are numerous virtual dive sites off the coast of Australia for you to explore the colourful underwater world and swim with fish, turtles and rays!
Yellowstone National Park, US
Pictured in the feature image, this is a national park like no other, where stunning natural scenery sits atop a volcanic hot spot. It is a place of canyons and rivers, forests and wildlife, mixed with hot springs and spouting geysers. You can experience all of this, including Old Faithful, through this series of immersive webcams.
Mount Everest, Nepal / China
At an elevation of 8,848m, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. There are several ways you can explore the mountain virtually. You can use this LIFE VR experience, climb to Base Camp on Google Street View, or check the spectacular 360° views using AirPano.
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, US
With some of the most amazing landscapes anywhere in the world, the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a geological wonder. This amazing virtual tour allows you to visit the national park, including the world’s most active volcano, and also features wonderful audio commentary.
For more amazing virtual tours you can take from home, simply click on the links below: