Tourism NT launches all new panoramic Google Street Views
As Territorians celebrate the 40th anniversary of Territory Day and Territory self-governance with fireworks and one almighty party the length and breadth of the NT, Tourism NT has released never-before-seen panoramic Google Street View footage of seven stunning Northern Territory landscapes and National Parks.
Armchair travellers will be able to head off the beaten track to experience and explore the wonders of the Territory’s most iconic National Parks right from their computer screens, tablet or mobile device, all while planning their trip to discover these natural landscapes in the flesh.
Following collaboration with Traditional Owners, Tourism NT and NT Parks and Wildlife used Google Street View Trekker technology to map the beauty and uniqueness of the NT’s natural landscapes and aim to inspire travel to the Northern Territory.
The project follows the release of Street View footage of Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park in 2017, and takes would-be travellers through seven National Parks, including:
– Charles Darwin National Park
– Watarrka National Park
– Litchfield National Park
– Nitmiluk National Park
– Limmen National Park
– Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park
– Finke Gorge National Park
Tourism NT, General Manager Marketing, Tony Quarmby said, “As Territorians celebrate 40 years of self-governance, we thought the time was right to launch seven never-before-seen sites that celebrate the Territory’s spectacular National Parks on Google Street View.
“Territorians are exceptionally lucky to have this environment in their own backyard, but the time is right to share it with and inspire people around the country to come and visit. All you need is a mobile phone and you’ve taken your first step.
“For us, the landscapes – from Tjoritja/West MacDonnell and Nitmiluk National Parks to the lesser known Lost City in Limmen National Park – stand out in more ways than one. Each is incredibly beautiful, steeped in culture and history, and each of these wide-open spaces are brimming with wildlife, characters, adventures and stories.
“Thanks to the collaboration between Google, Tourism NT and NT Parks and Wildlife, and through the benefits of mobile technology, you can walk into Kings Canyon or hike the Jatbula Trail without leaving the comfort of your lounge,” said Mr Quarmby.
Mr Quarmby was quick to add that whilst digital technology was fabulous, nothing could quite beat boots on the ground experiencing the Northern Territory’s world class destinations first hand.
Google Australia Managing Director, Jason Pellegrino, said this release is another in a strong and ongoing collaboration between the company, Tourism NT and NT Parks and Wildlife.
“We’re excited to be able to continue to showcase the Northern Territory to the world. Following on from the work around Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park last year, these latest captures provide further insight into our unique landscape. Now, locals as well as those further afield, can experience seven of our National Parks in all their splendour on Street View,” said Mr Pellegrino.
Start exploring the NT on Google Street View here: northernterritory.com/streetview
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