The Corona Virus (COVID-19) has led to the mass cancellation of travel plans globally. Now with Australia issuing a travel ban on all overseas travel, and many of us on the couch, social isolating, how can we still travel?

While it is not the same as being there, there are a bunch of virtual tours that you can do from the comfort of your lounge room. Here are five that we have come across…

Virtual Tour National Parks In The US

Google Earth have great tours of some of the best National Parks in the US. Whether you want to explore Yosemite, The Grand Canyon or even the Dry Tortuagas, you’ll be able to check out these locations with immersive photos from different vantage points. You’ll either need Google Chrome or to download Google Earth to access this one, but it’s free. Start exploring.

Visit Disney World

Walt Disney World was originally due to reopen on April 1, but is now closed “until further notice.” That said, a CBS News Article reports

“The YouTube page “Virtual Disney World,” which is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company, has compiled a free video playlist of virtual, interactive 360° rides.”

As CBS says, their videos are recorded in 360 degrees, so if you have a VR headset, it is really going to add to the feel.

One of my favourite rides at Disney World is Expedition Everest, you can check it out here:

Melbourne Zoo Livestream

The Melbourne Zoo located in Victoria, Australia is also closed for visitors but you can still see what some of their adorable animals are up to. The zoo is live streaming videos of their Snow Leopards, Zebras, Lions and Giraffes on their YouTube Channel

Visit The Great Barrier Reef

You can virtually visit an island getaway and go under water on the Great Barrier Reef with Google Street View. Even when I go in person, I only typically snorkel on the surface, but with this, the images will take you underwater like a scuba diver. Check out the video to see how it works.

The Winchester Mansion

This one is for the brave at heart. Known as one of the most haunted houses in America, the Winchester Mansion is located south of San Francisco. They have created a 40 minute virtual tour that you can join in online. The video will take you through some of the many rooms of the house and tell you about its quirky, fascinating history.

These are just five of the many virtual tours available online. What are some of the virtual tours you have come across while hunkering down at the moment?