Amazing Natural Wonders with Virtual Tours

view of steaming hot pool with distant mountain

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.  

View of creek and mountains in a national par

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!

virtual dive galapagos islands

Baby Galapagos sea lion looking at the camera in the wild

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.

Alaskan fjord with glacier next to a mountain

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!

virtual webcam great barrier reef

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.

yellowstone national park

Lower Yellowstone Falls in the Yellowstone National Park, USA

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.

View of snow-capped peak of Mount Everest

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.

Lava flowing into the sea from an island in Hawai'i


For more amazing virtual tours you can take from home, simply click on the links below:

About the Author
Paula Johnson
For over fifteen years Paula has worked as an editor and writer of educational books and support materials, working in England, Hong Kong and Brisbane. Now with two Brisbane Kids of her own, she enjoys spending time with her children, discovering new places together, making things and getting grubby … and sharing it all with our readers! She loves the fun and creativity of writing for Brisbane Kids and how it allows her to combine her two greatest passions — writing and mummying!

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