Posted November 08, 2018 08:24:00 Australian tourist attractions have a reputation for being slow to open and some of the world’s most famous destinations are struggling to open their doors to tourists.
Now, a virtual tourism attraction in Queensland will be the first in the country to open its doors to locals.
Tourism Queensland, a group of locals who run the organisation which owns the beach, said it would be opening its first tourist attraction at Sandgate beach in the coming weeks.
It will be called ‘Aussie Sands’ and will offer locals a glimpse of the red sand and the stunning view from the top of the iconic sandstone cliffs at Sandgage, which are just 100 metres above sea level.
Tourist Queensland’s director of operations, Michael Meehan, said the idea for the virtual tour came from the idea of tourists being able to explore the world.
“What we are looking to do is create a virtual experience that people are going to be able to enjoy,” Mr Meeham said.
“It will provide a chance to see the sights, see the flora and the fauna, see people who are not in the know and we’ll be able learn about what we’re talking about.”
The idea of doing it from a tourist perspective is just the perfect way to open up a new experience.
“He said tourism Queensland had already established a presence in the state of Queensland with the opening of its popular ‘Red Sands’ beach.”
There are some beaches that are very popular, but there are others that we’re looking at which are very difficult to get to.””
There are over 100 beaches across Queensland.”
There are some beaches that are very popular, but there are others that we’re looking at which are very difficult to get to.
“In the last couple of years, Queensland has experienced some pretty significant closures of beaches and we’ve had to work really hard to reopen these beaches.”
He added tourists were now coming to Queensland for many reasons, including the drought, a lack of tourism, and the closure of other tourist destinations.
“For us, it’s a very difficult time in the tourism industry,” Mr Ceehan said.
Tourists visiting Queensland’s Red Sands would get a “virtual tour” of the beaches, with a guide telling them what to see.
“When you’re walking along, you get a real sense of what’s there,” Mr Bannister said.
Mr Bannisters family has lived in Queensland for more than 40 years and said he had always wanted to visit the state.
“I’m a little bit surprised there haven’t been more visits.”
So it’s not that people don’t want to visit Queensland, it just is that it’s so remote.
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