It is the largest immersive exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere and almost better than a circumnavigation cruise round Australia.
Welcome to Australian Geographic’s Our Country which has just debuted its first immersive exhibition inspired by the breadth of Australia’s most captivating landscape and showcases the country’s most treasured and iconic animals in motion.
The powerful sound and screen projections on large 1600 sqm multi-screens reaching six metres tall will utilise 4K technology. It is almost like watching David Attenborough’s Blue Planet on steroids. In fact, Attenborough’s close-up-camerman Peter Nearhos, contributed footage to the project alongside 24 other cinematographers who featured content spanning rich deserts, flourishing rainforests, oceans, and special moments with our First Nations people.
The amazing experience lets you journey through Australia’s breathtaking scenery while letting you to get up-close-and-personal with saltwater crocodiles and deep dives alongside a giant humpback whale.
The experience was created by Karina Holden, UNESCO’s Film Maker of the Year (2021), who was inspired to encourage Australians to appreciate the natural wonders and to increase their curiosity to learn more about our land.
Ms Holden said the experience was brought to life with more than 100,000 hours worth of content across every ecosystem in Australia with the expertises of aerial, underwater, macro, time lapse, low light and animal behaviour specialists.
Tourism Australia Managing Director, Philippa Harrison said the exhibition provided a special opportunity for visitors to experience the diversity of Australia’s natural wonders in the one spot.
“Australian Geographic has a long tradition of showcasing the very best of Australia’s natural environment, wildlife, people and places through stunning photography and storytelling. Our Country will display Australia’s incredible diversity and help to drive widespread visitation by highlighting all we have to offer on a global stage,” Ms Harrison said.
The exhibition will hopefully drive and encourage visitors to explore parts of Australia they hadn’t previously considered. The project is a partnership between Australian Geographic and Tourism Australia..