'Epic entertainment': how to see Australia from home this weekend

The Wiggles
The Wiggles Photo: Facebook

With holidays and all travel cancelled for the foreseeable future, everyone's going a little crazy being stuck at home.

For all those who need a break from the four walls of their house, Tourism Australia have announced a weekend-long live program that will stream from their Facebook page. For the virtual holiday we all need!

The program, Live from Aus will include some of Australia's most loved personalities and special animals guests. The jam-packed schedule starts at 7am, live form the south-east of Sydney then gets the blood bumping with a workout with Chris Hemsworth from Byron Bay.

"Tune in throughout the weekend for an epic program of entertainment, hosted by some of Australia's most adored and iconic personalities" the event description reads.

"Think morning workouts with Chris Hemsworth's team in Byron Bay, croc encounters with Matt Wright and dance parties with The Wiggles."

The Wiggles

The Wiggles Photo: Facebook

"Take a break in Phillip Island and enjoy front row seats at the Penguin Parade, be captivated by the underwater world on a virtual tour of the Great Barrier Reef, learn the best-kept secrets behind the ultimate Aussie BBQ from Hayden Quinn and soak up the serenity of an Uluru sunset, all from the comfort of your couch".

There are heaps of activities for kids as well, including a live performance for the Wiggles at 10am on Saturday, where they'll be singing all their classics.

Following this, for those in need of some furry friends, TV presenter Candice Dixon will be going behind the scenes of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Visit Queensland, Australia on Saturday, May 16 at 12pm AEST, and there may even be some koala feeding time on the cards.

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Candice Dixon

Candice Dixon Photo: Facebook

For the kids wanting some science with a difference, you can go behind the scenes at interactive science museum Questacon, streaming LIVE from Visit Canberra. You can tune in Saturday, May 16 at 3pm AEST.

Take a visit to Questacon

Take a visit to Questacon Photo: Facebook

Then get ready for a deep dive into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, from the live broadcast with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef at 4pm AEST. Best part? There won't be sand everywhere to clean up! 

Take an underwater tour

Take an underwater tour Photo: Facebook

Sunday is just as jam-packed full of activities. Start the morning at 6am with some yoga streamed live from the Elements at Byron. Then it's time to get your little one's wildlife questions answered. Take a trip to  Featherdale Wildlife Park in Visit NSW, with fashion icon Laura Brown and Zookeeper Chad in Aussie animal Q&A.

Get all your wildlife Q&A's answered

Get all your wildlife Q&A's answered Photo: Facebook

The wildlife encounters don;t stop there, with a live Crocodile Encounter streams at 12pm, live from Darwin, an kangaroo feeding at 4pm AEST with Chris 'Brolga' Barns, live from Alice Springs.

Finish the weekend with a bedtime story read by radio personality Wippa, with the Penguin Parade Bedtime Stories from Phillip Island.
 

For the full schedule, check out the Tourism Australia Facebook page or website.