Take a virtual vacation to Australia on your next Zoom call
This article was first published on Australia.com
Get inspired to travel across Australia even in this world of virtual catch-ups. Choose from Tourism Australia stunning collection of backgrounds to use in your next Zoom meetings to keep the spirit of travel alive.
Below are some of our favourite Australian Zoom backgrounds:
1. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
For your next virtual chat, place yourself among the dazzling sights of Canberra's Floriade festival; the city's annual celebration of Spring and the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere. With over 8,000 square metres of radiant garden beds, this iconic event will captivate any eyes that lay upon it.
Floriade, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Download Zoom background image here.
2. Yulara, Northern Territory
You can’t get to the outback right now, but we can bring the outback to you. Home to some of Aboriginal Australia’s most sacred sites, the Red Centre will leave you mesmerised with its majestic landscapes. Stay in the township of Yulara and embark on an unforgettable journey through desert plains, breathtaking gorges and red rock formations 500 million years in the making, with a 19th-century style camel ride.
Uluru Camel Farm, Yulara, Northern Territory. Download Zoom background image here.
3. Cairns, Queensland
For true escapism, set your Zoom background to Vlasoff Cay on the Great Barrier Reef, only 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Cairns. This picturesque sand bar is a wonderful dive and snorkelling spot, perfect place for a picnic, and all-round bucket-list attraction that is easily accessed by boat. For those who want a little more adventure, take a James Bond-style heli tour and see the reef from a new perspective.
Vlasoff Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Download Zoom background image here.
4. Flinders Ranges, South Australia
If you’re itching to get out and explore, set your Zoom background to the awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges to kickstart your planning. With dramatic and ancient landscapes, rich Aboriginal history and a wealth of walking tracks covering these ancient peaks and trails, this corner of South Australia makes for an adventurous but achievable travel destination.
The Arkaba Walk, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Download Zoom background image here.
5. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Restore your soul with calming views of Tasmania’s iconic Hansons Peak on Cradle Mountain. Found in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – which is home to the famous Overland Track – this stunning pocket of Tasmania is a mecca for wildlife-lovers and hikers. Get ready to don your walking boots and reconnect with nature.
Hansons Peak, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Download backdrop image here.
6. Mt. Amos, Tasmania
Wake up your friends with an enchanting sunrise backdrop overlooking the azure waters of Wineglass Bay. This spectacular sweeping view can be found by hiking Mt.Amos in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park, a wonder for hikers and adventurers alike.
Wineglass Bay, Mt.Amos, Tasmania. Download Zoom background image here.
7. Melbourne, Victoria
Load up this background of Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Railway Station, make yourself a cup of coffee worthy of the city's famous cafés, and imagine yourself soaking up the atmosphere of Australia's cultural capital. With its buzzing city streets, world-class sports events, chic rooftop bars and artistic laneways, make sure Melbourne is on your travel list.
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria. Download Zoom background image here.
8. Cape Leveque, Western Australia
Immerse yourself in front of the majestic canyons and white beaches of Cape Leveque, a rustic spot on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia. Known for its rich Aboriginal heritage, striking red rocks and aquatic activities, this stunning slice of the Kimberley region has it all. When the time is right, hit the dirt road on a self-drive trip from Broome or take a scenic flight for a bird's eye view.
Cape Leveque, Broome, Western Australia. Download Zoom background image here.
9. Lucky Bay, Western Australia
You can't get more Aussie than hanging with roos on a beach. Transport yourself to the incredibly beautiful and remote Lucky Bay in Esperance, Western Australia. Glittering shades of blue, fine quartz sand and furry locals make this spot an Aussie favourite.
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia. Download Zoom background image here.
How do I change my Zoom background?
Download your favourite Australian background image from the collection above or you can download all the background images here.
Create a Zoom account and log in. Open your ‘Account Settings’ or click the up arrow next to 'Start Video' in the lower left-hand corner.
Select 'Choose a Virtual Background' and press the plus '+' sign to upload the photo of your choice. You’re ready to go!