• The US tech giant has collaborated with Tourism NT, Parks Australia, Traditional Owners and the Northern Territory government for the virtual-reality project. (Supplied)
The interactive map will showcase the national park's natural beauty and has been supported by Traditional Owners.
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NITV Staff Writer

Source:
NITV News
5 Apr 2019 - 4:02 PM  UPDATED 5 Apr 2019 - 4:02 PM

For the benefit of armchair travellers, Google has launched its Street View of Kakadu National Park.

The US tech giant collaborated with Tourism NT, Parks Australia, Traditional Owners and the Northern Territory government for the virtual-reality project.

Landmarks featured in 360-degree imagery include the Arnhem Escarpment, the Jim Jim and Twin Falls, and the rock art galleries at Ubirr and Burrungky.

Agna Toms, a tourism official at Kakadu National Park, hoped the “digital journey” would draw visitors from around the world.

“I hope that it will help people understand what a special place this is before they come here,” she told NITV.

“It should hopefully promote Kakadu as a World Heritage Area and an amazing travel destination, as a place of great biodiversity and stunning nature.”