Across most of the capital cities, there’s a forecast of rain on Australia Day. While we’re pretty sure that won’t dampen your patriotism, you might want stay inside and celebrate the nation with some of these online activities.
See what it’s like across the country
If it’s raining outside and you have nothing to do, why not see what’s happening for other Australians?
Google Maps has a nice view of Australia, complete with the weather forecast and webcams to show you what’s going on across this big nation of ours.
I’ve heard simply awesome things about the Great Barrier Reef and I’ve yet to go. Sadly, there are probably loads of people just like me.
Also, I’m not big on snorkelling. I can’t seem to get the hang of floating. It might just be me.
What I can do is browse websites, and if it’s bad outside, it’s worth checking out Google’s World Wonders Project, which aims to connect Google’s Street View technology with 3D models, photos, and videos to turn amazing parts of the world into a digital online viewable thing that never disappears.
In Australia, the World Wonders project already includes The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Kakadu National Park, and Shark Bay, as well as the Great Barrier Reef, which you can explore without donning the oxygen tank.
Stuck inside for the day? No worries. Try teaching yourself something new.
Australian group Envato (operating out of Victoria) has been running a website for years called “Tuts+” which offers a whole bunch of tutorials to help get you more skills, or even bring those digital skills you already have up to speed.
You can find information on all sorts of things, from Photoshop to photography to making websites, apps for the iPhone, and even developing video games.
On Australia Day, Pandora will be running its own online station loaded with Aussie music, so regardless of what you’re doing at home, you’ll be able to login with either a web browser or smartphone/tablet app, and listen in.