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Gould's petrel immersive story Tomaree Head

Tomaree National Park

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See the amazing journey of the Gould’s petrel come to life with our augmented reality immersive story. Enjoy this mobile experience at Tomaree National Park, or without leaving home.

What to
Mobile phone, headphones

Discover the remarkable lifecycle of the Gould’s petrel’s through an interactive augmented reality experience on your mobile device. You'll get a glimpse into the life of one of Australia’s rarest seabirds and the successful conservation efforts led by NSW National Parks (NPWS).

Experience at Tomaree National Park

This story is best viewed at Tomaree Head summit lookout. From here, you can look across to the islands where the endangered petrels breed.

  • Look for story signs along Tomaree Head Summit walk and at Tomaree Head Summit lookout. 
  • Scan the Gould's petrel image or the QR code on the signs to launch the interactive story.

Experience at home, anywhere, anytime

You don’t need to visit Tomaree National Park to enjoy this experience. You can view this immersive story anywhere on your mobile device with the free NPWS mobile app.

  • Download and open the app for iOS or Android.
  • Go to Immersive stories, choose the Gould's petrel immersive story and click the start button.

Augmented reality experience

'The Petrel, the Love-box and the Egg' is an augmented reality experience that encourages interaction with the physical environment. For your enjoyment and safety, please be aware of any physical hazards in your surroundings and ensure children view this story with parental supervision. 

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