Cairns & Great Barrier Reef to bring VR experiences to upcoming trade shows

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef will be giving attendees of both Get Local and AIME an immersive taste what the destination has to offer thanks to their new Oculus VR headsets.

“The full virtual reality experience allows participants to walk along the Cairns Esplanade as they would if they were attending a business event in the region,” said Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef general manager Rosie Douglas.

Other virtual experiences include the Dreamtime Walk with Mossman Gorge Centre immersing participants in the rainforest experience on a one-minute sample of the usual two-hour trek on the ground.

Glide above the treetops aboard Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a bird’s eye view of the world’s oldest rainforest from the comfort of a swivel chair for optimum 360-degree views or try a bungy jump or jungle swing with Sky Park by AJ Hackett.

The virtual reality experience also takes participants underwater with Sunlover Reef Cruises to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

“We know that the best way to sell a destination is to experience it firsthand, but with site inspections and educationals being scaled back after two years of COVID-affected travel, the next best thing is getting a little help from technology,” Douglas said.