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Enhanced Canberra Tracks app brings ACT’s iconic sites to life

By Lachlan Roberts 9 July 2018 0
The Canberra Tracks app can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Photo: ACT Parks and Conservation

The Canberra Tracks app can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Photo: ACT Parks and Conservation.

The National Capital’s most historic and iconic sites will “come alive” these school holidays, thanks to the Canberra Tracks app’s augmented reality (AR) technology, allowing users to connect with the lives of early inhabitants.

The free app delivers detailed video, audio and images, providing a valuable reference and introduction to the rich history found in Canberra’s own backyard, including sites such as the Kambah Homestead and the foothills of Black Mountain.

Featuring eight self-drive routes, Canberra Tracks offers a unique and educative way to enjoy a walk, bike ride or weekend drive through places where Aboriginal people lived for thousands of years, followed by the early settlers.

With the help of AR you can:

  • Explore a churchyard with personal stories at St John’s and Queanbeyan’s Riverside Cemetery.
  • Discover Limestone Plains, a land explored and colonised by convicts and free immigrants.
  • Visit many historic sites, including Blundell’s Cottage, the last small farmhouse standing in central Canberra.
  • Learn about Belconnen’s early life, including an unmarked burial ground, various homesteads, and a former naval transmitting station.

The Canberra Tracks app can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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