Move over Crocodile Dundee, there’s a new face of Australian tourism.
Melbourne musician and tour guide Benjamin Witkowski has turned his hand to promoting self-isolation tourism.
With Australians no longer asking “where the bloody hell are you?” (at home, of course), Witkowski has coined a new tourism hashtag, #visitmybackyard.
In a hilarious video that rivals Tourism Australia’s big-budget ads with its inspirational tone, Witkowski guides viewers on a tour of his own backyard.
“A lot of people are concerned about what will happen to the tourism industry in this unknown time,” Witkowski notes.
“There are still some amazing tourism destinations you can visit – some of them closer than you think!
“Located just 30 steps from my front door, my backyard is an incredibly vibrant and dynamic tourism destination, offering all sorts of activities and adventures.”
He highlights the many nature and wildlife attractions on offer – plus for the active traveller, there’s mountain biking trails and the “backyard quarantine fence climb”.
“Nothing prepares you for this view,” he adds, while gazing across his suburban street.
But wait, there’s more: Witkowski has already followed up his #visitmybackyard video with an infomercial spruiking the “Travelmate 3000” aimed at would-be travellers stuck in isolation.