Augmented Reality launched at Megafauna Central

Megafauna Central in Alice Springs has extended its visitor offering with the launch of an exciting, new Augmented Reality (AR) experience and a new HoloLens headset experience.

By downloading the free, user-friendly Indigital AR Smartphone App locals and visitors can journey back to the late Miocene epoch and get up close to extinct megafauna that roamed Central Australia 8-million years ago.

The App will give users a unique experience as they wander around Todd Street Mall to discover the behaviour of a Dromaius arleyekweke, the dwarf emu, and to roam alongside Alcoota megafauna such as large marsupial herbivores called Plaisiodon.

This unique adventure also allows App users to walk amongst the Megafauna across many different Alice Springs sites including:

  1. ANZAC Hill
  2. Todd River, adjacent to Undoolya Road and Leichardt Terrace
  3. Megafauna Central
  4. A public garden between Alice Plaza and Todd Mall
  5. A public garden outside Adelaide House, Todd Mall
  6. The ‘Coolamon Garden’ outside the Alice Springs Town Council Chambers
  7. Olive Pink Botanic Garden
  8. The Museum of Central Australia lawn
  9. The entrance to the Alice Springs Desert Park
  10. Adjacent to the Dingo enclosure, Alice Springs Desert Park

Megafauna Central’s innovative HoloLens headset will also be available in the Todd Mall and will give visitors a unique experience of mixed-reality. Allowing the visitor to move around and experience it as if they were truly present.

The Northern Territory Government has invested $250 000 into this project, which has been delivered by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

The IndigitalAR App is available for download to smartphones.

Megafauna Central was opened in July 2018 as part of the revitalisation program for Alice Springs CBD, providing a boost to local jobs and the Central Australian tourism industry.

Source: NT Government