11 of the Coolest Places to See on Google Street View

March 30, 2015 by Alexandra Gregg

Google has brought us a lot over the years: from its Google Doodles to helping keep the Internet safe, not to mention being the go-to source for pretty much everything. When you’re researching a destination, it’s usually the first place you head for to get a bit of information. But its capacity for giving doesn’t stop there. In 2007 the search engine super-giant launched ‘Street View’, a virtual reality map that allows you to step inside a destination, changing the face of travel. Great for route planning and inspiration, it’s chock-full of some of the planet’s most incredible places too… and these days you can see them closer than ever before from the comfort of your own sofa.

So prepare to be inspired.

We’ve spent hours trawling the web to bring you some of the coolest places to see on Google Street View – and here they are:

Adélie penguin rookery, Antarctica

Image data ©2015 Google

Image data © 2015 Google

The Amazon Rainforest

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Image data © 2015 Google

Pedras Secas, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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Image data © 2015 Google

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Image data ©2015 Google

Image data © 2015 Google

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

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Image data © 2015 Google

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Image data © 2015 Google

The White House, Washington, USA

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Image data © 2015 Google

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Image data © 2015 Google

Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA

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Image data © 2015 Google

Whistler Peak, Canada

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Image data © 2015 Google

Times Square, New York City, USA

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Image data © 2015 Google

Want to find out how Google captures these incredible places? Watch this video: a short snippet of how their intelligent multi-camera system used a zip line to map part of the Amazon Jungle:


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About Alexandra Gregg

Once a roving local news reporter and now a travel-obsessed writer/sub, I'm head-over-heels for nature, wildlife and the ocean. When I'm not underwater or deploying a snorkel, I'm seeking out the sets of my favourite TV shows around the world. Tweet me @wonderg1rl