Tourism Australia recently launched the giant selfie service as part of a campaign to attract Japanese tourists to the country.
To participate in the GIGA selfie events, tourists stand on a dedicated spot and use an app to set off a distant camera. They can then download a short video clip that starts as a closeup, but pulls away to reveal the surrounding landscape. Basically the app allows you to supersize selfies.
“The ‘GIGA Selfie’ campaign will help to raise the level of conversation about Australia in Japan as people share their incredible experiences of holidaying here with their friends and family back home,” Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said.
The first two opportunities to take a mega selfie will be in the Queensland resort region on the Gold Coast on Sept 5 and 6.