Discover Cemeteries

Discover Cemeteries is an augmented reality tour app for visitors to Fawkner Memorial Park.

Discover the stories of Fawkner Memorial Park

Discover Cemeteries brings the park to life by sharing stories using animation, audio, video and augmented reality.

Using Discover Cemeteries and a smart phone, you can learn about the park’s historic locations. You will also hear the stories of some of the extraordinary people in our care.

The app will allow you to wander the cemetery freely or choose one of 2 guided tours:

At each ‘story point’ on your journey you will hear untold tales that reflect on Melbourne’s rich and diverse culture and history. Look for the Discover Cemeteries walking person to find your way.

How to get Discover Cemeteries

Discover Cemeteries is available for iOS at the App Store or for Android at Google Play. Simply download and install the app, and then you’re ready to explore!

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How to have the best journey

Fawkner Memorial Park is one of the largest historical cemeteries in Australia and it covers a lot of different terrain. To have the best experience, we recommend you:

  • make sure your phone has augmented reality capability (see information below)

  • wear good shoes, sunscreen and a hat

  • start tours with a fully-charged phone, use headphones and turn your screen brightness up to full

  • watch for cars, the park’s many animals and signed hazards

  • remember that Fawkner is a working cemetery and stay sensitive to people in mourning

  • have fun!

How to check if your phone supports augmented reality

  • Load the Google Support Page for AR and search for the name of your phone in the list of supported devices.

  • For Apple devices, all iPhones running on iOS 11 and above should support augmented reality.

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If you don't have a phone that supports augmented reality, you can still experience the audio and video activations on the tour. You can view the augmented reality activations online at Extraordinary lives part 1 and Extraordinary lives part 2.

Contact us

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