Smartphones can play a huge part in daily life helping us to contact friends and family through text messages, calls and even social media, and allowing us to get day to day tasks such as banking and shopping done.
Well now you may find it handy in your visit to Sorell Fruit Farm in Tasmania, where visitors have been invited to use their smartphones to learn about fruits on the farm.
Tour the orchard following a signposted trail, where at each signpost you can use a QR reader app on your smartphone to scan the QR box and read about the crops!
Sorell Fruit Farms believe this is the first time this technology has been used in outdoor tourism in Australia.
The use of smartphones can help to enhance visitors experience of the fruit farm, as they can learn about crops and the orchard at their own pace in their self-guided tour.
Bob Hardy of Sorell Fruit Farm told the Mercury that information is available in both English and Mandarin Chinese, with Chinese the second largest language group of overseas visitors to Tasmania.
"QR codes are a great way of ensuring Chinese tourists have an enjoyable farm experience," Mr Hardy said, reported by the Mercury on November 22.
He added that tech-savvy visitors and those 'young at heart' may also appreciate the use of QR codes.
Sorrell Fruit Farm is located in a trio – a Magic Triangle of great attractions – Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Barilla Bay Oysters and the farm with historic Richmond Village being an adjacent common point for them all. Set aside a little over 15 minutes journey time and from downtown Hobart, you can be at any of them.