The 5 Best Travel Apps for Australia (Almost All for Free!)
So you’re setting off for your big trip. It’s no longer about having the big paper maps, here are the 5 best travel apps that help you on your trip around Australia.
1. Wikicamps: find anything
But really, anything. From free camps to caravan parks, points of interest to day use areas and from showers to drinking water. The various search filters that WikiCamps offers are just amazing. You can easily find the perfect spot for you. Are you travelling with pets? A 4WD? Or do you need good TV reception so you don’t miss AFL or cricket? It even has a filter for crocodiles!! Best of all, it’s got a forum where people can write about a site they’ve been to or they can give an indication of the price. This is the only app on this list that will cost you anything. But the $7.99 are definitely worth it. You’ll probably save more money by finding the best free camps!
2. LiveTrekker: track your journey
It’s fun to be on the road, but it’s even more fun if you can share it with your friends and family. LiveTrekker lets you do just that. You can track your journey, see your route on the map and even add your pictures, videos or recordings to the places you’ve visited. If you upload it directly, it will automatically add it to the right place on the map. Do you want to remember or share that sound that the koala’s make at night? Or share the video of that time you got stuck with your 4WD in the mud? You can share your trip afterwards or real time with your friends and family.
3. Australian bites and stings
Safety first! The chance of something happening is not very big, however, if something does happen, it’s better to be prepared and to know what to do. This app has some tips on preparation and planning for your trip to reduce the chance of getting bitten or stung by nasty critters. Other than that, it has a list of all the venomous creatures in Australia and instructions on what to do in the event of an emergency. Australian Bites and Stings offers both general first aid advice and advice for stings and bites for specific animals. The app states that their tips are to be used as a reference and not as a substitute for professional first aid training and techniques. It’s always best to call for professional help.
Watch out for this critter!
4. Fuel Map Australia
With Fuel Map Australia, the users of the app are actually the ones providing the information. Users can add petrol stations and the prices of the fuel to a map for other users to see. That way you’ll know how far you have to drive to the next petrol station and it also gives you an indication of the price. Especially on longer trips and in the outback, it’s a good idea to check this app every once in a while.
Find the best camp spots with WikiCamps or CamperMate.
If you are on a shoestring budget, this app is a good free alternative to WikiCamps. It also lists campsites, caravan parks, supermarkets, toilets, hospitals and petrol stations amongst others. It offers information about the campsites, the contact details and often pictures as well. Users can also add locations so the number of locations keeps growing every week.
What are the best travel apps in your opinion? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!