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Top 10 Must-have Camping & Caravanning Apps for Travelling Australia

Friday 2nd February 2018
By Dave Eddy
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By Dave Eddy
When you hit the road, it's handy to have up-to-date information about campsites, facilities, roads and all things camping! This list is sure you get you started for planning your next camping or caravanning trip!

WikiCamps is the ultimate camping companion to take with you for just a weekend or whether you're heading away for a big adventure. Wikicamps is operates completely offline so you don't have to worry about phone reception or a WIFI connection. Once you download all the content and map onto your device you will have access to it whenever you need it!

Wikicamps allows users to comment, review and upload photos of campgrounds, caravan parks, backpacker hostels, day stops, POI's, dump points, and information centres. The sites are populated by the wikicamps users, which insures its always up to date. The app has over 31,000 site listings, and is one of the most recommended apps among campers and caravanners Australia wide!

Price: $7.99


The BOM Weather App is the Bureau of Meteorology's app, which provides up-to-date weather information to you instantly. The BOM Weather app includes: Current conditions (such as temperature, real feel, wind, rainfall and humidity), Forecasts (for the week ahead and UV forecasts), Warnings (which is very important when you’re on the road and a storm is about to hit!), Radar (so you can see if rain is coming!) and you can save you location to view it quickly.

Price: Free!


This app will help you plan, and navigate your 4WD , camping or caravanning adventures! Features include offline navigation with topographic mapping, real-time GPS tracking Australia-wide 4WD map coverage, 690,000km of 4WD tracks and 545,000km of unsealed roads and 40,000 points of interest (POI) including campsites, caravan parks, dump points, lookouts, wineries and more!

Price: $49.99


4. Waze

With the Waze App would will always know what’s happening ahead on the road. Wave will tell you traffic, construction, police, crashes, and more in real-time. The app will re-route your map to the fastest possible way of travelling somewhere. You will know your ETA and also find the cheapest fuel stations along the way! Traffic hazards such as cars pulled over the shoulder of the road are noted down by other people in traffic around you.

Price: Free, premium option available in-app


Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure-hunt! Join the community to find one of the millions of clever containers called geocaches hidden in nearly every country on on the planet! The geocaches are waiting to be found! If you’re just getting started with this app, it walks you through the adventure of finding your first geocache! There are tips, hints, and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app.

Price: Free, and you can buy a Premium membership subscription


The Caravan Buddy app has a load of features that are super useful for searching caravan sites and caravan-friendly services. It also allows you to create a countdown for your next caravanning adventure!

Other additional features include a Caravan Leveller, TV Signal Finder, a Weight Calculator, Document storage, checklists and more helpful tips and tricks!

Price: $4.99


Find the most recommended restaurants and eating spots in a location you’re visiting. TripAdvisor has millions of reviews, photos, and maps from travelers all over Australia and the world! You can also find the lowest airfare, hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do in every new location you visit! You can also book hotels and flights through the app! The function “Near Me” is perfect for searching for a hotel/restaurant that’s close to you!

Price: Free


The Wires App gives you advice and rescue assistance for native Australian animals from your mobile or tablet. The app provides easy and quick way of finding out how to  help sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. You can report a rescue directly from the app and find out some of the most important information you need to know if you find native animals in distress.

Through the WIRES app you can: report a rescue,find a vet, access wildlife information, get wildlife rescue advice and assistance 7 days a week and heaps more!

Price: Free


This app is the perfect guide to Australian Birds based on the Gaia Guide website and can be used offline! The app identifies birds near you based on your location! You can use the app to document your findings with photos or recordings of the birds sounds. You can keep this for your own personal collection of Australia bird songs.

Price: Free


Star Walk 2 (the free version) allows you to see stars, constellations in the night sky! It provides an astronomy guide to you can observe solar system bodies such as the Sun and the Moon as well as asteroids and comets! The best part is that is it in real time in the sky above you!
 Price: Free, premium version upgrade in app  


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