TRAVEL APPS for Aussie Road Trips

With the technology we carry and the ever growing list of apps these days, we have so much information at our fingertips when travelling! 

Whether it’s a petrol station, a camp spot or a playground you are looking for, you can be sure there is an app to help you out!

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WikiCamps – $7.99

WikiCamps has a huge database of campgrounds, caravan parks, day use areas, points of interest and information centres all over Australia.

Users are able to add comments, ratings and pictures to each location and by doing so you have up to date information at your fingertips!

We add comments on each location we have stayed at as it has been a very useful tool for us when on the road!

We suggest downloading content “offline” as well that way you can see comments and pictures when you do not have phone reception.

Playground Finder – FREE

We regularly use Playground Finder when on a big trip to find a nice park to stop at for morning tea or lunch.  Users are able to add new playgrounds, comment on existing listings and add photos.

Apps like these rely on user comments so I think it’s important to take the time to add some info to help out fellow travellers.

Fuel Map – FREE

Fuel Map is a database of petrol stations and fuel prices from all across Australia.  All information is added and edited by users so may not be current, however, it is a good reference for the location of the petrol stations when coming into a town.  You can sort by cheapest/nearest.

Google Maps – FREE

Google Maps is a navigational app.  Type in your location and destination and it will give you different routes and the time is will take you to get there. 

Live Traffic (NSW) – FREE

Live Traffic gives you up to date information on incidents and conditions that may affect your travel.  There are similar apps for each state.

Hema – 4WD Maps – $99.99

Offline 4WD maps for touring Australia – no internet connection required! 

  • Australia Key Map
  • Hema 1:250K Topo 
  • Hema 1:1Million Road 
  • Hema state maps 
  • Hema regional maps 
  • Hema national park maps 

Emergency + – FREE

Emergency + uses your mobile phones GPS functionality and provides the caller with the GPS coordinates to allow emergency services to know your exact location. 

This app also provides the numbers for the SES, Police Assistance Hotline, Crime Stoppers and Poisons Information.


First Aid – Australian Red Cross – FREE

This is the official Australian Red Cross First Aid app.  It provides you with vital information on how to deal with common first aid emergencies – allergies, asthma attacks, bleeding, broken bones, burns, stings/bites, sprains, etc.  It provides step by step instructions on how to deal with each situation and is definitely an app everyone should download. 

Australian Bites & Stings App – FREE

Australian Bites & Stings is another handy one to have on your phone!  It lists all Australian venomous creatures, provides information on each, what part of Australia they can be located, signs and symptoms of a bite and first aid instructions.


This one is just for fun but we love Geocaching so was a must for us! 

Geocaching is a world wide outdoor treasure hunt style game – great for the whole family!

If you haven’t heard of Geocaching – click here to read more!!

Let us know your favourite apps in the comments below!


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