Was it Burke and Wills who said “The world is a smartphone, and those who do not travel have downloaded only one app?” Or something along those lines. There are so many great travel apps that encourage exploration, impart wisdom or are just darn helpful. You’d be silly to just get one of them.
Stars Chart – iOS and Android
Away from the big smoke, the sky is bigger and the stars are brighter. But which star is which and what few of the thousands you can see are part of a constellation? With Stars Chart you can just point your phone at the sky and find out exactly what you are looking at. It’s astronomy made easy. Free
AllTrails – iOS and Android
Whether you enjoy a leisurely stroll or are a keen bushwalker, this app gives you access to over 50,000 curated trail maps to explore. It provides you with topographic maps, terrain profiles and information about the trail, including whether its pet and family-friendly. Free.
First Aid by Australian Red Cross – iOS and Android
If you are doing any sort of remote or regional travel, some first aid knowledge is a great idea, especially if help might be a little or long way off. This app developed by the Australian Red Cross is you’re guide to best practice first aid, wherever you are. Free
MAPS.ME – iOS and Android
While in park you will have access to free wifi but what happens when you’re out and about looking to discover your chosen destination? MAPS.ME is an essential app for your next holiday, allowing you to easily pre-download and save off maps and journey routes. You will be finding your way with ease by using the step by step driving, walking and cycling navigation and endless number of maps available. Free.
NRMA – iOS and Android
A must-have for all NRMA Members – the new my NRMA app is the place to go to access all your benefits as well as unlock useful content to help you explore every journey. It’s the easiest way to get help when you need it. You can get roadside assistance from anywhere in the country, track the patrol car or even order a new battery if yours is flat. Not only that, it can help you save money by finding the latest fuel prices near you. It also acts as your digital membership card, so you can access all your member benefits in one place. Simply select a location to find food, attractions, accommodation and so much more. Not an NRMA Member? Download and join today. Free for NRMA Members