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A LIST OF BEST CAMPING APPS TO USE IN AUSTRALIA

The introduction of smartphones led to the development of many useful apps that can be used for camping which are either free or cheap. You must download and test the apps days before actually using it on your camping trip.

Check out this list of useful apps when camping in Australia.

CAMPERMATE

Campermate may be the simplest app that gives you huge amounts of detailed information. The app has essential details about campgrounds, free campsites, national park and state forest camping facilities.

MEMORYMAP

The app allows you to plan, plot, track and record your trip and it’s also designed for offline use. Memorymap has a free 1:250,000 scale topographic map and works with any maps you may already have on your computer or previously downloaded from the Digital-Maps Shop.

SKYVIEW FREE – EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE

The app is a world-class combination of technologies with engaging images and information beautifully presented. It works excellently if you want to stargaze. Wifi isn’t required, just allow your device’s camera to locate and identify stars, constellations and even passing satellites. You can also discover where the sun is at night because the universe is displayed wherever you point your camera.

FIRST AID BY AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

No one hopes to use this app in real life situations, but it helps to have it on just in case. It’s a free app that provides an up-to-date step-by-step procedure on common first aid emergencies like asthma, burns, bleeding, broken bones, snake bites, sunburn and CPR.

WEATHERZONE

Weatherzone keeps you informed about weather-related situations in Australia including road closures, fire danger ratings, meteorology warnings, coastal wind warnings and even the ski reports.

BEACHSAFE

Beachsafe app allows you to check the level of safety of a beach with detailed information on the current tide and if lifeguards are in sight. Your GPS locates the closest beaches to your location. It also provides information on what to do if you get caught in rough waves, or even when injured by rocks or reefs.

WAZE

Waze is the world’s largest community-based navigation app. It’s particularly useful for long drives that provide real-time traffic information and receive reported alerts including accidents, hazards, mobile speed camera locations and road closures.

As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry. These are a few apps you must download on your phone before going camping to make sure that in cases of emergency you have something to back you up. These are the best companion especially when you’re camping alone, these apps will not only help you get through tough times but they can also entertain you.


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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.