The Best Outdoor Adventure Apps for 2021 in Australia
Apps are a wonderful thing, they can help in nearly all aspects of life these days and adventuring is no different. We’ve put together some of our favourite apps for traveling, camping and adventuring. Our top tip is to keep your adventure apps in a folder on your phone to avoid clutter!
Aircamp is a great app where you can filter your search to find a campsite that is suitable to your needs. You can filter to include pets, powered sites, swimming, toilets and even search by free sites. There is also an option to view rest areas around Australia if you’re needing a break during a road trip. Once you click into a site, you’ll be provided with information on the campground, be able to read reviews and you can even ask questions. https://www.aircamp.com.au/
Similar to Aircamp, Campermate allows you to scroll around Australia spotting fuel stations, toilets, accommodation, wifi spots, activities, parks, laundromats and much more. There's also a section of the app that lets you see local deals! Choosing between Aircamp and Campermate really just comes down to personal preference. https://www.campermate.com.au/
3. All Trails
All Trails is a fantastic app for hiking, mountain biking, off road driving and even activities such as bird watching. You’re able to filter by activity, attraction, suitability (such as if it is kid or dog friendly), the route type and trail traffic. You can then tap on the trail that takes your interest and it will show you all of the information including, length, elevation, route type and any photos or reviews fellow app users have left. https://www.alltrails.com/
Trailforks is another great app for those who love hiking, running, horse riding or mountain biking (plus much more). You can set what you’re looking for and it will find you different tracks near you. It details the distance, climb, descent and you’re also able to read and leave reviews. This is a must have app if you are mountain biking! https://www.trailforks.com/apps/map/
5. Fuel Map
If you don’t want to be stuck passing a sign that says “no fuel for 100km” and your fuel light is on, definitely check out Fuel Map. It is a super handy app to check out exactly where the closest fuel stations are and it even lists prices, so if you’re spoilt for choice you can see who is offering the most affordable price at that time. You can select fuel type (such as 91, 95, 98, diesel etc) and sort by either cheapest or closest fuel station. http://fuelmap.com.au/
6. Rain Parrot
This one does cost $5.99 but if you’d like to be notified right before it rains then it might be worth the money for you. It will send you a notification such as “Rain Alert: Patchy rain in 24 minutes, increasing up to light rain after 30mins'' and it's pretty accurate as well. This is not only helpful when out camping or adventuring but also when you’ve got the washing on the line outside at home. https://www.rainparrot.com/
These are just a few of our favourite apps that we like to use when we are out and about. Let us know your favourite travel and adventure apps by sending us a DM to our Instagram @kipslo.