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The Best Camping Apps

The Best Camping and Caravanning Apps

We've hunted and gathered to find (in our opinion) the best Camping, Caravanning and Road-Tripping apps for your next adventure... 

1. HipCamp - Free 

Hipcamp is a mobile app and website that offers outdoor stays and camping experiences. Private landowners primarily list campsites, glamping sites, RV spaces and even cabins for users to book to stay at. 

You can filter the app to find your ideal camping spot, by changing the listing description, the location, the activities offered, and the amenities etc.

HipCamp is 100% free to sign up to, if you're looking for camping spots to stay at across Australia. When you've found the campsite you want, all you need to do is select your preferred dates, pay the cost of the booking, and you're good to go. 

It's almost like Airbnb - but purely for campers! 

Available on Apple and Android. 

2. Wiki Camps Australia - $3.99 

WikiCamps is a dynamic user generated camping app for Australia. All sites are added, edited and shared by users like yourself! The database is constantly growing and always being updated with the latest information about sites from all over Australia.

With over 21,000 listings already, join the largest and fastest growing camping app in Australia. Listings including Caravan Parks, Camp Sites, Backpacker Hostels, Day Stops, Points of Interest and Information Centres.

Each site has loads of information to help you plan your get away from activities including swimming, fishing, 4x4ing, pet rules, Wi-Fi hotspots, pricing, toilets, showers and heaps more.

You can use Wiki Camps to add and view photos from other happy campers all around Australia. So you can see what the camp site is like before you go there.

Rate sites as you go and add them to your own personal favourites list.

With heaps of extra gadgets including:

  • Satellite Dish Pointer
  • Camping Checklist
  • Home Clock
  • Chat Forum
  • Compass
  • High Quality Offline Map

Available on Apple and Android. 

3. Night Sky - Free and Premium Version 

Night Sky is a stargazing reference app that provides an easy and interactive way to explore the sky. 

The user can explore a virtual representation of the night sky to identify stars, planets, constellations and satellites. 

When downloaded, your device's compass works out where you are and which way you are facing, then the app adjusts to this and shows you the names of all the stars you are looking at. You can zoom in and out using a pinch and pull motion on your touch screen, and even click on each star / planet / constellation to get a full description of what it is and a bit of background information on it. 


  • See the Milky Way and Galaxies 
  • Touchless Sky Navigation 
  • No Wifi or Data Needed 
  • Glass Constellations 
  • Light Spectrum Selector 
  • Light Pollution Simulator 
  • Animated Planets and Sun 
  • Deep Sky Zoom
  • Mesmerising SoundTrack Involved 
  • Extensive Descriptions on all Planets, Stars, Satellites and Constellations

Available on Apple. 

4. AllTrails - Free and Premium Version 

Connecting people to the outdoors, AllTrails is a free mobile fitness and travel app used for finding hiking trails and other outdoor recreational activities such as mountain biking, climbing and snow sports. 

The app allows it's users to access a database of trail maps, and leave reviews and images on each trail, so you can find the best hikes around where you're staying. 

AllTrails have curated over 200,000 trail maps around the world, with over 7,000 of them being in Australia! 

The Premium Subscription allows users to use the app while offline as well as online. 

Available on Apple and Android. 

5. First Aid by the Australian Red Cross – Free

The Red Cross First Aid App is a free, comprehensive pocket guide to first aid and CPR, giving you access to the most up to date First Aid information anytime, anywhere.

The app supports the important life saving skills acquired through Red Cross First Aid training with quick and easy to use instructions, interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and helpful videos and images.

Available on Apple and Android. 

6. GeoCaching – Free and Premium Version

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. There are millions of cleverly hidden containers called geocaches scattered throughout more than 185 countries, just waiting to be found—there are probably even some near you right now.

Just getting started? This app walks you through the adventure of finding your first few geocaches. There are tips, hints and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app.

  • Live Search continuously updates nearby geocaches as you move
  • Find all easy Traditional geocaches and geocaching events
  • Message other players for tips, hints and more
  • Learn about the world of trackables: geocaching game pieces that travel from geocache to geocache
  • Search for and log trackables you find in the wild

Available on Apple and Android. 

7. Spotify – Free and Premium Version

Everyone knows this one.

Spotify is the best way to listen to music on your mobile or tablet.

Search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. Make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best ever music collection.

Get inspired with personal recommendations, and ready made playlists for just about everything.

Listen absolutely free with ads, or get Spotify Premium to skip the ads. 

Free on mobile

  • Play any artist, album, or playlist in shuffle mode.

Free on tablet

  • Play any song, any time.

Premium features

  • Play any song, any time on any device: mobile, tablet or computer.
  • Enjoy ad-free music.
  • Listen offline.
  • Get better sound quality.

Available on Apple and Android. 

8. Hurley Coastal Watch – Free and Premium Version 

Hurley Surf – powered by Coastal-watch.

The most comprehensive surf & beach conditions app, check the surf anywhere anytime with over 95 live streaming Australian Surf Cams.

Find Surf Reports, Surf Forecasts and the latest Surf Cam streams from over 95 popular beaches & surf spots - the largest network in Australia.

Detailed features for every location; 

  • Surf Cams - direct from the beach to your phone.
  • Surf Cam Photo - updated every 5-10 minutes.
  • Surf Cam Replay - a 2 minute cam replay that's updated every 15-30 minutes.
  • Surf Report updated early each morning by local surf experts.
  • Live Wind speed and direction. 
  • Live Wind History vs Wind Forecast for 72 hours forward. 
  • Surf Forecast 5 Days forward created daily by Coastal-watch forecast team. 
  • Daily Tides Times & Heights. 
  • Water Temperature. 
  • UV Index. 
  • 3-Day Weather Forecasts. 
  • Map View. 
  • News and Videos from 
  • Favourites function. 
  • 'GPS Near Me' location finder. 

Available on Apple and Android. 

9. Hema Maps – Off-Road Mapping System  

Hema Explorer and 4WD Maps are Hema's two GPS navigation apps for exploring Australia, each with their own unique features and functions for guiding adventures.

Hema Explorer - $29.99

Hema Explorer combines reliable Hema maps for navigation with innovative content and features for planning ahead.

Hema Explorer has offline Hema base maps (1:1Million Touring and 1:250k Topo) and online access to satellite, street and terrain mapping which you can clip and save to use out in the bush. 40,000 interactive points of interest (POI) with facilities, activities and contact details attached are pinpointed on the mapping, informing trip-planning and real-time navigation decisions. Meanwhile, online access to the Hema Explorer Cloud, Hema’s public track database, in addition to in-app weather and rain data will ensure you have all your bases covered when your next adventure rolls around.

4WD Maps - $99.99

Preloaded with the entire Hema digital map collection, 4WD Maps is the ultimate offline GPS navigation app for four-wheel drivers.

4WD Maps comes with 105 Hema maps preloaded, including Australia-wide base maps (1:1Million Touring and 1:250k Topo), state maps, regional maps and national park maps that you can find and track your location on, all completely offline. Perfect for long-range touring, 4WD Maps offers explorers Australia’s most comprehensive and accurate off-road map collection inside a pleasingly uncomplicated user-interface.

Available on Apple and Android. 

10. Pocket Weather Australia - $2.99

Pocket Weather Australia is Australia's original and best weather app - and it sources it's data from the only place that matters: the Bureau of Meteorology.

Built by locals right here in Australia, we've spent a lot of time refining and building the weather app we all want to use. So whether you need to check what it's going to be like this week on your phone, tablet or watch, we have you covered!

  • For those that love details though, we have some for you:
  • Detailed weather information for every suburb in Australia
  • Hourly temperature predictions 7 days into the future
  • All the Bureau of Meteorology rain radars
  • National synoptic chart
  • Tide times (with offline download support)
  • All the Bureau of Meteorology warnings for around the country
  • Notification support if you want to know the weather at a particular time of day, or be notified of warnings as they occur
  • Glance at the weather from the App icon badge, which you can set to show you the current temp, todays maximum and many more things
  • 72 hours of historical information for each location

Available on Apple and Android. 

11. Toilet Finder – Free 

Toilet Finder is a collaborative app that helps a user locate the closest toilet facility based on their location - which comes in pretty handy when you're on the road. 

With over 150,000 toilets listed worldwide, find the toilet is a quick easy app that that shows you the closest toilet to you in an interactive map.

  • Lists public, shopping centre, service station and restaurant toilets
  • Displays disabled access details
  • Five star rating system for each facility based on other users experiences.

Available on Apple and Android

Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments! 

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here. 

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