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15 Amazing camping apps for Australian travellers

Your phone has the potential to be your most versatile and useful camping and travelling tool. With amazing apps that are specifically designed to help you with so many aspects of your camping trip, you'll be wondering why you waited so long to download them.

This list of free and paid Australian camping apps will give you the camping advice and travel tips you need to create a stress-free holiday. Whether you're travelling across Western Australia with Summerstar Tourist Parks or seeing what the rest of the country has to offer, these camping apps will change the way you travel.


10 of Australia's best camping apps

  1. Wikicamps Australia: Camping Destinations and Information
  2. Recfishwest: WA Fishing Rules and Identifier
  3. Fuel Map Australia: Fuel locations and Prices
  4. Willy Weather: Detailed Weather Information
  5. Camping Checklist: Packing Guide
  6. Travellers Autobarn: Camping Locations and Reviews
  7. GoSkyWatch: Stargazing App
  8. Roadtrippers: Road Trip Planner
  9. PictureThis: Plant Identifier
  10. AllTrails: Trail Locations and Detailed Information
  11. CamperMate: Campgrounds, Information & Points of Interest
  12. Camps Australia Wide: Budget Camp Accommodation
  13. Anycamp: Campsites & Caravan Parks
  14. First Aid App: First Aid Information
  15. Komoot: Bike Ride and Hiking Planner

1. Wikicamps Australia

wikicamps australia camping app

Wikicamps is a highly popular Australian camping app, and for good reason. Wikicamps helps its users locate roadside rest areas, caravan parks, and campsites suitable for you and your vehicle. Not to mention, it's a great way to find spots with wi-fi.

The content is all user-generated, and there's a well-used user's forum if you want the thoughts and opinions of other campers on any campsites or camping issues you're running into. The issue with user-generated content is that not all of it is going to be 100% accurate. However, in these relatively rare occasions, complaints seem to be answered promptly.

Wikicamps Australia is available at both the Google and Apple stores.


2. Recfishwest

recfish west australian camping app free

If you’re an avid fisher and enjoy travelling to WA’s best beach fishing locations, then look no further than the Recfishwest app. This handy little app is full of amazing features, including fishing rules in Western Australia, a fish identification system and the edibility of the fish you catch.

The best part? This app is completely free!

You can download Recfishwest at both the Google and Apple stores.


3. Fuel Map Australia

fuel map australian camping app

If you're an avid traveller/camper/road tripper, then you understand the importance of finding the cheapest fuel that you can. Thankfully, Fuel Map Australia is built for just this purpose. Locate the most affordable fuel in every part of the country.

Needless to say, Australia is a massive country. Wherever you're trying to go, you'll probably need to fuel up at some point. Why not download an app that is constantly updated with both user info and government-sourced fuel prices?

Be sure to download this money-saving app at the Google or Apple store.


4. Willy Weather

will weather free camping app australia

Willy Weather is one of the most helpful, detailed, and yet easy to read weather apps in Australia. With a comprehensive layout and easy to decipher icons, Willy Weather goes beyond telling you the temperature.

The app includes details such as:

  • UV Rays
  • Sunrise/Sunset Times
  • Moon Cycle
  • Wind Strength
  • Tide Schedule

This is ideal for travellers who want to be fully conscious of the weather especially how to dodge the heat during the warmer summer months, and for photographers looking for the perfect shots.

Willy Weather is available to download at both the Google and Apple stores.


5. Camping Checklist

camping checklist free australian app

We've all been there. You're an hour into your journey, and you realise you've forgotten something at home. Never feel this horror again by downloading the Camping Checklist app.

With Camping Checklist's customisable gear lists, you can stay organised and ensure that you'll have everything you need for your trip. One of the best features of this app is that you can share a camping list with the people you're travelling with. This is a great way to avoid packing doubles (or triples) of the same stuff. You'll finally be able to pack up the car without having a meltdown!

Download this helpful little app on the Google store.


6. Travellers Autobarn

travellers autobarn australian travel camping app

For those combining camping with road tripping, downloading Travellers Autobarn is an absolute must. With this app, you'll be able to easily locate free campgrounds across Australia. This app functions as a map with hundreds of pinpointed campgrounds with blurbs written about each.

So, whether you're looking for caravan parks or a free spot to sleep in your car for the night, Travellers Autobarn is for you. Here are a few of the details this app can help you learn about hundreds of Australian sites:

  • BBQ Rules
  • Dump Stations
  • Toilets/Showers
  • Pet-Friendly
  • General Reviews

You can download this handy app at both the Google and Apple stores.


7. GoSkyWatch

goskywatch australian camping app

GoSkyWatch is a must download app for any travellers who enjoy the nights spent stargazing (so, all of you). Fun for all ages, GoSkyWatch is an amazing app that allows you to learn more about the constellations, planets, and other space features that surround you.

All you have to do is point your phone at the sky, and the app will be able to detect all the information and star patterns in its system. This app is not only educational, but it's also genuinely quite moving, fun, and beautiful.

Note: This is a paid app.

This wholesome app is available for download at the Apple store.


8. Roadtrippers

roadtrippers australian camping app free

Roadtrippers is one of the multi-purpose camping apps in Australia. It's best suited for road trips, as it's able to ensure you know everything you need to know about the attractions around you. Here are some of the benefits to the Roadtrippers app:

  • Learn about surrounding attractions
  • Get reliable directions
  • Access free travel guides
  • Sync everyone's devices

With millions of nature spots, historical landmarks, and eateries loaded into the app, your road trip is about to get a lot more adventurous.

This versatile app is available at both the Google and Apple stores.


9. PictureThis

picturethis free app

Picture is a great app for both adults and children, learning about local plants, flowers and trees. The app is super simple to use. Take a picture of the plant you want to identify, and PictureThis will let you know what it is, alternative names and some interesting facts.

One of the best features is that you can create your own personal collection of plants and flowers you’ve seen on your travels. This is a great way to get your kids out exploring the Australian outback rather than sitting in your car or caravan. This is the perfect app to have when searching and document amazing West Australian native wildflowers during the WA wildflower season.

However, do note the collection is a paid feature. To get around this, take some picture and keep notes on each plant type you spot in a travel journal!

You can find the PictureThis app at both the Google and Apple stores.


10. AllTrails

alltrails free australian camping app

No matter where you're camping in Australia, there's almost always going to be beautiful walking to be found. AllTrails is your easy access to a network of over 60,000 different walking and biking trails across the world. You'll be able to click on the trails and see photos, as well as learn about their difficulty level, elevation, distance, and reviews.

Whether you're exploring Australia or venturing into beautiful Western Australia, AllTrails is your one-stop resource for the country's most popular trails and hidden gems.

You can download AllTrails at both the Google and Apple stores.

 11. CamperMate

CamperMate is an app used for travelling New Zealand and Australia. The app is free and helps you find useful points of interest like public toilets, dump stations, accommodation and rubbish bins. The app also gives travel tips and reveals hidden gems found by other travellers with the app.

12. Camps Australia Wide

Camps Australia Wide is a very well known campsite and caravan parks guide and includes information on over 14,500 verified budget and free camping spots. This camping app is perfect for anyone looking to save money while experiencing the best Australia has to offer!

For those who like to go a bit further off the beaten track, this app also offers maps and site info without the need for an internet connection, making it ideal for travellers that are often in remote areas with no reception.

13. Anycamp

Anycamp is another free app helping campers find accommodation, book campsites, find cycling and walking track and also gives informatino on vehicle access to different campsites. 

All information is crowd sourced and comes from other campers, ensuring all the details are up to date.

14. Australian Red Cross First Aid App

The First Aid App is perhaps the most important app on this list. It gives access to step by step guides on how to step in when a medical emergency occurs and you are waiting for professional assistance.

It covers a wide range of first aid topics and also lists local emergency numbers so you don’t waste time trying to find the right person to call in an emergency. Not only this, but all information is preloaded meaning no internet connection is required. 

This app is a must have especially when camping remote.

15. Komoot

Komoot is a ride and hike planner that gives information on altitude, difficulty, surface coverings along your route and highlights along the way. Offline maps can also be dowloaded.

The app will also give information on local attractions as suggested by other users.

Once you have completed your ride or hike, you can upload it to your Komoot profile and add any photos you took along the way.

Camping apps are a great way to enhance your next Australian adventure. If you’re planning a road trip in Western Australia, make sure you check out our list of caravan park locations across our great state. Online booking is quick and easy!

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the best free camp app in Australia?

    It depends on what you want to use the app for. If you need a free app to help you plan your trip, the Roadtrippers app is your best option.

  • How do I find free campsites in Australia?

    The best and easiest way to find free campsites is to use an app like the ones listed in this article. Another way to find free campsites in Australia is by going to local visitor centres to get maps of the area.

  • Is WikiCamps free?

    WikiCamps has a free trial option for 14 days however, after this period there is a once-off fee of $7.99.

21 October 2019

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