How did we ever travel anywhere without the invention of Apps telling us where to go, how to go and which way to get there. Seriously argument saving Apps that have averted many a tense conversation on our travels. To me downloading these Apps is just like packing your underwear, essential items that won't hurt your baggage allowance.
Here is my list of the best free travel Apps designed to make your campervan road-trip in New Zealand a stress free event.
Invaluable App with a comprehensive list of Holiday Parks and private offerings as well as freedom camping locations all with GPS coordinates and user ratings. The great thing about this App though is if you need a Dump Station for your campervan or motorhome, or water, or if you need to refill your gas bottle, it will pinpoint the nearest location for you all with tips and reviews from other travellers to make your selection easier. The App for practically everything to do with camping around New Zealand.
NZ DOC Campsite Finder
This App connects you to your nearest DOC Campsite which in turn connects you with nature. The beauty of the DOC campsites is that most are located next to a Lake or a Beach or a Nature Walk so if your looking to appreciate the simple pleasures in life this App is a must. With an online booking form as well it takes the guesswork out of availability. NZ DOC sites are some of the best places to overnight in your campervan.
An accommodation and activity finder based on reviews from travellers. Categorised into areas for ease of use, the great thing about this App is that it showcases those little gems of places to freedom camp which are hard to find. Also great if you are looking for recommendations of things to do in a certain area.
Now with petrol price hikes around the country eating into your travelling budget, being able to save a few cents at the pump can be the difference between eating beans and bacon. Gaspy is a Service Station locator App that will allow you to compare petrol prices wherever you are. Updated by users themselves prices are mostly accurate. An essential app for any campervan or motorhome rental holiday.
Everyone needs a weather App. Are you going to be bathing on the beach tomorrow or heading for the local cafe with your Lonely Planet Guide and your refillable coffee cup. Handy to plan your route if you wish to travel with the weather gods in your favour.
Grab One Discount
App handy for purchasing dining and activity deals wherever you are travelling. Look out for those hot-pool deals at The Wairakei Thermal Pools near Taupo, a must do to relieve travel weary bodies. We have dined at some amazing restaurants at half the normal price.
Fancy a gig on your travels or maybe a night at the theatre to watch a play or maybe catch an All Blacks game? Eventfinda is the App for all things entertainment big and small in whatever location your travelling guaranteed to help you plan the best possible time on your holiday. Enjoy.