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Must Have Apps For Road Trip In Australia

Just came back from Australia a few days ago, and i had a great time exploring Western Australia. It’s sooo beautiful, packed with lots of white sand beaches and clear blue water. Totally heaven on earth!

Australia is an expensive country, but there are still ways to keep your travel budget in a reasonable amount. My top number one tip for you guys is to stay away from hotel / motel or even hostel! The rates are just crazy. If you’re lucky, you can get a $30 bed/night/person in a 10 beds dormitory. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and have lots adventure during your road trip. It’s camping time!

The best part of traveling in Australia, you can find numerous free camp sites. Yes some of them can be horrific, as you can’t find any toilets on-site. But if you plan your trip smart, you can always find free camp sites that has adequate facilities such as toilet, bbq place, and even a shower. Have i mentioned that the sites sometimes is located right in front of the beach. How nice does that sound?

free camp site with beach access in Australia

Anyways, this is my version of the must have apps for road trip in Australia, for android users!

MAPS.ME
Meet Google Map best enemy, hahaha. This app does exactly like google map or any other gps navigation apps. But the best part is that it’s free and doesn’t use internet connection at all. Why you need this? First of all, internet data plans in Australia is expensive. Secondly, when you go from one town to another, you will probably not gonna find a network around. So yeah, MAPS.ME is a must. Unless you like to do it old school (read: using a regular map).

CamperMate
Make sure you download the offline map as well. With this app you can see all the things you needed for the road trip; camping grounds (free and paid), public toilet & shower, fuel station, police station, information centre, wi-fi, water etc. It’s real deal.

Must Have Apps For Road Trip In Australia

WikiCamps AU
Similar use like CamperMate, but this one is the paid version. The first 20 days is free thou.

Fuel Map
It’s has more detailed info about the fuel Station. Best feature, it lists the latest price for the fuel for each station around you. So you can actually know where to go to find the cheapest fuel around on that day.

Public Toilet in Australia
This app pretty much does what it says, it listed all public toilets in Australia. You can filter it by male toilet, female toilet, unisex toilet, shower, etc.

So yeah those 5 apps are the ones that i use during my road trip in Australia a few days ago. Let me know if you know other apps that you think might be useful for road-tripping in Australia. Enjoy!

The guide for road trip in australia

Cheers,
@iamMariza, who loves exploring Western Australia.

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Born in Surabaya and raised in Jakarta in a multicultural family, her parents introduced to her the world of traveling at a young age and has been addicted to backpacking since 2008, dumping her tourist status quo. She is the founder of lagunatrip.com. Follow her rants and ramblings about her life as a traveler on her Twitter: @iamMariza

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