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If you want to find an excuse to use your phone while camping, look no further! Here are 11 apps that will help you enjoy the ‘disconnecting’ in nature even more. There’s nothing like kicking back, having a bbq with some good company around the campfire…and checking your stargazing app to find out what’s glimmering from above! This app and more can be found on iPhone and android apps. Here’s some to improve your camping experience to the max!

Australia Travel Guide

Website: www.mediaagility.com

Do you want a Lonely Planet travel guide on your phone? The Australia Travel Guide app can help! Pin your destinations and get the route on various roadtrip on your Google maps. Australia Travel Guide is all that you need to discover Australia!

This Android app can be downloaded at Google Play.

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Australia Travel Guide APP

Fuel Map Australia

Website: www.fuelmap.com.au

One of the downers of any roadtrip is the fuel cost. Nothing hurts more than realizing you’ve just topped up at the most expensive fuel station. Ever dollar counts when it comes to a roadtrip!

Fuel Map (Smart Phone app) is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel prices from all across Australia. All station information is added and edited by users where you can also add current fuel prices which are then shared with other users of Fuel Map.

This Android app can be downloaded at Google Play.

*Also available in IOS and Windows application.

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Fuel Map Australia

COMPASS

Compass is one of the cooler app to pull out on your trip. Compass app is exactly as it sounds and comes with some pretty cool functionalities. You never know when it might come handy. While it’s a handy application, nothing beats having an actual physical compass on hand.

This Android app can be downloaded at Google Play.

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Compass App

CAMPS APP AUSTRALIA WIDE

Website: www.campsaustraliawide.com

The Camps Australia Wide App is the ultimate guide for exploring Australia. If you are a traveller who camps, caravans or owns a motor home this App is a must have tool for every backpacker. This comes from the owners of the Camps range of books who have turned it into an awesome app. There is beautiful photographs from the parks and offers a user friendly and interactive tool you can take anywhere. The Camps App has Public Dump Points & Information Centres’ on the active map.

There are over 6900 sites that have been checked, visited and verified by Philip & Cathryn Fennell owners of Camps Australia Wide. No ‘crowd sourced’ unverified or illegal listings in our App. This means that you can camp safe and wake up in the morning without the likelihood of getting a fine. Definitely worth its price in gold saved.

This Camps app can be downloaded as an Android or an iPhone app.

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Camps App

CAMPING CHECKLIST APP

Website: checklist.com

This is a great pre-camp checklist. Whether you are a novice or extreme camper, you’ll still find benefit in this app. The Camping Checklist app will help ensure you are on track. A nifty feature is the ability to easily share your checklist with your partner.

The app comes pre-loaded with the following checklists:

  • Camping checklist
  • First Aid checklist
  • RV camping checklist
  • Tent camping checklist

This Android app can be downloaded at Google Play.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Bookmarklet or the Web

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Checklist APP

Maps 3D PRO - GPS Tracks for Bike, Hike, Ski & Outdoor

Website: Moving World

Enjoy exploring the great outdoors? If you’re a fan of biking, hiking and running, then Maps 3D is the ideal app designed for planning your Aussie adventures. Where other mapping apps are primarily designed for cities and roads, displaying hills and mountains as flat and lifeless features, Maps 3D is packed with amazing features. It brings the Australian Outback to vibrant life with valleys, hills, mountains and footpaths displaying in full 3D so you’ll know your exact elevation.

Download iPhone app here.

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Maps 3D Pro

Flashlight

Website: appsfromouterspace.com

The Flashlight app goes way beyond the standard white light that it provides into a world you can illuminate. App effects include magnifying lens, candy hearts that you can personalize, fireworks, festive holiday lights, Halloween ghosts and goblins, photos, and more. Only Available on the Apple Store.

Download iPhone app here.

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Flashlight App

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - The Astronomy Star Guide

Website: www.gosoftworks.com

This is one you will love. Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more by simply pointing to the sky. GoSkyWatch is your personal telescope to the wonders in the Australian night sky. There is no better place to use this app than away from the city lights.

Download iPhone App hereiPad Version here and Apple Watch here.

GoSkyWatch Planetarium App

WillyWeather – Weather APP

Website: www.willyweather.com.au

This is by far the best weather app, most informative and most eye pleasing there is. It is well organized and just a clean looking app. Five stars for design, and well set out information on wind, tides, rainfall, swell, sunrise and sunset, moon phases, and UV.

Download iPhone App here.   

This Android App can be downloaded at Google Play. 

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Weather App

OMVANA – Meditation APP

Website: www.omvana.com

Sure, disconnecting through an app might seem a little ironic. Before you knock it, try this app. It allows you to change both the audio and the background music so you’ll never get bored. Meditating is proven to reduce stress, help us keep calm and sleep better too even while camping. Transform your life from hundreds of guided meditations, inspirational speeches, binaural tracks and much, much more. Omvana brings you the world’s best transformational audios for meditation, sleep, relaxation, productivity, focus and inspiration – In one beautiful app. Download it to your smartphone or access it via any web browser.

Omvanna for the WebiPhone App and Android App here.

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Meditation App

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Happy Camping,


Jethro


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