Often a camping experience with friends and family is the perfect excuse to put your phone down and get back to nature. However, these apps will prove just how handy our mobile devices can be when planning or even during a trip.
The following apps will help make your next camping trip a little easier and in some cases more exciting.
WikiCamps is the perfect camping companion. From weekend getaways or planning the ultimate Australian camping adventure, this app is the best Australian travel guide.
WikiCamps is a simple app that is made up of a crowd-sourced database of campgrounds, caravan parks, backpacker hostels, road trip stops, places of interest, dump points, and information centres.
These sites can be added to, modified and shared by thousands of WikiCamp users, making the app the largest and most up-to-date database available. These additions include continual updates on site details, reviews, prices, and photos.
Although this app costs $7.99 (AUD) it is worth the cost, especially for those who are planning or are currently on a road trip across Australia.
WillyWeather adapts a simple and effective layout, making the app extremely easy to use and navigate. The app includes access to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) radar and satellite, detailed wind, rain, tide, swell and UV forecasts, as well as moon phases, and sunrise and sunset times.
This app delivers extremely accurate weather data from a variety of sources. WillyWeather also processes and fine-tunes forecast data to specific coordinates of over 17,000 Australian locations including suburbs, towns, beaches, rivers, parks, lakes and islands.
This app is free, however, there is an option to purchase an ad remover for $2.99 — although this isn’t required.
It is important when on an outdoor adventure that you have knowledge of how to handle a first aid situation. This Australian Red Cross First Aid app provides instant and interactive access to information to assist in handling the most common Australian first aid emergencies.
This app is easy to use and is accompanied by step-by-step instructions for all common first aid situations, tailored to the Australian environment. This includes the treatment of resuscitation and CPR, treating breaks, bites, stings, burns, allergies, blisters and more
The best part of this app is how accessible it is, available for free on both Apple and Android devices. There is simply no excuse to not have this app on your phone.
There are many other great camping apps, such as GoSkyWatch and The Morcombe & Stewart Guide to Birds of Australia. For more ideas check out the best apps for caravanning.