Redspot has plenty of optional extras to help you on your way in comfort and safety. But what about other circumstances that crop up when you’re on the road? Resourceful travel Apps make travelling so much easier and with so many FREE travel Apps in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play, you’ll be surprised how smoothly your trip will go. Check out some of our favourite Aussie travel Apps:
Waze – GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
Always know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you know the way, Waze tells you about traffic, construction, police, crashes, and more in real-time. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time. Be prepared, drive with Waze!
Fuel Map Australia
Fuel Map is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel prices from all across Australia. All station information is added and edited by users like yourself. The slide-in site list makes it easy to find the cheapest petrol station near-by in seconds. Locations of petrol stations are shown on the map as a branded pin with the last known fuel price displayed above.
Developed by Surf Life Saving Australia the Beachsafe app, is an all-encompassing beach and water safety app. Serving up real-time information on beaches across the continent, Beachsafe offers in-depth knowledge on seaside amenities and services as well as weather, currents and tides, surfing conditions and possible hazards.
First Aid – Australian Red Cross
Developed for the Australian market by the International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent societies and Red Cross’ Global Disaster Preparedness Centre, the APP features up-to-date CPR and First Aid guidelines as set out by the Australian Resuscitation Council. Interactive and simple step-by-step advice means it’s never been easier to know first aid. Simple. Free. It can save a life.
Trip Advisor is a simple and straightforward solution to booking accommodation, sussing out places to go and reviewing the best things to do in cities around the world. Bursting with user-generated content, from images to personal experiences, threads and forums, Trip Advisor is perfect for a city break or longer haul. The app is available for free to download on Apple or Android.
WikiCamps is the ultimate camping companion, whether you’re heading away for a weekend camping trip or planning a big adventure. The best part is, it works completely OFFLINE so you don’t have to worry about phone signal or a WiFi connection. Simply download all the content (and map) to your device before you go and you’ll have it in the palm of your hand, no matter where you are!
Zomato (formerly known as Urbanspoon), lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat and use the map feature to guide you there. Users are also able to add menus, images and additional information to restaurant profile pages, and in some instances book a table directly through the app, making this one of the must have apps for visiting Australia.