As we all start to dust off our suitcases and fire up our engines, now is the perfect time to plan that long-awaited road trip around Australia. The right apps can make your journey more enjoyable and stress-free. Here's our rundown of the top 10 road trip apps that every traveler should have on their device for a trip across Australia in 2023.
Roadtrip provides a super clever way to budget for the fuel costs for your journey from point A to point B.
The app uses the make and model of your exact car to estimate the fuel cost! Perfect for deciding which car to take or splitting the costs with friends. It also has helpful links to find accomodation at your destination, all in one place.
Probably the best app for finding campsites or caravan park across Australia, it's super well designed but unfortunately iPhone only (for now). With powerful filters, and user reviews, this has got to be one of the best apps for an Aussie roady.
The perfect companion app to Roadtrip, Petty shows you the cheapest petrol near you. Super helpful if you're on a tight budget and need to fill up. It works in almost every state across Australia, but it is iPhone only. A good alternative for Android users is Petrol Spy.
Alltrails is an awesome app that caters specifically to those who like to go off the beaten track, with millions of trails all around the world, you can see ratings and reviews from other travellers who have done the walk. It's super useful for seeing the true time to explore some of the great walks across the country!
As one of the oldest apps on the list, and a paid up front app, you might be wondering why we picked it. Well you know what they say, it's an oldie but a goldie. Over the years this app has only gotten better, and even includes a fully offline mode, so you never need to worry about cell service on your road trip across Australia.
We love this lesser-known app because it's super well designed. It's especially perfect for budgeting and packing for a longer road trip. Used in conjunction with apps like Roadtrip for fuel budgeting you can get a great estimate for the trip costs.
We all know and love Google maps, but Roadtrippers takes things to the next level for road trips! It shows you all the exciting places you might want to stop and see on a road trip, including offline maps.
While apps like Roadtrip are great for splitting the cost of fuel, often there are other expenses like accomodation or dinner that you want to easily split with friends or family. That's where Splitwise comes in – everyone in the group can add expenses and the app with automatically figure out how much everyone owes. Genuis!