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Top 6 Travel Apps for your next New Zealand Road Trip

As any seasoned traveller will tell you, a good holiday takes careful planning. Why? Well, it all comes down to time and money. You’ve worked hard for your time off, saved up your spending money and want to use it wisely. At Travellers Autobarn, we’re here to help you do just that with Campervan Hire to fit any budget. Before you hit the road with us though, start planning your New Zealand adventure with these holiday hacking apps:

Best road trip app: Campermate

Campermate is the personal guide to New Zealand you didn’t know you needed. From finding epic campsites, nearby petrol stations or the best bar in town, this app has you covered. It was built with New Zealand and Australia in mind, so it’s not short on detail and is updated with warnings and alerts in real time.

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Best maps app: Google Maps

The most comprehensive maps app out there due to the sheer scale of countries it covers – 220 countries! You’ll have no trouble finding your destination with this app. You can save 120,000 square kilometres in the offline mode and seeing as though it’s only about 1,700 kilometres from South Island to North Island, you’ll have no trouble getting from A to B (unless, of course, you want to get lost).

Google Maps should be pre-installed on most Android devices and can be downloaded from iTunes here.

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Best camping app: Travellers Autobarn

Ok, so we’re biased. But we’ve created an app in true Travellers Autobarn fashion that will make your experience even better by providing tips on the best camping spots, places to visit, sights to see and much more! It’s one of the most complete travel apps helping you find the closest campsites on your road trip route. Like us, it goes the extra mile and also throws up suggestions like the closest laundromat or your nearest ATM and has a ‘Things to Do’ section, so you’ll never be bored. It’s got the answers to your questions when you have them.

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You can find us on iTunes here and Google Play here.

Best events app: What’s Hot NZ

Not only is there a lot to see in New Zealand, there’s also a lot to do. That’s why you’ll want the locals guide to all the best events around town with the What’s Hot NZ app. This free download is your ultimate event guide for design, fashion, arts, dining and accommodation. The app also includes:

  • Offline access ensuring you’ll never miss a thing
  • Extensive events and gigs listings across the whole of New Zealand
  • Simple navigation lists activities/attractions, destinations, accommodation, restaurants and bars by category
  • Locations of venues/attractions on the handy map
  • Social media sharing of events, activities and attractions
  • Create your own Bucket List of unmissable events and activities

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Get the What’s Hot New Zealand app on iTunes or Google Play.

Best fuel app: Gaspy

When you’re on the road, knowing where to fill up can make all the difference. With petrol prices changing daily, you want to be able to rely on an app that gives you up to date price information, crowd-sourced by it’s own users. Enter, Gaspy.

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This petrol station locator app helps you compare prices from petrol stations on your journey and avoid paying too much. It keeps money in your pocket for the important things, like 15 foods you must eat.

Download Gaspy from the App Store or Google Play store.

Best wifi app: Wi-Fi Sweet Spots

If you need to get online, you want to do it quickly and effectively so that you can get back on the road. To do that, we recommend Wi-fi sweet spots which scans your location for the strongest wi-fi connection. This might also help in choosing your morning coffee shop to catch up on the latest news or reading the latest and greatest Travellers Autobarn guide.

Get the Wi-Fi Sweet Spots app from iTunes of Google Play.


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