You’re finally going on that spontaneous road trip across New Zealand.

You’ve saved up as much money as possible, got the time off work, and shown off your campervan booking confirmation to your mates. Now what do you do?

Believe us, being spontaneous is fun, but you’ll probably want to do a little planning before you go and find some places to check out when you’re there. Finding places to eat, sleep, get fuel and go on day trips can seem daunting, but finding these places (and saving a bit of money along the way) will be much easier with these 9 apps.

 

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These are the top road trip apps for New Zealand:

  1. Campermate
  2. Google Maps
  3. Travellers Autobarn
  4. What’s Hot NZ
  5. Gaspy
  6. Wi-Fi Sweet Spots
  7. GrabOne Discount
  8. NZ Doc Campsite Finder
  9. The Outbound Collective

Campermate App Icon  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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Find the Campermate app on the Google Play Store or on the App Store.


Google Maps App Icon  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, so if you’re on an Apple device, download it from their App Store here.

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Travellers Autobarn App Icon  Best Camping App: Travellers Autobarn

Grab the latest tips on camping spots, places to visit and sights-to-see with the Travellers Autobarn app. You’ll not only find campsites closest to your road trip route, but will be thrown suggestions for facilities like the closest laundromat or nearest ATM.

With the app’s very own community-hub, add photos of your trip, provide reviews to other travellers and get the very latest updates on local deals relevant to your location.

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Before you start travelling, be sure to download this app from the App Store or Google Play.


What's Hot New Zealand App Icon  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 from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


Gaspy App Icon  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, li