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January 03, 2021 POSTED BY Retreat Caravans

8 Great Apps For Your Next Road Trip

The digital age has revolutionised the way that we live our everyday lives. Whether we are trying to pay a bill on the run or are trying to order food online, living life has never been easier when it comes to modern technology. 

When it comes to road trips, all of this technology has made things even more convenient. Whether we are trying to plan an itinerary for a road trip or find the cheapest fuel for the journey, there are so many apps that are now available to make things easier for us.

Therefore, we have come up with eight sensational apps that you should download before your next epic road trip so you can really get to enjoy the best Australia has to offer!

1). Waze

Remember in the old days when you would have to fumble around with a map to try to find out where you are? And worse still, remember trying to fold it back up? Well, with Waze you won’t have to go through this ever again!

Waze is one of the most popular GPS apps on the market. Unlike Google Maps or Apple Maps, Waze is community-powered. This allows its users to share real-time information about accidents, traffic problems, location of police, and much more. 

You can even customise the GPS voice with any celebrity that you like! Ever wondered what it’s like for Morgan Freeman to direct you? Well, Waze has definitely got you covered with this and more! 

8 Great Apps For Next Road Trip

2). Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers is the go-to app for all road trip planning apps. With Roadtrippers, you can plan your journey by adding stops, collaborate with family or friends, and even locate amazing sites such as national parks and more along your route!

Roadtrippers is free, but if you want the full experience then you’ll have to pay for Roadtrippers Plus for $30. However, if you’re a regular road tripper, then upgrading will definitely be worth the money!

3). Fuel Map

Of course, there is the reality that not every road trip will be cheap. However, with Fuel Map, you won’t have to worry about this anymore!

With Fuel Map, you can monitor the price of petrol at every petrol station across Australia. All the data presented by the app is taken from state databases along with its community of fellow users.

Fuel Map is unique because it collates all motoring agencies into just one interface. Thanks to Fuel Map, you can make wiser and more cost-effective decisions when it comes to purchasing petrol!

4). Tricount

Let’s admit it: we can all get carried away with expenses, especially if we’re going on a road trip with close friends. However, with Tricount you won’t have to worry about forgetting who owes who!

Tricount allows you to plan and divide the costs of your road trip evenly amongst your road trip buddies. You can enter everyone’s contributions and it will calculate all the maths for you. Sounds pretty nifty, right?

At the end of your trip, you’ll be able to determine how much everyone has to pay and to whom they have to pay. No more arguments over money and straining your friendships. Road tripping with your mates has never been easier!

8 Great Apps For Next Road Trip

5). Travellers Autobarn Road Trip App

This is one of the newest and most comprehensive apps going around and combines just about all the information you need to know when taking a road trip. 

If you want to find information on camping grounds, coastal drives, caravan parks, service stations, ATM’s, toll roads, even public toilets and wifi zones, this app is perfect for your next road trip.

The app can even help you find out what particular attractions and activities are available in certain locations, this app has it all!

6). Beachsafe

Planning to go on a beach road trip? No problem! Beachsafe is a handy app that allows you to find the nearest beaches in just seconds!

Through Beachsafe, you can access the latest, real-time information and updates about any Aussie beach. You can even learn more about the beach’s facilities, weather warnings, surf conditions, swell and tide, and much more. Beach and water safety apps have never been better!

8 Great Apps For Next Road Trip

7). The Outbound

The Outbound is one of the best apps out there to help you decide what adventure you want to embark on. Though this app is global, it also offers many local options in Australia, such as hiking to Wentworth Falls, traversing the Bondi to Coogee Beach coastal walk, the Great Ocean Road and many more. The possibilities are limitless!

8). Spotify

Of course, we can never forget Spotify! Spotify is the best app to help compose the perfect road trip playlist. After all, no road trip is complete without a playlist!

With Spotify, you can download music from any artist, genre, or even mood. You can also create a custom playlist and share this with your friends! 

To get the full experience, you can upgrade to Spotify premium. The best part is there are so many packages available, you will never run out of options. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you need to find out how much to budget for petrol or where the next adventure awaits, there are so many ways technology can help elevate the conventional road trip experience. With this top eight list, you can never go wrong in your next road trip experience!

Are you planning a big road trip? If so, there is no better way to do this than with your very own caravan. If you are looking for the best caravans in Australia, you can’t go past Retreat Caravans. Please check out our range of caravans below, all carefully designed with you in mind:

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