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In this modern age of travel, many tourers have with them a smartphone and/or an iPad or Android tablet. And these very handy devices have a multidue of very convenient and functional APPS that can help make your trip easier (whether in Australia or overseas) by finding camping spots, mapping directions, fishing spots and the latest regulations, fuel points, dump points, shops, the bird you just saw fly past and much, much more.

There are also plenty of Apps that offer ebooks, for free and paid, as well as a profusion of Podcasts for your listening enjoyment.

Here we've listed a range that you may find useful to download onto your device.


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WikiCamps Australia

WikiCamps is the ultimate camping companion, whether you're heading away for a weekend camping trip or planning a big adventure, WikiCamps will be your guide.
The best part is, it works completely OFFLINE so you don't have to worry about phone signal or a WiFi connection.This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.


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Free Range Camping

Free Range Camping is a website that integrates a directory for campers and travelers to locate campsites and other forms of accommodation whilst traveling around Australia.


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Camps Australia Wide
By Camps Australia Wide Pty Ltd

Camps Australia App, the ultimate verified camping and caravan park guide.
The Camps Australia App 2.0 has a newly designed user friendly interface that makes navigating the App simpler and quicker.

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By Campedia

Campedia believes in providing a free simple to use tool to help you discover your ultimate camping or traveling Australia experience.
Campedia is an ever growing directory of locations/businesses with the capability to connect and interact with friends while finding specials and discounts that suit you.
Search by Region, Town or specific address or drag the map to your location and “Tap and Hold” and find the location/ business types, Free Camp Grounds, Caravan Parks, Hostels, Day Spots, Night Spots, rest areas plus many more locations/business types some which have special offers.
Filter Locations/Businesses by Business types and then refine by facilities – Dog friendly, Swimming, Showers, Toilets, TV Games rooms, BBQ’s, Fishing, plus many more.


ExplorOz Traveller
By I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd

This is a GPS navigation, mapping and tracking* app provided by the developers of the ExplorOz website. Developed with outback travellers in mind, it is just as useful for road-trips, commuting or trip planning. The app works where there is no internet connection, or with Wifi or broadband mobile. 

The app provides all the maps you'll ever need, over 180 Treks for offline auto-routing, a wealth of facts about destinations, photos, reviews, and an easy-to-use navigator for creating your own driving plans. Custom settings also allow you to modify some of the default settings to your own preferences.


ExplorOz Traveller App

Camping Mate
By Government of Western Australia - Dept of Parks & Wildlife

Create and share detailed checklists for your next camping adventure. Campingmate lets you create tailored camping checklists for different types of camping that you can share with your friends to make sure you have packed all the gear you need. This app makes it easy by providing detailed lists of all the things you need to consider or take with you when you go camping. Camping mate also lets you add new items or delete items from checklists so you can customise lists to your liking. You can also copy your custom checklist’s to start a new list.

Campingmate is packed with information about camping in Western Australia such as where to camp, when to camp, types of camping and staying safe. It also directs you to other sources of information to help make your next camping adventure even better.

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By GeoZone

Camping or travelling in New Zealand or Australia? You need CamperMate, NZ's best and most popular free travel app to help you find what you need when you're travelling NZ or AU including offline maps. With well over 150,000 downloads and packed with the largest database of campervan related travel information, CamperMate will be your best mate on the road, now with support for Australia!


Australia FREE

The Australia Free App is the ultimate guidebook to Australia for the budget-conscious traveller. It has one simple purpose: to bring to you, the traveller, the best FREE places to stay, FREE things to do, and FREE sights to see.

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Spaceships Travel App
By Spaceships Campervan Hire

Like a good car to drive with more useful features than a camper van. Spaceships campervans are available to hire in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe! However this App also lists facilities such as free campsites, dump points, fuel stations, public toilets, shopping, and more.

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HemaExplorer / Australia 4WD Maps & Navigation
By Hema Maps

Plan, navigate and share your next 4WD, camping or caravanning adventure with Hema Explorer:
• Navigate offline with Australia’s best multi-scale topographic mapping
• Perfect off-road navigation companion with real-time GPS tracking
• Australia-wide 4WD map coverage for exploring 4x4 tracks and trails
• Features over 690,000km of 4WD tracks and 545,000km of unsealed roads
• Use 40,000 points of interest (POI) including campsites, caravan parks, dump points, lookouts, wineries and more, with facility information included to help you plan your trip and see what’s around you
• Generate a route to an address or point of interest using Quick Routing
• Save a log of your trip with track recordings, geotagged photos, waypoints and trip notes
• Backup all your trip data to your free Hema Explorer Cloud account and become a part of an online community of explorers
• Share your trips online with friends and family

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POCKETEARTH Pro Offline Maps & Travel Guides

Detailed worldwide maps and travel guides. Works completely offline even with GPS. Great when overseas, NO data roaming charges. Online routing and much more!

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VMS Map Explorer | 4WD 3D Topo Offline Navigation
By VMS Roam 3D

VMS Map Explorer is the world's first offline 4WD navigation app that uses real time 3D topographical maps. 
View your exact GPS location on the stunning 3D maps*. Navigate your way through the road/track network and easily determine your location in relation to mountains, valleys and other topographical features. Evaluate a track's gradient at a glance!
See and feel the terrain with the highest-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission with 1 arc-second sampling (~30 meters).
Powered by Roam 3D, the app uses your iOS device's full graphics potential with 3D terrain and lighting effects rendered using openGL.
The app includes 2,500+ maps available to download with the option to purchase more. The VIC Topo, NSW Topo, QLD Topo, Westprint and iTopo map sets come included with the app.

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Fuel Map Australia
By WikiCamps Pty Ltd

Fuel Map is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel prices from all across Australia. All station information is added and edit by users like yourself. You can also add current fuel prices which are then shared with other users of Fuel Map.
FuelWatch also provides hundreds of fuel prices for WA's stations every day.

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Gas Finder (Refills & Swaps)
By WikiCamps Pty Ltd

Going camping or having a BBQ and need to refill or swap your gas bottle?
Look no further! Gas Finder allows you to quickly and easily find the nearest store with the cheapest price!
See a list of stores in your area along with prices for: 9.0kg bottle refill, 4.5kg bottle refill, 8.5kg bottle swap, 3.75 bottle swap.
Prices have dates so you can see if they are recent, and if they're not, you can update them within the app so other users can be made aware of the new price!

Gas Finder refills & swaps wikiCamps app

Australian Dump Point Finder
By FPI Marketing Pty Ltd

For when your RV or Caravan or Boat really has to go. Australian Dump Point Finder has 393 verified caravan and camping dump point locations around Australia.
***NOTE: Your device must have cellular mobile data plus location services enabled.***
Search "Nearby" or "By Location". You can list or map your results and then get directions to that dump point location. You can also "Add a dump point" and we will list it in the next update.

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Caravan Helper
By Design Chaos Pty Ltd

Perfect for anyone travelling throughout Australia, finding dump points is easy with Caravan Helper: Australia. 
Find dump points nearby or search for a location anywhere in Australia, viewing an estimate of the distance, travel time and direction in a list or on a map. Show more information where available including the route, notes, payment requirements, key requirements, parking and a close-up map.
With a database that incorporates dump points that are regularly updated by the Australian National Public Toilet Map - an Australian Government program as well as dump points provided by the community, Caravan Helper provides you with instant updates, even while on the move.

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By State of Victoria - Department of Justice

VicEmergency is the official Victorian Government app for emergency warnings and information. Especially good to keep a watch out for bush fires. Download VicEmergency, set up a user profile and watch zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for areas that interest you.


NSW - Fires Near Me
By NSW Rural Fire Service

The official New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) app for emergency warnings and incident information. This app provides information on incidents across NSW attended by the NSW RFS and other agencies.

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South Australia - Alert SA

The Alert SA App is an official Mobile Application of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) and provides users with timely, relevant bushfire information in South Australia. The App displays bushfire warnings and alerts, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans, with users able to create up to 10 Watch Zones, specifying areas of interest to them. Users are encouraged not to rely on one source of information during bushfires, and to access other channels such as, CFS Facebook and Twitter, a battery powered radio and the Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 362 361 (TTY 133 677).

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Fires Near Me Australia
Developed by the NSW Rural Fire Service


First Aid
By St John Ambulance Australia

‘First Aid’ by St John Ambulance Australia is undoubtedly the easiest First Aid app on the market to use. Packed with some of the most common and critical conditions that require immediate life saving First Aid.

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Emergency +|
By National Triple Zero Awareness Work Group

Save the app that could save your life.

‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia. The app uses a mobile phone's GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call-takers with their location information as determined by their smart phone. ‘Emergency+’ also includes SES and Police Assistance Line numbers as options, so non-emergency calls are made to the most appropriate number.

When calling Triple Zero (000), remember to stay focused, stay relevant, and stay on the line. Before you call, ask yourself:

* Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
* Is your life or property being threatened?
* Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.

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First Aid for Pets
By Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG

In an emergency situation, would you know what to do? Effective first aid could save your pet's life.
First Aid for Pets Australia is an educational tool that contains many helpful and potentially life-saving articles for quick reference in the event of an emergency or potential health risk for your pet.
This app also links with your local vet clinic* to provide fast access to contact information in the event of an emergency.

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SAS Survival Guide - Lite

This is the FREE version of the Best seller iTunes app, the SAS Survival Guide, available now in the App Store and as an inApp Purchase. Based on the million-copy bestselling book, this fantastic free app provides you with a bare bones guide to wilderness survival. Jam-packed with basic survival tools, you'll be equipped for any expedition to the outdoors with this entry-level guide in your arsenal.

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MyWheels Australia
By Crime Stoppers South Australia Inc

Powered by Crime Stoppers, the MyWheels app has been developed to help best protect one of your most important assets – your vehicle. And, if it’s ever stolen, MyWheels will instantly provide you with valuable assistance.
It doesn’t matter if you own one vehicle or several. MyWheels caters for cars, motorbikes and bicycles, scooters, trucks, caravans and trailers. In fact, any vehicle with a registration or serial number.
MyWheels theft prevention, reporting and recovery features include:

• secure and convenient storage of important details – insurance, registration, licence and more
• storage of photos of your vehicle’s identifying features or accessories
• handy security tips to make it harder for thieves to steal your vehicle, accessories or contents
• pinpoint where you’re parking and get detailed directions back to the exact location 
• ‘rate’ the safety of a parking location to share with other users
• immediately report theft or serious damage to police and your insurer
• alert other users if your vehicle is stolen• post updates if you spot a stolen or abandoned vehicle

MyWheels Australia Crime Stoppers

By Surf Life Saving Australia

Taking a road trip up the coast? On holiday? Or just looking for the right beach for you? Find your nearest beaches in seconds. 
Brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia, the Beachsafe app includes the location, weather, surf conditions and hazards plus the local facilities for all Australian beaches. Importantly, the current lifesaving service for each beach is listed to help you find the nearest patrolled beach. Beachsafe also provides expert advice about rip currents, flags and signs, waves, marine creatures, surf skills and more.

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Weatherzone Australia
The Weather Company

Weatherzone is an internationally award winning weather app as recognised by the World Meteorological Organisation, winning awards for quality of data and reliability, weather warnings and user interface.

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NT Fishing Mate
By Northern Territory of Australia

The NT Fishing Mate is a free official NT Government app to assist fishers in the Northern Territory to access fishing rules and related information.
You are able to search for fish species, possession limits, boat ramps, general information and restriction zones. You can also filter content by fishing regions on the home screen.
The app will notify you when you are approaching a restricted area and supply you with the relevant information.

FishSmart NSW - NSW Fishing
By NSW Department of Primary Industries

The official app from NSW Department of Primary Industries provides you with the essential information you need to fish recreationally in NSW. 
The app includes; bag and size limits, closed seasons and fishing gear rules. It provides maps to show your nearest FADs, artificial reefs, Recreational Fishing Areas and where Marine Park zones are. It also includes downloadable guides including; spearfishing, fishing safely, trout fishing, regional fishing information and more. Contact DPI for illegal fishing, fish kills, pest species etc as well as local Fisheries Offices. You can view our Facebook newsfeed and pay your recreational fishing licence fee using the app.


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Qld Fishing
By Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Have instant access to Queensland’s fishing rules anytime and anywhere. The Queensland Recreational Fishing App provides up-to-date information on recreational fishing rules and regulations in Queensland, including size and possession limits, species identification, closed seasons, closed water and stocked impoundment maps, angler diary, and access to tide and weather information.

by recfishwest

Download Western Australia's premium fishing mobile app for all your WA fishing rules.
No more rule books - have the most up to date WA fishing rules and fish ID at the touch of a button, even when you're outside of phone and internet reception!
World class pictures and details of hundreds of species of fish and other aquatic animals right at your fingertips!
Includes up to date information about all your favourite fish, including fishing seasonal and licences, bag limits, edibility ratings plus identify what you've caught with the easy 3 step Recfishwest fish ID!

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SA Recreational Fishing Guide
By Primary Industries and Regions South Australia

This must-have guide for anyone wanting to fish in South Australian waters features fast and easy access to the latest in fishing rules, regulations and other relevant news.
This FREE app will provide local and visiting fishers with easy information on South Australian recreational fishing rules and regulations, area closures and catch and size limits as well as the ability to report suspicious or illegal fishing activity to Fishwatch. Users will also be able to report shark sightings and make catch reports.
The official rules for recreational fishing in South Australia bought to you by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division of the Department of Primary Industry and Regions, South Australia (PIRSA).

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Vic Fishing
By Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria

The official Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide application from Fisheries Victoria (Department Of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria) has all the information you need to know to fish in Victoria.
It describes size and bag limits, closed seasons and equipment restrictions. Other features include a direct link to purchase your fishing licence online, a licence outlet locator, connection to the 13FISH illegal fishing reporting line and a marine park/sanctuary boundary locator. This function uses the devices internal GPS to help fishers determine whether they are in or approaching a marine park or sanctuary.

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My Fishing Mate Australia

My Fishing Mate is the essential app for recreational fishing, anywhere in Australia. It has all of the size, bag, and boat limits, open and closed seasons, and any other applicable rules for each species of fish and invertebrate, both freshwater and saltwater. Every state is included - NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, TAS and NT. Every species that has any fishing regulations is here, (nearly) all with photos, so you can be confident that you are fishing within the state's laws. You can directly search for a fish from the scroll list, or swipe from fish to fish to quickly find what you've just caught. The app is designed with a crisp and clean interface to maximise screen real estate so that you can read it easily in outdoor conditions, and all of the info is available even in offline mode, so you can use it anywhere where the fish are! Happy fishing!

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Australian Boat Ramp Finder
By FPI Marketing Pty Ltd

Australian Boat Ramp Finder has 1,528 verified boat ramp locations around Australia. 
***NOTE: Your device must have cellular mobile data plus location services enabled.*** 
Search "Nearby" or "By Location". You can list or map your results and then get directions to that ramp location. You can also "Add a ramp" and we will list it in the next update.

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Australian Mammals
By Galexy Pty Ltd

A field guide to Australian mammals, covering native and introduced species. The guide includes terrestrial mammals, marine mammals and bats.
To use the guide, drill down though the species groups to find a group that you think is likely to contain the species you have observed. Then you can tap "filter" to see all identification images for species in the chosen group. You can refine the filter via the filter tab, selecting only those species that have the chosen colours. The required accuracy of the colour filter can be adjusted to refine or broaden the number of species that match your search. For groups of species with size and wingspan data you can also filter based upon size and wingspan estimates.

Australian Mammals app

Australian Animals
By Peter Mooney

Beautiful application that displays interesting facts and information about animals mainly unique to Australia. Includes pictures, text and video for the iPhone, iPad and even the Desktop.

Field Guide to ACT Fauna
By Musuem Victoria

Explore the fauna of Australia's capital in the Field Guide to Australian Capital Territory Fauna app. The app features over 400 species, including mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates.
Each species profile contains a detailed description, beautiful photographs, a distribution map and the animal's endangered status. You can even listen to the calls of frogs, birds, possums, koalas, and many other animals.
The app can be used anywhere, from your backyard or school, to your favourite national park or wetland.
We've put in a lot of species, but it's still only a fraction of the complete fauna of the ACT.

Field Guide to ACT Fauna

Field Guide Northern Terriroty
By Musuem Victoria

Explore the Northern Territory's unique and diverse wildlife at home or in the great outdoors with the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's Field Guide app.
The app combines detailed animal descriptions with stunning imagery and sounds to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments. It holds descriptions of nearly 600 species, from animals found in tropical rivers and reefs, the outback desert, and your backyard; covering colourful birds, iconic fish and mammals, crocodiles and dangerous snakes, through to tiny termites. We’ve put in a lot of species, but it’s still a fraction of the complete fauna of the Northern Territory.

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Field Guide to South Australian Fauna
By South Australian Musuem

Learn more about the biodiversity of South Australia. See detailed descriptions of many of South Australia’s mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and marine life combined with stunning images and sounds. 
The content has been developed by scientists from the South Australian Museum in cooperation with other museums around the country. You will find descriptions of hundreds of species, including birds, fishes, lizards, snakes, mammals, marine invertebrates, spiders, snails, slugs, butterflies, moths and other insects. 
This is still only a portion of the complete faunal record of South Australia, so our team will continue to add new species and refine descriptions. Take note that the app can be used without an internet connection once downloaded. 
This app is one of a suite of field guides for each state and territory, developed by Australia’s leading natural history museums.

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Field Guide Queensland Fauna
By Queensland Musuem

The animals found in the Australian State of Queensland are diverse and extraordinary. Detailed descriptions of animals, maps of distribution and endangered species status combine with images to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments. The content has been developed by the scientists at the Queensland Museum in collaboration with scientists from our major partner, Museum Victoria, and all other Australian Museums. 
This app holds descriptions of over 560 species encompassing birds, fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals, turtles, freshwater, marine and terrestrial invertebrates, spiders and insects including butterflies. From animals found on Queensland’s coral reefs, in rock-pools, in tropical rainforests, in deserts and in the suburbs, the habitats are hugely varied but only represent a tiny fraction of the true diversity of life in this large State.

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Field Guide to Tasmanian Fauna

Explore Tasmania’s unique and diverse wildlife at home or in the great outdoors with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Field Guide app. Available for both Apple and Android devices, the app combines detailed animal descriptions with stunning imagery and, for some species, sounds to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments. The app holds descriptions of over 700 species, from animals found in rockpools and minibeasts in your garden, to birds, mammals, lizards and snakes that you might see in the bush. We’ve put in a lot of species, but it’s still a fraction of the complete fauna of Tasmania.

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Field Guide to Victorian Fauna
By Musuem Victoria

The animals found in the south eastern Australian State of Victoria are unique and diverse. Detailed descriptions of animals, maps of distribution, and endangered species status combine with stunning imagery and sounds to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments. The content has been developed by scientists at Museum Victoria, Australia’s largest public museum organisation. 
The app holds descriptions of over 950 species encompassing birds, fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals, freshwater, terrestrial and marine invertebrates, spiders, and insects including butterflies. From animals found in rockpools, minibeasts in your garden, to wildlife you might see in the bush. We’ve put in a lot of species, but it’s still a fraction of the complete fauna of Victoria.

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Frogs of Australia
By Ug Media

A comprehensive eGuide to the frogs of Australia. Written and produced by Conrad Hoskin, Gordon Grigg, David Stewart, and Stewart Macdonald, the app uses current Australian frog taxonomy and will be updated as new species are described. Major features include:
-profiles for all 238 Australian species.
-over 1200 high-resolution images from some of Australia's best wildlife photographers.
-over 700 frog call sound clips.
-detailed descriptions and distribution maps.
-quickly identify a frog by browsing through thumbnails and descriptions representing the 34 major groups.

Frogs of Australia

By Australian Museum

Discover the wonderful and fascinating world of Australian frogs in our Frogs Field Guide. 
- Browse comprehensive information about frogs, including photographs and calls. 
- Discover Nearby frogs. 
- Explore frogs by body colour, toe pad size, webbing and belly colour. 
FrogID is a great way to identify and explore Australia’s unique frog fauna.

Nature Near Me
By Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW)

Nature Near Me has been created by the NSW Government to help you explore and share NSW’s unique and wonderful nature places.
Use the map to view different types of nature places like old growth forest, rainforest, woodlands, grasslands, great spots to see animals, marine sites, whale watching locations, great views, rivers, wetlands and more.
Plan your nature journey and create your own itineraries to access sites when your device is out of range. Set alerts to be notified of approaching nature places, and share places using social media.


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By Sathish Sathyamoorthy

Record a sighting using OzAtlas app:
Did you see something? Photograph something? Contribute your sighting to the Atlas of Living Australia.
About the Atlas: The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is Australia’s national biodiversity database. Founded on the principle of data sharing – collect it once, share it, use it many times – the ALA provides free, online access to millions of occurrence records to form the most comprehensive and accessible data set on Australia’s biodiversity ever produced.   
By aggregating biodiversity information and making it more available online, the ALA is assisting scientists, planners, managers and others to create a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity. The ALA is used for research, environmental monitoring, conservation planning and management, education, and citizen science activities.

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Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia
By Invasive Animals Limited

Australia has around 80 introduced vertebrate pest species costing at least $1 billion annually in economic, environmental and social impacts. This app contains pest information, distribution maps, photos, animal calls, control information and resource links for 53 pest species. Future versions of this app will contain more resources, updated information, and additional species.

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The Morcombe & Stewart Guide to Birds of Australia

The foremost field guide to Australian birds is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with a comprehensive collection of bird calls.
** If you would like to experience the app check out The Michael Morcombe eGuide to the Birds of Australia LITE which is FREE and includes 59 species ** 
Michael Morcombe’s Field Guide to Australian Birds has been called the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds in the market today and now it is perfectly complimented by the eGuide.

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Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia
By Gibbon Multimedia Aus Pty Ltd

The PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION for iPhone and iPad is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on over 900 Australian bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding, including the sounds of 750 species.
The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE (like the book) or as a BIRD LIST, with essential functions such as view bird page, play the sound, add to your list and view similar birds available directly in both. 
The FIELD GUIDE displays the full field guide pages of the book. You can browse the pages and identify a bird, play the sound, add to your list, open the BIRD PAGE for further detail, or view SIMILAR BIRDS
The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list and individual BIRD PAGES for over 900 species, with illustrations, species text, colour-coded distribution maps, photographs and sounds.

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Wetland Birds Field Guide
By BirdLife Australia Ltd

This app provides a guide to 63 of the non-passerine species which are found in and around the wetlands of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. These include Cranes, Storks, Herons, Crakes, Rails, Hens, Ibis, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Waterfowl and the Shorebirds (or waders) which are commonly found away from the coast.

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Aust. Birds
By Galexy Pty Limited

Field guide to Australian Birds based on the Gaia Guide website (
Almost all species descriptions include several identification photos. The descriptions also include distribution maps. A growing number of descriptions include recordings of bird calls. Along with descriptions of distinguishing features, details of size, habitat preferences, diet and other details, this information provides an increasingly effective means of identifying birds that can be found in Australia.


Uluru Birds
By Director of National Parks

THE OFFICIAL APP - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is rich in bird life with 178 species recorded. 
Use this app to discover some of Uluru-Kata Tjuta's birdlife by exploring the images, bird calls and detailed descriptions of over 50 birds. Included is information on walks where you are likely to see abundant birdlife and some itineraries to help you make the most of your time at the park.

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Kakadu Birds
By Director of National Parks

The OFFICIAL Kakadu National Park Birds app.
Kakadu’s birdlife will blow you away. From colourful waders to savage birds of prey, we’re home to a third of Australia’s bird species.
Take this app on your Kakadu adventure and meet around 50 of our favourite birds. See pictures, play bird calls and learn where to find them. Learn Aboriginal bird names and use our interactive map to explore the park, with details of campsites, hotels and suggested itineraries.

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Aussie Bird Count
By BirdLife Australia Ltd.

BirdLife Australia has created the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app for you to take part in Australia’s first nationwide bird survey. For one week each year near the end of October, as part of National Bird Week, join thousands of people as they get to know their local birds and help us discover how our birds are getting on. It only takes 20 minutes in your backyard, neighbourhood park, or favourite green patch to be a part of this exciting event.
All you have to do is sign-up with your name and email address, select your location on the map, and start counting. If you need help identifying birds, use the handy built-in Field Guide. While there are around 800 species of birds in Australia, the Field Guide holds just under 400 species. Try to be as general as possible when searching or typing in bird names to get the best results.
Don’t go away when the Bird Count has finished. You can use the Field Guide year round to learn more about your feathered friends.

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Bird Song ID Australia - Automatic Recognition
By Mullen & Pohland GbR

Identify birds of Australia by their Songs and Calls with this stunning guide!
Record a bird singing and use Automatic Recognition to help identify it. Includes high quality images and audio. No internet connection is needed!

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Tree Id Australia - Sydney's Urban Trees & Shrubs
By Mullen & Pohland GbR

Tree Id Australia - Identifying 225 Australian species of trees shrubs and bushes - Comes with 1,800 photos!
This app is the most comprehensive tree app on the Australian market. The app describes in detail native and exotic trees and shrubs of the temperate zones of NSW especially urban trees of Sydney and surroundings. The app is a great companion for Melbourne too, and covers many trees of Brisbane as well. The images show the full tree, bark, flower, fruit, and leaves. The idea for this app originated from our shared passion for nature in order to provide like-minded with a comprehensive and helpful tool to identify, map trees and shrubs to be of great help for all gardeners, landscape architects and biologists and nature lovers!

Includes trees and shrubs of Sydney and NSW!

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NPWS Self Guided Tours
By NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services Self-guided tours helps you plan the selected walk and gives insight about the wonderful wildlife likely to be seen or heard at each carefully selected stop. It provides a deeper understanding about the diversity of life within our parks and why they are so amazing. Update the app regularly to see new walks.

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NSW National Parks - Offline Maps and Park Guide
By NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Get all the information you need to explore Australia’s greatest national parks including Blue Mountains, Kosciusko, and Sydney Harbour.
Use free, downloadable maps and park guides to plan your next NSW national parks adventure. Find the nearest places to stay, activities, and attractions, then create a list of your favourites.
Discover beauty and diversity in over 225 NSW national parks. Explore coastal lookouts and beaches, picturesque campgrounds, or outback walking tracks.
Download interactive maps -
? Comprehensive, interactive maps.
? Locate parks, things to do, and places to stay.
? Download maps before you visit, then navigate safety when you’re in a park, even if there's no reception, internet or Wi-Fi.

NSW National Parks offline maps and guide app

Kakadu Visitor Guides
By Director of National Parks

Come and visit us in Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park!
For maps and insider tips, download this official travel app.
Find the best walks, tours, waterfalls, boat cruises and wildlife spots. Want croc spotting or rock art? We show you where. 
Need a hotel or dinner options? You’ll find it all here.
Check maps and itineraries. See what to pack and where to find a doctor, bank and more.Listen to audio tours from the ABC, learn the local language and meet our fascinating plants and animals.

Kakadu Visitor Guide

Trails WA
By Government of Western Australia - Department of Parks and Wildlife

TrailsWA puts the trails of Western Australia (WA) in your pocket. You can search for trails near you, filter your search by regions of WA, trail type, trail experience, time, difficulty and also by dog friendly and wheelchair accessible trails. You can also search only for Top Trails – those voted as the best of the best trails in Western Australia.

Each trail description is packed with information so you can find the trail start point and be prepared with whatever you need for your trail adventure.

Trails WA app NPWS

Experience WA
By Tourism Western Australia

Look up nearby attractions, restaurants, tours and events that are taking place soon. Save the items that appeal to you and share them with your travel companions, friends and family.  

• Find out what you can see, try and taste without going very far.
• Accomodation / • Attractions  / • Destinations  / • Events  / • Food & Drink  / • Hire / • Information / • Tours  / • Transport options

Experience WA Tourism Western Australia app
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Travellers Autobarn

Travelling Australia or New Zealand? Download the official Travellers Autobarn app to help you find facilities such as dump stations, wifi, petrol stations, supermarkets, information centres and activities. Spend more time exploring Australia and New Zealand with the knowledge that information is at your finger tips!

Features information about toll roads, how to report an accident, and what to do if you break down etc. Some of the key highlights include: Campgrounds; Things to Do; Public Toilets; ATMs; Petrol Stations; Wifi Access; LPG Gas Bottle Refills and much much more….

Polarsteps - Track your Travels on a Map

We've been using this travel App all this year for our travels and found it's a great way for family and friends to follow our trips with both words and pictures. It's easy to use and helps you track and share your journeys, turning your travel moments into lifetime memories.

Polarsteps automatically tracks your route (offline) and places you've visited while you are traveling. Just carry your phone in your pocket and the app creates your own travel journal.

Once connected to the internet, your travel routes, locations and photos are seamlessly transferred to your personal traveler profile, where your route is plotted on a colorful world map that can easily be shared with friends and family. 

You can follow our travels at:

polarsteps ron moon

polarsteps app

Australia Post

For travellers driving around Oz, away from home, getting mail and parcels delivered for easy pickup can be a problem. Australia Post has 'parcel collect' which you can use while travelling. All you need is the Aust Post App, register and get a MyPost account, and a unique Australia Post ID. You can sign up for free alternative delivery addresses and 'parcel collect' to participating Post Office. Choose to get an email or SMS notification when your parcel's ready for collection and you can trck your parcel as well. A great way to get your mail delievered to where you want while on the road.


Australia Post App

Bubble Level

A bubble level, spirit level or simply a spirit is an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface is horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb). Bubble Level app is handy, accurate, simple to use and incredibly useful tool for your Android device. 
A traditional modern level meter has a slightly curved glass tube which is incompletely filled with a liquid, usually a colored spirit or alcohol, leaving a bubble in the tube. At slight inclinations the bubble travels away from the center position, which is usually marked. Bubble Level app tries to mimic the real level meter and displays the data as real level meter would.
Bubble Level app also features a bull's eye level meter which is a circular, flat-bottomed device with the liquid under a slightly convex glass face with a circle at the center. It serves to level a surface across a plane, while the tubular level only does so in the direction of the tube. Bubble Level app tries to mimic the real bull's eye level and displays the data as real bull's eye level meter would.

Bubble Level

Surface Level - Angle and slope measure tool
By Tue Nguyen Minh

Surface Level (one of the 7 tools in iMetalBox) is now free! Take this chance to download!
Full retina display support for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 5!
Use the surface or bubble level to check the level of your caravan or camper, or fridge. A very handy app.

surface level

iMetalBox: Handy all-in-1 toolkit
By Tue Nguyen Minh

Now with Unit Converter, Tape Measure and Photo Measure included ***
iMetalBox is the most elegant and handy toolkit ever created for your iPhone. Get 8 professional tools for the price of one!
• Flashlight /
• Stopwatch / • Spirit level / • Surface level / • Ruler / • Protractor / • Battery Info
• Features:
- A mini compass is included with the flashlight
- Flashlight brightness is adjustable (iOS6 and later)
- Authentic looking mechanical stopwatch
- Calibrate and lock buttons for levels
- Ruler with sliders for precise measurement

imetal box handy all in 1 toolkit

Geocaching - Treasure Hunt
By Groundspeak Inc

Join the world’s largest treasure-hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. There are millions of clever containers called geocaches hidden in almost every country on Earth, just waiting to be found—there are probably even some near you right now.Just getting started? This app walks you through the adventure of finding your first few geocaches. There are tips, hints, and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app.

geocashing treasure hunt

GA Cacher
By Mtrax

Geocaching Australia for Android.
Do you love Geocaching and support Geocaching Australia site, then this app is for you.
This allows you to load and display details of GCA geocaches out in the field , including logs and show location on Google maps.

GA Cacher

Yelp: Discover Local Favourites
By Yelp

Yelp has over 135 million reviews of businesses worldwide. Whether you’re looking for a new pizza place to try, a great coffee shop nearby, or need to book a haircut, Yelp is your local guide for finding the perfect place to eat, shop, drink, explore, and relax. The Yelp app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Yelp features:
Food Near You - Restaurants
Nearby Business, Services & Professionals
Beauty, and more




By Pubmark Inc

BookBub helps you discover great deals on bestselling ebooks. Millions of happy readers use BookBub to find the best free and deeply discounted books matching their interests. It's free to join, and each day we'll show you new limited-time deals in your favorite genres.
How it works:
- Tell us what you like to read
- Our expert editorial team selects the best ebook deals for you
- Buy from iBooks instantly and read on your iPhone or iPadNote: We have this on our iPad and it's a great site and an excellent way of adding more books to your ebook library at fantastic prices.


eBook Search - Free Books for iBooks and more!
By Inkstone Software, Inc.

If you’d like an almost endless supply of FREE books delivered directly to your iBooks, Kindle, or Nook app -- or almost any other eBook reader app -- then you’ll want to install eBook Search right now. 
It’s like having VIP access to the world’s largest bookstore… crammed to the rafters with over 2 million books, and open 24/7. Best of all, it fits into your iPhone or iPad. 
You’ll simply browse through the eBook Search catalogs, pick a book, and after a couple of taps on the screen you’ll be reading the book on your favorite eBook reader app -- Kindle, Nook, or iBooks (or most other reader apps)… it’s up to you.


ebook search free books for ibooks and more

Best Free Books for Kindle
By 7 Dragons Inc

'Best Free Books for Kindle' brings you the best free kindle books.
Please Note: You need the free Kindle App for iSO to read these books.
The BEST Free Kindle Books in different genres. Whether you like Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Children's Books, or another genre - you'll find the best free kindle books in that genre.
Please Note: Selection will vary daily - based on how many quality free kindle books are made available.

best free books for kindle

Books for Kindle for Free

Books for Kindle for Free is a free Kindle book app designed to bring you the very best in free kindle books. The Books for Kindle for Free app will mine Amazon in real time for the latest deals and will syndicate these books out to your handset on an hourly basis (providing there are new books to be found).
Be aware that this is not a Kindle Reading App. This is merely an app which notifies you of deals and allows you to download them with 'one-click'. You still need a Kindle reader or the official Kindle reader app in order to read the books listed in this app. Once you've downloaded a book via the Books for Kindle for Free app, you need to sync your Kindle or official Kindle reader app with your Amazon account in order to receive the books.

books for kindle for free

Zinio for Libraries
By Zinio LLC

Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, brings you 'Zinio for Libraries', a special edition for reading digital magazines from your local library*. Check out magazines through your local library, login using your library account, then download them onto your iPad to read anytime, online or offline.  

*Please note that your local library must be a subscriber to the Zinio for Libraries service.

- View your magazines by date, title, or what's been downloaded.
- Bookmark your favorite articles.
- Manage your device storage easily by downloading only the magazines you want to read. Store the rest in the Zinio cloud, and access anytime later!


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There is a veritable plethera of Podcasts available, it's just a matter of finding them. ABC Radio has lots to choose from, and from this site you can subscribe and go to Apple Podcasts to download the Podcasts you choose. It's a good place to start is to Subscribe to Apple Podcasts or view in the ABC Listen App.

ABC Listen App:

We've listed below our favourites.

abc listen app

Conversations with Richard Fildler
By ABC Radio

Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.

Conversations with Richard Fidler ABC Radio Podcasts

Tall Tales & True - ABC
By ABC Radio

Tall Tales & True brings together the very best of live storytelling from across Australia. Featuring courageous storytellers who front up to the microphone to bare their soul and share their life-changing moments in front of a live audience. Captivating, jaw-dropping and thought provoking, these pure Australian stories will make you laugh, cry or gasp... or maybe all three at once.


Tall Tales & True Podcast ABC Radio

The Real Thing
By ABC Radio National

The Real Thing celebrates unique Australian characters.

The Real Thing Podcast ABC radio National

Off Track
By ABC Radio National

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track ABC RN radio natonal podcast

The Lapse Storytelling Podcast - True Stories Gussed Up
By The Lapse Storytellers

See with your ears. The Lapse’s award-winning audio wonderment thrusts listeners headlong into true stories as they transpire. Whether trapped in a touring carnival, running a marathon across Antarctica, or accidentally joining a cult, experience stories as diverse as they are fascinating. Beautifully edited and rich in sound, this is The Lapse.

The Lapse Storytelling Podcast

Science Vs
By ABC Radio

Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.

science VS ABC Radio Podcast

Flight of Fancy

Fun, funny and wise: Flight of Fancy with Ben Groundwater is a exploration of all things travel, for those with a thirst for seeing the world.

flight of fancy podcast

True Crime Sisters
By True Crime Sisters

Two sisters discussing true crimes from Australia and New Zealand. We aim to explore the case in a way that is sensitive to the victims of the crime and true to the facts.

true crime sisters podcast

Casefile True Crime
By Anonymous

Fact is scarier than fiction. Casefile, a new true crime podcast. Each episode explores a new case. We cover the shocking, the terrifying, the strange, and the unsolved.

casefile true crime podcast

Stuff You Should Know
By HowStuffWorkd

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from

how stuff works podcast



Travel Health Guide
By Dr Deb the Travel Doctor

The short story: this app is written by an experienced travel medicine doctor to help you work out what to do if you get sick on your travels.

Travel Health Guide app

Google Translate

You can download languages onto your device. This lets you translate them even without an Internet connection.• Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages)
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages)

google translate

World Clock - Time Zones

Do you normally check the time for multiple cities around the world? Are you tired of converting the time difference between cities? The World Clock-Time Zones app can help you organize your favorite cities onto one screen so that you can easily find out the correct local time, as well as get the most relevant time zone information about the city.

world clock time zones

World Clock

Keep track of the current local time in 5000+ cities around the world. A team of professional researchers continuously updates the information displayed in the app. Also includes alarms and widgets.

world clock by time and date

Star Walk - Track Satellites on the Night Sky Map
By Vito Technology Inc.

Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.

Star Walk 2 Free - Identify Stars in the Sky Map

star walk track satellites on the night sky map

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astrononomy Night Sky Guide
By GoSoftWorks

Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium.

Goskywatch planetarium

HemaExplorer / North America Off Road Navigation
By Hema Maps

Plan, navigate and share your next 4x4 or overland adventure through the United States and Canada with the Hema Explorer overland navigation app for North America:
• Track your GPS position in real-time on offline maps
• Use trusted topographic mapping to explore North America backcountry: USGS Topo, Thunderforest Outdoors and Canada Topo
• Use additional street and touring maps for navigating populated areas: Hema USA Road Map, HERE Street and Canada Street mapping
• Generate an offline route to an address or waypoint using Quick Routing
• Save a log of your trip with track recordings, geotagged photos, waypoints and trip notes
• Backup all your trip data to your free Hema Explorer Cloud account which you can share with the Hema Explorer community
• Share your trips online with friends and family

Hema Explorer North America app

WiFi Map Pro - Free Internet
By WiFi Map LLC

Get WiFi passwords for FREE internet access all over the world! Useful for TRAVEL! Works offline.
*** The most popular WiFi app on the App Store
*** Featured by Apple in 95 countries 
*** TOP 1 in 25 countries
*** TOP 1 in Travel category in 40 countries
*** Contains 100,000,000 WiFi hotspots!

USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil ... America, Europe, Asia, Russia and CIS, Middle East, Oceania the WHOLE WORLD is in your pocket!

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