The Best Free Travel Apps for iOS and Android
Smartphones can be used for so many things - it’s like having all the answers to your questions in your pocket.
They are especially useful when you’re exploring a new place or trying to figure out how to get around and find things to do when travelling.
We've put together a list of some of our favourite travel apps to help you find your way through the city or the outback, making plans or being spontaneous, or travelling at home or abroad.
Great for self-drive trips and spontaneity
Roadtrippers is an all in one app for driving anywhere across Australia, or if you are driving abroad. You can feel safe leaving with or without a plan, because Roadtrippers offers maps, navigation, and suggestions of where you can stop along your route. You can save your favourite spots and access reviews from previous patrons, or search for attractions by type: historic stops, breweries, lodging, and more.
Great for learning the basics of a new language
Duolingo is one of the best beginner language apps out there. It offers over 20 languages, and categorised lessons for English speakers. You’ll never have to worry about getting lost, ordering food or finding a bathroom while travelling abroad again.
Great for staying safe at home, on the road, and abroad
TravelSmart is exactly what you need when you realise you are far from home and you have encountered a medical emergency, from a broken bone to a severe headache. It offers local emergency numbers, including police, fire and ambulance. It also has translations of the names of common over the counter and prescription drugs and first aid terms, and has both lists and maps of reputable hospitals.
Great for packing before any trip
Not just another list app, PackPoint is known as “A travel app that practically packs your bags for you.” Based on where you’re going and when your trip will be, it checks the weather during your trip and generates a packing list for you. The more information you put in about what you’ll be doing, from working to hiking to attending a birthday party, the better and more accurate your packing list will be.
Great for getting from point A to point B
Google Maps is by far the best navigation app out there. It offers worldwide maps, including satellite views and street view in some areas, and directions by car, public transportation, bicycle or on foot, and speaks out loud if you need turn by turn directions while you are behind the wheel. You can view traffic, choose the best option based on preference, distance, time, toll roads, highways, and more.
Whether you’re heading to Broome on your next holiday or abroad, we are sure these apps will help make your trip the very best it can be!