Australia has some of the best natural diversity and beauty in the world. So, it’s no doubt campervan travel is so popular when the great outdoors has so much to offer here. If you plan on hiring a campervan for your trip around Australia, you might be wondering how to find campgrounds and places to park up for the night. There are a lot of opportunities to camp for free in Australia, you just have to know where to find the sites. Luckily, we live in the age of technology, so access to information is right at our fingertips. We have put together a list of our top 3 apps to help you camp your way across the country – all for free!
Travellers Autobarn App
We know how important budget-friendly travel is to our customers, so we have created this awesome app to help you find freedom campgrounds in Australia. Inside the app, you’ll find a map with hundreds of pinpointed campgrounds around the country, and information about what facilities you will find at each. From free sites to fully-equipped motor home parks and everything else in between, there will be a site to suit your budget, wherever you are in the country. The app tells you which campgrounds are suitable and unsuitable for self-contained vehicles, which have BBQs, toilets, showers, dump-stations, as well as other handy information such as reviews and petrol station locations. If you’re using the app while in one of our campervans, you’ll also find the vehicle explanation videos and our contact information very useful.
NSW National Parks
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is a state-run app which is great for finding camping areas in national parks. These are generally always cheap or free to stay in, and a huge benefit of camping in them is that they are generally a lot quieter and in stunning surroundings! If you are a fan of hiking, cycling, historic sites and beautiful lookouts – this app will be great for you too. Most states in Australia have an app similar, but this is a great starting point if you are travelling along the east coast.
WikiCamps is a great app for finding campsites in Australia. A great benefit of WikiCamps, you’re able to download the maps for offline and it allows you to navigate and get directions to sites, directly from the app. The difference between WikiCamps and some others is that is has a lot of other useful features. It has a compass, a camping checklist, world time zone clock, and other great camping features.
We would recommend everyone downloads at least one of these apps before setting off on your campervan journey. Even if you do not plan on freed camping, these apps are great for finding paid caravan parks and advise you on which have amenities such as toilets, dump stations and communal kitchens. They are a must-have on any holiday!
Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.