I was never able to get my beloved iPhone fully working while I was in Australia. I didn’t use it to make or receive phone calls and text messages, but I did use my apps while at home on the Wi-Fi. And I have some great apps! Here are a few of my favourite apps while travelling in Australia.
There’s Nothing Like Australia is a guide to exploring the Lucky Country through the eyes of locals. Search for travel experiences by city, state, or the type of experience such as food and wine, aboriginal, and nature. It contains thousands of beautiful, annotated photographs, and you can share your favorite images and travel adventures via Facebook, Twitter, and email. The app also offers maps and help finding a travel agent. Free.
Oz Planner is a great app for ideas on where to go, what to do, and where to stay. It also offers some great tourist resources such as tours, help with getting a rental car, and using public transportation. Among my favorite features are the maps and events listings. Free.
OffMaps2 is awesome because it downloads your maps for access when you are offline. It is really useful when you don’t have an internet connection. $0.99
Art Guide Australia is a comprehensive guide to art galleries, exhibitions, and artists. Free.
Everguide is a guide to all things entertainment in Australia. Whether you’re interested in music, fashion, art, sports, or food and wine, you’re sure to find something to do with the help of this app. Free.
Aussie Slang Dictionary contains more than 700 words and phrases. Even if you don’t find it all that useful, it’s a pretty fun app. $0.99
Show the Loo is the perfect app for those of you that need to go to the bathroom a lot. It’s a handy guide to all the loos in Australia and where to find them. Free.
AFL Live Official App is your go-to app for all things footy. There’s extra content for Telstra subscribers, but you can still get scores, news, and video highlights even if you’re not. Free.
AFL Collingwood Pulse lets you keep with news and scores as well as chat with other supporters and vote for your favorite players. If you’re not a Collingwood supporter (why not?), Pulse is available for every team in the AFL. Free.
Do you have any favourite travel or Aussie apps?