5 apps to change your roadtrip experience

More Australians are heading off on a roadtrip and travelling around our great open plains, experiencing everything on offer from interacting with incredible wildlife, driving along rolling hills to visiting the glimmering blue water that surround our beaches.

The experts at Discovery Parks put together their top 5 must have apps to ensure you have the best caravanning experience possible. The apps are designed for anyone, from beginners all the way up to a career caravanner.

Discovery Parks App

This app has revolutionized the way Australians caravan. Users of this app are able to locate their nearest Discovery Parks making accommodation stress free. The app also allows users to find attractions, ATMs, WIFI hotspots, grocery stores and much more all by using the user’s location.

Discovery Parks app available for iOS and Android.

National Parks Australia

A one stop shop for everything you need to get around Australia’s many National Parks. This massive app spans across the whole country meaning wherever you are, there’s information on it. Other features include daily updates on locations and social media integration for users.

National Parks Australia app is available for iOS download.


If you’re a beginner to bushwalking or an enthusiast, this app has something for you. The app has multiple different maps including 4WD, topography and marine and also gives the user the option of downloading the map so you can utilise the app without an internet connection. The user can totally customise their hiking experience by creating, editing and marking out routes. Other features include a vast range of maps and charts, auto rotation of screen, GPS and compass compatibility.

Memory-Map is available for PC, Android and iOS.

Willy Weather

We all know how incredibly unpredictable weather can be around Australia and not to
mention how dangerous it can be. The last thing you would ever want is to be caught in a
weather disaster on your holiday. Willy Weather is the app to ensure that never happens! This app does much more than tell you weather and warnings, it also tells users when the sun rises and sets, the swells, rainfall, UV level and much more.

Willy Weather is available for iOS and Android.


Who doesn’t love a BBQ when caravanning? This app comes in handy for when you’re kicking back at your caravan park, features include recipes and expert tips on how to cook your meat perfectly and salads that’ll please the pickiest eater. The app can also help you out with cleaning the grill for the next user.

iBBQ is available for iOS and Android.

Discovery Parks is Australia’s leading tourist holiday park owner, operator and manager. Founded in 2004, the group comprises 60 holiday, corporate and work stay parks nationally and invites guests to relax and discover what matters. Whether you’re looking for a mountain cottage, beachside villa, ski cabin, pet-friendly family unit, backpacker lodge, camping ground or powered caravan site, you’ll always get a warm welcome from us. And because our Park Managers are locals, we’ll give you the inside tips on the best things to see and do, places to eat and not-to-be-missed experiences so you’ll go home with unforgettable memories and stories to tell.

For more information on Discovery Parks, please visit https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/


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