Must-have travel apps for your New Zealand road trip

Must-have travel apps for your New Zealand road trip

Heading out on a road trip through the stunning landscapes of New Zealand is an adventure like no other. To make the most out of your journey, it's essential to have the right tools at your fingertips.

In this blog, we'll introduce you to six must-have travel apps that are guaranteed to improve your New Zealand road trip experience.


One thing you don't want to run out of during your road trip is fuel. Gaspy is a great app that helps you find the cheapest fuel prices in your vicinity. With real-time updates from fellow users, Gaspy ensures you never pay more than you should for fuel, saving you money to spend on more exciting experiences along the way. 

Download Gaspy: Android or Apple.



Finding the perfect campsite or parking spot during your road trip can sometimes be a challenge, if not for the help of Wikicamps, the ultimate camping companion. This app provides a comprehensive list of freedom campsites, campgrounds and holiday parks across New Zealand. It’s also a handy tool for finding dump stations and fresh water sources. You can browse user reviews, ensuring you find the ideal spot to park up for the night. There is a small cost to download this app, but it really is one of the best when it comes to finding freedom camping spots.

Download Wikicamps: Android or Apple.


Finding cool things to do in new places can be tough. Roady will help you find all the best things to do in New Zealand. Whether you’re looking for the hidden swimming holes, lush waterfalls, beaches, epic hikes or the best paid experiences all around the country, Roady has it all. Not only will you be able to plan your trip and find new things to do along the way, you'll also be able to share your experience with your mates. One of the great things about Roady is you can also book your car or campervan through the app and for every booking over $100 a native tree gets planted back into NZ soil. 

Download Roady: Android or Apple.

Google Maps:

No road trip is complete without reliable navigation, and Google Maps is a trusted companion for finding your way around New Zealand. With real-time traffic updates, directions, and access to offline maps, Google Maps ensures you stay on the right track and reach your destinations efficiently and safely.

Download Google Maps: Android & Apple.



New Zealand's weather is notorious for being all over the show, and being prepared is key to enjoying your road trip to the fullest. Metservice or Windy are the go-to apps for up-to-date accurate weather forecasts, including rain, wind, and temperature details. Whether you're planning a hike, a beach day, or simply need to know if you should pack an extra layer, a weather app is a must!

Download Metservice: Android or Apple.

Download Windy: Android or Apple.


And finally, what's a road trip without a killer playlist? Spotify is the app to keep you and your mates sane while driving. Whether you prefer to sing along to classic road trip anthems, discover new artists or listen to one of your favourite podcasts, Spotify offers endless entertainment for those long stretches of road.

Download Spotify: Android or Apple.


As you prepare for your New Zealand roady, be sure to download these six essential travel apps. From finding affordable fuel prices to discovering local secrets and staying informed on the weather, Gaspy, Wikicamps, Metservice, Spotify, Google Maps, and Roady will be your reliable companions on the road. With these apps in hand, get ready to set off on a memorable journey filled with unforgettable experiences in the Land of the Long White Cloud. 


Catch you on the road!

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