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9 Lifesaving Phone apps for New Zealand

Travelling to New Zealand?  Your holiday will be a breeze if you follow two things – Firstly, try PickYourTrail for a 10-minute plan to the most fantastic trip ever. Second, have some or all of these apps to get through the vast country that New Zealand is.

1. Essential New Zealand guide


This is the official Essential New Zealand travel guide app – updated and lists nearly everything under the sun in New Zealand. What does it have? More than 1000 travel experiences from travellers, Must-do places across all regions, Contact information and maps for the activities. The best part of this app is that it works offline as well! That is awesome isn’t it?  Download from here 

2. Camper Mate

The best rated New Zealand travel app that lists all the essential things travellers to the country need to know. It features places where you get free wifi, locations of supermarkets, Police stations, public toilets and even thrash bins! This app is very helpful if you are doing a roadtrip around New Zealand – it lists out Petrol stations. Talking of road trips, we’ll tell you how to do that too – right here.  Download from here

3. Met Service


When you visit New Zealand remember this – There are four seasons in a day in this country! So you might see the sun out in the morning, but it might pour in the afternoon. Be prepared and get the Met Service app on your phone – the most accurate weather app in New Zealand. So be it a rain forecast or the weather in the town you will be visiting tomorrow, Met Service will tell you how to pack right. Download from here

4. New Zealand’s Great Walks

greatwalks1New Zealand Great Walks are trails that take one through the best of the country’s spectacular scenery, forests, lakes, mountains and valleys. The nine ‘Great Walks’ are great for a solo trip or a guided tour. If you want to explore on your own, be sure to download this app – an interactive guide to all the walks, planning highlights, maps and even audio guides. The app works great offline too. Download here

5. iTravelNZ


This app promises to be New Zealand in a pocket for the traveller. With sections like ‘iDo’, ‘iEat’, ‘iSee’, the app covers all of the country’s regions. You can discover events are happening nearby, detours that will take you to best parts of the New Zealand. The app allows you to feed in your experiences and also read that of others. Download here 

6. GuideWithMe

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This app checks all the right boxes. It gives you information about all the things to do and see around your location. It gives you safety warnings, tips on restaurants, local taxes and even road rules. The app even has phrase lists that help you get through the Kiwi slang and phrases with ease. More than 200 articles covering New Zealand’s most popular destinations. And the best box – its an offline app! Download here

7. JiWire Wi-fi finder

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Travelling in New Zealand and looking for free wifi? The JiWire app does just that – finds out free and reliable wifi locations around where you are. It is not restricted to just New Zealand, but functions across 135 countries. The app gives you a map and also gives you information as to the quality of the network available. Download here 


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Going to New Zealand and don’t know where to eat? Here’s an app that comes to your rescue – The app is New Zealand’s leading guide to restaurants, bars, cafes and more. You can search by restaurant name or if you are unsure, try searching through cuisine type. You can see locations, websites and reviews to every place you search. A quick map shows venues nearby, so rest assured you will never go hungry! Download here

9. Sunscreen


An nifty little app for those who worry about their complexion while travelling or those who are unused to having the sun on their face. The Sunscreen app asks you input your skin type, and it tells you when the sun is going to hit you too strong. All you need to do is to slather on some sunscreen and then you will be ready for New Zealand!


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