Caravan Australia, Grey Nomads and several navigation Apps for iOS.
“Wow! I have been waiting for an app like this so I could create and share my route with my family back home, see my friends’ routes and share my daily blogs. All up, this App really adds to my travel experience.” David T, Aussie traveller.
Explore all parts of the App & get full use of the offline voice turn-by-turn voice navigation. This saves you valuable data charges and enables GPS navigation when out of range of internet connectivity. Australia wide maps are included in so no additional downloads are required.
The App uses non-auto renew subscriptions. You only pay for the time needed to use the App. Importantly, you are not automatically charged at the end of a subscription period.
Grey Nomads articles and specific content in the app.
Members have full access to:
► Routes: Build your planned trip route using locations from our extensive waypoint database of caravan parks, free camps, rest areas and national park campgrounds, or add your private places. Decide if your route is kept private or viewable by friends. View your friends’ routes as an overlay on your route map or as a list. Then you can select and add their places and dates to your route. A ‘Report My Location’ function creates a GPS accurate pin for friends to view with a date. Save your route map to Camera Roll, Facebook or Twitter.
► Parks & Places: View and search for caravan parks & campsites, rest areas and free camps. Access the address of local equipment suppliers, hire companies and repairers. Do this either through the database or use the online local search option to find just about any local service including medical services, tourist spots and government service points. Our database of places includes loads of information to help you plan your trip, including facilities, contact information with links if available, user reviews and user-submitted photos checked by our Outback Touring moderators before publication. You can also rate sites and add them to your personal favourites list or share with other users. Travellers and park owners can update the ‘Vacancy’ status of caravan parks and campgrounds to assist others in choosing their next destination. While on the road the App can search for parks ‘near me’ to help plan the next leg of your trip.
► Friends: See all the public members who have offered to share their journals to all members. Request friendships or search for someone. Use your own friends’ lists to view contact details and send an email or iMessage from within the App.
► Journals: Access a daily journal capturing editable text, audio and photos. Text and photos can be shared and an individual journal can be shared via email, iMessage or Facebook. List all your daily journals and export them via email. Choose whether your journals are public, shared with friends or private.
► Settings: Add your profile details, including emergency contacts and a profile image, to share with approved friends. Use the ‘Assist’ resources and the in-App help system to chat directly with the Outback Touring team for support and assistance.
► Offline: Use the App offline to keep building or editing your route, view and search the places details, create journals, and much more.
► Offline maps and offline turn-by-turn voice navigation: Australia wide maps are included in the App. Use the offline maps for turn-by-turn voice navigation. No need for a 3G or wi-fi network. For the offline navigation function, an iPad with a 3G SIM slot is required as it has the built-in GPS.
Offline Navigation included in the App
– No expensive 3G/4G data connection, wifi or internet connection required for voice turn-by-turn navigation. Save on your data usage. Turn your iPhone or iPad into a mobile GPS navigation device.
– No map download required. All maps contained in the initial download of the app.
– No subscriptions, in-app purchases or ongoing costs. Free to use after your initial purchase.
A simple to use, detailed navigation app with spoken instructions designed specifically for the iPad. With this app you no longer have to worry about finding your way to any destination in the country. No need for paper maps. No matter where you are or where the journey takes you, the app can be used anywhere in Australia.
Great for visitors who need a GPS navigation device during their stay without having to spend lots of money on one. Save your data allocation and money as you enjoy street by street navigation without the need for any mobile data connection.
NOTE – For navigation the app does require that your iPad has a SIM slot (3G/4G slot), as only these iPads have the full GPS capabilities and antennas. You do not need a SIM to be installed for the data free GPS navigation. A WiFi-only iPad does not contain the in-built GPS that a WiFi+Cellular (SIM slot) iPad does and we do not recommend this app for Wifi only iPads. If your iPad is Wifi only, then you will be able to view the entire country maps, however full navigation will not function. The app is suitable for all iPhones.
• All Country map data stored on your iPad – no download costs for mapping or navigation (Country version per app)
• Full-fledged turn-by-turn voice navigation
• Set your own speed warnings for in and out of town
• Street sign displays
• 3D-view, with user options for 2D view during navigation
• Selectable Route Types – Car efficient, fastest, shortest, Pedestrian (options map turns to north facing or direction), Bike fastest, shortest and quietest
• Options to avoid toll roads, ferries and highways
• Route simulation mode to preview your trip
• Automatic night and day mode
• Up to three alternative routes to choose from
• Time remaining in journey, your actual speed and distance remaining
Remember for safety sake – do not adjust the settings on this app while driving. The iPad version is perfect for the passenger ‘navigator’. Position your device safely, out of the way of airbags and not obstructing the drivers vision. You are responsible for ensuring the road is safe to travel on. We do not accept responsibility for errors generated by unreported road works or the weather. You assume total responsibility and risk for using this satellite navigation app. Please note that as with all navigation apps, continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery faster than normal.