Venturing out on the road with friends or family can be the perfect getaway. You can pack all you need, there’s no security checkpoint to worry about at the airport, border officials can’t bother you, and the open road offers unlimited excitement through uncharted adventure. Of course, you want to make sure you bring the right stuff. Packing your favourite clothing, sun glasses, and snacks is essential. And of course, downloading the best apps to your mobile.

What are some of the best and not to be missed? Let’s take a look!.

WikiCamps

If you love to go bush, WikiCamps is an app you’ll want to have. Self-described as the “ultimate camping companion”, this collection of caravan parks, campgrounds, dump stations, backpacker hostels, water taps, information centres, and more, is a must-have as the largest database of its kind in Australia. Filters allow you to search for “toilets” only, and you can also access offline maps. Stay on the right track no matter where you are!

Map.me

Drive worry-free and well informed with Maps.me, the one-stop app for restaurants, accommodations, and points of interest. The best thing about this app is that, unlike some, you can access these maps even without an internet connection, and it’s entirely free.

Emergency+

Driving around Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast in the comfort of a Nissan X-Trail 5-seater SUV with our Redlands family car hire gives you access to a spacious boot, roof racks, air conditioning, and Bluetooth technology. Redlands car hire through Betta Auto Hire makes it easy! Make your trip even more complete by downloading the Emergency+ app. Why? Sometimes the unexpected happens when you’re a bit further away from civilization and getting access to help as soon as possible can save a life.

Carefully developed by Australia’s emergency services in conjunction with both government and industry leaders, EmergencyPlus uses GPS functionality. Triple Zero (000) callers can provide exact location details to police and other emergency rescue services by using the app and calling “000”.

This app functions in tandem with the ingenious what3words, which is a digital tool that has divided the world into 3-metre squares. Each square has been assigned three random words that always stay the same. Anything-including lost people – can be located through the three words in connection with their location. Download the app and stay safe and identifiable.

Roadtrippers

The world’s #1 digital road trip planning tool, Roadtrippers has helped millions of people hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime. Plan your route through the app and get turn-by-turn instructions as you drive. This app also helps you discover scenic attractions along the way, as well as hotels, national parks, and more. Not sure where to head? Pre-made trip guides within the app take you to fantastic destinations along the best routes. A must-have.

VSCO

You can now document your amazing memories and make them your own with the VSCO photo editing app. Filters, editing tools, montage capabilities, and unique features like weekly photo challenges make this photo app a winning combination.

Fuel Map

Is running out of petrol on the road a top worry? Whether you’re driving a compact car like our Toyota Corolla or an 8-seat people mover such as the Hyundai iMax, having enough fuel in your tank to get you to your destination is key. Fuel Map is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel prices from across Australia. Know exactly how long it is to your next pit stop- and what a full tank will cost you.

Heading out on the road? For the best in car hire, Brisbane, turn to Betta Auto Hire. Our Redlands family car hire service has a full fleet of car, truck, and ute’s ready for your road trip.

Make this a road trip to remember and call us now.