Whether you are packing your bags now or just dreaming of your future holiday there are so many Apps on the market for help you plan your perfect trip, book cheap flights, find your best route or create the perfect travel diary.

You probably already know about Skyscanner, Kayak, Tripadvisor, Airbnb, Yelp, Agoda, Expedia, XE  etc. Here are some lesser-known apps that get the thumbs up from the Insider Guides team.

YHA Australia App: Travel Australia with ease

Australia’s largest budget accommodation network has created the perfect companion to take on your essential #bucketlist road trip around in Australia.

Designed to help travellers get to wherever their wanderlust may lead with online and offline maps. The free YHA Australia App shows you where to find the nearest YHA Hostel and point you in the direction of the closest facilities such as supermarkets, ATMs, free Wi-Fi spots, petrol stations, public restrooms, post offices, and a lot more.

Hopper: When to fly and buy

Looking for the cheapest flights? Hopper doesn’t just book flights from your phone, it also tells you the best time to buy. Hopper analyse trillions of flight prices to give you a 95% accurate prediction whether you should book now or wait for a better deal later.

WikiCamps: The ultimate camping companion

Whether you’re heading away for a weekend camping trip or planning a big adventure, WikiCamps will be your guide. With the largest and most up-to-date database of campgrounds, caravan parks, backpacker hostels, day use area, points of interest, and information centres, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Splittr: Group expense splitting made easy

Splittr helps you to split group expenses and is super easy to use. It’s perfect for vacations, weekend trips, for household costs or any other group costs. Simply add expenses as you go and Splittr will tell you who is next to pay and who owes whom how much.

LiveTrekker: Life sharing experience

LiveTrekker is your total solution for capturing, sharing, and consolidating all the digital media you accumulate on a journey, on gorgeous maps. Build the perfect souvenirs to keep forever, access anytime, and share in real time.

You are the storyteller. Travel and share it all with LiveTrekker!

Google Trips: Your personalised travel guide

Google Trips makes exploring the world easier by organizing your essential info in one place. Get activity suggestions based on what’s nearby, day plans, and your itinerary.

Your travel reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organized into individual trips. Each trip contains day plans, things to do, food and drink suggestions, and more.

Sidekix: Smart urban navigation app

Created for people who enjoy walking and discovering new places by foot, Sidekix enhances the urban experience by offering routes based on a user’s interests.

Do you want to explore fashion, food, culture, art, nightlife? Or just finding the better lit routes at night.  Sidekix allows you to explore your chosen city based on personal interests. From art and culture to shopping, cafes, nightlife and more, this app has it all.

PackPoint: Travel packing list

A travel app that practically packs your bags for you. PackPoint is a travel packing list organizer and packing planner for serious travel pros. PackPoint will help you organize what you need to pack in your luggage and suitcase based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip.

App in the Air: Personal flight assistant

Never miss your flight again. Keep up-to-date with your flight! Real-time status, airport tips and in-airport navigation maps, flight profile with all your flights logged. Even better, App in the Air works offline with gate changes and flight status updates delivered via SMS.

Bonjournal: An elegant travel journal

Bonjournal is the simple way to record and share your travel adventures. The app helps you easily collect all the beautiful moments, stories and pictures from your journey into a single narrative. Share your travel experiences with loved ones via Facebook, Twitter and email, or have them follow you along your journey. You can also export your journals as PDFs so you can cherish them forever

Moovit: Bus, Train, Metro Guide

Trusted by over 90 million users, Moovit covers more than 1500 cities. Features include trip planning, live arrival and departure times, up-to-date line schedules, local station maps and service alerts.

Combining all your transport options together in a single app Moovit constantly updates as transport operators change timetables or alter services. This means you will never end up at a station that is closed or wait for a bus that isn’t coming.

 


YHA is the biggest budget accommodation network in Australia. With more than 80 hostels around the country, there is a YHA ready to welcome you wherever your wanderlust might lead.