Links & apps

Here is a list of websites, apps and places which we have used whilst either planning our trip or along the way (this list will grow as we travel):

We haven’t listed any campsites here – if we highly recommend a campsite we will name it and link it on the blog page

Apps

Beanhunter – to find cafes in new towns with good coffee, we draw a parallel with good coffee = good food

Petrol Spy Australia – not only great for finding where the next servo is, what type of fuel it is and price, but also good to find out how far the next “pee” stop is when our children say those dreaded words when your in the middle of nowhere

Wiki camps – a fantastic camping app which has allowed us to plan ahead and get reviews on campsites which you wouldn’t normally be able to get. You can search by criteria (ours was caravan friendly, powered sites and ratings over 3/5). People that use the app seem to update it too. So far the rankings have matched our experience 

FarmStay Australia – a really good app which links to places by region which are off the beaten track – or if you don’t like the mainstream campsites this one names FarmStays where you can camp also – normally unpowered.

Websites

Tow-ed training courses – Towing courses are a must for anyone who has never towed before. There is absolutely no-way that we would have enjoyed the caravan as much from day 1 if we hadn’t done this course

TAWK – Travelling Australia with Kids. A great website and reference for those travelling with young children – it’s helpful if your travelling for a few weeks or a few years

Cafes/Restaurants etc

The Proprietor cafe in Albury – amazing and 100% worth the detour off the main road. It opened at 7 on a Friday, we arrived at 730 and by 745 the place was full and people were being turned away. Sydney cafes watch out!!! (Found this on Beanhunter)