Apps to help you and your students to explore Australia

By Raphael Arias on 26 Jan 2019

Planning an adventure in the great land we call Australia? Whether you're off on a road trip, a nature-lover looking for new hidden gems to explore, or more a fan of the city, these apps will help you to discover and enjoy the best there is to see and do.

This article may not suit every student, not every customer you have will want to explore Australia, therefore it's important to understand your leads and provide content they like, we created two blog posts to help you with that: 6 steps to effectively manage your leads as an international education agency and The 5 types of students in the international education.

Let's start...

Get local recommendations: Townske City Guides

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If you're not sure where to start, Townske City Guides is a good bet. Developed in Sydney, with the content created by a huge community of local and travelling bloggers and photographers, the app helps you find the best local cafes, restaurants, places of interest and things to do.

Download at AppStore.

Adventures in the great outdoors: The Outbound

02If nature is more your thing, then The Outbound is your trusty guide. Just enter your location and outdoorsy preferences (Camping? Kayaking? Hiking? Biking?) into th eapp, and you'll be presented with a whole raft of adventures in the bush, up a mountain or on the water.

Download at AppStore.

Getting from A to B: Embark

03Exploring is fun, getting lost is not. Thankfully, a group of transport-savvy Aussie developers created Embark - an app to help you get to your destination by the best possible route on public transport. Each trip result tells you the cost, the carbon emissions generated and the calories the journey will burn. Knowledge is power, people.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

To rain, or not to rain...: Rain Parrot

04Even if it's sunny, you can never be too sure when the clouds might start rolling in and dump a bit of the wet stuff on your picnic. We're looking at you, Melbourne.

Rain Parrot is your trusty rain radar giving your local weather updates and notifications for showers heading your way. Don't leave home without it. Or your umbrella.

Download at AppStore.

Road tripin': Roadtrippers - Trip Planner

05Every great road trip requires at least a bit of plan. Roadtrippers goes out of its way to give you an adventure to remember. The app provides detailed itineraries of popular routes, and also lets you plan you own, ensuring you'll never be bored hungry or stuck for somewhere to put your head down for the night. Plan and share your trip with mates, then save your itinerary offline for easy reference - even if you end up in Woop Woop with no signal.

Download at AppStore.

Be sun smart: SunSmart

09Do you need to slip, slop, slap today? SunSmart uses your location to tell you exactly when you need to start applying the sunscreen and even how much you should be using in order to protect yourself from the harsh Aussie sun.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

Happy campers: WikiCamps Australia

06A favourite amongst grey nomads and young adventurers alike, WikiCamps Australia is your go-to for the best places across Australia to pitch your tent. A crowd-sourced database of campgrounds and caravan parks it's constantly growing and being updated with reviews, site details and photos. All content is available offline.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

Discovery Sydney's historic sites: Sydney Culture Walks

10Sydney has some fascinating historical sites beyond the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Now you can take yourself on a tour with your iPhone and the Sydney Culture Walks app to guide you. In the app, select the tour which the most interests you, then explore at your own pace, learning about Sydney's history and the stories behind it's public artwork.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

Go bush: NSW National Parks

11Australia has over 500 National Parks, with over 225 in New South Wales alone. Sanctuaries for wildlife, native species and sacred Aboriginal sites, they offer a special connection with nature and the land. The NSW National Parks app lets you explore these protected regions with free interactive and downloadable maps - featuring remote campgrounds and lighthouse cottages for unique and unforgettable experiences. Oh! And it also lists those all-important toilet stops, so you're not caught short in the bush.

Download at AppStore.

Tropical delights: This is Queensland

12Explore Australia's second largest state with This is Queensland, the app designed to help you get the most out of your trip to the tropics. Discover trending hot spots and get alerts when you're close to any of your pre-selected favourite places across the sunshine state.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

Up, up and away! Webjet

08Anyone up for a nine hour drive for a long weekend in Byron Bay? No, we didn't think so. As beautiful and diverse as this amazing country is, it's also huge! So sometimes, we need to take to the skies. That's where Webjet comes in. The app helps you search and compare flights from all domestic airlines, so you can be sure you're getting the best deal on that long dreamt of trip to Uluru or swimming with the whale sharks of Broome.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

Bean there, need a coffee: Beanhunter

07For some people, all this exploring will require a nice strong coffee to help them keep going on their epic adventures (others might need one before they set off). Well, those people are in luck. Thanks to some crafty, caffeine aficionados down in Melbourne, the Beanhunter app helps coffee connoisseurs find their next great brew.

Download at AppStore.

Download at PlayStore.

Topics: education agent counsellor, education agency sales, international student help

Raphael Arias

Written by Raphael Arias

Founder and CEO of EducationLink. After 4 years in banking, Raphael founded EducationLink to help the international education industry move forward. He specialises in innovation, strategy and business development.

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