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Best apps and sites when traveling New Zealand

April Brion - Thursday, June 30, 2016

The internet has made so many things in life easier – travel is one of them. We no longer have to carry around heavy travel guides, bilingual dictionaries, maps or transport timetables. Everything you could need when you travel, you can access on your smartphone or tablet.

Here are some really handy apps and sites to know when you come to NZ.

CAMPERMATE  Campermate is a free New Zealand travel app that makes traveling around NZ easier than ever before! Get locations of public toilets, rubbish bins, campsites, free wi-fi, supermarkets and much more.

TRADE ME   Trade Me is New Zealand’s most popular buy and sell website – but they also have links to holiday houses, used cars, insurance and personal connections (ie. Dating and personals) If you’re on a budget and need to buy something, definitely check out Trade Me before buying new.

METSERVICE   This is New Zealand’s info hub for all things relating to weather. No matter where you are in NZ, or where you’re planning to go, check out the weather. 4 Season’s in One Day is very true in a lot of New Zealand, and summer here can mean random hailstorms, and winter can mean a 20 degree sunny day. Our climate can be unpredictable, so be prepared especially if you’re venturing in to the mountains or to the coast.

GRABONE   GrabOne is a daily deals style site that delivers discounts on everything from cafes and restaurants to accommodation and activities. Each city in NZ has its own tab, so you can browse the deals in specific regions, or sign up for their daily emails and get the news straight to your inbox. Tourist attractions like theme park entry, water sports, bike hire and cultural experiences are all really common so if you’re making a travel plan, look here for great discounts. Make sure you check the T&Cs before you buy!

 

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