Make the most of your time in New Zealand by downloading some of the best travel planning apps.

Whether you are planning your trip or ready to book, use these top apps to find everything you need. Most are even available offline.

Whether you are planning your trip or ready to book, use these top apps to find everything you need. Most are even available offline.

Trip planning apps

MetService

Plan ahead with detailed weather, snow and marine forecasts of New Zealand’s towns and cities, also available offline. MetService provides information on hourly, daily and 10 day weather forecasts to help you best prepare. 
Download for iPhone | Download for Android

 

Google Maps

Navigate New Zealand with voice-guided maps from Google using real-time GPS, accurate driving times and distances, automatic re-routing and live traffic reports. Download a map to use offline later.
Download for iPhone | Download for Android

Air New Zealand

Check out the latest travel deals and book international and domestic flights. You can also book rental cars, accommodation, activities and valet parking. See your Airpoints balance and test your general knowledge with the trivia quiz. 

Download for iPhone | Download for Android

Rankers Camping NZ

Locate self-contained camping spots and holiday parks and discover the many Department of Conservation campsites throughout New Zealand. You can also search for activities, short walks and find local wildlife areas. Download the map and continue your search offline. 

Download for iPhone | Download for Android

CamperMate

This is a handy app if you're planning a campground or motel based holiday. Get information about road warnings and receive Mountain Track Safety Alerts. Find free wifi spots, public toilets, supermarkets, petrol stations, hostels and more. Available in English, Chinese, German and French. 

Download for iPhone | Download for Android

Airbnb

Search for hotels and holiday rentals including unique properties in New Zealand. Use the filter to find wheelchair accessible and family-friendly accommodation. Find everything from a rustic Kiwi bach to a vineyard estate and select your nightly budget. 

Download for iPhone | Download for Android 

Booking.com

Discover accommodation, rental cars, flights and airport transfers in New Zealand with this app. Search by price and facilities and have access to discounts when you become a Genius through the loyalty programme.  

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Find things to see and do

Great Rides App

The New Zealand Cycle Trail consists of 22 great rides spread over the North and South Islands. Find your favourite trail and plot the route via the embedded GPS. Navigate yourself offline with the easy to read instructions.  

Download for iPhone | Download for Android

Star Chart

New Zealand is famous for Dark Sky Reserves. Simply point your device to the night sky and virtual stars and planets will appear through the app. See exactly what is in the sky and learn fun facts about the constellations.  

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Book Me

If you are already in New Zealand and looking for fun things to do within the next few days, this app offers excellent last-minute discounts for adventure activities, attraction tickets, group tours, and restaurant deals. The experiences are subject to availability so be sure to book in a time slot through the app. 

Download on iPhone | Download on Android

 AA Traveller 

This easy to use app will point you in the right direction for booking accommodation through Expedia. You can search for available rental cars and campervans and purchase ferry, and train tickets. Find everything you need to know in the detailed online guidebooks. AA members can search for specific discounts and benefits.

Download for iPhone | Download for Android 

New Zealand's Great Walks

Everything you need to know about hiking the Great Walks of New Zealand can be found on this app. It includes safety information, a packing list, trail directions, maps, and distances. Be educated about the history of each walk, New Zealand native birds, and listen to native birdsong through the app.  

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Walk Auckland

Explore Auckland on-foot on one of the apps 23 walking tours, incorporating themes such as heritage walks, writers’ walks, and shopping walks. Learn about the local history of each walk and view photos from the past on the app. 
Download for iPhone | Download for Android

Welly Walks by My Tours

Visit Wellington’s museums, galleries, breweries, heritage buildings and most popular restaurants with the themed walking tours on this app. Find nature reserve walks or city walks to suit all fitness levels and find quirky local cafe hangouts along the way. 
Download for iPhone | Download for Android

 

New Zealand Travel Guide by Triposo

Discover the important places, restaurants and things to do for each of New Zealand’s main cities. This app also incorporates mini-guides for smaller destinations. 
Download for iPhone | Download for Android

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