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Useful New Zealand Travel Apps

Yelp Mobile 

Looking for a fish ‘n’ chip shop open now? A petrol station before your tank hits empty? The app from Yelp can help you locate all manner of businesses near you, such as restaurants and cafes, particular types of shops, and their opening hours, providing their addresses and phone numbers to save you precious time on your holiday. Find places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, read reviews and add your own.

Download the Yelp Mobile App from the Apple, Android or Amazon Kindle app stores today.


WeatherWatch.co.nz is New Zealand’s only weather news authority – with regular weather news updates plus our unique highly detailed main centre forecasts for: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin forecasts. We also have two daily nationwide forecasts for all region, the latest Breaking News (mostly weather/quake/environmental) plus latest rain, wind, swell, temp maps going out a massive 14 days. You also upload your own weather photos directly from your phone to the WeatherWatch.co.nz photo galleries.

Download from the Apple, or Android app stores today.

JetLag Genie 

There are plenty of theories floating about concerning the best methods for beating jetlag, very few of which come backed up with any serious scientific clout. Still, it’s generally agreed that gradually altering your sleeping habits before a trip is beneficial, and this clever app will help you do just that. Input your travel dates, destination and usual sleeping times and it’ll come back with personalised alarm clocks to soften the blow when you wake up on Tuesday afternoon convinced it’s still Monday morning.

Download from the Apple Store today.

Perfect World Clock 

Perfect World Clock is the perfect tool for the frequent traveler or when working with people in different time zones. Ever wondered what time it is in your destination city or back home when travelling? Need to keep track of different time zones? Ever accidentally called your mum in the middle of the night when you’ve been abroad? Perfect World Clock has the answer: Show current date & time for places all over the world! And it’s free!

Download from the Android Store today.


The Worldmate itinerary stores all the vital information you’ll need for managing, planning and organizing your trip – beautifully deliver and simple to use. 

Download from the  Apple, Android or Windows Phone app stores today.

Wi-Fi Finder

Quickly and easily find FREE or paid Wi-Fi when you travel with the JiWire Wi-Fi Finder for iPhone and iPod Touch. Download all of the locations offline, so you know how to stay connected when you are on the road. 
Using the GPS function on your iPhone, the Wi-Fi finder will tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there.

Download from the Apple store today. 


With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 300 million Viber users text, call, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G – for free. Viber Out can be used to make calls to non-Viber landlines and mobile numbers at low rates. Viber is available for many smartphones and platforms.

Download from the  Apple, Android or Windows Phone app stores today.

Tango Text, Voice & Video

Tango is a fun, free messaging app that allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends. Send text messages, make video & voice calls, share photos, meet new friends, play games, send music messages powered by Spotify & more! Join the hundreds of millions of people around the world using Tango as their #1 messaging app & new mobile social network.

Download from the  Apple, or Android app stores today.

WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.

Download from the  Apple, or Android app stores today.

Trip Journal

Are you a passionate traveler, ready to set off on your next travel adventure? Trip Journal is the ultimate travel app to track, record, document, and share your travels with friends and family. 

Download from the  Apple, or Android app stores today.

Packing Pro

Packing Pro is a super-enhanced version of the popular, top-ranking Packing app. Never forget to pack anything again! For less than the cost of a (*forgotten*) toothbrush or a pair of socks (and the time & hassle of replacing it on the road, or in the woods?), this iPhone/iPad app can be your very own personal packing assistant.

Download from the Apple Store today.


New Zealand’s premier guide to restaurants, bars, cafes and more – the official iPhone app from menus.co.nz.


  • Search – Enter a cuisine type, venue name or other keyword and find venues nearby, or at an entered location.
  • Nearby – A quick tap on a homescreen shortcut shows you the closest venues to you at any time.
  • Rich results – Get results listed by proximity to your current location, slide in and out to change the search area, and refine by price and opening hours.
  • Detailed venue information – See address, map, web details, photos and reviews (where available) for every venue.
  • Act! – Call the venue direct from the app, rate and write reviews, share venue details on Facebook, Twitter and email, or add to contacts.

Download from the  Apple, store today.

GPS Tracker

The GPS TRACKER allows you to know the location of your family at any time. Now you can use the GPS technology on your iPhone to give you the peace-of-mind that you know where everybody is located (and where they have been). 

Wouldn’t it be nice to see where your kids have been throughout the day and know that your spouse has safely arrived during his/her travels? Now you can.

Download the Yelp Mobile App from the Apple, store today.