Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

Help for Overseas Visitors traveling New Zealand

Oct 6th 2010

And I’m guessing they are all wanting to see as much of NZ, and the Nelson region as their schedule permits.

If you have an Android phone you’ll be pleased to know there are a couple of apps that can really help.


Nest Finder NZ

This great little apps purpose is to find Dept of Conservation (“DOC”) huts / camp sites and their availability.

Angelus Hut & scenery

It will also show you visitor centres and BBH hostels……all of this based on your current location courtesy of your smartphones GPS capabilities.

Check current availablilty

You can also check out vacancies and book online through the app.

I sure was surprised at how many huts there are in our region alone!

Get it here.



Sort of self explanatory if you watch this video actually.

In addition to New Zealand campsites, Campermate will also show toilets, supermarkets, fuel stops, refuse, and many more.

Above is a quick shot of the general vicinity of Stoke showing the relevant points of interest.

Get it here for Android. Go here for iPhone.



Walking in New Zealand

This one’s for walks in New Zealand. Visit here on the market.



This ones an iPhone app, not currently available on Android, but you could always visit their www site on yr phone)

And if you are freedom camping around New Zealand please leave only footprints behind.


New Zealand Topo Maps – http://www.nztopomaps.com/

Rough It NZ – http://www.isthegameon.co.nz/roughitnz/rough-it-nz.html

New Zealand Walks – http://nzwalksinfo.co.nz