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A range of online and mobile resources are being rolled out with the $21.05 million, four year Parks for People initiative that is expanding camping and visitor experiences in parks and reserves throughout Western Australia. Check out the following free Apps and start planning your next adventure!

Trails WA

Whether you walk, ride, paddle or drive, there’s a trail experience waiting for you at the touch of a button!  This app shows the trails of Western Australia on an interactive map.

Filter searches by:

  • Location
  • Trail type
  • Level of difficulty
  • Time needed
  • Dog friendly
  • WA’s Top Trails

You can also search by type of experience, from family friendly to food and wine trails.
Each trail description is packed with information so you can find the start point easily and be prepared with whatever you need for your trail adventure. 

The Trails WA app is a partnership between Trails WA and the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Over 300 trails are currently on the site, including 160 managed by the department, with more trail profiles in the pipeline. The app links to the Trails WA website and will be updated as more trails are added to the site. (iOS only, plans for Android)

 

ParkFinder WA

Search over 150 parks by name or on an interactive map to find your next park experience. Filter your search to find parks with the activities and facilities you like and save them to a favourites list or share with friends on social media.

Other functionality:

  • Find a park near your current location (only for Western Australia)
  • Keyword searching with auto complete
  • Find a park where you can take dogs and/or drinking water is available
  • Add parks and sites to your favourite which syncs back to the Explore Parks website (Internet connection required)
  • Share parks and sites information using Email, Facebook, Twitter etc.
  • Review parks and contact park directly from the app

ParkFinder WA links to the Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website so the park information always stays up to date.  iOS only)

DPaW Alerts

Keep up to date with alerts in Western Australia’s national parks including:
Stay up-to-date with safety alerts for:
- Bushfire 
- Park, trail and road closures
- Active prescribed burns
- Smoke alerts

These alerts are also included in the Trails WA and ParkFinder WA apps.

(iOS and Android)

CampingMate

This app helps campers create and share camping checklists to make it easier to get outdoors and experience WA’s natural wonders by helping with preparation and packing. Whether you are hiking on the Track or staying in a caravan, this app provides examples of checklists for each camping style. Every checklist has the appropriate items included to consider when packing.  You can then:

  • Add or delete items to customise the list to your liking.
  • Share the list with your friends so you don’t double-up or forget anything.
  • Copy your custom checklist to start a new list. 


CampingMate is packed with information such as where and when to camp in WA, types of camping and staying safe. It also directs you to other sources of information to help make your next camping adventure even better. (iOS and Android)

Sharing The Dreaming

Sharing the Dreaming is a window to an Aboriginal Australian culture: the culture of the Nyoongar, the traditional custodians of Australia’s South West. An enjoyable way to learn more about the area through which the Bibbulmun Track passes.

- Listen to Dreamtime stories, illustrated by images of paintings in the local style.
- Discover the meanings of symbols used in those, and other, traditional paintings.
- Hear and learn Nyoongar words and their English language translations.
- See how the six (not our traditional four) Nyoongar seasons of the year reflect the natural annual rhythms of country.

(iOS only)

 

 

Emergency +

The Emergency + app provides information about who and when to call in emergency and non-emergency situations.  It also displays the GPS coordinates of the phone's location so you can read them out to the emergency operator allowing emergency services to pinpoint your exact location.

( iOS,Android and Windows)

 

 

What’s an app?

A mobile app is a software application developed specifically for use on small, wireless computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. 

What do I need to download and use an app?

You need a smart phone or another mobile device with internet access. Not all apps work on all mobile devices. iOS is Apple's  operating system  for its iPhone and  iPad.  Android version is used by all other brands.

Once downloaded, you don’t need an internet connection to use these apps – with the exception of the Alerts apps for real-time updates.

 

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