WikiCamps Australia is an app that uses community-generated information, reviews and more to create a knowledge base about camping and travel in Australia. User-submitted information covers not only camp sites but hostels, caravan parks, information centers and tourist destinations. Users can add reviews, share photographs, save favorites lists and rate sites, both creating a record of their own holidays and providing a helpful resource for other travelers.
The wisdom of the crowd
WikiCamps Australia has a number of handy features for its users. Most notably, it stores its information offline (at least on some devices), which is valuable considering that it's explicitly intended for people exploring remote locations in Australia. Other features include a clock that tracks your home time zone and a compass function. Its interface is easy to use, and the community has contributed large numbers of reviews, photographs and ratings. It's hard not to wonder whether a free app might attract a larger user base, but on the other hand a paid app presumably attracts a more committed and knowledgeable group of users.
Handy for Australian travellers
WikiCamps Australia is a useful tool for anyone planning a backpacking, camping or caravan holiday in Australia. As with any user-comment app, you'll need to use your own judgment to decide which comments to listen to.