Apps for Outdoors

APPS for Outdoors

Adventuring, working or playing in the outdoors? –  there is a SmartPhone app for you!

These are a collection we have put together that you may find both useful and entertaining. (please note that QORF has not necessarily tested or used all the apps listed below)

Select a category:

Utilities & Tools
Natural Disasters & Emergencies
First Aid & Safety
Initiatives, Games & Exercises
Campcraft & Cooking
Outdoor Activities
Get Outdoors in Australia!
Activity & Education Providers
Weather & Tides

Environment & Nature

Go Volunteer


Go Volunteer
Search Australia’s largest database of volunteering opportunities!

GoVolunteer connects you to thousands of volunteer involving organisations all over the country, and is the ideal tool to help you find the perfect volunteer match. Simply create a profile and let GoVolunteer find roles for you. You can search, express interest, and shortlist opportunities.

Opportunities in your hand!

Google Play

Mobile Apps 

This is an interesting and useful collection of apps from the Queensland Government – Crime Stoppers, Emergency, SES, Rego Check, Graffiti Stop, Daily Physical Activity and many more.


Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing information is available through this easy to use app.
It provides you with up to date information on locations, news and events of all NPRSR activities in your local area, to make all our services more accessible for you.


Top 50 Apps

Nature, bushwalking, astronomy, weather, photography – it’s all here, a list of top smartphone and tablet apps.

Best Apps for Australian Hiking

I recently found myself sorting through and tidying up my apps and realised I needed a whole folder just for hiking apps. There are some I use more than others, but here’s my collection of best apps for Australian hiking… ahem, I mean bushwalking.


Which health and wellbeing apps work best?

VicHealth ratings guide shows which health and wellbeing apps work best

Physical activity apps that reward you for exercising and mindfulness apps that support users struggling with anxiety and depression are among the top rated apps in the VicHealth 2016 Healthy Living Apps Guide.

Independent researchers and experts from Deakin University have reviewed more than 300 health and wellbeing smartphone apps and provided star ratings based on user-friendliness and potential for behaviour change.

?How And Why To Take Your Smartphone Camping

How And Why To Take Your Smartphone Camping

No other device packs a camera, a stereo, video recording, GPS navigation and guide books into such a small, conveniently carried package.

Recommend an App!

Come across any useful apps for the outdoors?
Let us know by Recommending an App

Become a member

QORF welcomes applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

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