Maps App – Track your bushwalks
I used to use the Avenza mapping app for walks in the Dandenongs but have found two other apps to be better for mapping all our hikes.
Everyone has different preferences and an app that might be awesome to one hiker may not be what another person likes to use. Browse your app store and try out different apps to find the one that best suits your needs.
- ‘Track My Trip’ is a simple app that has been working really well for some months and is the primary app I now use.
- ‘All Trails’ is another popular app.
- The WikiLoc Mapping App is great to use too, available in Android and IOS.
Avenza Maps app is available for Apple and Android devices. Easy to use and works well within the walking tracks of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. We do suggest walkers have a paper map or offline map to use too. The app works via GPS signals.
The Maps App process involves having the selected maps added to a shopping cart, checking out, and registering for a free account with Avenza. Having said that, once registered, a number of maps can be downloaded for free. * It costs nothing to use the app and download the maps for the Dandenongs as well as other parks. We have Cathedral Ranges and a few others installed.
- Some walking tracks are not marked on the Maps App or may be under a different name to signage or the maps used in our walk notes. The Dandenong Ranges Map is very useful to get your bearings when out on walking tracks in the hills, as long as users are aware there may be slight inconsistencies in track names.
Once installed on your device:
- Open the app then -> Click the Shopping Trolley/Store Icon in the top bar.
- Most maps are free, including the Dandenong Ranges Map.
- Select ‘Filter’ to refine the results, choose – Parks, Forests & Grasslands option
- Select and install the map – Dandenong Ranges Visitor Guide
- The free map will be added to a shopping cart, select checkout, and register for a free account with Avenza.
- Enable location on your device