Guthook Guides Australia & New Zealand is a detailed, map-based smartphone guide to the best trails in Australia and New Zealand, including the famous 3000-kilometre Te Araroa in New Zealand. Each trail guide maps and lists important hiker waypoints such as water sources, tenting sites, junctions, road crossings, resupply information, and many others. The Te Araroa guide has more than 2,000 waypoints.
NO PHONE OR INTERNET SERVICE IS REQUIRED to use Guthook Guides AUS & NZ after the initial setup. The app uses a combination of your smartphone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. Your device's GPS pinpoints your location on the offline topo maps.
The free demo covers a 60 kilometre portion of the Te Araroa in the Auckland area on the North Island of New Zealand. The demo is fully functional with all features of the paid version.
A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Waypoints of interest to the hiker are plotted on the map, listed in a guide, and plotted on an elevation profile.
Send your current location to friends and family via text message or e-mail.
Each waypoint includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, a Comments section where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike.
The types of waypoints include:
-->Tenting sites/camping sites
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
-->Roads, stiles, gates
-->Natural landmarks (e.g. mountain peaks)
-->Resupply and town information, such as supermarkets and lodging