Heading to the snow this season? If you’re looking for a travel destination, New Zealand is a no-brainer for this time of year. The popular destination for skiers and Lord of the Rings lovers is cheap, close to get to from Australia, and has among the best slopes in the world. It’s no wonder Australians account for over half of all international visitors to New Zealand every year!
But before you get amongst the action, prepare yourself for adventure by equipping your smartphone with the best apps to make your trip even better! To celebrate Vodafone’s $5 Roaming1 offering, we’re giving you our essential app recommendations, from weather apps to food and ski resort tips.
MetService Snow Weather – For weather updates
This handy app provides a detailed 7-day summary of the weather forecasts at each of the most popular ski resorts in New Zealand. MetService will help you plan your ski days, and where’s best to go if you’re resort hopping.
GoSnow App – For ride sharing
An excellent app idea for backpackers or people travelling alone with a car, GoSnow allows you to meet other skiers and snowboarders and organise carpools to get to the slopes together. You can even book lessons from the app to get your skills up!
Ski Tracks – For your personal best scores
Ever wanted to know how fast you’re going when you’re pelting down the slopes? Well, now there’s an app for that! Ski Tracks monitors GPS data from your ski runs and shows your speed, distances covered, duration skied and allows you to share and compare data with friends. But while you’re chasing that new PB, remember to use the app with caution, and watch out for trees!
Liftopia – For major ski resort discounts
Love a deal? Liftopia is dedicated to last minute discounts on lift passes, so it allows you to map out your trip on a budget. The app is available on iPhones only.
Essential New Zealand Travel Guide – For sightseeing
This is Tourism New Zealand’s comprehensive app for New Zealand’s must-do experiences around the country, for when you want a break from skiing. It will show you what’s near your location and the top-rated things to do and see while you’re travelling.
Vodafone’s $5 Roaming
At Vodafone, we want you to savour, capture and share every fantastic experience without worrying about hidden costs or searching for WiFi. That’s why with Vodafone’s $5 Roaming, you can use your phone, tablet or mobile broadband plan for just $5 extra a day in over 60 countries, for up to 90 days in a calendar year. Countries may vary, so check the list of included countries before you travel. For Red Plus & SIM Only Plus Plans, only Your Max Speed data is included while $5 Roaming. Find out more at http://vfau.co/intlroaming.
So, what are you waiting for? Time to hit the slopes!
1. Countries subject to change, see current list and full details at www.vodafone.com.au/roaming. Available to eligible customers. $5 Daily Charge is in addition to minimum monthly spend. For Red Plus and SIM Only Plus Plan customers, only Your Max Speed data allowance can be accessed while $5 Roaming. For all plans, once your included data or Your Max Speed data (as applicable for your plan) is exhausted, additional data will be automatically added at a charge of $10/GB (“Additional Data”). Additional Data expires at the end of your billing month, is not shareable and can only be used while in $5 Roaming countries. Max 90 days of use in any calendar year. Opt-out at any time, visit MyVodafone.com.au/ or call 1555. All roaming services subject to network availability.
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