Offline 4WD maps for exploring Australia using your iPhone or iPad without an Internet connection.
Utilise offline mapping and your device’s own in-built GPS receiver to see where you on detailed Hema maps, which feature roads, 4WD tracks, topographic information and points of interest to guide your travels off the beaten track.
"Hema's 4WD Maps app has the best maps for the 4X4 tourer." – Pat Callinan's 4X4 Adventures
“4WD Maps is an invaluable off-road navigation tool.” – Simon Christie, 4wd TV
Find your location
Real-time GPS tracking*
Australia-wide map coverage
PLOT YOUR TRIP
SAVE & RECORD YOUR TRACKS
Record your trips
Save tracks with information
Share tracklogs & waypoints
ACCESS HEMA'S PREMIUM MAP COLLECTION
The app comes preloaded with a massive library of Hema touring and 4WD maps that covers:
Australia Key Map
Australia 1:1 Million Road Map
Australia 1:250K TOPO
NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Brisbane to Cairns
Brisbane to Broom
East Gippsland & Sapphire Coast
The Flinders Ranges
Goldfields, Esperance & Southern Coast of WA
Great Desert Tracks North & South Central
Great Desert Tracks North & South East
Great Desert Tracks North & South West
High Country Victoria Eastern
High Country Victoria Western
Margaret River Wine Region
Melbourne to Adelaide
Mid North Coast & New England
Mid West WA
North East NSW
Pilbara and Coral Coast
Simpson Desert 1:1.1M
Simpson Desert 1:500k
South East NSW
South East QLD
South West Corner – Margaret River/Southern Forests
South West Western Australia
Sydney to Brisbane
The Tip Top End & Gulf
Tropical North QLD
Avon Valley NP
Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill NP)
Boonoo Boonoo NP
Cape Arid NP
Cape Le Grand NP
Cape Range NP
Fitzgerald River NP
Flinders Ranges NP
Francois Peron NP
Girraween & Bald Rock NP
Karlamilyi (Rudall River) NP
Keep River NP
Kennedy Range NP
Millstream Chichester NP
Mt Augustus NP
Stirling Range NP
Vulkathunha – Gammon Ranges NP
DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL MAP SOURCES
Access a wide range of additional map sources which are available for purchase via the Memory-Map Digital Map Shop.
Add more maps to your library
State government topo maps
New Zealand maps
*You do not need a SIM Card installed or cellular coverage to utilise the GPS tracking functions on iPad for the app, though a WiFi+Cellular iPad is necessary to discover and track your location. A WiFi-only iPad does not contain the in-built GPS that a WiFi+Cellular iPad does, however external Bluetooth GPS receivers can be purchased for use with a WiFi-only iPad.
112 offline maps for touring & exploring Australia
Detailed GPS navigation statistics
Updated maps from Hema including Cape York, Kimberley and High Country (plus updated insets)
Improved route planning
Simplified map management
Map scale bar
Easier to customise ‘Stats’ page
Ability to save data across your devices (via Memory-Map account)
Optimise route feature (auto-routing online)
Easier to cancel navigation mode
Overlay Hide/Show setting
Ratings and Reviews
do not purchase topo maps
I do a lot of four-wheel driving and solely rely on digital maps. I use three different iPads and have every maps software available like Hema and memory Map (which are the same) + Mud map which is different.
I recently purchased the Hema topo maps for New South Wales which in itself is an adventure as the in app purchase does not work and you need to go to the memory maps website to purchase the license.
However you actually do not purchase the full New South Wales topo maps which you can download and install on your device but rather you need to be connected to their maps server to download tiles of it.
This is completely ridiculous especially if you criss-crossing New South Wales as you can actually not have the whole map with you but need to constantly rely on a working Internet connection to download the next tile.
Obviously topo maps would mainly be used in the Bush where you actually usually do not have the Internet connection not to mention a high volume data plan
to quickly download many megabytes.
The general Hema maps are pretty good but displayed little additional information for example locked gates in the national parks, many smaller trails are not named, and while most of the campgrounds are displayed they are not named.
Another little shortcoming is the very few options of waypoint icons would love to see a tent, house, car etc.
So far I have found that the app is not very intuitive. You WILL need to read the support page to figure it out.
1. I love the fact that there is now an iPhone/iPad application that contains all the maps at a reasonable price
2. If you have been using mud map or memory map, don't bother. It's the same app with the maps.
3. I will continue to use my normal offroad GPS for some time while using this, but I do already find my self eagerly awaiting OziExplorer app that they are in the process of developing for the additional features I would expect from it. Maybe the future updates on this will include some of them.
Hopefully overtime and updates I will grow to enjoy this much more. Makes me want to go ahead and buy an iPad with GPS instead of just Wifi just to see how much better it would be with the larger screen usage.
If you are planning on touring in a four wheel drive around Australia this is the app for you.
5 star if it was cheaper.
- Hema Maps Pty Ltd
- 2.2 GB
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Hema Maps Pty Ltd, Memory-Map Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Victoria Topo Maps $64.99
- Topo WA Ed2 $64.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.