The original Hema app, popular and highly rated by adventurers in Australia since 2011.

Best value Hema App. The one-time cost includes all Hema 4WD maps, without any recurring subscriptions.

Use offline mapping and your device’s in-built GPS receiver to see where you are on detailed Hema maps, which feature roads, 4WD tracks, topographic information and POIs to guide your travels off the beaten track.


Find your location
Real-time GPS tracking*
Australia-wide map coverage
Simple zooming


Drop waypoints
Plan routes
Placename search


Record your trips
Create tracklogs
Save tracks with information
Share tracklogs & waypoints


The app comes preloaded with a massive library of Hema touring and 4WD maps that covers all of Australia:

Base Maps:

Australia 1:250K TOPO
Hema Explorer Map at 1:150,000 - 1:10M

Goldfields-Esperance - Cape Arid NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Cape Le Grand NP
Cape York - The CREB Track
Cape York - Lakefield NP
Cape York - The Tip
Goldfields-Esperance - Fitzgerald River NP
Flinders - Flinders Ranges Mainmap
Flinders - Mount Remarkable NP
Flinders - Flinders Ranges NP
Flinders - Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges NP
Fraser Island - Central Station
Fraser Island - Mid Fraser
Fraser Island - Rainbow Beach
Great Desert Tracks - North Central
Great Desert Tracks - North East
Great Desert Tracks - North West
Great Desert Tracks - South Central
Great Desert Tracks - South East
Great Desert Tracks - South West
Goldfields-Esperance and Southern Coast of WA
Goldfields-Esperance Region
High Country Victoria East
High Country Victoria West
Top End - Kakadu National Park
Outback NSW - Kinchega NP
Sth West Corner - Margaret River Wine Region
Mid West Western Australia
Mid West WA - Francois Peron NP
Mid West WA - Kalbarri NP
Mid West WA - Kennedy Range NP
Mid West WA - Mount Augustus NP
Outback NSW - Mungo NP
Outback NSW - Mutawintji NP
Outback New South Wales
Outback Queensland
Outback QLD - Bladensburg NP
Outback QLD - Carnarvon Gorge
Outback QLD - Currawinya NP
Outback QLD - Diamantina NP
Outback QLD - Idalia NP
Outback QLD - Mt Moffat
Outback QLD - Salvator Rosa and Ka Ka Mundi
Pilbara - Cape Range NP
Pilbara - Karijini NP
Pilbara - Millstream Chichester NP
Pilbara - Rudall River Karlamilyi NP
Simpson Desert 1:1,100,000
Simpson Desert 1:500,00
South West Corner - 200k
South West Western Australia
Goldfields-Esperance - Stirling Ranges NP
Goldfields-Esperance - Stokes NP
Outback NSW - Sturt NP
The Kimberley
The Kimberley - Dampier Peninsula
The Kimberley - Purnululu NP
The Kimberley - Wyndham-Kununurra
The Red Centre
Top End and Gulf - Boodjamulla NP
Top End and Gulf - Darwin Region
Top End and Gulf - Gregory NP
Top End and Gulf - Keep River NP
Top End and Gulf - Nhulunbuy


Access a wide range of additional map sources which are available for purchase via the Memory-Map Digital Map Shop.


Use the same maps and overlays on your desktop/laptop to plan your route and review tracklogs. (Maps sold separately).

*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.

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

New detailed maps of High Country Victoria
New State map series covering all Australian States
New detailed map of Landcruiser Mountain Park, QLD
New Software features: Tap a track to select/edit
Find Time, Speed and Altitude at any point on the track
Split & Join Routes and Tracks

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Steve in the bush ,

Great app

This is a great app. It’s probably not as good as buying a full navigator - but if you’ve got a good iPad already why buy more hardware? When your old iPad dies you just move the app to the new one.

It doesn’t have all the navigation options of the proper navigator but it’s got enough for me.

I’d love to see Hema do an app with everything their navigator provides. All the maps, all the navigation. I’d happily pay much more for it to be able to run it on my hardware.


HEMA destroyed what used to be a good product

There was a recent upgrade to the map database and they deleted approximately 30% of the maps. The offical line is that they are out of date. Rubbish. I recently traveled into Sundown NP and that map (which is now deleted) was spot on. I bet you can still buy the paper version of this “outdated” map.
Would be interesting to know the REAL reason. I suspect they are phasing this out to push people to a subscription model but have no evidence of such.
I have been running HEMA and VMS in parallel for a few years now and if you are only going for one product, this is NOT the one you want.
Check out the comments section and sort it by the most recent feedback to the oldest. You will see HEMA has been roasted post this update.

Pascoe1989 ,

Good, but could be better

Handy for when you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on their navigators or atlases, however it really badly needs an update. Every time I go to download a new map of a new area, it keeps telling me to buy the $100 app AGAIN. When it realised I’ve already spent said $100, it then takes FOREVER to download said map. Eg, map is 1.4gb, have been trying to download it over night and this morning, only 15% done. Was connected to wifi with 30mb/s download speed too. Allow a good week to properly plan your trip using this app. Last minute adventures will potentially be unsuccessful on here

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