Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way - its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance.

The Roadside Stories app contains 13 tours with 140 stops. Each stop has a four-minute audio file and images of the location.

You can download the tours individually before heading out on the road so you don't have to worry about mobile data. Each tour includes a map showing the location of the stops.

For more information about Roadside Stories visit:

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We advise you to quit the app when finished.

What’s New

Version 3.9.25

Completely new design and features such as:
- support for the Apple watch
- get alerts when you reach stops on a tour

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

heathsplosion ,


I'm planning a drive up to Taupo next month and I have to hold off enjoying these stories until I'm in the right spots. I am not however going down to the South Island… so I've now listened to all of those ones :). My favourite was the one about the Moeraki boulders.

Fish Mouth ,

Great travelling companion

Off soon on a trip around NZ with 6 and 9 yr old. Only heard Invercargill to Queenstown so far but I think these will be fun and informative.

Fpnz ,

Great app

Fantastic work! Highly recommended to others.


Ministry for Culture and Heritage
67.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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