6 Items To Never Travel Without In Australia

Open suitcase with clothing, sunglasses, hair ties, and a camera in it

Packing for any trip is a task most travellers would happily pass on if it wasn’t necessary. The stress of not what you ‘might’ need when visiting a new city or country has most of us packing our entire wardrobe and lugging around a ridiculously heavy backpack. So, to make things a little easier for you here our tip 6 essential items you need to pack when coming to Australia.


Applying sunscreen in the shape of a sun

Sounds obvious, but we couldn’t count if we tried, the number of backpackers who think a day sunbaking in Australia won’t do any damage. SPOILER ALERT: You won’t get a tan, you will just burn! Don’t be that ‘red’ person banished in the shade because they go too much sun, just wear the sunblock. And wear the strong stuff, SPF15 doesn’t count!

An Australian Adaptor

Multi country adaptor

Unless you are a kiwi, chances are your appliances won’t fit in our sockets so make sure you pack an adaptor.

Portable Charger

Backpacker chilling out on a sailing boat and using their phone

Could you imagine travelling without your smart phone? 🤷

No maps to show you where to go. No app to translate strange Aussie slang. No google to tell you where the best places to eat…. You get the drift, it would suck! So pack yourself a portable charger, and remember to charge it!

Underwater Camera

Diver taking photos with an underwater camera

In Aussie, we are pretty lucky to have some epic beaches and lakes, not to mention the Great Barrier Reef, so if you can get your hands on an underwater camera, you won’t regret it!

Zip-Lock Laundry Bags

Washing drying on a line on a sunny day

These babies are a godsend, especially in Australia, because it can get hot AF! Don’t contaminate your remaining clean gear with your sweat ridden (potentially alcohol stained) clothes. Pack your dirty laundry in snap lock bags and keep everything else fresh as a daisy.

Hand Sanitizers and Wipes

Young couple fanning themselves and slouching from heat exhaustion

For those days where you sleep in and miss your hostel checkout and don’t have time to shower…. Trust us, this will happen. Or, simply want to freshen up as you still aren’t climatized to the Aussie heat, wet wipes and sanitizer will keep you feeling somewhat ‘human’ until you find yourself a shower or a beach to wash off in!

Ok, you’ll probably need to pack a bit more than what is listed above (like your passport and money and clothes and… well a lot of things), but these should get you off to a good start.

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