6 Things to Pack on a Trip to Australia

Traveling to Australia is the dream of a lifetime for many people, but it can be difficult to know what to take with you. You may want to pack the bare minimum but there seem to be so many essentials that you can’t live without. Here are the top 6 things to pack on a trip to Australia that hopefully won’t exceed your luggage allowance.


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Good Walking Shoes

Whether you are planning to trek around the outback, visit some national parks, or go no further than the shopping centers of Sydney, you will need a good pair of walking shoes to do so in.

Make sure your shoes have cushioned soles and they fit your feet well. Wear them at home for a while first so that you can break them in and hopefully avoid blisters when you reach your destination.

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Power Adaptors

The standard power adaptor in Australia has a 230 voltage and the power sockets are type I. Plugs in Australia usually have two metal pins that are flat, and V-shaped. Pack a couple of these to make sure that all your favourite appliances work while you are there. There is nothing more frustrating when you are traveling than to be in the middle of a phone call or surfing the net looking for the best online casino bonus and your technology runs out of power.


The Australian sun can be hot so make sure you wear a good sunscreen while you are there. Even being out in the sun for a few minutes at a time can be enough to give you sunburn. The discomfort could ruin the rest of your trip and there is also an increased likelihood of getting cancer if you get burnt.

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Day bag

Take a day bag with you so that can carry your essentials such as your wallet, sunscreen, and a bottle of water around with you. If you want to save on space, one option is to use it as a day bag during the flight too and fill it with your in-flight essentials. You can re-pack it once you reach your destination.

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Travel Insurance Documents

Don’t forget to take your travel insurance documents with you because you never know when you might need them. Check that your insurance covers you to travel to Australia. A good worldwide insurance should cover you. Take a hard copy of your documents as well as a copy that you keep on your phone, as you will need this to make a claim if your phone has been lost or stolen.


You are going nowhere without your passport, so make sure you don’t leave it on your bedside table. Keep it on your person at the airport as you will need to produce it several times. Make sure that your passport is in date and contains any visas you might need.

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These are the top six things to pack on a trip to Australia. Once you have these essentials, you can start considering what clothes you might need to take with you.