Suggested packing list - Australia

Last Updated: 19th Apr 2014

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for Australia</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/what-to-pack">What to pack</a> for travel to other parts of the world</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="uluru above" alt="uluru above" /></p> <p>The following is a suggested packing list for an <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-australia">Australian tour</a>.</p> <p>People are individuals though and often have personal preferences and opinions as to what to bring. The following then is not a definitive list, but should give you a good guide as to what you should pack for your Australian tour.</p> <h2>Clothes</h2> <ul> <li>1 rain jacket</li> <li>1 warm jacket</li> <li>2 pairs of jeans</li> <li>Shorts/skirts</li> <li>3 casual shirts</li> <li>2 T-shirts</li> <li>Jacket and trousers or dresses (for evenings out)</li> <li>1 warm sweater</li> <li>Tracksuit</li> <li>Socks (lots)</li> <li>Underwear (lots)</li> <li>Nightwear</li> <li>Swim wear and towel</li> </ul> <h2>Shoes</h2> <ul> <li>Comfortable shoes (for outdoor activities)</li> <li>Sandals/thongs/flip flops</li> <li>Going out shoes</li> </ul> <h2>Toiletries</h2> <ul> <li>Toiletry bag and contents</li> <li>1 small bath towel</li> <li>Suntan lotion</li> <li>Insect repellent</li> <li>Aspirins/medications</li> <li>Handkerchiefs/tissue</li> </ul> <h2>Miscellaneous</h2> <ul> <li>Sunglasses</li> <li>Washing powder</li> <li>Pegs</li> <li>Sewing kit</li> <li>Writing materials</li> <li>Flashlight</li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power adapters</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/day-bag">Day bag</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/overnight-bag">Overnight bag</a> if travelling to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/cape-tribulation">Cape Tribulation</a> or taking the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sailing-the-whitsundays">Sailing the Whitsundays</a> option</li> </ul> <p>The Australian sun is very harsh and you should also consider clothing that protects you from <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sunburn-australia">sunburn</a>.</p> <p>Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.</p> <p>Carry a copy of your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">passport</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-travelling-to-australia">visas</a>, travel and other important documents as well as your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-australia">travellers cheque</a> numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.</p> <h2>Tours to the Northern Territory</h2> <p>On tours traveling to the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/northern-territory">Northern Territory</a> you should also consider packing:</p> <ul> <li>Hiking shoes or trainers &#8211; there is a lot of walking to be done in the outback</li> <li>A hat and water bottle &#8211; to help deal with the desert heat</li> <li>Clothes that can get dirty &#8211; the red dirt of the desert can make white clothes dirty very quickly</li> </ul> <h2>Laundry Facilities</h2> <p>More information regarding <a href="/contikipedia/articles/laundry-facilities-australia">Laundry Facilities</a> as you travel through Australia.</p>