Australia is not only an amazingly huge place, but it is also astonishingly diverse. To the north, you have the steamy rainforests; in the middle, there is the Red Centre; the marvelous southern mountain ranges; remote West Australian beach fronts, and the world-class East Coast. However, when it comes to traveling where the weather patterns and landscape are extreme, how do you pack?
To help you along, we compiled a list of a few packing essentials needed for your travels to the land down under:
Suitable Luggage It is important to consider possible luggage limits as well as the high cost of freighting across the country. If possible, you will want to avoid that.
Reusable Water Bottle Tap water is safe to drink for the most part in Australia. This means there is no fear of parasites while drinking, showering, or brushing teeth and no need to bring along purification tablets on your travels.
High-Quality Sunscreen The sun in Australia is extremely strong, which means deciding against a layer of a high-quality sunscreen is not recommended. Locals typically wear at least a 50 SPF, and never anything below a 30 SPF.
Insect Repellent This item is one of the most important things to pack when traveling to Australia. A swarm of mosquitoes, flies, and sandflies are more than enough to ruin any holiday.
Layers of Clothing At all times it is important to expect all weather types. Clothing should include a waterproof/wind, beanie, hat, as well as a warm jacket, flip flops, bathing suits and rash guard shirts.
UV Protected Sunglasses As stated above, Australia sun is strong which means UV levels are high. Be sure to invest in a quality pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Power Bank To ensure you have a charged phone consider packing a power bank to keep it juiced and ready for use while out in the middle of the Outback.
Contact DMC Travel Tailor at (917) 653-9346 to start planning your travels to Australia.