TRAVELLING NECESSITIES IN NATIONAL PARKS
Luggage and bags: When travelling ,or on camping trips in the huge National Parks in Australia it is ALWAYS advisable to be prepared as the heat can be extreme..never walk alone ..be alert..never be without water.
SMALL BACKPACK FOR NECCESITIES..
MOST IMPORTANTLY WATER 2 LITRES
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: GOOD WALKING/HIKING BOOTS.
A GOOD HAT
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: SUNSCREEN :A RELIABLE SUNBURN CREAM
PACKET OF WET ONES
SMALL PACKET OF TISSUE (IN CASE YOU HAVE TO GO)
2 BANDAID STRIPS
Photo Equipment: MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CAMERA BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED BEFORE SETTING OUT.
HAVE A BATTERY CHARGER
A SPARE MEMORY CARD
AN INTERNATIONAL POWER POINT ADAPTOR (IF A VISITOR TO OZ)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: SMALL ROLLED UP PONCHO
RELIABLE INSECT REPELLANT
Miscellaneous: ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL TORCH.
SMALL BINOCULARS (OPTIONAL)
- National/State Park
- Budget Travel
Do not forget your Virtual Attendee
Choose your VA and (tri)pack him... it will become soon your best travel buddy as I will listen you with attention, I will never complain, I don't snore at night and don't drink too much but you have to drink for me of course ;-) Just ask Ann for a feedback.
Remember the creams!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's always hot in Darwin so pack your summer stuff - sandals, shorts, vests, sarongs etc... In the rainy season you wear the same stuff with a rain mac - now isn't that easy?
Don't forget your hat (see pic) and sunglasses!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Remember the insect repellent - the little blighters will get you at any time of year... And the sun screen - all year round...
Photo Equipment: Do bring a camera - it is just BEAUTIFUL here!
- Budget Travel
It can be hot!
Luggage and bags: Northern Territory enjoys long hot summers and generally mild winters. The things to keep in mind when packing are:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * the north (south to at least Katherine) is subject to heavy rains during the summer months.
* in summer sunny days have a very high UV factor and are capable of seriously burning the skin.
* summer is characterised by very high humidity in the north.
* inland Northern Territory (particularly around Alice Springs and Uluru) experiences continentality - ie. very hot, dry days and nights when the temperature can drop below zero.
People dress, informally, though Œsmart casual¹ wear is often required after dark at theatres and the more sophisticated hotels and restaurants. Beach wear is acceptable only on the beach and in pubs and fast food outlets; casual clothing is customary in most places.
For summer months (October to April) pack lightweight garments and a hat. In winter, usually a lightweight overcoat and woollen garments are required. Remember warmer clothes are required in the centre.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
- Work Abroad
Luggage and bags: Sunscreen, decent hat, mosquito repellant, anti itch cream, Betadine (cream for open wounds)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During our Wet season (October to April) it is very rainy and really humid. Light clothes are best. During the Dry season (May to September) a light jacket could be needed.
Essential - Walking Boots!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A good pair of walking boots would be a very good idea if you are thinking about visiting the National Parks. I wore trainers and was very uncomfortable as my feet were not very well supported! Don't forget a hat either - with temperatures of 34-37C when i went in October you need sometihng to protect your head!
Items to not leave behind for Darwin
Luggage and bags: a bag would help
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: hat, sunglasses, shorts, sandals/thongs, swimmers, towel, wouldnt bother with umbrella or wet weather gear, if it rains just get wet.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: all the usual stuff.
Photo Equipment: camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: towel, plenty of suntan
Miscellaneous: mosquito repellent may be useful, sense of humour, patiences for the locals and plenty of time to chill out
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