State of Western Australia What to Pack
No matter when you are coming to Perth, pack your sunscreen. You'll be surprised that it won't be the necessarily hottest, sunniest day and you will get burnt to smithereens. For the same reason,...
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you'll need sunglasses
Sunscreen, hat with a brim. Travel light
Wear light easy to move in clothes, Pack a pullover for the nights
Readily available near city centres. Bring your own if going to remote areas
Digital is the way to go
lots of free camping areas. Best to go to camping areas rather than just on the road.
Cold Southern wind
The Australian climate is strange. It can be very hot but at night it cools down considerably. I only packed summer stuff when I went first and I ended up wearing the long warm scarf I brought from winter cold Europe. So take a nice warm sweater with you.
Slip slop slap
What they say is very true! The sun is very harsh down under. So make sure you have your shoulders covered, a spf 20 or even 30 in your bag and a big sunhat! Well not a very big sunhat…just be careful.
Photography and a few basics.
Even in Summer, it can get cold in the desert at night, pack a light sweater or jacket and ensure that you have sturdy hiking shoes.
Pack light, You can purchase just about anything, just about anywhere. Pack a travel first aid kit!
I always travel with my Minolta SLR camera with 2 lenses (1x 35/80 and 1x 75/300 zoom), a two times converter, a polariser for both lenses, a spare battery and 10 spare rolls of 400 asa film with 1 loaded in the camera.
Always ensure that you have plenty of drinking water and food, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a flashlight and a box of matches incase you get lost!
Insect repellents in summer
if you are going in winter, a small handy foldable umbrella might e usefull. for summer, make sure you bring a bottle of insect repellent (or you could always buy one in perth). there really are lots of flies!!!
Buy what you need when you get there.
Big ones that can take being thrown. Hard. Baggage handlers are the same world wide.
Pack for the season, but remember that it doesnt get really cold, and it does get really really hot!
Buy it when you get there, you can get whatever you need easily.
Go digital, with lots of spare memory. You will need it.
Swimwear, hat, sunblockout, water bottle, beach towel, sunglasses.
Cork screw, pate knife, International Drivers Licence.
I thought I got stuck with a crap job when assigned to pack and unpack the truck, but it got me out of kitchen duty, freeing me up to drink more beer before dinner with my co-packer, Gary.
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Miss Maud Swedish Perth
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