What to pack for Perth

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    Don't overpack

    by Jenelle7 Written May 5, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Perth is a very easy place to get around, but a suitcase with wheels will always make life easier, especially if you are one of those people that tends to overpack.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter is the only time of year that you need to pack warm clothes and wet weather gear. Closed in shoes and an umbrella are a must in the months of June to August.
    For Spring, Summer and Autumn, minimal warm clothes are needed as the temperatures are usually very comfortable.
    Summer: Sunscreen and a hat are a must if you are coming to Perth in Summer. You will generally be able to get by every day in shorts and a t-shirt, as the nights are hot and the days are hotter.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is especially needed in Summer and Spring, and Mosquito repellent is good to have in Spring and Autumn.
    Plenty of Water is a must all year round.

    Photo Equipment: A standard digital / film camera will do you fine. It's always nice to have a video camera though.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you do decide to go camping, mosquito nets and repellent is a must, as well as a two way radio and matches.
    For the beach, sunscreen and a sun shade are necessary to stop over heating and plently of drinking water.
    Outdoor gear may include raincoat and umbrella for winter and hats and sunscreen for summer.

    Miscellaneous: Always pack your own suitcase. Don't trust anyone else to pack it for you.

    Weather

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    Packing Rough Guide For Australia

    by bryINpoland Updated Apr 29, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Here are 8 things you should think about packing before heading off to Australia...

    1. The Outback for Dummies
    2. A Pair of Ugg Boots
    3. Cork Hat
    4. Bundaberg Rum
    5. Vegemite
    6. A Boomarang
    7. Stubby Holder
    8. Guide to Australian Footy

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  • Spaghettic Tops

    by gerberra Written Mar 14, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's end summer and beginning autumn in Perth now. Do bring more sexy tops! all the Aussie babes out there are in tops that show some cleverage and they look great!

    Don't forget the bikinis and sunscreen if you're hitting the beaches.

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    Don't Forget Your Sunscreen!

    by Xemx Updated Aug 1, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Back-pack if you intend to do some camping or bush-walking.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good sturdy walking shoes are a must when on holiday, although the footpaths are excellent wherever you may go in Perth. Even the walking trails are well made to ensure against any accidents.

    WINTER
    Take an umbrella and/or raincoat during the winter because it rains a lot. Also take along a medium weight jacket because it can get cold, although Perth's winter is quite mild. during the evenings, however, you will need a jacket.

    SUMMER
    Light cotton clothing, sandals or flip-flops (Aussie term for thongs...the type you wear on your foot, that is ;-) a HAT is a must because Perth's sun is very strong. Temperature's can go well above 40C. Don't forget your sun-glasses and swimming gear...the beaches are beautiful in Perth.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Personal toiletries, sunblock, insect repellent and lip balm.

    Photo Equipment: Camera and tons of film and/or media cards of course. Don't forget the batteries and charger :-)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Back-pack, sleeping bag, torch, towel.

    Miscellaneous: WATER!

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    Sun protection rules to follow or get charred

    by FOotFetish Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light cotton clothings, sandals and shorts for summer.
    Thick jacket, jeans, wool socks, scarf for winter.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Basic First aid kit.
    Good old Lanolin moisturieser cream.My mom swears she never leaves behind it.

    Photo Equipment: Digi cam Or camera.Films are expensive to me. 3 rolls of kodak 400 cost AUST$13-16.

    Miscellaneous: It's only the in the middle of Spring (Oct) as i'm writing this to inform all of you the importance of Sun protection.I was wearing my shorts and driving in car from a shopping mall to home in less than 10mins.My thigh just got red instantly when i got home.Thank goodness I didn't get a bad burnt (usually I'll get tanned without burnt).Imagine with a high UV index of 10 and just a temperature of 23 degree celsius.Plus, Australians are among one of the highest rateof people developing skin melanomas. In fact, I've already known 2 from my class.If one suspects of any unusual skin growth which bleeds easily and skin colour changes should seek for medical advice for early detection.

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    Dry Climate with High Daily Range of Temperature

    by yuenhan Updated Jul 17, 2003

    Luggage and bags: No one likes to travel with huge bag, keep everything simple.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The temperature difference between day and night time can be great (up to 20"C), a jacket is an essential.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Weather is always dry here. If you have dry skin or travelling during summer time, lotion would be helpful. Or you can try our lanolin cream and emu oil products.

    Photo Equipment: We always print our photos in 4R size. Films sold are always 27 shots. Bargain box of 3 films available in most photo shops. Budget prints are in Kmart. Usually can get photos printed in white boarder if you like.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We've got some of the most beautiful in Australia, swimming suits can't be forgot.

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    Packing List

    by scharneckk Written Sep 8, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Whatever you do girls .. don't forget to pack your cutest bikini and some nice cool clothes .. Western Australia (besides the Wet Season) has the most perfect and extremely warm summers! Guys pack in your boardies and your surf board and head down to Margaret River to catch some waves.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing: Like I said, for summer, nice and cool.
    Shoes: Thongs, Jandles, FlipFlops, Double Pluggers ... whatever you prefer to call them!
    Weather Gear: Hat, suncream, perhaps a big brolly or a raincoat if you are passing through WA in the wet season!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: -

    Photo Equipment: Take a good camera and lots and lots of film or make sure you have plenty of space on your digi cam because everything ... and I do mean everything is just so beautiful or nature filled or unusual that you will want to take plenty of photos of your outback adventures!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Rid .... my goodness don't forget the Rid. If you can get your hands on it .. get 'Off Skintastic' it is the best for all the little bitie creatures! The midgies can be a nightmare over there ...

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    Packing List

    by Aussie_bloke Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Depends on the length of your stay but for most, one bag will suffice

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Perth very rarely gets very cold. For most people packing 2 jumpers should sustain them for their trip. If you plan to hit the town, packing trousers and a few shirts is a must and probably a jacket. Dress shoes are a necessity also. Other than that, just standard casual stuff.
    Obviously, in winter, you will need an umbrella and/or raincoat. It never snows in Perth.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A travel first-aid kit never hurts. Toiletries should be readily available but if u require any special toiletries you'd best pack those.

    Photo Equipment: Most photo supplies should be readily available. You may want to bring an AC current adapter to avoid damaging equipment.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If u want to go camping there are many great spots. You can buy most of what you will need here. If you plan to come in Summer, definitely pack your bathers (swimmers/ trunks whatever u want to call them) and a beach towel and SUNSCREEN

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    by leonik Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring along an extra bag for those irresistable Koala plushies!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During Winter (June - August), do pack in extra warm clothing although the Winter is rather mild just in case the temperature dips.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lip balm/moisturiser, to prevent cracked lips which can be painful!

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    by dianinparis Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During summer, Perth can be very hot. Even too hot for me, sometimes reached 40 degree. During winter, it is sometimes rainy and very windy the lowest I ever experienced was 2 degree. For Clothing bring smarts casual, and of course coat and umbrella for winter and summer outfit for summer

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    by photobf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Perth is amazingly sunny. I actually started to MISS clouds...Be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat, along with breathable clothing.

    Photo Equipment: Lots of film!! a difuser wouldn't be a bad idea either

    Miscellaneous: flip-flops...everybodys got um!! (also known as thongs)

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    by biawak Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel

    Miscellaneous: Remember to bring the electrical outlet adapter or get one as soon as you arrive. The plug is a 3 prong slanted pair. Like this:
    \ /


    Charge all your rechargeable gear fully before arriving if you don't have this adapter. The electricity is 220 V/ 50 Hz.

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    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Western Australia can be my favourite Australian state, it's so huge and diverse and BEAUTIFUL! What more can i say?

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    by littlebush Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: all the usual stuff in ya backpack
    A big belly for all the beer you'll be drinking!
    Shorts and a t-shirt!
    Picture : Emu's crossing the road

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