Australia and Oceania What to Pack

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Australia and Oceania What to Pack

  • Clothing

    Sydney What to Pack

    I went to Doll House and had the worst experience of my life. I ordered a dress 3 months before my formal and it didn’t come in. she told me the the dress was customised but was told a week before my formal that they could not do it and was told to chose another dress from the shop which upset me as I had my heart set on the dress I ordered. Thank...

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  • Sunscreen

    Perth 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, make sure you bring your hat, sunnies and something to cover you up from the sun if you burn easily. Have a look at the website below for information on...

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  • General

    Brisbane What to Pack

    If you are travelling on from Brisbane you can send your luggage ahead as unaccompanied baggage. This can be done from the International terminal, Level 4 by taking your luggage to the Qantas unaccompanied baggage counter where they will send your goods on ahead for you. They can be contacted on 1300 368 747 or 1300 368 747 to determine the cost...

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  • Various weather clothes.

    Gold Coast What to Pack

    make sure you pack a beach bag so you can keep all your things in there when you go swimming, but make sure you dont mind if it gets sandy. Summer is really good, just wear whatever you want.... as long as it doesnt involve much haha! Really light clothing, or better still stay at the beach or day in your togs :) Bring PLENTY of sunscreen, if you...

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  • Clothing.

    Canberra What to Pack

    Any trip especially to the snowy mountains require a lot of planning and preparation. BEWARE that even in the most pleasant mountain weather, temperature can change drastically! Make sure you use a sturdy, waterproof backpack preferably or quality luggage which can easily be slung on your shoulders to keep your hands free to hold other things!...

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  • Packing List

    Christchurch What to Pack

    Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing in our colder months of May through September. These months tend to be wetter than usual and often include a cold southerly wind which will make the temperature feel even colder. Given that it is likely to get wet make sure you have a good rain coat. Nothing out of the normal is needed for winter. If you...

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  • Clothing.

    Hobart What to Pack

    Hobart is a tourist friendly city, your trolley bags, backpacks or whatever else you plan to bring will be fine. As a resident of Hobart all my life I can safely say you need to pack for all conditions and that is not a try to be prepared IN CASE of any weather changes, in Tassie you WILL see four seasons not everyday, every hour. There’s an old...

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  • Camera / Electrical Equipment

    Sydney What to Pack

    Liz and I like to travel with our unlocked cell phone and pick up a Sim card when we arrive. Sim cards are sold at the airport and we pick up one for only $30. We are able to have a local number to call our friends locally and have family keep in contact in case of emergencies.

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  • Sun Protection / Repellants.

    Gold Coast What to Pack

    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat!! Have these items with you all the time and drink plenty of water. It is important to keep hydrated in this climate. If it an overcast day & you dont think that you will burn....think again!! The sun is very strong here.

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  • Luggage

    Canberra What to Pack

    Good luggage, that you don't need to carry. Wheels are great.. Just keep in mind that Canberra can get very cold during the cooler time of year. The Snowy Mountains are not very far from here.

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  • Sun Protection.

    Hobart What to Pack

    Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen!!!!

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  • Sun / Insect Protection

    Sydney What to Pack

    Sydney isn't as cold as I thought it would be in late winter/early spring, and it's also much more casual than I expected. Bring layers of clothing to use in cooler weather, and leave the fancy stuff at home, unless you really plan to dress up. The motto is "Slip, Slop, Slap!" Slip into a shirt, slop on the sunscreen, and slap on a hat! All the...

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  • Travel light!

    Sydney What to Pack

    A light bag to carry your camera, maps/guide, a light coat for the sunset/night time, etc.) Confortable walking shoes (Sydney is a nice city to walk by), light clothes (depending on season, of course), maybe an umbrella (just in case). Just your teeth paste and brush, and some sunscreen in a sunny day if you're wearing a T-shirt :) Any you have is...

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  • Toiletries & Medical Supplies

    Sydney What to Pack

    No matter where I go and for how long, I must take along my favorite toiletries. I am very picky when it comes to shampoos and conditioners and make it a point to take along my favorite travel size. I also take my own body wash, body lotion, contact lense solution, toothpaste, mouthwash and my own supply of "first-aid" which includes pain killers,...

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  • Protect Yourself from the sun!

    For summer, plenty of swimwear- we call them cossies here. Then thongs or flipflops, plus sarong for the ladies and towels of course! The most important item to take anywhere in Oz, no matter what weather is sunscreen! Next of course is a hat, then proper clothing. Mozzie repellant is not very needed - perhaps only if you will go camping in...

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  • PACKING FOR WINTER TRAVEL TO OZ

    Winter time in Australia is from June to August but can still be cold until October. Depending on where you will spend most of your time, it is a good idea to take some thermal underwear (if there are decent ones in your area)/spencer as it can be freezing in the mountain areas, bushlands and even in Sydney. As the weather changes from being sunny...

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  • Tropics mean HOT HOT

    Always take a bag that has wheels. I have a bag that has a small pack sack that zips on top of it, it is great...remember it is a long way when you are changing flights and have to clear customs and then make your way to the next flight lugging all those must have things along with you... Put your clothes out, divide in half and pack only...

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  • Sandflies in NZ

    I like to travel lite and depends which transport vehicel you prefer, you can too, but a good Backpack is quite appropriate, definetly a wee one for City 'hikes' definitly good shoes, weathergear and for NZ a Jumper or Pullover, cool evenings and sometimes 4 seasons in one day. for Australia more lite Clothing, but in the desert, near Uluru..Alice...

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  • Packing List

    Sun screen SPF 15+ or higher is recommended when ever you are outside and enjoying the great outdoors. The sun and wind in Australia are unforgiving. You will most definitely need a hat and shirt/top with sleeves when you are stepping outside for a day of exploring. We see so many visitors to Australia with severe sunburn because they dont...

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  • Packing List

    I took everything except the kitchen sink (as they say) but then I was a 23 year old lady! A couple of warm clothes, couple of cool clothes, swimsuit, two suits (to work in .. I do administration), shoes - thongs/jandles, sneakers, evening shoes and some day shoes! One other thing .. I have to mention this place .. I told the very lovely people in...

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  • Packing List

    Soft sided, it seems to travel better. Light clothing, but long sleaves and you will need long pants at times, and a wide brimed hat, the sun is VERY hot. The usual, plus lots of SP20+ sunscreen. A good old point and shoot that works on normal batteries. Our camcorder loaded up with the fine red dust in the outback and had to be serviced when we...

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  • Packing List

    On the tours I'm on, suitcases are probably the order of the day as they are easier to stack and somebody else carries them for you, so you don't need a backpack! The majority of the guests onboard are of the older generation too, so suitcases again. Something solid if you've come from overseas, so it won't be all bashed by the time it reaches...

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  • Packing List

    Backpack, 50-70l, with a zip off daypack Hiking Instead of taking a towel/beach towel take a sarong...it dries quicker, packs up smaller and can even double as a skirt or dress...if tied properly!! Buy a keychain from one of the surf shops when you r out there......great for keeping all your keys together and you'll never lose them!

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  • Packing List

    A nice big durable backpack with a clip on the outside for a sleeping bag. I guarentee you will only wear a third of what you pack. I had a stuffed backpack and ended up sending half of everything I packed home. I spent the whole day almost everyday while on the coast in my bikini and wrap. At night you end up wearing the same things all the time...

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  • Packing List

    It gets COLD in the Outback and Northern Territory at night, even though the days are quite warm. Bring cozy things to sleep in and life will be better. Was bitten by some kind of voracious creature in my bed in a nice hotel in Townsville. Huge, raised, maddeningly itchy bumps that normal cortisne cream didn't even phase. Australia's got super...

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  • Packing List

    You can't go wrong with a large duffle with wheels unless you are backpacking. Dress Casual. I have never seen the Aussies dress up for anything. Dress as with everything else is pretty laid back. Insect repellant. Sun block, sun screen, water, moist wipes. No worries mate. There is just so much more great outdoors here than anywhere else. Be...

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  • Packing List

    Travel Backpack with compresison straps and daybag - made by Cactus.70 litre I think Goretex rain coat, tramping boots, sneakers, jandals, work shoes.icebreaker pure merino thermals as they keep you cool and they also keep you warm - and the added bonus they fold up really really small !. YHA membership is good !! ToothbrushToothpasteWashing...

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  • Packing List

    Before you leave on a trip (no matter how long you'll be away), list the complete contents in your luggage (that's everything... including make-up, books and medications). Carry a photo of your suitcase as well as a description of it (i.e. make, type, etc.). Should your bag be lost or stolen, you'll have everything you need with you in order to...

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  • Packing List

    All venues accept a good standard of dress and you may care to pack a light jacket for evening wear in winter. North Australia - sunscreen and hats. Loose comfortable clothing,walking shoes, swim wear and sunglasses.

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  • Packing List

    Pack well, take at least one light weight jacket with a lining. If you plan on going into mountains, take or buy a scraf once you get to New Zealand. You will need it. Long pants and shorts, you will need bothEveryone said to take bug spray. Don't pack you can buy there. Med. Weight to light jacket, scraft. Walking shoes and hiking shoes a...

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  • Packing List

    When you come to the Top end remember its very tropical .Sun screen is a must and also its a good idea to have insect repellent. Always where shoes where possible because there are snakes and other nasties in the bush. take a healthy liver as you won't have one once you start drinking in the top end .There is plenty of beers to drink up here...

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