The best way to see what Australia has to offer is on a classic road trip. It might be quicker to fly but… sometimes the journey can be as important as the destination. We have driven more than 30.000kms around Australia, on trips, and we are always searching for a new adventure. Check what do we pack for our Australian road trips (and what you should pack too)!
This funny book, which you haven’t seen for a while, might be very useful, especially when you don’t have mobile reception or anywhere to charge you phone. Planning a trip will be easier when you have a map – you can mark places and have a better view of the surrounding area. Map creates a sense of wonder that no GPS can replicate.
2. WIKI CAMPS
This the best app ever and a must have while travelling in Australia. Doesn’t matter if you are going into the Outback or for a day trip, you will find great tips from fellow travellers about what to see, where to eat or where to stay.
3. SUNSCREEN 50+
Pretty obvious but… the sun is really harsh in Oz. It can save you from a driver’s tan.
4. TEA TREE OIL & FLYNET
Flies love Australia as much as you do. But… you won’t like each other. Be prepared for a fight (real fight). Because of the flies summer is the worst time to travel around.
5. TELSTRA SIM CARD
If you want reception. It’s the most expensive but also the only one with reception in a lot of areas. Not only in the Outback but also on the popular routes like Brisbane-Sydney.
6. JUMPER & JACKET
No matter what time of the year it is, be prepared. Australian weather can be surprising.
7. COMFY SHOES
Going for walks is a great way to break up the road trip. And there will be a lot of awesome places for walking!
8. DUCT TAPE
Well… There is nothing that duct tape can’t fix.
Camping without a torch could be challenging. There are a lot of great camping spots in national parks with no power.
Put some music on your USB or phone for when the radio doesn’t work (and it will happen). Any road trip becomes more enjoyable when a favourite song comes on!
11. GREAT COMPANY
Travelling solo is cool but when your driving it is better to have somebody next to you. If your friend can’t go with you, consider looking for a travel companion on Gumtree or at hostels. But – be careful as there are some crazy people also in Australia. If you travelling with a stranger, let your family and friends know where
12. SENSE OF ADVENTURE
Don’t plan every second of your trip. Leave some time for unexpected detours. Talk with strangers. Let things happen.