Australia is an incredible country with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere on the planet. From expansive coastal views to mountain vistas and mind-blowing rainforest canopies, the diversity on offer is second to none. Mix in some of the world’s most interesting and unique wildlife, friendly locals, world-class wine and delicious food, and you can quickly see why Australia is such a popular destination.
Whether you’re visiting from overseas are you are travelling domestically, it’s important that you take the time to plan your trip properly so you maximise your enjoyment. Consider the location, transport option, accommodation, activities and be sure to plan for the weather. However, to ensure that your trip around Australia is one to remember, it’s crucial that you create a checklist of everything you will need to have a fun, safe and memorable time in the land down under.
Let’s take a look at a few key items every traveller should include on their Australian explorer checklist.
Appropriate Travel Insurance
No matter where in Australia you will be travelling, it’s important that you purchase the right insurance policy for your trip. Whether you need domestic travel insurance for travelling from one Australian city to another or you have your heart set on travelling overseas once the travel bans are lifted, it’s important that you choose a policy that will provide you with the best cover for your trip. Be sure to consider where you will be going, how you will be travelling, the duration of your travels and what you will be doing when you are selecting an insurance policy for your Aussie adventure.
The Right Clothing
With its diverse climates, you need to pack the right clothing to ensure you are comfortable and protected throughout your travels in Australia. Take some time to research the destinations you will be going and what the weather is typically like at the time of year you will be visiting so you pack accordingly. No matter when you are visiting Australia, or where you are going, it’s always wise to have a good, sturdy pair of walking shoes, sunglasses with UV protection, a cap to protect you from the sun and waterproofs in case the weather turns.
Toiletries And Medication
In addition to ensuring that you have the relevant immunisations, be sure to stock up on any medicines that you take regularly before embarking on your trip. Sunscreen is absolutely essential in Australia and it’s always a good idea to have a good supply of insect repellent with you as mosquitos and other bugs can be menacing. Remember to bring hand sanitizer, and if you suffer from motion sickness, it can be good to have something with you to help you deal with any potential issues you might have.
A Water Bottle
Australia is a beautiful country and it should stay that way. Carrying a reusable water bottle is a great way to cut down on waste and do your bit for the environment. However, it is vital that you stay hydrated and carrying your own water bottle can help you to stay on top of your water consumption. There are plenty of free refill stations around, so be sure to keep an eye out for them so you can stay hydrated and avoid buying unnecessary plastic water bottles everywhere you go.
Australia is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes, wildlife and scenery in the world and you will want to capture as much as you can to share with your friends and family when you get home. Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack a camera, memory cards and a charger. If you’re planning on using your phone be sure you have enough memory and that your camera is good quality. The last thing you want is to miss capturing those iconic Australian shots as they happen right in front of you.
Make Your Australian Adventure One To Remember
Setting out on your Australian adventure properly prepared and packed is a wonderful feeling. With so much to explore in this breath-taking country, you and your travel companions will have countless opportunities to make long-lasting memories as you take in just some of what Australia has to offer.
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