Packing for any trip is the most time-taking and nerve-wracking part for any traveller around the world. Then again, the whole exercise becomes even more cumbersome if you are travelling abroad, than a local weekend getaway. If you are thinking of heading down under for travel or leisure, here are some tips on what to pack when travelling for a trip to Australia to ensure a safe and sound journey to the Kangaroo land. Remember to have fun in the process!
Weather and Climate
If you are planning a trip to Australia, remember that the continent falls in the southern hemisphere, which might mean a total reversal of the climate that you might be experiencing in your homeland. Therefore, it is essential that you pack the needful for the kind of climate the country is facing during your ETA Australia.
If you are visiting during summer, make sure you carry plenty of flimsy clothing, a bottle of sunscreen or anti-tan lotion to save yourself from the scorching sun rays. For a little fun on the various beaches that Australia boasts of, carrying your favourite pair of bikinis and/or swimwear too is a must. For winters, carrying warm clothes goes without saying, so make sure to pack plenty of jackets.
Money and Visa
Even if you forget to pack your clothes, you can always buy them when you reach Australia. However, without money and an actual visa to the place, your ETA Australia can get cut short. That said, carry limited cash and make card-based transactions wherever you can; this keeps you and your money safe from pickpockets and petty thieves. In case you need to get a tourist visa made to visit the country, you can easily apply online. However, do make sure that you check the table that they provide to see if you are eligible. In case you want an instant ETA visa, you can simply apply and pay online and the visa is sent to you in a matter of minutes.
You may not have thought of it, but having travel insurance will be a huge help especially if you’re travelling abroad. Whether it is wild animals attacking you or a pack of gangsters jumping your bones, having insurance will be a safety net for you to fall back on. In case you are planning to have an extended stay in the country, apply for a travel health insurance too; just to be on the safer side. And yes, make sure all your gear is covered, like that fancy DSLR you document your visit with!
And finally, a Sense of Adventure
Every day is an adventure when you’re in Australia. One day you could be seen exploring the Daintree forests, or playing with baby kangaroos the next. Therefore, carrying along your sense of fun and adventure is a must.