"Packing List" Australia Packing List Tip by nawitt
Australia What to Pack: 85 reviews and 62 photos
Luggage and bags: If you are going to be studying abroad try to pack as reasonably as possible. Good sturdy luggage is a MUST. Be sure to lock all luggage as well. Also, be sure to have extra clothes, etc. in your carry on in case your luggage doesn't make it(and that is not uncommon for it to come several days after arrival); however keep your carry-on to a minimum- you have to hold on to it for a long time, and it tends to become a pain.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack the things that you would normally wear at home, things are not that differnt in Australia. Try not to over pack- remember you will be buying things there as well. You especially need good walking shoes, thongs(as in sandles), bathing suits, tank tops, tee- shirts, rain gear, shorts, pants, and dress clothes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you take medicine on a regular basis be sure to get a prescription from your doctor that can be filling before you leave and will last you your entire stay. Many of the medicines are not the same- so if you HAVE to HAVE it take it with you. They do have ove-the-counter medicines for colds, etc that are equivalent to medicines in the U.S.
Photo Equipment: This is a sore issue with me, as my video camera was stolen while I was there. It is important to have good converters, not just the equipment that changes the plug style. Normal batteries you can find anywhere, but speaciality batteries can be hard to come by if you are not in the city.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: When camping - pack light! I was never a camper before studying abroad. However, I sorta learned how to be a good camper, and on our camping trip to Tassie- everyone was surprised at how well I did with camping!!! Also, pack things for both warm and cool weather. It can sometimes get chilly in the night, even if the day is very warm!
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