Australia is one of the hottest destinations in the past couple of years, but in 2020 a lot of people didn’t manage to visit it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when all this ends, Australia expects a lot of tourists and visitors. If you are one of those who want to visit Sydney or any other city, this guide is for you.
Australia is a very specific destination that has a lot to offer, but to have the perfect stay, you’ll need some of the following items. Today we’ll tell you all about the importance of packing essential items for your trip, so if you are willing to learn some more, feel free to stay with us until the end. Grab your bag and start packing because our list is rather long, and you don’t have much time until airlines are fully operational once more.
- 1. Your high-quality water bottle
- 2. A bag that attaches to your neck
- 3. Anti-allergy pills and medicine
- 4. A sun hat and a pair of glasses
- 5. A camera that can be used underwater
- 6. A power adapter pre-built for Australia
- 7. Anti-sunburn cream or lotion
- 8. Lots of lightweight clothes
- 9. A paid virtual network that you can use
- 10. Bunch of quick-dry towels
1. Your high-quality water bottle
The climate in this country is quite warm and it can get you dehydrated very easily, especially if you are constantly exposed under the sun. Activities such as walking, shopping, or swimming can easily drain your energy and make you thirsty, and purchasing water in some larger cities here can be quite costly. Besides, tap water is not drinkable everywhere, especially if you have a sensitive stomach. So, a quality water bottle that can keep your liquid cool for a longer period is essential.
2. A bag that attaches to your neck
We recommend this item because of safety reasons. If something is attached to your neck, nobody can steal it. Or, if they want to do so, it’ll take a lot more effort. Not that Australia is a place that has such a reputation, but you can never be too careful in places with so many tourists, especially in some of the larger cities with a lot of crowded areas. You can find more here.
3. Anti-allergy pills and medicine
Allergies are quite the vacation-runners, and if you happen to be sensitive to pollen or something similar, you won’t have such a great time on your vacation in Australia. This is why we recommend that you pack some allergy pills and medicine in case you start getting a reaction. Pollen is specifically frustrating for those who are allergic to it, and unfortunately, in Australia, there are tons of it.
Also, this country is famous for a lot of unpleasant bugs and “creatures” that not everyone is so fond of. For example, spiders are common, and most people who live in a country where spiders are barely existent will freak out once they see the size of these. Make sure that you bring something about that too. Bug sprays and other similar products.
4. A sun hat and a pair of glasses
You can easily get a hot head when walking around in Australia, and that can quickly turn into a headache. Don’t let a headache ruin your day or your vacation. Bring a sun hat that’s going to protect you from the rays. Also, a pair of sunglasses is essential. You can walk freely without twitching your eyes and blocking the sun with your hand every time you face its direction. Don’t worry, even if you don’t feel like wearing these, you’ll see that everybody does it. You won’t stand out from the crowd by any means.
5. A camera that can be used underwater
It’s a shame to visit this place and not go swimming in the crystal clear waters. If you want to go to the beach and capture some amazing moments, an underwater camera is essential. We’d suggest a GoPro, but they are quite expensive, and it doesn’t matter what kind of model you’ll choose, what matters is that you record all the adventures you have in the sea. Just make sure that it’s waterproof and you’re good to go. One day you’ll look back at the footage and remember how amazing this place is. Who knows, maybe you’ll want to visit it once more.
6. A power adapter pre-built for Australia
As you probably know already, the electricity is not the same in every part of the world. If you take a device that was built in Germany and try to use it in the United States, chances are that you’ll run into a problem. It either won’t start or it will be damaged. This happens when the device isn’t connected to an adapter that’s specifically designed for that type of electric current. You can purchase these adapters from many different stores worldwide. Some of them are adjusted to work in more than 100 countries.
7. Anti-sunburn cream or lotion
Ah, sunburn. It’s very rare not to get this when walking around while visiting Australia, but at least you can minimize it with enough anti sunburn cream or lotion. These products don’t cost a lot of money but they sure make a great difference. Sunburns are just awful, make sure to prevent them.
8. Lots of lightweight clothes
This country is very warm, and it’s difficult to visit it without a lot of lightweight clothes. The sun is blazing throughout the day, and nights aren’t all that “chill” either. Who needs sweaters and full-length pants? Just grab your shorts and a towel and it’s beach time.
9. A paid virtual network that you can use
If you want to access certain websites or services such as Spotify or something similar, but for some reason you are unable to, you can use a paid VPN service to re-locate yourself back in the country where you’re from. Some services or websites block your access because they think someone from Australia is trying to breach into your account, when in fact you are just there on a vacation trying to listen to some music.
10. Bunch of quick-dry towels
If you thought that technology doesn’t alter everything, you were wrong. Towels were once regular towels, but today we have the superior version of them, and that’s quick-dry towels. The difference between these and regular ones is just in the time it takes to dry off. Quick-dry towels allow you to get out of the water, dry yourself with it, get in the water and the next time you’re out again, the towel will be dry and ready to serve you once again. Pretty amazing stuff.