So you have made your decision to visit the land of kangaroos. A good choice indeed! The land down under is nothing short of a peaceful, safe, and majestic place for admirers to witness. From sunbathing at the Gold Coast’s beaches, and scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef to the wine regions, Australia has everything for everyone. But before you get carried away with the overwhelming joy and excitement, let’s not forget that Australia is a place where season, environment, culture, and surroundings can vary at the same time. You need to plan smart; pack all the essentials.

This travel starter pack will help you prepare.

Don’t Forget the Thong

Yes, that’s right! You’ll need a pair of thongs. But if you didn’t get what we are referring to, you have to add Australian vocabulary to your list of things to learn. Thong, in Australia, means flip-flops, sandals, and slippers; you will need them when you are out at the beach or galivanting in the streets.

Season-Appropriate Clothing

Pack a mix of summer and winter clothes to avoid any weather trouble. Though it doesn’t get very nippy out there, you will need it some nights. However, keep your focus on summer clothes.

Portable Charger

This may be a no-brainer, but if you are traveling for more extended periods, which you will be in Australia, you will have to have a pocket charger or a power bank. The last thing you want is a dead phone on foreign shores.

Waterproof Phone Case

Let’s face it, we all have dreamed of a pitch-perfect underwater selfie like the ones we see on Instagram. In Australia, you will have many opportunities to fulfill your dream. A waterproof phone case is an essential you have to have.

Universal Power Adaptor

A universal power adaptor is essential in Australia. Power outlets in Australia are uncommon and different from other countries, so a universal power adaptor will make it easy for you to charge your phones while staying at a hotel.

Travel Towel

A travel towel is necessary on the land down under. If anything, you will find yourself at the beach more often than not. Take it from us; you will want to take a dip in the water every chance you get. A travel towel is smaller, dries quickly, and prevents foul odor.

Sunscreen and Other Ointments

Do yourself a favor and carry a mini sunscreen every time. The summer in Australia is joyous and fun, but it can also take a toll on your skin. Sunscreen and other external care essentials like aloe vera oil, insect repellent, and sanitizers will be handy.

Jet Lag Medicine

To avoid being a victim of jet lag, which is likely in Australia due to lengthy travels, make sure you pack some medicines for jet lag by consulting your doctor.

Travel Insurance

Not to frighten you, but it is always a safe and wise option to travel with insurance. Consult your trustable travel insurance agent to get insured. You never know – you might cross paths with an angry Kangaroo?

Pack Your Coolest Outfits

For the sake of pictures — and for you to look your best, some funky beach shirts, shorts, bikinis, and sarongs won’t take much weight and space in that suitcase.

Lastly, cherish every single moment. It is not too often in this day and age that we are able to find time for ourselves and do something that heals our souls. So, if you manage to make some ‘me time,’ make the most of it. Life is all about experiences.

Speaking of experience, have you thought about traveling to Australia via train? If not, then before booking your air ticket, check out The Adventures of a Train Trekker by Adriana Carboni. The book discusses the illuminating train journey of Adriana with countless experiences and tales to be told for a lifetime.