What to pack for a holiday in Australia*

I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m in the middle of planning for my east coast Australia trip in February and I’m already thinking about what I need to take with me. It’s a tricky kind of year to travel as the shops are full of Christmas and winter stuff, whereas it’s going to be summer in Australia, so I’m preparing early to make sure I have everything I need. One thing I certainly will not be taking with me is my favorite pair of pink shorts! Yes, this might seem like an unusual confession to make, but according to a guide to some of the most unusual laws in Australia that I found on the Ly Lawyers website, it is stated in Victorian law that you can only wear hot pink shorts Monday to Saturday. According to this law, pink shorts are only acceptable until 12pm on a Sunday. Who would have thought? I am always fascinated to learn about any unique laws whenever I visit somewhere new. Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking of taking with me…

1. The luggage itself

I’m really undecided on this one – should I take a backpack or a suitcase? I’ve heard conflicting reports! If you’ve got any advice for me, please comment below! A backpack would be easier as we’re moving around quite a bit, on the other hand I already have a suitcase and suitcases are easier to pack. I’m definitely taking with me a smaller backpack, my Fjallraven one should be perfect, for day trips.

2. Bikinis and swimwear

Apparently you just live in bikinis and swimwear in Australia which is absolutely fine by me! I just treated myself to a Champagne Campaign swimming costume from eBay.

3. Wetsuit

We’re planning on doing lots of things in the water over there and so we may need a wetsuit each. Simply Scuba have some great ones. We’re planning on kayaking with dolphins in Byron Bay which I’m ridiculously excited about! At certain times of the year you can’t go in the water in certain places and so we’ll need a stinger suit for our Whitsundays sailing trip.

4. A good pair of trainers

Australia for us will really be a holiday of exploring whether that’s the city, the coast or the rainforest. A good pair of trainers or walking boots/shoes is therefore essential to support your feet and keep you from getting blisters. I picked up some Nike Air Max trainers in the Black Friday sales from Very. Top tip as well, if you have tiny feet like me, you can get the junior trainers which are pretty much the same as the adult ones, but a lot cheaper!

If there’s anything that you think is essential for my trip then let me know in the comments below!

[post in collaboration with Simply Scuba]

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  1. Emma Hart | Paper Planes and Caramel Waffles says:

    I’ve visited Australia with a backpack and a suitcase. The backpack was when I was travelling around a bit and it’s definitely easier to carry than a suitcase. It’s just harder to keep organised and to find stuff when you need it! And lucky you going to Aus, you’ll have a great time!

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