Outback is a unique place, so many visitors feel a little daunted by the prospect of packing for outback tours. Fortunately, here is a suggested list of what you need to pack on your tour.
The temperatures and weather conditions during Australian Outback tours can vary, so it is a good idea to err on the side of caution. In addition to your shorts and t-shirts, it is a good idea to pack some jeans, a warm sweater, and a jacket. Obviously, you will also need socks, underwear, nightwear and a towel with your swimming gear. You should also pack a hat to protect your head from the sun.
Don’t forget about your feet. You will need comfortable shoes for the outdoor activities and sandals or thongs for more casual times. If you are going to be doing some serious walking, you will need hiking boots or trainers.
Don’t forget that there are some miscellaneous items that are vital for outback tours. These include sunglasses, power adapters, a day bag, and writing materials. It is also a good idea to have a basic sewing kit for any quick clothing repairs and some washing powder and pegs. This will help you to freshen up any of your clothes if they get a little dirty from the red soil and sand.
If your trip involves an overnight visit, you should also think about whether you need a bag large enough to act as an overnight bag.
In addition to your regular toiletries, you will also need insect repellent, suntan lotion, tissues and any medications you need. You may also wish to pack some basic first aid medications including plasters, aspirin and antiseptic cream.
The sun in the Australian Outback is very harsh, so you will need clothing that can protect you from getting sunburnt. Think light and loose, casual shirts rather than vests. This will help to protect areas that are vulnerable to sunburn such as the top of your shoulders.
Your suitcase will need to be identified with your home address and name, but it is also a good idea to attach something unique to the luggage to make it easier to spot. A ribbon, patch, sticker or another unique item will allow you to see your suitcase immediately when the luggage is being taken out of the vehicle.
Finally, remember to keep your documents separate. Keep them in your day bag rather than leaving them in your suitcase.
If you are interested in Outback tours, Australia visitors should speak to us. At Casey Tours, we offer a range of Australian Outback tours. We can help you to plan out your ideal choice of Outback tours, so you can experience all the wonders Australia has to offer.