20 Things To Carry While Travelling To Australia From India
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Planning a trip to Australia? Visa has been sorted; flight tickets have been booked. What’s next on the list? And now comes the hardest part for any traveler, which is Packing. Especially we Indians love to dump anything to everything into our travel bags, (because we believe maybe it might come in handy).
Packing for trips can be a little difficult, especially for countries like Australia, which offers extraordinary beaches, lush rainforests, bustling cities, etc. Aussies live a pretty simple life, so you don't need to hog your suitcases with every tangible you can imagine. However, there are a few essential things to carry while migrating to Australia from India.
Without further ado let us list the essential things you won’t want to forget for your flight to Australia, followed by the Not to Include list for your travel packing.
Things to carry from India to Australia – 20 Essentials
Not just the Passport and Visa, there are as well other important documents that you would want to carry during your travel to Australia. One of these is your Driving license if you have an intention of renting a vehicle in Australia, and it is as well suggestive to carry extra IDs. Last but not least it would be better to print your itinerary and make sure to convert currency INR to AUD.
2. Australian Travel insurance
It would be fair enough to call travel insurance mandatory. This insurance would cover your costs for thefts, medical requirements, etc, and more and the best part is they are not even high priced. It’s a price worth every penny to ensure peace of mind all throughout your journey.
3. Packing cubes
Remember how Mickey Mouse used to just through in his clothes and essentials into the suitcase before locking it and moving out? Well, the theory looks funny in cartoons itself, so certainly it is not suitable for us to follow the same of dumping everything directly into the suitcase and shutting it. Packing cubes could help to assemble your luggage in a more organized and cleaner way, eliminating the requirement of struggling to find things in the bag.
4. Carry Waterproof Phone Cases
A phone is a must-have essential in our day-to-day life. Careful carrying and usage are necessary for the gadget to work seamlessly. Having a waterproof phone case would not only ensure protection from dirt, dust, and scratches but also the accessibility to underwater usage, where you can use the camera to record and click pictures.
5. Cooling Towels
Having to travel and explore all day in Aussie Heat could take a toll on you. These cooling towels could be your aid, for you to stay cool and safe from the sun. All you have got to do is wet and squeeze out the water from the towel and alas!! You have an instant ice-cold towel (at least 20 – 30 degrees cooler compared to the hot temperature) to help you cool down.
6. Australian power adapter
Australian-type power outlets are very scarce in usage around the world. But in order to keep your gadgets charged while you stay in Australia, it is kind of mandatory to carry the power adapter, the advantage here is the adapter can be as well used in many countries around the world.
7. Underwater camera
These cameras can be used underwater up to 30 ft down. Also known as the island nation, all the major cities in Australia are situated on the coasts, hence more water sports or activities. Having such a camera would ensure your moments are captured to be treasured for a lifetime.
Skin protection is one of the main things to ensure always. So is it when traveling to aquatic environments it is kind of mandatory to carry sunscreen that’s does not contain or free from harmful chemicals? Australia is a country known for its hot climate and a greater number of sunny days. In some of the places in Australia, it is mandatory to ensure that the sunscreen that you use is “reef safe”, ensuring to avoid damage to the already fragile aquatic environment/ecosystem.
9. Quick dry towels
Taking a dip or having fun in the water, results in you and your clothes getting wet. This could be highly uncomfortable to handle, in such a case we suggest you carry a Quick dry travel towel. These are smaller, ensure fast drying, repel odors and sand, and are a more practical solution compared to our daily used towels.
10. Mesh Water shoes
Known for beaches, water sports are very famous to explore in Australia. That may include snorkeling, or you taking a hike among the tidal pools, or walking and spending a day through beaches, etc, in such a case using your regular shoes is highly unsuggestive. You would want something which is sturdy, quick to dry, comfortable, and most importantly reliable and the slip-on Mesh water shoes are just your partner as they are extremely handy and versatile.
11. Neck wallet
Cities like Sydney and Melbourne, have been famous for their share of pickpockets. To tackle this issue the safety that you can ensure is carrying Neck wallets. The pouch-like wallet fits in all your requisites like passports, cards, phones, cash, plane tickets, etc.
12. Baggage or Lugguage locks
Your travel bags travel a long way and change between many hands before they reach you through the luggage belts. Putting in luggage locks would ensure that no one gets to go through your belongings that they shouldn’t.
13. Water bottles with a built-in filter
Irrespective of the climate and weather, it is important to stay hydrated always. This is a must when exploring hot and dry countries like Australia and carrying water bottles with a built-in filter, lessens your stress of quality water accessibility as even if you fill in tap water the water gets filtered while filling the bottle hence ensuring safe drinking water.
14. Carry a Travel Umbrella that is Windproof
One of the main reasons for exploring Australia includes the sunshine and beaches, chances are there that you may run into an unexpected rainy day. We suggest you carry a good travel umbrella along, to ensure you stay dry in unforeseen situations, if not it is not even much of a hassle as the good quality umbrellas today have become quite compact, and luggage friendly.
We generally use the Wifi that is available in public places to connect our devices, be it in public places, hotels, restaurants, etc. this could be a threat to your private information as hackers can hack your private details. We suggest the usage of a quality VPN to protect your devices and information in such places.
16. Jet lag remedy
Traveling comes with its set of difficulties along with cherishable experiences. The time differences and climate and environment differences that suddenly hit your body could cause hurdles in enjoying your stay or exploration. It is suggestive to carry basic medication along and if required have your talk with a doctor for the best options to ensure your best of the travel experience is secure.
17. Portable charger
Power banks have been our friends in recent times. The increased use of gadgets has as well increased the use of requirement for travel-friendly portable chargers to ensure the device is active and working. The size of these charges or power banks has as well been reduced and now you can grab it just as the size of a lipstick – i.e., small, user-friendly, powerful, compatible, and handy.
18. Sun hat and Shades
This travel gear is a must-have when exploring countries like Australia. It acts like an extra barrier of protection from sun damage, and the best part here is it locks in style as well.
Also, do not forget to carry your Sunglasses, these could be quite an essential to tackle the scorching sun. Along with the sunscreen for the skin, your shades could help as protection for your eyes.
Sarongs could serve multi-purpose usage, like a beach cover-up, emergency towel, lightweight blanket while traveling, a privacy divider, and many more. The thin, tapestry material comes in handy, and the best part is its carry friendly. One of the highly suggestive essentials to pack among the things to carry to Australia
20. Suitable Clothing as per Season
While traveling, clothes are something we generally stress upon. Australia is a diverse country, you can be assured to witness a laid–back, friendly and relaxed approach to life. Before you start your packing take into account your plan during the stay and number your clothes accordingly, as the purposes might demand its uniqueness in terms of the clothing suitable. There are a total of four seasons in Australia; Spring – from September to November, Summer – from December to February, Fall – from March to May, and lastly Winter – from June to August respectively.
Points to remember when packing things to carry to Australia
1. Do Not pack food
The island nation has a fragile ecosystem that has been untouched by the rest of the world and the Australian government tries to do its best to prevent any possible diseases which these foods could possibly bring along into the country.
2. Do Not Pack books that are heavy
Try avoiding unnecessary heavy luggage that weighs you down. Books take up a lot of space rather try opting for small paperback books instead.
3. Do Not Pack Camping equipment
Customs in Australia do not allow you to pass through things like camping equipment or muddy shoes just like food and wood. You need to make sure that anything and everything you carry into the country is clean.
4. Do Not Pack items made of wood
It is suggestive to not to carry wooden items as if you do so you would have to declare them, the reasons being the same as that of the ban on food and camping equipment ban.
5. Do Not Bring expensive jewelry
Though the crime rate is low in Australia, tourists are the targets of minimal thefts happening. You really don’t want to leave your expensive jewelry unattended at home or get highlighted by wearing one.
6. Do Not Carry lots of cash
Australia has high ATM accessibility and mostly all the restaurants, shops, etc use cards for payments. Having a little amount as cash would suffice if in case you make small purchases or local market purchases.
Have you packed everything you require for Australia?
Along with the above mentioned, you would surely require a lot more things like International Debit/Credit cards, Aloe vera, a Headphone splitter, Kindle, Small Backpack, RFID Blocking Wallet, a Bottle opener, Travel Pillow, Travel Toiletry Bags and Bottles, Bluetooth Speaker, Travel Sheets, and many more. Ensure to pack along everything mentioned in this go-to guide to stay assured that all the mandates and things required have been covered to ensure a good time and experience to the Island Nation – Australia.