If you are planning an Australian holiday, it is wise to plan to travel as light as you possibly can. Whether you are an Aussie looking to explore your own country, or a tourist coming from overseas, the less luggage you have to drag around with you the more enjoyable your trip will be. The following tips will help you pack light for a more enjoyable Australian holiday.
Make Use of the Second Hand Shops
Australia has more second hand shops than almost anywhere on earth, and you can find just about anything if you are willing to look. So rather than bring a huge amount of luggage with you on your trip, travel light and take advantage of the second hand shops instead. Whether you need camping gear, sporting equipment, clothing or shoes, you will be able to find anything you may want or need second hand. This will save you the hassle of bringing everything with you from home as you can simply pick up items as you need them.
Take All-Inclusive Tours
A smart way to travel light on your Australian holiday is to invest in all-inclusive tours so that you don’t have to worry about bringing so much with you. Whether you plan on taking a Great Ocean Road tour, a tour of the Outback, or a wine tour, investing in the all-inclusive options is sure to save you time and hassle when it comes to lugging around heavy belongings.
Know What You’ll Need
A lot of people bring far too much with them when they go away on holidays, which is often due to having not done enough research into where they are going for their trip. So if you’d rather travel light on your Australian holiday, spend some time researching those locations you plan on visiting, in particular the weather conditions you can expect to encounter while you are there. One of the best ways to know exactly what you’ll need to bring and what you can leave at home is to read reviews of others who have done similar trips.
Rent When You Get There
Regardless of what you plan on doing while you are in Australia you can rent just about anything you may want or need when you are down here, which means you don’t have to bring all that gear with you from home. Whether you want to surf, camp or do some snorkelling, save yourself some time and hassle by simply renting any equipment you need when you need it. More often than not, the gear you can rent will be more up to date or suitable than what you have at home anyway.
As much as it can be great to have all those comforts from home with you when you are travelling, if you are planning on travelling around a large and hot country like Australia, the best plan is always to travel light.