The ultimate packing list for a road trip in Australia

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I was so excited when three of my Danish friends came to Australia to see me, and we went on a three-week road trip along the East Coast. We had agreed to rent a campervan, but only two of us had a driver’s license and none of us felt safe driving on the left side of the road in a huge vehicle. So we rented the tiniest campervan that could fit four people and knew that we had to think carefully about what to pack.

It was very limited what each of us could bring. I normally think about not to overpack but often end up packing a bit too much anyway, just in case. This time there was no choice to overpack, which was actually quite nice.

Prior to the trip, I spent a lot of time carefully deciding what to pack and in this post, I share my packing list for Australia that hopefully can serve as inspiration when you have to pack for your Australian road trip.

Packing list for Australia

Essentials

Passport
Tickets
Travel documents
Phone
Credit cards
Driver’s license
Keys
Medicine

Other

Book
Magazine
Pen
Sarong
Travel towel
Snacks
Mints/chewing-gum
Bottle

Clothes

12 panties
6 bras
5 pairs of socks
3 tops
4 t-shirts
2 sweaters
4 dresses
2 skirts
1 pair of shorts
2 pairs of trousers
1 denim jacket
2 sets of nightwear
1 pair of sports tights
2 bikinis/bathing suits
1 set of rainwear

Shoes

1 pair of flip flops
1 pair of sandals
1 pair of sneakers

Accessories

1 pair of sunglasses
1 pair of glasses
1 scarf
1 large backpack
1 large shoulder bag
1 crossbody bag
1 tote bag
1 wallet

Electronics

Camera
Lenses
GoPro camera
GoPro accessories
Polaroid camera
Polaroid films
Chargers
Headphones
Adapters
Powerbank
GPS
AUX stick

Toiletries

Toothbrush
Toothpaste (travel size)
Shampoo (travel size)
Conditioner (travel size)
Hairbrush
Hairstyling products (travel size)
Straightener
Skin care products (travel size)
Deodorant
Showergel (travel size)
Body lotion (travel size)
Lip balm
Makeup
Makeup brushes
Makeup remover (travel size)
Cotton pads
Cotton swabs
Hair ties
Bobby pins

Read more posts from Australia here and more posts about packing here.

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