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The Eternal Question; Suitcase or Backpack on a WHV?

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1. Posted by Luke Anthony (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Okay, so I've pretty much sorted out everything for my trip but now I'm left wondering whether or not I should take a backpack or a suitcase. Anyone done or doing a working holiday visa have a preference to help me decide? Pros? Cons? Thanks.

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 2y

If you're staying mostly in one place then it doesn't matter, if you're travelling/moving quite a bit many people find a backpack easier to manage.


3. Posted by kateartlett (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

Any idea what kind of things you should take in said backpack! I got to Australia on 4th November! Completely new to this travelling malarkey and I have no idea what to take?? X

4. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 715 posts) 2y

Kate - Google for packlists, there are loads of lists out there. But remember there's a tendency to take everything including the kitchen sink; pack light and remember you can buy pretty much anything you need.