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1. Posted by Holly (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, My name is Holly and I'm a first time independent traveller. I plan to visit Australia in Sept of 2004 for 6 months or so and I am quite baffled on what to pack and how much money I should expect to bring. I don't want to bring too much or too little of anything but I want to get down to the nitty gritty. It probably sound little paranoid but I don't want to leave anything out because I know that there are certain things that are a necessity but I would never think to bring. Soo if I could get some suggestions that would be a great start.
Thanks

2. Posted by rach.uk (Full Member 26 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Although I have not actually left yet Holly (only 20 days yet), but I dont really think that you have to worry too much!
For a start you will take way too much stuff with you.... and you will never have enough money!!!!
I'm taking £2500 with me (not sure what that is in dollars) that should last me, with careful spending, 2 months maximum! And then I'll start working, for my one year trip.
My backpack weighs sooooo much, that I've decided to take even more stuff out of it - remember you can always buy stuff in Oz if you need it!
So I've basically bought stuff that I don't really need (waste of even more of that precious money). My cousin went out last year and ended up sending 4 boxes worth of stuff back home!

So I'm basically saying 'Brings lots of money and not much stuff'

3. Posted by aimsuk (Full Member 112 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

get what u think u will need, then half it! Everyone that i know took far too much stuff the first time they went travelling and it justs ends up being a pain (literally!) If you r not sure u will use something, dont bring it. U can always buy stuff that u need desperately when u r there.
Rach.uk has summed it up very well...bring lots of money and not much stuff!