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11. Posted by LHWYSOCKI (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Me and my boyfriend are taking backpacks + a sleeping bag incase we need to stay in Hostels....

Backpacks should be better, much more space and easier to carry/drag with wheels.

12. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4933 posts) 4y


Me and my boyfriend are taking backpacks + a sleeping bag incase we need to stay in Hostels....

Most hostels in Australia and New Zealand don't allow sleeping bags, as they spread bed bugs from hostel to hostel. All hostels will have linen. So I strongly recommend leaving your sleeping bag behind (except if you know for certain that you're going camping). Will save you a ton of space and weight.

13. Posted by LHWYSOCKI (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Ah! I had no idea, that's definitely helped a lot! Thank you :)

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15. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 4y

I went to Asia then OZ for a year and took 1 85 litre backpack which had wheels. I settled a few places for a few month and just bought a large over the sholder bag for my extra stuff a bought along the way. I wouldnt say taking a few cases a good idea, i'd stick to one and just buy a extra bag if/when u need it. Your wear the same clothes so much you wont reaslise till your there just how much stuff you will go through... enjoy :)

16. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 98 posts) 4y

Im getting my rucksack tomorrow! Then its packing time!

I'm getting i think a 65 litre + 15 back pack.

I've got a case full at the moment that im leaving behind, four bags of clothes im getting rid of and I bet I will be getting rid of some of the clothes that I won't be taking to OZ with me!

Damn... just remembered Sun cream.

17. Posted by lil shell (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

hi im moveing to oz with my boyfriend on 4th jan for 12 months we r going to look at renting an apartenment, we have a suitcase each bt nt sure nif to take much luggage either and what your allowed toiltries wise in your suitcase !!

18. Posted by YorkieGirl (Budding Member 58 posts) 4y


I was torn between the same problems and i think both have pros and cons, i have decided now on a nice size suitcase on wheels, as i figured im not gonna hike from city to city with my belongings, they go in the car or plane. I have however got a small ruck sack which i will use for day to day outings and if i get the chance to do an uluru expedition my suitcase will go into storage :) .. i am however only in Australia for 3 months with out a permanent place to stay ... gonna be winging most of it :)


19. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 4y

You'll only be there for 3 months and you're not staying in one place yet you want to travel with a big wheeled suitcase?!

Different strokes...


20. Posted by YorkieGirl (Budding Member 58 posts) 4y

I know! Just call me a crazy lady! I did buy a ruck sack but it wouldnt fit all the things i needed :) ... its not too big its a nice size and its got four wheels for a super glide along sensation :D. I dont plan on trekking from hostal to hostal and me and a friend are renting a car for most the trip so a suitcase seemed ok :)