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Backpack or Suitcase?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Backpack or Suitcase?

1. Posted by Ellis123 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 23 Jan '13 05:48

I land in sydney on the 10th feb and still don't know wether to take a backpack or suitcase or what to pack!

HELP!

2. Posted by polyglot25 (Budding Member, 42 posts) 23 Jan '13 06:55

Backpack all the way - a 70L one will take loads and much better than lugging a suitcase about the place. Having said that, carry no more than you absolutely need - you can buy everything you could ever dream of in Sydney. Yes, yes, Australia is expensive but only because the £ is worth nothing these days against the dollar.

3. Posted by Ellis123 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 23 Jan '13 08:15

Yeah most people who I've spoke to have said backpack think I might take a smaller backpack aswell for day trips and stuff. Like you say if you need something I can just buy it over there plus I'm not staying in Sydney for long.

4. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 284 posts) 23 Jan '13 09:35

Backpack. The only choice is what sort of daypack - integral one that zips to main backpack, or shoulder bag.

5. Posted by Lazhar (Budding Member, 16 posts) 23 Jan '13 10:19

rucksack all the way. especially if you will have some walks on not that flat surfaces. And you can't break the wheels of a backpack who doesn't have any.

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