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Suitcase or Backpack??

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

1. Posted by FfionL (Budding Member 33 posts) 3y

Im stuck on which luggage to take with me on my WHV to Australia! Can anyone give me some advice as to what to take with me as I am finding it hard what to take??

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

If you're staying in one place for long periods or your travel plans are basically from accommodation to a taxi to the airport/train/bus then back in a taxi to your new accommodation then it doesn't matter.

If you're travelling a lot and getting off the beaten path slightly then you might find a backpack works better.


3. Posted by FfionL (Budding Member 33 posts) 3y

Thank you for your advice!

4. Posted by Danni_107 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

i was having the same dilemma, i think i have setteld on something like this, bit of a cross between the both! lol

5. Posted by FfionL (Budding Member 33 posts) 3y

Thanks I think I will be looking for something like that aswell!! They're really handy!!

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

Unless you're both bodybuilders you won't even be able to lift that monstrosity. It's over 3 times larger than the backpack I use to travel for indefinite periods (months at a time) through 3 climates.

Good luck.


7. Posted by Debz1183 (Budding Member 14 posts) 3y

I had the same! I tried on a backpack and realised i wouldn't be able to go far with is :) I have chosen a small back pack that can go as hand luggage and a small suitcase with wheels

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

Read Reply #2 here for some further thoughts about travelling light.


9. Posted by Roaming_Rach (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Hi Guys,

Have you considered a wheeled backpack? Then you get the best of both worlds ;)

They don't always have to be heavy or bulky, just because they have wheels - try looking for a Karrimor Global Hub, these are 65 litres normally and come with a detachable daypack.

Have a great trip!


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