Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific WHAT TO PACK FOR 12 MONTHS?

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11. Posted by moolieness (Full Member 48 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Im having packing nightmares too. Im a real jeans girl but all the travel books say not to bring them but I am really considering bringing one pair as I really dont know if I could live for a year without them!!!

As for combats, again nightmare, all I can find are pale kacki ones, not good for travelling think dust. It seems to be impossible to buy black ones at this time of year. Anyone know where I can buy a decent black pair or do you think it would be sensible to wait untill New York to buy stuff?

I am really beginning to panic as I am away in just under 7 weeks. Any help would be greatly appriciated.


12. Posted by Jeni (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey ladies,

Me and my mate had the same debate when it came to packing!...in the end the ghd's stayed at home, and although we've missed them on a few nights out in the city you get over it and can live without them...or like someone said, use someone elses! If you're travelling up the coast most people don't even wash their hair never mind straighten it!

I'd say pack a zip up jumper type top and throw in a pack-a-mac for when it rains, you can always layer up if it's cold! I'd defo only pack a pair of flip flops, trainers and one pair going out shoes/ work shoes at the most. Oh and pack a tin opener cos none of the hostels ever seem to have them!

Enjoys your travels! x

13. Posted by Jeni (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Me again, one pair of jeans would be wise as you can always dress jeans up with a nice top for going out but also wear them in the day when it's too cold for anything else!

14. Posted by paulr1981 (Budding Member 16 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I really wish I hadn't brought as much as I did and I'm male!

On doing my research people advised me plenty but what they forgot to tell me was they didn't take it all with them!!!

Apparently the wiser of us had some of their belongings shipped over to them, something worth considering.

Whatever, it's a great experience and I'm sure you won't be bothered once you get here.



15. Posted by sammyjayne (Full Member 39 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

me again...bareing in mind im going to sydney in there winter but then moving up north, would anyone be able to give me a basic outline of what i should take, because i really dont want to take too much stuff!
ie. 1 pair of jeans
2 combats
1 jumper
1 bodywarmer etc....

when people go out of an evening in OZ, is it basic jeans and top etc? does anyone ever dress up or is it comfy combats and t shirts.
thanks xx

16. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sammy!
Up in the right hand corner of the screen there is a link called 'tools' It has the most awesome suggestions for packing!
Good Luck on your Trip! :)

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