What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday

Packing for a self-drive holiday shouldn't really be a problem. But just in case you forget, MyDriveHoliday prepared some reminders plus Checklists you can print out and bring with you.

Be ready for anything
No matter where you're going, whatever the season, the weather could change in an instant. Imagine having to brave a thunderstorm with only a flimsy cardigan. This doesn't mean you have to bring winter clothes though. Pack a jacket or sweater and thick socks. You may not need it, but then again, you never know. Read more about the Weather And Seasons Of Australia

First Aid
Some campervan and motorhome rental companies do provide a first aid kit, but it's always safe to bring your own bandages, analgesics and antibacterial creams. While you're at it, some aspirin would be helpful too.

Don't forget your cellphone
Although we wouldn't want you to use it while you're driving. Having a mobile phone when you go on your holiday will make it easy to contact the authorities or assistance in case of accidents or breakdowns.

Electronic Chargers!
Remember to pack your chargers for your mobile phone, tablets, camera, MP3 players etc. To be safe, make sure your chargers have their own adaptors so you can plug them into the campervan. Travel adaptors or travel converter kits would come in handy.

Leave the DVDs at home
These would only take up too much space. You can easily rent DVDs in a local store. If you HAVE to bring DVDs (i.e, to distract yourself or the children from the natural scenery), make sure that the campervan has a DVD player and only bring the ones that you really need.

No hard luggage, please!
Storage room in campervans are limited. Most of the time, you'll need to keep your bags under the seats so it would be best to use soft or collapsible luggage.

Cash or credit?
Keep in mind that the security bond would need to be charged from a credit card. You can use cash for other expenses, but you will present a credit card for the bond upon vehicle pick up. Don't leave home without it.

Forget about bringing your kitchen
Same for the pillows, sheets and blankets. Motorhome rental operators offer these for free or for a small fee. 

Most of our campervan operators in Australia also want to make sure you don't have to worry about too many things, so they've included camping essentials like outdoor table and chairs to their packages. Use our call numbers on the right to check which packages will suit you best.

And Now, the Camping Checklist. Print it out for when you're doing your packing so you have all the essentials for your self-drive holiday.

Camping Checklist




Things To Pack
A helpful list to guide you on what you need to bring for your trip

Clothing & Linen
( ) Jumper / Sweater
( ) Beach Towels
( ) Thongs
( ) Walking Shoes
( ) Rash Guard
( ) Swim Suits 
( ) Hat

Personal Things
( ) Insect Repellent
( ) Sunscreen
( ) Analgesics
( ) Antibacterial Cream
( ) First Aid Kit
( ) Toilet Paper
( ) Soap
( ) Toothpaste
( ) Toiletries
( ) Thread and Needles

Papers
( ) Maps
( ) Pen and Notebook
( ) Books / Magazines
( ) Board Games
( ) Pack Of Cards

Electronics
( ) Mobile Phone
( ) Digital Camera
( ) GPS
( ) Portable DVD Player
( ) MP3 Player
( ) Batteries
( ) Chargers
( ) Laptop

Documents
( ) Passport
( ) Identification
( ) Driver's License
( ) Credit Cards

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