Given that the holiday season is over and we are all back at work, there is hope to look forward to… Australia day long weekend!
No matter what your budget is, there is always something you can do for the long weekend! While you can enjoy a sizzling BBQ with your friends and family in the lovely sizzling weather (hopefully), you can have days out at the beach or take a trip to inland NSW. Whatever you do, here is a list of things that you must pack for the holiday season!
Play it safe under the sun this summer. Stay covered and protected with a proper sunscreen, hat and sun glasses.
If you are heading to the beach make sure you take water resistant sun screen, and don’t forget to reapply every 2 or 3 hrs or as needed!
Clothing, swim wear
Carry on comfortable clothing and an extra pair of shorts, sandals and swim wear! Girls, remember there can never be enough pairs of bikinis. Decide if you are gonna head to fine dining restaurant or hit a pub or head to the movies in the night. Pack appropriate clothes and foot wear accordingly.
Accessories and makeup
Accessories are not just for girls. While girls can pack the hand bag, jewellery and corresponding makeup, boys can accessorise with a nice bracelet, a chain or a watch. Girls, there are foundations, compacts and lip makeup in the SPF range that might prove to be useful for the summer holidays.
Protection from weather and insects
Its always handy to carry an umbrella or a rain jacket and/or a light jacket as a just in case. You never know when the weather would turn against us and start pouring down. Also dont forget to pack an insect/mozzie repellant.
Camping equipment and music
Decide on your accommodation and shelter early on! If you gonna be adventurous and head for camping, make sure you pack all the required gear like the tents, chairs, tent light, sleeping equipment, campfire stuff, food and water. Camping is loads of fun provided you plan ahead and take everything necessary. But also remember not to over pack, especially if you decide to camp in the wood!
Food and drinks
If you are on a budget, or are just picky regarding what you eat and drink, carry your food and drinks along with you. Oh also, dont forget to carry plenty of water this summer. Stay hydrated!
This is one of the most important item. Make sure you are carrying your favourite music along with you, be it an mp3 player or a CD player or a walkman. You will need it in almost every stage of your holiday!
Techy and geeky stuff
The first things we usually pack are our cameras, chargers, mobile, ipod, ipad, laptop… yeah we carry laptop everywhere we go, well at-least to most of the places anyway 🙂
Car health check
If you forget to carry your sunnies, its ok but if you forget to get your car checked you run into a risk of a car breakdown that can literally ruin your holiday! Get you Car checked, serviced and refuelled. Oh make sure you check the engine oil and dont forget to check the tyre pressure.
First aid/medical kit
Another important item to remember not to forget! Make sure you carry a first aid kit and also all the required medication that you need to take, and the prescription along with you, incase you run out! Also keep the local GP and the local hospital information handy as a just in case.
And if you have kids
Make sure you carry all required kids stuff like the baby sunscreen, their food, their hats and clothing, extra nappies and swimmers, kid medication and their doctor’s details, a mosquito net and/or a rain cover for your pram or stroller. In this case it is utmost important to keep the local health facilities information handy! Also carry along the after hours GP details.
Do you think we have missed any from your list, if so let us know and we will update it for our rest of the world!
Stay safe and have loads of fun this long weekend!