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What Should Be Packed In Your Trip?

What Should Be Packed In Your Trip?

Most people’s caravanning trips are about leaving behind the city’s hustle and bustle for a while and to live simply. It may sound easy at first but sometimes keeping things simple but adequate can be quite tricky. Since we Aussies are used to our comfortable modern home lives, there is so much we may think we need for an away-from-home and safe driving experience on our trip. Alan Graham’s acknowledges that what we take with us in our trip may depend on different factors, for example: how long your trip will last or the level of luxury we want to experience. But in any case, here are our suggestions of items you may want to think about packing for your trip around Australia.

Necessary items:

  • Comprehensive medical first-aid kits
  • Medical cards, health records
  • Map, GPS system, compass
  • Large amounts of clean drinking water stored in jerry cans
  • Satellite phone
  • Portable solar panel

Off-road items:

  • Repairing tool kit
  • Dual battery system
  • Air compressor, tyre deflator and tyre repair kit
  • Snatch straps, tree trunk protector, snatch block and bow shackles
  • Shovel
  • Recovery tracks, exhaust and hydraulic jacks

Camping equipment:

  • Tent, poles, ropes
  • Stretcher bed
  • Shovel and Axe
  • Fire lighting materials
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Power lead
  • Camp chairs and table
  • Binoculars
  • Storage containers
  • Car fridge

High tech and entertainment equipment:

  • Device chargers, including a solar charger
  • Camera
  • Telephone
  • Laptop
  • HF Radio



Car/van maintenance:

  • Spare wheels
  • Socket set and spanners
  • Pliers/Hammers/ Spanners/Blades
  • Gas torch
  • Engine oil and lubricant
  • Tie downs
  • Repair manual book
  • Spare belts

Kitchen Equipment:

  • Microwave/Oven/Griller
  • Portable gas cooker
  • Cooking spoons
  • Frypans, saucepans and mixing bowls
  • Set of sharp knives
  • Dining sets
  • Drinking cups
  • Rubbish bags
  • Paper roll
  • Plastic storage containers
  • BBQ tools

Toiletries/Personal hygiene:

  • Soaps, bathing gels, hair shampoo and conditioners
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Towels/ baby wipes (in case there is a shortage of water)
  • Shaving gear
  • Hair comb
  • Lip and Hand Moisturising Cream
  • Anti-sunburnt cream
  • Insect repellent

Clothing and footwear:

  • Trousers
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • A pair of thongs
  • Raincoats/Umbrellas
  • Jackets
  • Towels
  • Walking shoes
  • Rubber boots
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses


  • Pillows
  • Blankets, sheets (depending on the weather)

Cleaning equipment:

  • Brush & dustpan
  • Fold-down laundry baskets
  • Garbage plastic bags
  • Detergents and washing up liquid
  • Cleaning towels



Packing your trip is a personal matter. As stated, depending on the length and type of your trip that you may decide which items should be packed and what should be left at home. The list, however, is worth being used as a guide and check-list for you. You can always find and pick up some extra items on during your actual trip. But one item that you should never ever leave behind is your wallet where you keep money and possibly identity document (bank cards, or ID card). Remember to double check it before your trip starts!!!

About Alan Grahams

Alan Grahams is your trusted local caravan dealership that has been serving all caravan needs of Aussies for more than 40 years. Our specialty includes the sale of new and used caravans from Concept, Newlands, Jurgens and Essential. We also own a fully equipped service workshop to cater for your caravan repair in Cary Street, Wyoming. Led by enthusiastic caravanners, we are happy pass on any advice to our customers and our blog is fully dedicated to that.

If you have enquiries regarding our caravans in sales or service, do not hesitate to contact us.