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If you want to see all that Oz has to offer, you’re likely to book on to a tonne of tours during your time there – they’re the best way to experience all of the insane destinations dotted around the place. Most of these tours will not allow you to bring your huge backpack with you, so what do you do with them when you’re on a trip?

We’ll be sharing with you exactly where your bag will go and what you need to take on these epic trips!

 

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Backpacks are the way to go

One thing we know for sure is that backpacks are the way to go when it comes to travelling around Oz! Backpacks just make life so much easier – bung it all in and be on your way. But just remember, AVOID OVER PACKING – I found myself hiking down the side of a dual carriage way (long story, but we made a wrong turn) and wishing that I’d packed lighter. You really do not need much, 18kg max will do it!

But where do you put your backpacks when you’re away on a trip?

We’ve got you covered – so here goes, we’ve answered your questions and put together a simple guide on what to do with your bag when away on a trip. We’ve also thrown in a few of our recommendations on some essentials to bring along with you.

Where do I put my bag when I go to Fraser Island and the Whitsundays?

Fraser Island and the Whitsundays tours tend to be over a couple of days, so lugging a huge backpack onto a small sailing boat or in to the back of a cramped 4×4 is not ideal and the tours don’t allow it.

You have to leave your bags at your starting location (Noosa/Rainbow Beach for Fraser Island or Airlie Beach for the Whitsundays) at your hostel. The hostels are all geared up for this as hundreds of backpackers do this day in day out. Your bag will most likely be stored in a locked luggage storage room within the hostel – sometimes you may have to pay, but it’ll be worth it to avoid loosing your luggage.

We would recommend grabbing yourself a padlock to pop on your bag whilst you’re away – better safe than sorry hey!

What to take to the Whitsundays?

For the Whitsundays, all you’ll need is a zipless bag –  think canvas shopper bag or a bag for life. The reason for this is that bed bugs can get in to zips and if a bed bug gets on to one of the wooden sailing ships, it’s fatal for the boats structure.

When packing, we recommend that you bring swimmers, sun cream, a hat, flip flops, a hoodie for the evening, basic toiletries, a towel, change of clothes, power bank, go pro and a camera. This may seem like an obvious list, but when you’re buzzing to get going it’s easy for your head to scramble.

You are allowed to bring alcohol with you, so long as it’s not in a glass bottle. But goon comes in a box, so that’s not a problem!

 

What to take to Fraser Island?

A small backpack will do for Fraser Island. The trips tend to include a lot of walking, swimming and bouncing up and down in a 4×4 – so believe us when we say a light T-shirt and shorts will do you in terms of what to wear.

You’ll be experiencing a lot of different adventures, so we recommend taking swimmers, sun cream, a hat, flip flops, a water bottle, mozzie spay, a torch, warm clothes for the eve, a hoodie, waterproof jacket (check the weather), basic toiletries, power bank, go pro, a camera, and that’s about it!

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