Packing for New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand and Australia in late November and December awaits. I am using the packing list I created for my Adventure around America as the basis for this packing list, but with some important differences. Although we will be catching trains on a couple of sectors, and a ferry on another, most of this journey will be traveled by flight. I haven’t brought myself to count exactly how many – something above a dozen…

So let’s talk details….

 

Bags (Luggage)

Samsonite Rolling Backpack

This backpack will fit all the work equipment plus my emergency supplies for the long flights ahead.

Swiss Gear Rolling Carry-on Suitcase

This will carry my clothes, toiletries, and Christmas presents. Find it here. 

Dwight will have a larger version – being over 6 foot tall means big shoes which means a small carry-on is really not an option for a trip longer than a week.

R.Riveter Otto (in cross-body configuration) + R.Riveter Hobby

This is my go-to bag on a daily basis. Dressy enough for family get-togethers, and practical for this trip. The Otto is made from canvas, with a lovely striped fabric inside. It has a heavy duty zipper across the top, and fits a hydroflask, a book, snacks and ID without being too big. This was the only no-brainer on the luggage side of my list. I’m also taking my hobby on this trip – it’s plain black and it’ll accompany me on a couple of dinner dates we have planned! Because you know we are food people!

Packing List

Flight/train/ferry travel comfort kit:

Cocoon travel blanket

Teton travel pillow

eyemask

Silicone ear plugs

Long cotton pants

1 x long black cardigan

1 x long sleeve shirt

 

Clothes:

5 pairs of Thinx underwear

1 x shift dress with long sleeves

1 x shift dress with cap sleeves

Cotton Dress with pockets

1 x Grey traveling pants

camisole top

1 x short sleeve shirt

1 x Bob’s Black/Grey Neoprene shoes

1 x black shoes with gold buckle (for dressy occasions)

1 x brooks zip jacket

small tote bag – folded in a zipper bag

2 piece swimwear

Toiletries (in suitcase)

1 x small toothpaste

1 x compact toothbrush

1 x deodorant

1 x compact hair brush

1 x Leave in conditioning spray

1 x Shampoo

1 x Conditioner

1 x sunscreen

1 x razor

Nalgene containers

3 x Pocket Tissue packages

1 x Black Diamond headlamp

1 x microfiber towel

1 x cap

small zipper pouch with makeup

 

Rolling Backpack (includes comfort items & electronics

Toshiba Satellite laptop

Travel organizer bag for electronics

Anker 20100 Portable battery charger

AllPower 30000mAh Portable Laptop charger

2 x USB charging cords

Belkin Swivel 3 powerstrip with surge protector

AU/NZ power converter.

1 x hydroflask

medication

passport

1 x novel

1 x business folder

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Traveler. Scholar. Photographer. Writer. Dreamer. Teacher. This Antipodean Adventure is an adventure of Team Rabe and will be marked by sharing some favourite places in Australia and New Zealand with each other!