Visiting Australia will definitely turn out to be a worthy adventure, so much so that you’ll want to visit the country again and again. However, the true beauty of the landscape can be witnessed during the transitional seasons. It’s true that the Land Down Under has many warm and sunny days, but during the transitional period, you should be prepared for the wishy-washy weather as well. This is a small price to pay when it comes to the experience you’ll gain. That said, the following packing essentials will come in handy for the transitional time of year in the Land of Oz.
Layering is key
As mentioned, transitional seasons in Australia can be very tricky, which means that one day you’ll have to deal with annoying heat and the very next day with an irritating cold. In that respect, layering clothing pieces are essential. Of course, you want to have a light yet wind- and waterproof jacket. But aside from that, pack up a couple of tank tops, regular tees as well as long-sleeved shirts, all of which could be layered with one another.
When bottoms are concerned, don’t forget the layering essential – quality leggings. Of course, make sure that you have capri pants and shorts with you. For those colder days when you want to feel warm and look your best, it would be ideal to stick with comfortable denim jeans that flatter your figure and match your style.
What about special occasions?
Even an adventurer is bound to experience finer evenings out when you want to look your best. In order to save space in your luggage and still make the most out of your look, make sure to pack one of your favourite dresses that’s ideally wrinkle-free.
Continuing with layering solutions, you can add a flowy cardigan and tights to your packing essentials in case the night you plan to go out gets a bit colder. These pieces are great because they look rather nice when paired with a dress yet they don’t take up too much space.
Don’t go overboard with footwear
In terms of footwear, you want to keep your luggage as light as possible. If you plan to hike a lot, hiking shoes are a must. Since these can be a bit heavier, it’s recommended that you wear them on yourself. Other footwear will depend on your personal style. For instance, if you like sporty elegance, you’ll only need a pair of sleek white or cream sneakers for both casual days and nights out.
But if you like to dress up a bit, a pair of light ankle booties would be perfect for those more special occasions when the weather is unpredictable. Of course, don’t forget a pair of flip-flops for your room and maybe even the beach if you happen to experience uncommonly hot temperatures.
Bring your tech gear
When visiting Australia, you want to document your experiences and adventures. In that respect, a proper camera is a must. If possible, make sure that you bring a waterproof camera. In the same vein, bring a waterproof case for your smartphone. And since you’ll have to charge your devices while in the Land Down Under, aside from the actual chargers, don’t forget to bring an adapter as well.
Adequate sun protection
Even though you might be traveling to the Land of Oz during the transitional season, that doesn’t mean the sun over there is no longer damaging. You have to keep yourself safe and protected from sun rays with high SPF. It would be best to use a light lotion for your body and another, stronger sunscreen for your face. A sun hat and sunglasses will come in handy, too, but if you don’t want to bring them with you, you can easily purchase them once you reach your destination as these items are rather affordable. And if you choose a sun hat made of synthetic material, it can double as rain protection, too.
You don’t need to burden yourself with a bunch of stuff when traveling to Australia during their spring and autumn, but effective layering pieces will make a world of difference. After all, when you feel