We will send you a packing list for your experience 4 – 6 weeks before your adventure. These are some of the items which we consider ‘must-haves’ for your trip downunder. We have not included any of the great ‘nice to haves’ in this list. Chances are that we will take you to some of Australia’s iconic outfitter stores where it will be hard to resist the temptation to buy another pair of boots, an iconic AKUBRA or that cattle station shirt!
These might still be good to have once they beam you back to the planet where they do have mobile phone connection.
Don’t forget your ARIATs.
It’s unlikely that your mobile phone will work. However, you will definitely need the camera!
Cash Card/Credit Card
Chances are that you find another great pair of boots, an AKUBRA hat or you may want to take your horse with you.
If you are sharing a room, they might come in handy!
Even western riders sometimes like to wear riding pants or tights and depending on your riding style you might want to bring some half chaps.
We suggest two types of hats for your holiday, one for the beach (baseball cap will do) and your AKUBRA or Cowboy hat for your cattle station adventure.
There will be Mozzies to fight with, so make sure that you have plenty of ammunition to keep them away from you.
Jeans, Jeans and Jeans
Long jeans for horse riding and for casual wear are a must.
Light Sweater and Jacket
While summertime in Australia can be extremely hot, it can get pretty nippy at night. So don’t forget that sweatshirt and a jacket that keeps off the wind.
Medication and Toiletries
Keep in mind that the next store or pharmacy could be a few hours drive away, so please make sure that you bring everything you need.
Sleeping bag liner
Having one of these will be invaluable if you are signing up for one of our horse treks where you will be provided with a sleeping bag.
Good sunglasses are a must with Australia’s strong rays.
Never leave the house without sunscreen on your face and a hat on your head in summer. The rays are just too strong. Go for the highest SPF and bring plenty of it.
There are so many thousands of beaches so don’t be surprised if you end up with a beach all to yourself. They also come in handy if you want to jump into a waterhole or billabong after a long day in the saddle. Caution – check out the crocs sign first. If there is a sign with a croc, you can be sure they are there.
Don’t get the wrong idea. We don’t expect you to showcase your underwear. Thongs in Australia are flip-flops or sandals, which everyone wears to – almost – go everywhere.
You don’t want to be left in the dark, so don’t forget your head torch.
If you are travelling on the coast, there will always be another one of these beautiful beaches around the corner. So be prepared to jump in, cool off and dry off with your towel.
Make sure you bring a small water bottle which fits into your saddle bag.
Remember, that you might be in places where there is no running water.