How to pack for your solo vacation?

The first time I went travelling alone, I was extremely unprepared. But I’d still consider that a helpful experience, for now I know exactly what to avoid, and I can spread my wisdom too.

First and foremost, if you are travelling alone, try keeping the luggage to a minimum. It certainly does not help if you are carrying a huge, big suitcase with you. It will be a good idea for you to invest in a sturdy backpack which can carry all your necessary luggage for an extended journey.

Secondly, do not pack too many clothes. It will be a smarter idea for you to carry clothes that can be mixed-and-matched to create new outfits on a regular basis. Carry clothes that suit the climate too- during summer, you will have to carry enough cottons and shorts. In winters, it might be better for you to carry multiple layers, sturdy boots and one thick jacket that will keep you warm throughout the journey.

Tips for women on what to pack

Besides this, you should also remember to pack the essentials- some sunscreen, bug repellent, pyjamas, sunglasses, toiletries, basic make-up, etc. You can find many handy lists on the internet that will give you checklists too. Just remember that even if you do forget something basic, you will be able to buy it in Australia.

How safe is Australia for women travellers?

Australia and New Zealand are probably two of the safest countries for women who want to travel without any male companionship. There is a thriving backpacker culture in Australia, so big cities and small towns both welcome women backpackers and travellers. This, however, does not apply to all of Oceania, for the traditions and culture in the Pacific Islands are rather different.

Like any other country, Australia has it’s own share of problems. This is the reason why you should exercise basic caution when travelling alone. There are some areas that are considered dodgy and you should try researching on these places so you don’t end up there by mistake. You should certainly not try travelling alone in the Outback or any of the remote areas in Australia, either.

Women Backpackers in Australia

If you would feel more comfortable, you could try researching a list of hotels that are women-friendly. Many backpackers hotels have women-only floors, in case that would make you feel safer. Greyhound buses are a safe mode of transport for those who do not wish to backpack, as well.

As long as you exercise basic caution (as much as you would in your home town), you will be able to have an amazing holiday in Australia.