Australia may seem small, but it’s a country big enough to drive its entirety within a month. In fact, travellers like to take that drive. That drive is called The Big Lap.
But before you set off The Big Lap, you need to prepare. If you’re planning to make stops and enjoy the cities, then make sure you’re well equipped for the ride.
Big Lap essentials
It takes 14 days to drive around Australia through Highway 1. But to get a feel for what life is like in each city, then stop for at least a day.
Get your vehicle checked
This is an essential step to any road trip, big or small. Send your car to the shop to make sure it is in good shape.
Another option is to rent a car for your holiday. That way, you know the vehicle is in shape and ready to go.
Aside from tools in your car, you need communication tools. That includes your phone so you can call your family and roadside assistance in case of an emergency.
Navigation tools like a GPS and an updated physical map are also important because you can’t always rely on technology to bail you out of sticky situations. You have to know how to read a real-life map.
If you’re not looking to lug a caravan on your trip and aren’t really keen to sleeping in your car or renting out a room, then it’s best to pack some reliable camping equipment.
Find a sturdy tent, a sleeping bag, a long-lasting flashlight, cooking tools and ingredients, and of course, some foldable chairs and tables so you don’t have to sit on the ground all the time.
First Aid Kit
Accidents can happen at any given moment, and when you’re on the road help can’t get to you right away. This is why it’s always best to keep a first aid kit handy.
Keep it stocked with dressing bandages, band-aids, antiseptics, cold medicine, and some aspirin and Ibuprofen for mild pains.
Of course, don’t forget to have fun on your trip. And the best way to have fun is to make sure that you have nothing to worry about except for when you arrive at your stops.
Drive and Stay Safe
Drive safe and choose your camping spots carefully to ensure that you have fun and have no trouble with wildlife or strangers. Enjoy your trip around Australia and don’t forget to take lots of photos to show your friends and family when you get back.
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