Trip Requirements

4WD Trip Inclusions (What to take?)

  • Kitchen essentials: gas stove, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery and cooking utensils, drinking glasses and tea towel
  • Fridge freezer /Esky
  •  Freshwater jerry can
  • Tent ,swags ,mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, bed linen, towels per person (vehicle dependent)
  • Outback Safety Kit including Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB), snatch straps, D-shackles, shovel and gloves
  • Max Tracks
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Storage boxes
  • Small first aid kit
  • Basic tool kit

And here are some of our suggestions of things that you MIGHT want to pack:


  • Chamois-type synthetic towel as a compact backup to a normal one.
  • Insect repellent. Having a couple of brands as some work better than others in different conditions (mozzie coils are great also).
  • Head torch & small hand torch (with plenty of extra batteries).
  • Snake-bite kit: carry this everywhere (just in case).
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool. A Swiss Army style one or Leatherman multi-tool is also handy.
  • Camelbak for water. It’s a good idea for someone to carry a cup as this helps you fill up from small springs where the water may only be dripping.
  • Sunscreen. A must and plenty of it; SPF 50+ is best.
  • Vaseline or water-based lubricant for chafing. Helps avoid chafing in warmer weather conditions. 
  • Small tarp. This has a lot of uses, ie keeping things clean when you are folding them on the ground for a start.
  • Don’t underdo the toilet paper. Get what you think you’ll need and double it and you’ll be closer to the mark. No one wants to run out.


  • Outdoor-specific fabrics for t-shirts/socks/undies such as merino or synthetic materials rather than water-absorbing cotton.
  • Hat. If it’s really hot you need ventilation to keep your head cool so go for a wide-brim version.
  • Thongs (sandals) are handy around camp, as are an old pair of runners for walking on rocks at the beach and in the water.
  • Gaiters/leggings. These will help to protect your legs below the knee from getting scratched by the bush on walks and against the unlikely, but potentially severe event of a snake bite.
  • Have a light water-resistant jacket as well as a full-weight Goretex rain jacket.
  • A warm layer or two is always important as temperatures can dip significantly at night.


  • To reduce volume and weight, snap-top bags are great to hold food where you don’t need the whole pack.
  • It’s worthwhile buying some small containers at an outdoor shop to hold things like olive oil, powdered milk and sugar, as these are robust and easier to handle cleanly.
  • Always have some food as a reserve that cannot be affected by heat or go off, for example, freeze-dried or canned, as part of your back-up supplies.


  • A long-handled washing scrubber will allow you to wash crockery in hot water without burning yourself.
  • You don’t need much detergent so this can go in a space-saving smaller bottle.
  • 12v compressor. If you are going on an extended trip and need to let down the tyres a small compressor is a good idea (available at the branch)
  • Bottle opener (unless you can do that trick by opening a bottle on another bottle).
  • Clothes pegs – there is a rope line included, but to maximise space some plastic pegs are really useful.
  • Antiseptic / hand sanitiser/Handwipes – always useful when travelling, especially when you don’t want to waste precious water.
  • Rubbish bags – useful for storage of dirty and wet clothes, as well as for rubbish (because the Outback doesn’t have a bin on every corner).
  • Duct tape – literally the most useful thing ever invented. Take a role, you’ll be surprised what you can mend if needed.
  • A larger first aid kit if there are multiple people travelling or you’re travelling for an extended period.