What to Pack
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CLOTHING - TREKKING
- 2 pair shorts
- 1 pair Walking Trousers – Lightweight, good for walking and/or mosquito protection
- 1 Long-sleeved shirt – Lightweight, good for walking and/or mosquito protection
- Hiking socks to wear each day
- Sunhat – broad brimmed for good sun protection (crushable)
- Bandana for sun protection on your neck
- 3 T-shirts
- 1 Warm jumper (Woolen or Polar fleece)
- Swimming costume and lightweight towel
- Personal toiletries (think small, light weight and biodegradable/low environmental impact)
- Beanie or warm hat (It can get to as low as 10°C in the evenings in Southern Kakadu)
- A pair of lace-up sturdy boots for the track that provide adequate ankle support and have good solid soles for walking on sharp rocks
- A pair of lightweight shoes or sports sandals that can be worn around camp
- Ensure that your boots are well worn in before travelling, blisters have ruined many holidays.
- Sandshoes/runners are not ideal for the treks but can be useful to wear around camp.
- Duffle bag or soft bag to put all your clothing/gear in – 700mm x 400mm x 400mmm (Please stick to these size dimensions and no hard suitcases!)
- 3 Litres worth of Water Bottles/Bladders (if you bring a bladder you must also carry a bottle in case the bladder gets punctured). Unbreakable lightweight bottles are recommended.
- Sleeping bag, rated to 3 season or warmer, lightweight down filling is ideal (These are available for hire but must be booked prior to departure – you must provide a sleeping bag inner sheet if you are hiring your sleeping bag)
- Daypack (large enough to carry 3 litres of water, snacks and personal items such as camera)
- Head torch and spare batteries (this is essential for around the campsite)
- Walking poles (Optional)
Your guides are responsible for all First aid on the trip but they will have limited supplies to be conserved for emergencies. You are responsible for your existing medical conditions; please ensure that you have more than adequate supplies of all your medications.
To assist the guides in managing the issues and quantities please bring with you your own supply of basic First- aid supplies:
- insect repellant
- Lip balm
- Blister protection- enough to change for each day of your trip
- Headache/pain relief drugs (eg Paracetemol or Ibuprofen)
- Gatorade or equivalent for dehydration and salt replacement
- Motion sickness drug if needed
- Personal medication as required
- Camera with plenty of spare batteries
- Fly net
- Gaiters – if you have sensitive skin these are a good idea as they will stop irritation from the Spinifex grass OR ankle length gaiters/sock protectors
A Word on Valuables
We accept no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, any valuables or equipment whilst on the trip. With all adventure travel, it is best to leave unnecessary valuables at home or in a safe at your hotel.