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Packing Tips For Your Gold Coast Holiday

Posted in Accommodation @ Nov 19th 2010 12:18pm - By Administrator

Less is more. This famous saying goes well especially when packing your travel bags.

Overwhelmed with excitement, our holiday makers eagerly anticipating their dream Gold Coast holiday might fall into over-packing. The excitement of a Surfers Paradise may distract one from preparing properly so we always tell guests at our Gold Coast family accommodation to pack light and keep it basic. Just keep track of check-list of things that you should leave without.

Our gracious staff at Pacific Plaza Holiday Apartments have compiled an essential packing check-list for travelers heading out to the magnificent sun-kissed shores of Surfers Paradise. Here is our list to help you to prep up and get going:

Clothing basics for the sub-tropics:

  • T-shirts, short / long sleeved shirts / polo shirt
  • 4 to 6 pairs of socks and undies
  • 2 pairs of pants / shorts / skirts
  • Summer hat
  • Swim wear
  • Thongs / sandals / comfy shoes

Remember to bring only the essentials. Choose clothes that are thin and light in order to save more room for your other items. Do not fold your clothes individually, instead roll them up to avoid creasing. Tourists at our Surfers Paradise beachfront accommodation can take advantage of our laundry facilities in case you run out of clean clothes to wear. Also, do not pack your jewelry and valuables to avoid unnecessary loss.

Vital kit:

  • Emergency cash, ATM and credit cards
  • First-aid medical kit
  • Eyeglasses, sun glasses and contact lenses
  • Wash kit
  • Important documents such as passport, insurance, flight details, etc.
  • Guidebook

Of course, as mentioned the above items are vital, if not the most basic of all necessities for travelers. We often advise our visitors at our cheap accommodation Surfers Paradise to always be extra careful in handling money and documents to ensure you don't lose anything.

Not so vital kit:

  • Box of tissue
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Snacks
  • Towels / sarong
  • Books / magazines

Trivial as it may be, these things can still come in handy. Books and magazines can keep you entertained while in a long trip. Tissues and hand sanitizers can keep your hands clean and germ free especially if there is no available soap and water.

Gadgets and gizmos:

  • Cameras and batteries
  • Mobile phones
  • Chargers and plug adaptors if needed
  • iPods / mp3 players

Electronic gadgets should be kept inside your hand luggage in order to avoid it from getting crushed in other baggage. Check the voltage compatibility of your appliances. You can also protect your ipods and digital cameras by using Press and Seal to wrap it in but make sure to cut holes for the camera lens and ear phone plugs for your ipod.

Pack it all up:

  • Shoulder bag for day use
  • Money belt
  • Small bags for better organizing
  • Cable lock and padlock
  • Back pack to keep it all in

Secure your packed belongings in a good old back pack and make sure your mini padlocks are all in place. Get a separate shoulder bag that you could bring along while having a day tour. It is also advisable to keep your cash and credit cards safe by keeping it inside your belt bag or money belt.

Don’t worry too much:

A stay in our comfy yet cheap apartments Surfers Paradise is a time of relaxation and rejuvenation. Thinking too much about your provisions might dampen the holiday spirit. Just keep this check list in mind, and if you forget your towel or something else for your vacation, don’t worry - Pacific Plaza staff will only be too happy to help you obtain what you need. Have a great holiday!

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