You will need to cut down to the bare
minimum when packing clothes, you will need to get used to wearing
the same clothes for long periods of time although you will normally
be able to wash and dry clothes overnight in most places. Most
of Tasmania's caravan parks have excellent laundry facilities. It is advisable to take: 2/3 T-shirts ideally these should be fast
drying so that they can easily be dried overnight.
It is important to have at least
one long sleeved item of clothing for protection from mosquitoes
and the sun/cold and also many hotels or nightclubs in Tasmania
will not allow people wearing shorts, jeans, t-shirts or thongs.
These can also look smarter than t-shirts. 2 pairs of trousers
the most useful type are lightweight cargo style trousers with
plenty of pockets.
Ladies might want to substitute a skirt but it
is essential to have at least one pair of trousers whilst travelling;
don't bring your favourite most expensive ones but a pair of jeans
is an extremely hard-wearing and versatile item of clothing.
Swim wear are fairly light and
worth taking in case you get the opportunity to go swimming.
Men can also double sports shorts as bathers. No matter where you
are going a light-weight fleece is essential, this can be layered
with other clothes to keep you warm in most climates. It is also
worth remembering that Tasmania's weather is very changeable so
even during summer it can get cold at night so make sure you pack
enough warm clothing.
rolled up fleece can also double as a pillow if required. It
is worth taking 4 or 5 sets of socks and underwear. You will
have an opportunity to wash them while you are in Tasmania so it
is not worth taking up room bringing loads. Depending on how much
bushwalking you intend doing in Tasmania you might want to take
a sturdy pair of hiking boots, however only carry hiking boots
if they are really necessary though as they
take up a lot of space and are quite heavy.
A pair of good quality sandals
are essential, they have the advantage of
being small and easy to pack and can be quite comfortable for
most occasions. Taking a pair of comfy walking shoes such as cross-trainers
is also to be recommended if you can fit them in.
Water bottles, it is worth taking a few water bottles to keep
yourself hydrated at all times, especially when visiting Tasmania
over its summer months from November to April.