4WD Travel Essentials

When choosing to go on a 4WD holiday, there are some essentials to pack. Not only for the car, but also so you can enjoy your holiday in the outback. Below is a list of recommendations for your next 4WD holiday adventure!

– Kitchen essentials: crockery, and utensils for cooking.

– Mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, bed linen, and towels per person.

4WD Recovery Kit Such as Snatch straps, ironman 4×4 accessories, D-shackles, shovel and gloves. By adding a sunroof to you car, can also give you greater light on your travels, and can also create that extra bit of luxury you desire.

– Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

– Chairs and picnic table.

– Storage boxes.

– Small first aid kit and a basic tool kit.

– Consider adding on an extra tjm nudge bar prior to your travels.

– If you are 4WD travelling with children, consider adding a multimedia installation to keep them occupied whilst on busy 4WD roads and paths.

And here are some more of our suggestions, which shouldn’t be missed whilst packing!


Hint: Synthetic fabrics or merino wool wick sweat away and dry faster than cotton. Bamboo is a natural option and great for travel.

– If you are planning to walk some distance, ensure that your boots are worn in and will not give you blisters.

– Thongs are handy around camp, as are an old pair of runners for walking on rocks at the beach and in the water.

– Bring a set of gaiters/leggings. These will help to protect your legs below the knee from getting scratched from the bush and against the improbable, but potentially serious, event of a snake bite.

– Have a mild water-resistant jacket along with a full-weight rain-coat for the times it just will not stop raining.

– Bring a Chamois-type synthetic towel as a compact back up to a normal one

– Insect repellent: Having a few different brands is a fantastic idea as some work better than others in various conditions.

– Head flashlight with loads of batteries: A little hand flashlight for when you do not want/need your head flashlight.

– Snakebite kit: Carry this anywhere, this is composed of 2 rolls of 50mm wide bandage. Wind round and above the bite area beginning from the bite and moving outward.

– Pocketknife or multi-tool: A Swiss Army design one or Leatherman multi-tool can also be handy.

– Hiking bag for water: It is a fantastic idea for a person to carry a cup since this can help you fill up from small springs where the water might just be dripping.

– Sunscreen: A must and a great deal of it; SPF 50+ is greatest.

– Vaseline or water-based lubricant for chafing: When you enter hot conditions, perspiration can be so painful that you will no longer have the ability to walk comfortably. The application of a lubricant of some type will prevent this becoming an issue.

– Hat: Really obvious but do not overlook it. A baseball cap does not do the job in hot conditions and if it’s truly hot you will need ventilation to keep your head cool so go for a wide-brim version.

– Small tarp: This has a great deal of uses. Keeping things clean once you are folding them on the floor to get a start.

– Do not under-do the toilet paper: Get exactly what you feel you will need and double it and you will be closer to the mark. Nobody wants to run out!


– Insect-proof tent: You do not need this everywhere but it’s a guarantee of a fly-free meal or break when you want it.

– 12v compressor. If you are going on a long trip and want to let down the tyres, a little compressor is a fantastic idea.

– A puncture repair bottle- Just set the bottle on the valve, which will seal many punctures without you having to change the tyre.

– Esky: Air gap types will maintain ice for many days so this is a amazing back-up to the fridge that’s provided if you would like somewhat more capacity

– Lean nylon line (say 30 metres). This is handy to have for all kinds of reasons, such as for a clothesline.

– Camp oven: If you are able to cook on a fire, an extra pot or 2 for this can be useful. You might even consider a camp oven.

– Food: To decrease weight and volume, snap-top bags are great to maintain food where you do not need the whole package. It is worthwhile purchasing some small containers in an outdoor shop to hold things such as olive oil, powdered sugar and milk, as these are robust and easier to handle cleanly. Always have some food for a reserve that can’t be affected by heat or move off, such as freeze-dried or canned, as part of your backup supplies.

– Washing up: A long-handled washing scrubber will allow you to wash crockery in hot water without burning yourself. You do not need much detergent so this can go at a space-saving smaller jar. Do not forget a few tea towels.