Plan The Ultimate Road Trip With This Checklist

Take the stress out of organising your summer road trip with our handy printable check list.

Plan The Ultimate Road Trip With This Checklist

It covers care for your car, what you might need if you find yourself in a tricky situation, basic essentials to have with you, some items to help make the trip comfortable and fun, and a quick list of looking after your home while you’re gone.

The most important thing is to have fun, take lots of photos and soak up all of the scenery and experiences Australia has to offer.

Car Care

The most essential item for your road trip (besides you) is your car! So it’s obvious to start with making sure your car is road trip ready! Getting your car serviced ahead of time is the best option, but you should at least check the following:

In case of emergency

Make sure you and your travel companions are looked after by preparing and packing some essential supplies to help you in case of a breakdown situation.

Basic essentials

All the practical things you’re likely to need for a long summery drive across this big brown land:

Up the comfort and entertainment level
Home check list

When you’re on your road trip, the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about things back at home. Depending on the length of your trip, you could do the following for some piece of mind:

Re-check route conditions

It’s worth re-checking your route a couple of days before you leave to check on any potential detours, road blocks or adverse conditions that might affect you.