Packing Hotel Based

Brisbane group

Technical equipment

Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)
Walking poles (strongly recommended for all over 25 years old!)

Clothing suggestions

Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)
Waterproof over trousers (or big plastic poncho)
Sun hat or peaked cap
One pair shorts
One pair lightweight walking trousers
Two T-shirts (anything but cotton, wool is best as it is quick to dry and doesn’t smell. Synthetic is also fine – smells but also quick to dry)
Good quality walking socks

Other essential items

Day pack
Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry
Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)
Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)
Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres
Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).

Optional items

Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate
Waterproof map case
Ear plugs (if you are sensitive to noise, sleeping in different places always means different noises!)
Buff – good for keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.
Swimsuit (you never know)

Additional items for Independent Groups

GPS or Mobile phone with GPS