According to the EU’s Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, British luxury travellers are some of the biggest spenders on holidays, with almost seven out of ten intending to spend more on trips now compared with pre-pandemic times. This comes as no surprise, especially since luxury holidays offer opportunities to relax in high-quality resorts and visit some of the most popular destinations.

One popular luxury travel destination is Australia, where you can stay in five-star accommodations like the Four Seasons Hotel in the historic Rocks district in Sydney. There are incredible experiences to be had in the Land Down Under – from enjoying fine wine at Restaurant Hubert and visiting the Opera House to swimming in the grand beach of Mirage Whitsundays. But before you pack your bags, keep in mind that even the perfect vacation requires that you pack a few travel essentials. Here are the ultimate travel essentials for a luxury holiday in Australia:


The Cancer Council Australia warns that the country has some of the highest ultraviolet (UV) indexes worldwide, so be sure to pack protective eyewear. Surfing at Bells Beach or glamping at Sal Salis Wilderness Camp during your trip can expose your eyes to excessive UV rays that could cause cataracts. Oakley sunglasses are a great option if you’re looking for luxury sunnies that offer great protection. The Holbrook and Sylas sunglasses include 100% UV protection and Prizm lens technology that enhances colour for better visibility and are impact-resistant thanks to their lightweight O Matter frame material – all hallmarks of quality eyewear. Packing high-quality sunnies that combine style and function is the perfect way to avoid eye problems during your holiday.

Sun cream

Aside from your eyes, your skin is also at risk of sun damage. The Sydney North Health Network reported that UV levels in Australia can cause sunburn in just 11 minutes on a fine summer day. Whether you’re relaxing outside your Beachfront Suite on Lizard Island or strolling through the Royal Botanic Garden, applying sun cream is important to avoid the risks of premature skin ageing and sunburn. MECCA’s To Save Face Superscreen is a viable option, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 for optimum protection against harmful UV rays. You also won’t have to worry about applying this sunscreen if you wear makeup, as it is non-greasy and has no white cast, and it even hydrates your skin with vitamin E and glycerin.

Medicine kit

Wherever you go, a medicine kit is always essential to pack, especially if you have personal medications. Although most luxury hotels and beaches are in accessible locations, there may not always be a pharmacy or hospital nearby, especially if you plan on staying at premium, secluded areas surrounded by nature like Silky Oaks Lodge. Aside from your prescription medications, you can also include paracetamol tablets for headaches and antihistamines if you have allergies or often get travel sickness. A medicine kit will come in handy if you need to take certain meds while in transit, whether you’re flying into the country or simply transferring from somewhere like Silky Oaks to the beautiful Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation.

Action camera

You can never go on a luxury holiday without documenting your trip, especially if you want to capture the beautiful landscapes of Australia. Swimming at the pristine beaches and pools at Bedarra Island Resort and surfing at the famous Crescent Head are some of the most relaxing and thrilling activities you can experience, so be sure to pack an action camera that can take photos even when you’re in the water. That way, you can immortalise a one-of-a-kind luxury travel experience. To ensure excellent video quality for your water adventures, try the GoPro Hero 12 – it’s waterproof for up to 10 metres with a hydrophobic coating to prevent water damage.

Australia is a gateway to many luxurious experiences, from staying at top-notch tropical havens and five-star hotels to basking in immaculate beaches. Don’t forget to pack these essentials for a safe and overall enjoyable trip.