What to pack for a trip to Brisbane City

So you’re planning a Brisbane holiday are you? Let me tell you that you’re certainly in for a lot of fun! Brisbane is full of natural attractions, museums, theatres, shopping malls and outdoor attractions for you to enjoy.

However before your holiday can begin, there is always what annoying question of what to pack for your trip.

Whether you’re an experienced traveller or going on your first holiday, it really does pay to do a little research and be prepared for the destination you’re about to reach.

To save you the hassle, today I’ll suggest a few essential items that you mustn’t forget. As a Brisbane City accommodation provider, I like to make sure all my guests enjoy their stay with us and packing correctly goes a long way in ensuring this.

Continue reading this article to find out everything you need to pack for your Brisbane holiday (and what you don’t). Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll be more informed and will remember to pack everything that you need for a fantastic Brisbane holiday!

1. Medical supplies and toiletries

I’m sure you’ve considered packing your essential medical supplies and toiletries for your Brisbane holiday. However, make sure to pack sunblock as well. Australia is notorious for receiving abnormally high UV radiation and sunblock is the best way to protect yourself. It only takes about 10 minutes to get sunburnt in Brisbane, so do not forget your sunblock!

Also, consider carrying insect repellents, moisturisers, basic first aid supplies, antiseptic creams and Band-Aids. These will be essential if you spend time outdoors, away from your Brisbane City accommodation and shopping areas. And believe me, you will – given that Brisbane has so many outdoor attractions for you to enjoy.

2. Weather gear, shoes and clothing

Brisbane has pleasant weather all year-round. As such, when it comes to clothing and footwear, pack comfortable items. A mix of shorts and long pants and a light jacket should suffice. If you’re visiting Brisbane in summer, be sure pack some wet weather gear and an umbrella as Brisbane often cops afternoon storms. Make sure to pack sunglasses and a hat as well.  

If you’re visiting during the winter then I suggest you pack a jumper. While our winters aren’t particularly cold, it can get a little chilly if the sun isn’t out.

3. Photography equipment

Brisbane boats gorgeous scenery both in and around the city so you’ll want to make sure to remember to pack your camera. Additionally, if you’re planning on spending time out in nature, away from the comforts of your Brisbane City accommodation, then be sure to also pack extra batteries.

4. Accommodation comforts

If you’re staying in self-catered accommodation, such as the apartments here at Bridgewater Terraces, you won’t need to pack too much else.

Bridgewater Terraces offer everything ranging from towels, linen to bedding in our apartments, so you don’t need to pack any accommodation comforts. We also supply fully equipped kitchens, complete with appliances and utensils and laundry facilities. By choosing our luxurious holiday apartments as your accommodation, you’ll be able to travel light.

5. Must haves

Ok listen up; these are the ‘must have’ items to pack for your Brisbane holiday. If you pack nothing else, be sure to have lightweight luggage, comfortable footwear and lots of mosquito repellent and sunscreen.

These items will really come handy when you’re out and about exploring the city, away from your accommodation.


When you’re packing for your Brisbane holiday, make sure to pack a few essentials. These include medical supplies and toiletries, wet weather gear, shoes, clothing and photography equipment. Some ‘must haves’ include comfy footwear, sunscreen and insect repellents. If you choose to stay at our self-catered Brisbane City accommodation, you won’t need to pack accommodation comforts.

Bridgewater Terraces offer spacious self-catered holiday apartments at incredibly affordable prices. We’re located in Brisbane CBD, so you’ll be centrally located and enjoy the best that the city has to offer. Moreover, our fully furnished apartments include world-class facilities to make your holiday much more memorable.

To book your accommodation with us, drop us an email at res@bridgewaterterraces.com.au. We’ll really be glad to make you a reservation.

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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