The Australasia & Pacific region’s key destinations are Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific. These are the ultimate long-haul trips – big landscapes, towering mountains and remote island beaches all beckon, and travellers make the most of them with a stay of at least two weeks, often much longer. Luggage Mule’s generous 30kg allowance means you can ship plenty of luggage to Australasia & Pacific, giving you all the clothes, gadgets and home comforts you need for an extended trip. Whether you’re living it up in Sydney, diving the Great Barrier Reef, camping out at Uluru or relaxing on the sands of Tonga or Fiji, our Australasia & Pacific luggage shipping service will help you feel at home on the other side of the world.
Packing for Australasia & Pacific
Weather: There’s huge variation in climate across the region, from the arid interior of Australia to the tropical islands of the Pacific and the micro-climates of New Zealand. Wherever you’re headed, it’s worth packing a diverse wardrobe so you’re ready for anything. And if you’re headed to Australia in the summer months, don’t forget sun protection – plenty of sun cream and a sunhat are advisable.
Technology: Fancy listening to cricket on the beach, or bringing your photography kit to capture those amazing landscapes? Luggage Mule’s 30kg allowance lets you ship all your tech and gadgets, from cameras to radios to GPS units for long hikes. Remember to pack your power adapter – you’ll need 220V / 50hz for New Zealand and Australia.
Shopping: Bit of a shopaholic? Whatever you do, don’t exceed your airline shipping allowance. Many airlines charge £10 per kilo of extra luggage, which can be quite a hit to the wallet. With Luggage Mule’s generous allowances you’ll be able to ship all your holiday purchases right back to your doorstep.
Customs: Getting through customs can be tricky when you’re travelling beyond the borders of Europe. Make sure you don’t fall foul of the rules. See our Luggage Mule prohibited list page for information on what you can and cannot ship.
Shipping sports equipment to Australasia & Pacific
Bicycle Shipping: There’s some superb cycling in Australasia & Pacific, with countless off-road trails in Australia and a legendary scenic route down Tasmania’s east coast between Launceston and St Helens. If you’d rather tackle it all on your own wheels, Luggage Mule can help out by shipping your bike to Australasia & Pacific. With our bicycle shipping service, your bike will be there when you arrive – so all you have to worry about is enjoying the ride.
Ski Shipping: Each year from June to October, skiers and snowboarders migrate to the mountains of New Zealand for one of the best ski seasons the world has to offer. On the South Island, you’ll find the Selwyn Six ski area within a few hours’ drive of Christchurch, and more options around Methven and Mackenzie. Meanwhile, the North Island offers Mount Ruapehu, one of the few skiable volcanoes in the world. Get ahead of the curve and ship your skis direct to the resort of your choice with Luggage Mule.
Golf Shipping: Australia and New Zealand boast some of the most attractive golf courses in the world. Don’t make do with unfamiliar hired clubs – with Luggage Mule’s golf club shipping service you can send your own clubs to the golf resort of your choice, so they’ll be ready and waiting when you arrive.