What to pack?

The immersion will be about a week and a half yet we suggest you only bring 8 days’ worth of clothes to keep your pack compact. You will need a main pack and the day pack provided by Red Earth. When packing any items, please try to avoid packing ostentatious or expensive brand-type clothing. As a rule of thumb, your bag should weigh no more than 10kg.


  • Slightly more formal clothes for travelling
  • 8 T-shirts (including one long-sleeve)
  • 3 pairs of shorts (including 1 that can get wet eg. board shorts)
  • 10 pairs of socks and underwear
  • 2 pairs of longer pants (for night time eg. tracksuit pants)
  • 1 warm jumper (+ thermals and a beanie if traveling to Central Australia in the winter)
  • 2 pairs of closed shoes (inc. 1 that can get wet),
  • 1 pair of thongs/sandals.
  • 1 broad-brimmed hat
  • 1 light raincoat (disposable ponchos are great)
  • 1 towel


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Other hygiene products
  • Any required medication


  • Sleeping bags
  • Small travel pillow


  • Student ID Card
  • Main Pack (approx. 60L).
  • Small day backpack (approx. 25L – provided by Red Earth prior to your Immersion)
  • Flashlight (headlights are a good choice) & Spare Batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Plastic bag for dirty/wet clothing
  • Maximum $100 cash (no more): money for food during transit
  • Fly net (Central Australia only)

Please do not bring:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Cameras (Red Earth will provide a DSLR camera)
  • Music Players or other electronics
  • Jewellery

Our Stories

What to pack?

“The stunning beauty of the region was the first impact as well as the warmth of the welcome we received. I really enjoyed the time we spent with the local people, watching the boys learn new things as well as their teamwork and support of each other.”   Read More