Essential Hiking Gear for Australia – Checklist & Tips from Anaconda


What is the essential hiking gear for Australia?

There are endless hiking trails in Australia and the experts at Anaconda have partnered with us to share with you their tips for the best hiking gear and accessories for Australia whether you do a short day hike, go multi-day camping, or maybe even four-wheel driving!

Essential hiking gear for AustraliaHiking around Uluru in Outback Australia

Hiking in Australia is most enjoyable when comfort is optimised, and every Australian appreciates convenient solutions for exploring our amazing countryside.

With so much to see and do, it’s surprising that accessing quality hiking gear for Australia outside of niche ‘disposal’ stores was a real problem in the past.

About Anaconda Australia

Hiking in Australia

Change began with the arrival of Anaconda in 2004, and less than fifteen years later the company now boasts 50+ stores, 1200+ team members, and a comprehensive online shopping experience with reach around Australia and the world.

Anaconda was an ambitious move by a successful Australian retailing family, and it’s a success story worth celebrating.

It was a long time coming, but Australia now has a nation-wide chain of hiking and camping superstores and specialist outlets.  

Safety is a high priority on outback adventures, making name-brand hiking boots, hiking pants, hiking backpacks and hiking accessories important.

Reliability is paramount, with the essential equipment selected according to the destination, the weather, and hiking group preferences.

However, specialist retailers like Anaconda mix high quality products with a lowest price guarantee, so you know you are onto a good thing.

Anaconda membership

When making a hiking gear and accessories checklist it’s a smart move to choose quality over cheap throwaway products, and Anaconda stores are the answer.

Savings are ramped up regularly with Anaconda sale specials and Anaconda Adventure Club membership (free to join) for exclusive club discounts and events.

Hiking Gear for Australia Checklist

Hiking in Australia

Your hiking gear and accessories checklist for Australia doesn’t have to be extensive, but all gear should be lightweight, strong and purposeful.

Check frequently for Anaconda membership specials online or at Anaconda store locations near you.

If considering a long hike or trek spanning days or weeks, make sure to consult with experts prior to departure and notify the local ranger or other authority regarding your plans.

Here are a few essentials for a day trip or hike through Australia’s magical countryside:

  • Hiking backpack with suitable storage compartments
  • Sturdy, purpose-designed hiking boots (waterproof)
  • Lightweight and water-resistant hiking clothes
  • Water bottle/bladder designed for hiking
  • Quality map and compass
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency whistle
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunblock
  • Compact torch, pocket-knife, matches

Anaconda Australia are the go-to hiking store.

Our extensive range includes hiking boots for women and hiking sandals that are hand-chosen for tough wearing in Australian conditions, where the coast, country, rainforests and outback are all within reach.

Anaconda hiking boots include big names such as The North Face, Merrell, and KEEN, to name a few.

Camping Accessories for Australia
Camping in AustraliaCamping in Kakadu National Park, Australia

If you are planning a multi-day adventure by 4WD or camper van, you will be inspired by innovative Anaconda solutions for outdoor furniture, lighting, power, electronics and a whole lot more.

Here are some multi-day camping, hiking and 4WD suggestions:

  • Dune 4WD Rooftop Tent (120cm or 140cm)
  • Dometic Cool-Ice ice box
  • Black Diamond Revolt F17 Headlamp
  • Jetboil Flash Cooking System
  • Leatherman Wave Plus Button Sheath, the ultimate multi-tool
  • Tasco 10 x 42 Offshore Waterproof Binocular

The outdoor choices are all yours at Anaconda stores.

Check out our impressive hiking gear and accessories range online or head on down to your nearest Anaconda retail store for more expert advice and inspiration.

Do you have questions about hiking gear and accessories for Australia? Or what to pack for Australia? Leave a comment below!


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