You’ve booked an off-road adventure – it’s an exciting time and all too easy to forget to pack something important. Whether your first or 81st off-road adventure, you don’t want to forget the following: 

The Right Tyres 

This isn’t exactly something that you pack but your off-road adventure will quickly come to an end if you don’t have the right tyres. With off-road tyres (and potentially even a lift for your vehicle), you can ensure safe travel across tricky terrains and in all weathers. 

First Aid Kit 

We like to think that nothing will go wrong while on an adventure, but the truth is that something could happen at any time. It doesn’t even need to be anything major – you might just need a covering for a blister. With a first aid kit, you have the basics should anybody need it. 

Navigational Items 

If you’re treating this off-road adventure as a device-free trip, you’ll also need to think about the navigation. Perhaps you’ll use a GPS device or even go old school with a compass and map. No-device trips seem like a good idea until you get lost and find that there’s no map in the car. 

Spare Tyre (and Repair Kit) 

With all the off-road travel, it’s best to prepare for all eventualities. Even if you have a model designed for off-roading, all it takes is one awkwardly shaped rock to cause problems. Therefore, you should have a repair kit and maybe even a full spare tyre. It’s also best to deflate your tyres prior to entering a trail head, so an onboard compressor will be necessary for inflating and deflating your tyres. Consider contacting a Toowoomba 4×4 tyre specialist about ideal tyre pressure for specific terrain so that you get the most out of your vehicle when driving it offroad.  

Items for All Terrains

When planning an off-road adventure, most people get an image in their mind without realising that the true adventure could differ. Therefore, you need to plan for all terrains and all environments. This includes sunblock, dust mask, axe (for cutting down debris), space blanket, waterproof clothing, and emergency flares. 

Camping Items 

The longer the trip, the more you will appreciate some high-quality camping items. For example, this includes: 

  • LED lights (including a head torch) 
  • Portable camp stove (you want delicious food, right?) 
  • Gas canisters 
  • Cutlery, plates, and cups 
  • LED lantern 
  • Table and chairs 
  • Basic tool kit 

Spare Key 

When on an off-road adventure, you’ll be in and out of your vehicle constantly. You’ll continually move items between the camping spot and the vehicle, and this makes it easy to lock your keys inside the vehicle. Suddenly, you’re in the middle of nowhere with very little for external communication and a locked vehicle. 

Therefore, it’s best to have a spare key somewhere on your person or in a bag that stays with you. If necessary, put the spare key in a waist bag with other valuable items like cards, cash, and house keys. 

Fire Extinguisher 

Even if you have lots of experience with off-road adventures and cooking on the go, a fire extinguisher is a basic safety measure that everybody should have. If something goes wrong when cooking dinner, you can extinguish flames within seconds rather than potentially causing an emergency. 


After remembering everything else, you shouldn’t then forget your vehicle and personal documentation. This includes a driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance, and anything else you think is important. If you’ve made any bookings, keep the paperwork as proof. 

Extra Items 

You might also pack the following: 

  • Pocket knife 
  • Duct tape 
  • Extra batteries for navigational items and torches 
  • Toolkit for vehicle 
  • Wire cutters and engine oil (and WD-40) 
  • Clothing for all weathers 
  • Snacks for hikes and other time away from the car

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