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What To Pack for Bali | The Best Packing List in 2023

When planning your trip, don’t forget anything by using this handy guide on what to pack for Bali. As Perth locals, we visit Bali annually and always use this list to ensure a stress-free holiday.

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What to pack for Bali



  • Supplements
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent (we use Bushman or buy SOFFELL Mosquito Repellent Lotion in Bali, which is a DEET-free mosquito repellent lotion developed for children from 6 months of age)
  • Insect bite relief cream

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Bags & Luggage

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  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss & charger
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo, conditioner and hair products
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Styling tools
  • Facial cleanser, moisturiser & products
  • Contact lenses
  • Shaving supplies
  • Make-up
  • Make-up remover
  • Nail file, clippers, & tweezers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Perfume

Clothing & Accessories

  • Underwear & socks
  • Sleepwear
  • Tops
  • Lightweight pants
  • Shorts/skirts/dresses
  • Sweater
  • Hat
  • Bathers & cover-ups
  • Sarong (handy for visiting temples)
  • Workout clothes & trainers
  • Thongs (flip-flops)/sandals
  • Dressy shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Belt
  • Rain jacket (rainy season)
  • Daypack

Hand Luggage

  • Passport
  • Travel documents & tickets
  • Copy of passport
  • Travel Insurance policy
  • Credit cards & money
  • Drivers licence
  • Emergency contacts
  • Keys
  • Phone/Tablet
  • Portable powerbank (Anker is our preferred brand, ordered from Amazon)
  • Noise-cancelling headphones (we both love our Bose ones)
  • Airline headphone adaptor
  • Camera
  • Tissues
  • Anti-bacterial wipes & Hand Sanitiser
  • Neck pillow, eye mask, & ear plugs
  • Reading material
  • Re-usable water bottle like this Hydroflask
  • Re-usable straw
  • Medication
  • Face masks
  • Sunglasses & Glasses
  • Playing cards
  • Pen & notebook
  • Lipbalm
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If you are planning to travel to Bali, I hope this packing list will make your trip easier. Try to pack light and take advantage of the cheap shopping in Bali.

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