Travel Hacks

Travel Hacks: What to Pack In Your Long-Haul Hand Luggage

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  August 07, 2018

With the promise of epic New Zealand holidays ahead, nothing can dull your buzz. All that’s standing in the way of you and exploring a slice of what our incredible planet has to offer is a single flight.

Long-haul flights are always much less of a hassle when you have everything you need. Aside from the obvious (your travel documents and passport!), here are a few hand luggage essentials we don’t think you should forget. And don’t worry, you can thank us when you arrive.

Amazing holidays in New Zealand - Pack for your action filled trip

Ear Plugs And An Eye Mask

If you want to make sure you’ll be able to say buh-bye to unwelcome light and noise so you’ll actually get some sleep during your flight, you know what you’ve gotta do.


Because, who doesn’t love snacks? Seriously though, plane food isn’t always the best and feeling hungry on a flight isn’t fun. Pack some of your faves, sit back, and snack until your heart (and stomach!) is content.

Essential Toiletries

Planes aren’t renowned for being the cleanest of places so you’re going to want to bring a few essentials to make sure you still feel human on the other side. Think face wipes, moisturiser, toothpaste and a travel toothbrush, and eye drops. Oh, and hand sanitiser will probably become your new BFF.

Charging Cables

Imagine that you’ve loaded up your phone or tablet with great tunes, your favourite boxsets and some films you’ve been meaning to watch for ages, you plug your headphones in and sit back ready to get stuck in only to find that you’ve only got 20% battery left. Nightmare. Don’t. Forget. Your. Charging. Cables.

Some Fresh Threads For Your New Zealand Holidays

After being stuck on a plane for such a long time, the last thing you’ll want is to be immediately too hot or too cold when all you really want to do is stretch your legs a bit. Pack a seasonally and climate-appropriate change of clothes and you’ll hop off your flight feeling fresh as.

Fresh threads to throw in your bag for your New Zealand trip - Be prepared for any weather

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