Packing for a trip can be a nightmare. You never seem to have quite enough space, and figuring out what essentials to bring feels impossible - especially when you're flying overseas. Different destinations have different needs, and forgetting that eyemask or your favourite noise-cancelling headphones can put a damper on your whole adventure.

Thankfully, for those passing through Tullamarine, forgetting something doesn't have to mean going without. Laneway, Melbourne Airport’s duty free online shopping platform, makes it so easy and convenient to pre-order all your travel must-haves and pick them up at the airport. Yes, you can now shop for travel essentials online even before landing at Tullamarine!

From toiletries to travel gadgets, Laneway makes sure you have everything you need for a seamless journey. So, ditch the packing panic and keep reading to find out the top travel essentials you can pre-order from Laneway to make your next trip a breeze.

Why Pre-Order Your Travel Needs on Laneway?

Forget the overflowing suitcases and frantic last-minute dashes to the shops! Here’s why pre-ordering your travel essentials on Laneway is the best way to travel:

  • Skip the Last-Minute Scramble: Forget rushing around the airport searching for that missing sunscreen or extra charger. Pre-order on Laneway and pick it up when you land, saving you precious time and frustration.
  • More Space, Less Stress: No more fighting to fit everything in your suitcase and carry-on bag. Pre-order your travel must-haves, and you'll have more room for souvenirs and those cute clothes you just have to have. Plus, you reduce the risk of having to pay excess baggage fees on your checked luggage.
  • Duty Free Deals: Laneway offers duty free savings on all your travel essentials, from neck pillows and water bottles to skincare essentials and snacks. That means more money to explore Melbourne and the rest of Australia.
  • Convenience is King: Pre-order from the comfort of your couch, your car, or wherever you are, then pick up your items at a designated spot at the airport. Easy, breezy!
  • Security Compliance: No more scrambling to decant your toiletries into travel-size containers that meet carry-on restrictions. Just pick them up when you land and sail through security with confidence.

Top Travel Must-Haves from Laneway

Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, there are just some things you can’t fly without. Here are some of the must-have travel items that are just a click away on Laneway:

  • Hydrating heroes: A reusable water bottle or tumbler from Kinto is a lifesaver. Not only will you stay hydrated on the flight, but you can refill it throughout your trip, saving money and reducing plastic waste.
  • Travel Adapters: Travelling overseas? Don't get caught out with the wrong plug! Pre-order a universal travel adapter on Laneway to keep your phone, cameras, airpods, kindle, and other devices juiced up wherever you roam.
  • Compression socks: High-quality compression socks from brands like Ostrich Pillow are a lifesaver, especially for long-haul flights. They help improve circulation and reduce fatigue so your feet stay comfy no matter how long you’re sitting on the plane.
  • Travel Pillow: A good travel pillow is worth its weight in gold. Especially on long-haul flights, a memory foam neck pillow can make all the difference. Laneway has a best-selling selection of travel pillows from Korjo to help you catch some shut-eye on the plane or on road trips.
  • Wristwatch: Keep track of your schedule with a reliable wristwatch. They’re pretty handy, especially when you’re travelling through different time zones. Laneway has a variety of watches from Casio, Sekonda, and Swatch, so you can find one that's both stylish and functional.

Travel Essentials for Women

Shopping for your next getaway? Laneway's got your back, girl! Whether you're jetting off on a weekend getaway or globetrotting for months, here's what you can snag to make your travels a breeze:

  • Sun care: Look out for sunscreen and moisturising serums from brands like Aesop or Lancome. Don't forget your sunglasses – maybe a classic pair from Ray-Ban or Oakley?
  • Toiletry Bag Essentials: From body wash to makeup, Laneway’s got your toiletry needs covered with options from brands like Jo Malone London, Jurlique, Mac, Clarins, and more.
  • Skincare Basics: Pre-order a moisturiser from Kiehl’s, a lip balm from Givenchy, and a hand cream from L'Occitane to keep yourself feeling fresh throughout your trip.
  • Hair tools: Manage your hair on the go with scrunchies and hair bands from Slip.
  • Fragrances: Whether you’re looking for high-end brands like Gucci and Hermes or signature scents from Elizabeth Arden and Juicy Couture, Laneway’s got an array of options so you can stay fresh on the go.

Must-Have Travel Items for Men on the Go

For men looking to streamline their travel gear, here’s what you can pre-order from Laneway to stay prepared and stylish:

  • Shaving and Grooming Essentials: Maintain your grooming routine no matter where you are in the world with shaving creams and serums from AESOP or facial cleansers from Clinique and Shiseido.
  • Sunglasses: Choose from high-quality options from brands such as Montblanc to protect your eyes.
  • Fragrances: Keep fresh with scents from distinguished brands like Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Viktor & Rolf, and more.

Travel Essentials for a Smooth Trip with Your Little One

Travelling with your little ones calls for extra planning and the right travel essentials. But no worries, Laneway’s got heaps of travel accessories for a comfortable, entertaining, and stress-free journey for the entire family:

  • Fun toys: A few good toys can keep the tears at bay. Don’t forget to pre-order a cuddly stuffed animal from Windmill Toys.
  • Card games: We’ve got a range of packable card games from The School of Life, great for keeping older siblings busy.
  • Gentle skincare: Keep their skin soft and rash-free with gentle baby creams and balms from Kiehl’s and Endota.
  • Sweet treats: A little chocolate or candy from Toblerone or Cadbury can work wonders in a pinch.
  • Soothing ointments: Be prepared for any skin irritations or minor injuries with a soothing Paw Paw ointment from Topo.

Must-Have Items for International Travels

Preparing for international travel involves a bit more than packing your bags. You've got long flights ahead and new regulations to consider. Fortunately, Laneway makes it easy to check off those last-minute travel essentials before you fly. Here’s what you should consider grabbing from Laneway to make your international journey smoother:

  • Travel Adapters: Electric plugs can vary per country. So, if you’re travelling overseas, make sure to pre-order a travel adapter.
  • Passport Covers and Organizers: Keep your travel documents safe and accessible.
  • Health Kits: Don’t forget to add motion sickness bands, travel-size sanitisers, and hand creams to your cart.

Pre-Ordering Travel Accessories on Laneway

Grabbing your travel essentials at duty free prices takes no more than a few clicks on Laneway. Here’s how:

  • Visit the Laneway Site: First, head to https://laneway.melbourneairport.com.au/
  • Enter Your Travel Details: Input your departure or arrival date at Melbourne Airport to ensure the items will be ready when you are.
  • Pick Your Travel Needs: Browse through our wide selection of travel essentials. When you find what you need, click “Add to Cart.”
  • Proceed to Checkout: Click on “Proceed to checkout” when you’re ready to finalise your purchase.
  • Select Payment Method: We accept major credit cards as well as Alipay and WeChat Pay.
  • Place Your Order: Confirm everything is correct and click “Place Order.” You’ll see an order confirmation on your screen and will also receive an email confirmation.

Once you arrive at Melbourne Airport, head to the designated collection points at Terminal 2. Make sure to have your passport and order confirmation email handy for verification.

Disclaimer: Only passengers travelling internationally from/to Melbourne Airport can purchase goods via the Laneway. Please note that some goods may have minimum age requirements (for example alcohol/tobacco) and ID will need to be provided at the time you collect the goods from the relevant collection point. Purchases of alcohol and tobacco via the Laneway must not be made by any person who is under 18 years of age.

Top Packing Tips for Overseas Trips

A jaunt to the other side of the world is exciting, no doubt about that. But anyone who's ever wrestled with a bulging suitcase knows it can also be stressful. Here are some tips to help you pack like a pro, keeping things neat and easy to find:

  • Prepare a Checklist: Make a packing list well before your trip. This helps you avoid last-minute packing panics and ensures you don't forget anything important.
  • Maximise Space: Use packing cubes to keep your clothes compact and your suitcase organised. They make it easier to find what you need without disrupting everything else. Dedicate each cube to a type of clothing—like tops in one, bottoms in another, and so on.
  • Power Up with a Portable Charger: A powerbank keeps your phone and other devices juiced up, especially on long journeys or layovers with limited outlets. Look for one with USB ports, and make sure to bring USB-C cables to charge multiple devices.
  • Zip It Up: Always double-check that your zippers are closed properly to avoid any suitcase explosions in the airport.
  • Prepare for In-flight Boredom: Pack Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds, for listening to music or watching movies.
  • Double-Check Your Carry-on: Pack a change of clothes, your toothbrush, and any medications you need in your carry-on bag. This way, if your checked luggage gets delayed, you'll have what you need until it arrives. Don’t forget to pack a travel blanket to stay cosy on the plane or some earplugs to block out cabin noise.
  • Label Your Luggae: A sturdy luggage tag with your contact information helps lost luggage find its way back to you.
  • Plan for Peace of Mind: Always have backups of important documents and digital copies saved online.

For the most hassle-free trip, make sure to pre-order your travel needs on Laneway at least 24 hours before landing at Melbourne Airport. It's simple, fast, and lets you skip the hassle of last-minute shopping or panicking at the airport because your charger doesn’t fit into the outlet. Shop on Laneway now and check off those travel must-haves from your list!