The travel tech essentials you need for travelling overseas

When it comes to international travel and the best in travel technology, we've got you covered. From noise-cancelling earphones to portable chargers and international roaming, take a look at what you could take.
· 28 May 2024 · 4 minute read

Our guide to travel tech can help prepare you for travelling overseas.

Imagine taking your first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. You've dreamt about this your entire life - you're in complete awe, you grab your phone to capture this thrilling moment forever and... the battery's gone flat. Packing the right travel tech gear can make a world of difference when you're travelling overseas.

From international roaming, powerbanks that keep your devices charged and ready-to-go, to noise cancelling headphones for those long-haul flights, embark on your journey with all the must-have products savvy travellers swear by.

Apple essentials for travel overseas

So compact and easy to use, Apple products are made for travelling overseas. Explore our list of Apple essentials to stock up on before you board.

Image - Apple travel essentials from left to right: Apple Watch Series 9, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen), Apple Pencil.


Perfect for when you're off the beaten track, the Apple Watch Series 9 GPS + Cellular is lightweight at just 32.1 grams, and features International Emergency Calling and water resistance to 50 metres. It also has GPS and is international roaming compatible. Not to mention, this is the first Apple product with carbon-neutral case and band combinations.

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With Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode and a customisable fit for all-day comfort, the Apple AirPods (2nd generation) are built for travel. Featuring groundbreaking audio performance and an Apple-designed H2 chip, the force behind AirPods Pro, pushes advanced audio performance even further. And with superior three-dimensional sound and battery life, it improves on the best features of AirPods Pro in a big way.

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The Apple Pencil is perfect for notetaking, sketching, annotating, journaling and more. It attaches magnetically to your iPad for storage with a snap, and pairs and charges with USB-C. It also features pixel-perfect precision, tilt sensitivity and low drawing latency.

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Techy treats for international travel or an Australian adventure

Discover the latest tech gadgets to keep your devices charged and your ears entertained while in the air and on the road.

Image - Travel tech gadgets from left to right: Sprout Magnetic Wireless Powerbank, Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones, Mophie Snap+ Multi-Device Travel Charger.


Recharge on the go and never miss a moment with the Sprout Magnetic Wireless Powerbank. Offering a 6000mAh capacity and 15W output, this handy device will quickly become your charging essential, with pass-through power technology, allowing you to stay connected. Its compact, pocket-friendly design was carefully crafted to attach seamlessly to your phone without interfering with your camera. Best of all, this powerbank is MagSafe compatible to create a precise charging alignment.

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Block out the noise on the plane with Sony's Noise Cancelling Headphones, it's WH-1000XM4 pushes the boundaries of wireless headphone technology, to deliver an exceptional audio experience. And a refined design promises even better wearing comfort, whilst premium sound is assured, thanks to Sony's updated HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 and suite of other Sony audio technologies.

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The Snap+ Multi-Device Travel Charger has everything you need to charge while on the go. Designated wireless charging spots for your phone and AirPods provide a shared output of up to 5W-15W. It also has a USB-C port and a USB-A port, so you can plug in two additional devices to charge. And best of all, this travel charger folds neatly into a bundle to fit easily in your bag.

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Internationally roam if you want to

Travel internationally with the confidence that you can keep in touch with loved ones back home, with international roaming.

Image - Stay in contact while overseas with the help of international roaming.


When you activate international roaming on your phone, it allows you to travel overseas while continuing to use your mobile service in eligible destinations.

Whether you're on a mobile plan or pre-paid service, there's an international roaming solution for you. And depending on your service type, you can choose from options including:

Stay connected with Samsung

With exceptional camera performance and sleek design, a Samsung phone makes the perfect travel companion.

Image - Samsung phones from left to right: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy A35.


Enjoy compact with impact. Designed with durable, lightweight materials and a zero-gap hinge, Galaxy Z Flip5 is a full-screen smartphone experience that folds perfectly into your pocket or micro bag. And its folding glass technology allows you to shoot hands-free, run multiple apps across screens and get creative with your travel adventures.

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Help break down language barriers like never before. Thanks to 'Live Translate', you can now get real-time interpretation while you're on the phone. And with the most megapixels on a Galaxy smartphone and AI processing, Galaxy S24 Ultra sets the standard for image quality every time you hit the shutter.

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The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G features a premium design of intuitive flat housing with elegant glass back. Clear, crisp photos and videos capturing vibrant colours and fine details day or night - perfect for capturing all the unforgettable travel moments.

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Turn your Telstra Plus points into tunes

Looking for a clever way to use your Telstra Plus points? Why not put them towards a treat to take on your trip.

Image - Telstra Plus rewards from left to right: JBL Go3 Bluetooth Speaker, Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Bluetooth Speaker, Urbanista Austin Everyday Earbuds.


The JBL Go3 portable bluetooth speaker features bold styling and rich JBL Pro Sound. With its new eye-catching edgy design, colourful fabrics and expressive details this a must-have accessory for your travels. It’s IP67 waterproof and dustproof to keep you listening come rain or shine, and with its integrated loop, you can carry it anywhere.

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The Wonderboom 3 is the Ultraportable Bluetooth® speaker with that notoriously bigger sound that’s extra sharp and fully loaded with big bass. It's dust and water resistant, has wireless capability and has a 14-hour battery life. Blast it indoors and out.

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Focus on the fun without any of the fuss with the Urbanista earbuds offering a comfortable secure fit (even during more strenuous outdoor activities). Its pocket-sized case can be charged for providing a total 20 hours of playtime. Plus, these earbuds are splash resistant and offer voice assistant support.

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And if you're not yet a Telstra Plus member, join for free and earn points towards a fabulous range of travel essentials to take on your next big overseas trip.

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