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Since 2006 we've provided holidays for solo travellers. 


Holidays for Solo Travellers

We are dedicated to creating group holidays for solo travellers, in Australia and overseas. We offer a variety of trip styles; from short escapes, coach tours, cruises and active style holidays.

Our holidays for solo travellers are geared for the single or solo traveller and age-matched so it's more likely you will join a group of like-minded travellers.

Generally our trips appeal to persons who are single (without partners) but we also welcome the traveller, who although they have a partner, prefers to travel solo (maybe their partner has different travel preferences or their partner prefers not to travel at all).

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Our trips are about the spirit of 'going solo'. When you book one of our holidays you have the comfort of knowing that fellow travellers have also booked solo. However, if you are single and have a friend who'd like to come along too, feel free to book with a friend also.

Many of our holidays are exclusively for the solo traveller or single travellers. This is when the entire holiday is reserved for the arendezvous community.

Also, in some instances, we take an allotment of places for our travellers within a larger group, who may or may not be single/solo travellers. We will advise this on the holiday website (usually on the prices or itinerary page). In these cases, there will be travellers from other channels booked on the departure and they may be single, partnered or otherwise travelling as friends. For these holidays where our community makes up a portion of the group there is still the comfort of knowing there will be other single travellers in the group. Whomever the travellers, everyone in the group will have the holiday spirit.

We do not propose that our trips are intended for meeting a new partner. Even though we know of couples that have met on our trips, this would be an occasional outcome. Our trips are about the spirit of 'going solo' while enjoying a destination with a group of other solo travellers.

Hoildays are offered to destinations around Australia and across the globe and are age-matched.

For each of our holidays we define an age range. By offering an age range for each holiday we believe it's more likely to bring together a group of like-minded travellers. On a request basis, we will consider persons outside the age range of the holiday. As a guide, this is generally when the traveller is within two years outside the advertised age range.

Look for an ATAS accredited travel agent when booking travel. 

ATAS or the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, the peak industry body for Australian travel agents. AFTA measures travel agents against strict criteria. Those that meet high levels of professional standards are entrusted with national "ATAS" accreditation. 

In short, AFTA sweats the details so you don't have to. By booking with an ATAS accredited agent you can be sure that the business is trusted, reliable and experienced at providing quality travel solutions to suit you. If this isn't enough peace of mind, then here are a number of other benefits of booking with an ATAS accredited travel agent: 

  • Your very own travel specialist to tailor an itinerary to suit your needs
  • A personal advocate if you experience a problem while travelling Professional advice from a trained specialist
  • Time saving and convenience
  • Extra value and cost savings
    Additional information available from or call 1300 00 TRAVEL - AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS

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Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.


Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years
Brisbane, QLD
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years
Sydney, NSW
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'For anyone considering travelling solo in a group ... don't hesitate, I have just returned from a tour of Morocco and Spain and have met the best group of people that you can possibly hope to meet. I'm sure that we will catch up on future Encounter tours!'

Karen, 57 years
Perth, WA
Kangaroo Island Walk April 2017

April 2017

'Kangaroo Island was THE GREAT ESCAPE from the rat race. Staying up at the lighthouse in heritage listed houses was a step back in time. No internet, phones, tv, wifi ... just  sitting and conversing with like minded people was quite refreshing;  connecting with each other one on one with no interruptions of any kind.  The island is absolutely beautiful with the most gorgeous sunsets that photos do not do justice have to be there to experience them in all their glory.  It was great to connect with nature on such an intimate level. '

Sally, 53
Wollongong, NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

April 2017

'Great ocean road walk beautiful views seen only by walking the track well maintained had the best time.'

Wilma, 55 years
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'I am not a regular walker but maintain my fitness. Fraser Island walk is very achievable for novices like myself, with options to go further if your the hard core walker.  A beautiful island with scenery that is breathtaking.  At the end destination of some of our walks an amazing freshwater lake surrounded by white sand to cool off. I would highly recommend this tour. '

Marisa, 56 years
Brisbane, QLD
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'The 3 main reasons I book my holidays with Encounter: 
- everything is organised for me 
- safety & company of a group 
- age appropriate'

Rose, 50 years
Melbourne, VIC
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'Serenity in the sandy bush of Fraser Island with cool fresh swimming lakes to cool off in after long walks. Awesome 4WD travel too!'

Sarah 46 years
Melbourne, VIC
Great Ocean Road Walk

April 2017

'The Great Ocean Walk holiday was a great introduction to singles tours and walking holidays. Being in a small group with people of a similar age enabled everyone to get to know each other. Would most definitely look at another walking holiday in the future.'

Janene, 44 years
Newcastle, NSW
Tasmanian Highlights

March 2017

'A great holiday, great company and good value for money.'

Peter Van Ross, 60+

First Timers

First time to join a solo travel group? For a lot of our travellers it's their first time. You'll find our groups friendly and sociable.

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Sydney MeetUp Group. Join Us.

We have a Meet Up group for Sydney Solo Travellers. Held in the evenings, usually drinks and dinner, Sydney city location.

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Encounter Travel
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

ABN: 23 119 642 992