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Answers to your questions

What Is The Maximum And Minimum Age?

Solo travel is a mindset and isn’t defined by age. We cater for everyone from 28 years to over 60’s, just not all at the same time! 

Our travellers, both first-timers and return travellers, tell us that 'age-matching' is a big part of why they find our solo trips so enjoyable. 

Each holiday is designed for an age range. This 'age-matching' approach makes it easier to bring a group of like-minded solo travellers together. One holiday may be suitable for singles aged 28 to 39 years, another for 30 to 49 years, or 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over. We consider people outside the age range of each holiday on a case-by-case basis.

Our age-matching means that you won’t be much older, or younger, than any of the other solo travellers and you can relax while travelling with like-minded singles. Many of our trips are for singles aged 45 years and above, and we find that enthusiasm for the destination or activity is a stronger uniting factor than age.

Is There An Even Mix Of Men And Women On Each Holiday?

The style of each holiday is the biggest influence on the ratio of women to men.

Our resort-style singles holidays and New Year's Eve Cruise, which are all about relaxing, dining and socialising, usually have a closer balance of men and women. Current travel industry trends show that more women are choosing to travel solo, and we see this in our bookings too.


For other trips, like active singles holidays, leisurely touring or our cruises for solo travellers, we don’t make a commitment to any gender balance. Our guests tell us that the destination and the opportunity to travel with a social bunch of solo travellers are the biggest drawcards, rather than a focus on the gender balance of a trip.

Are Encounter Travel's Singles Holidays About Dating?

We’re keeping it friendly. We know some people hear ‘singles holidays’ and think ‘dating’... but that’s not what we’re about. That’s not to say you won’t meet your match while on the holiday ... but if that’s your main goal, an Encounter Travel holiday probably isn’t the right place to find it!

Do I Have To Be Single To Be A Solo Traveller?

Everyone is welcome, although most of our trips appeal to single travellers (that is, people without partners). We also welcome travellers who, although they have a partner, prefer to travel solo.

Our trips are all about the spirit of 'going solo'.

Everyone who comes on an Encounter Travel holiday is excited about the adventure ahead, leaving behind their everyday life and being open to the experiences travel can bring. 

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 together. Whether you book alone or with a friend, you’ll feel you’re a part of the group as everyone explores new places and destinations together.

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Roommates

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.

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
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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.   


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