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Singles Holidays Over 40's

Why Travel with Us?

Why Travel with Us?


  • Age-matched holiday groups
  • A room-mate matching offer to SAVE on the single supplement
  • Travel with other single-solo travellers
  • Choices in Australia & across the globe
  • Early bird savings on lots of our trips!

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You Found Us - Just for Solo Travellers!

The vast majority of our trips cater for single-solo travellers 40 years and over.  The reason is simply because there's the most demand for this age group, 40 years and over.  Also, we have some trips for under 40's. If you have not yet hit the big four zero you may like to check our holiday page for some other trips for under 40's.

What Makes Us Unique?
Encounter Travel is a travel agency and tour operator exclusively for the single or solo traveller.  We are 100% focussed on creating trips and itineraries that are the ultimate experience if you are travelling solo.

About Our Trip Styles
In simple terms we have 3 types of holidays.

  1. Tours
  2. Resort or cruise packages
  3. Walking trips

On all of your trips there will be a group leader.  When you join a tour, a professional travel director escorts the groups.  With our resort and cruise packages a group co-ordinator from Encounter Travel is there to host the group and co ordinate all the group activities and dining arrangements. For our small group walking trips an experienced outdoor walking guide/s lead the group.

Free Time or Group Time?
The answer is both. On all of our trips there are planned group activities and there’s always down time, creating freedom to make your own discoveries. One point to mention is that on our walking trips that often you are in more remote areas so mostly it’s a group experience. However, there’s also free time through the day and at end of each day when you aren’t walking and you can take time out for yourself.

More Than Just a Holiday
The big plus for all our trips is that they are more than just holiday. They are also opportunities to forge new friendships and make the most of all the socials aspects of group travel.

On all our trips you enjoy plenty of group meals. As a solo traveller, it’s a lot more fun to share a meal together and revel in the days’ highlights.

Sitting On The Fence?
If you haven't quite made up your mind about the idea of a singles’ holiday, just call us. We can answer your questions and give you more insight into our trips or any particular holiday you are considering.

Speak to one of our travel consultants, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm AEST
T: 1300 653 692.  Visit our List of Holidays and find your next adventure.

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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+

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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.   

ABN: 23 119 642 992