Whether you’re 28 or 58 or any adult age for that matter, single and feeling the constraints of routine, (and COVID confinement), could a holiday fling be just what you need? Picture pretty sunsets, cocktail hour, dinner cooked for you, some local distractions, chill time by the pool and of course some company.

When you pick the right kind of fling, there’s no denying it’s good for the mind and body.  But there may be something holding you back and reasons why you’ve avoided a fling, or it’s been a while.  Perhaps you’re newly single and faced with the prospect of holiday planning for the first time without a significant other.  Or, you’re just out of practice of honouring yourself with a fling. 

Let’s get straight to it – here’s 3 options to throw yourself straight into that holiday fling! 

  1. Under 45? Find Your Freedom on Fraser Island 
  1. Over 45? Check Out Daydream Island 
  1. Or Peppers Salt Resort in Kingscliff for the Over 45’s


I hope we’re on the same track here?  ….. a short break to rejuvenate the soul.


It’s Not a  ‘Singles Holiday’
I’ve been a bit cheeky to elude to the idea of romance because this is not one of those ‘singles holidays’ as we’re not in the dating game but maybe I caught your attention.  But, we know how to  package up all the right ingredients for a fun getaway and in the company of other solo travellers – a picture perfect fling for any solo traveller keen to get away but not alone.

Our three new Freedom Escapes have just been announced:

Fraser Island, QLD Freedom Escape. Solos Only 28 to 45 Years

Visit some of the top highlights of Fraser Island while enjoying a four tar resort stay and after exploring by land, there’s a half day out on the custom built Sea Explorer, cruising along the western coast of Fraser Island.

In the evenings; enjoy the island sunset, kick back with a drink and mingle with your cohort of island revellers seeking the best from this incredible sand isle visit.  This is an unforgettable escape blended with the perfect balance of group excursions and chill time.  

28 - 45 years? Find Out More

Sea Explorer Fraser Island with Encounter Travel
Sea Explorer Excursion, West Coast Fraser Island
Sunset Fraser Island with Encounter Travel
Sunset Fraser Island
Pool Kingfisher Bay with Encounter Travel
Pool at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingscliff, NSW Freedom Escape. Solos Only 45 Years+

Revel in this 4 night break in northern New South Wales on the beautiful and peaceful Tweed Coast. We’ve packaged up your stay to take in the highlights of the region and your Kingscliff accommodation is a destination in itself - a leisurely coastal resort in Salt Village with a breezy seaside atmosphere. You’ll have the perks of joining in for some group dinners and hanging out with your new buddies in our resort escape group for pre dinner drinks or whatever takes your fancy.

45 Years or Over? Find Out More

Peppers Salt Kingscliff Encounter Travel
View across main pool, Peppers Salt Resort and Spa

Daydream Island, QLD Freedom Escape. Solos Only 45 Years+

You can daydream the days away in the beautiful Whitsundays. It’s four nights created with group dining, and a highlight day out to the stunning Whitehaven Beach on Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour. Dining is included across the resort and there’s more than enough time to mix up chill time and time to mingle with your escape buddies.

45 Years or Over? Find Out More

Ferry to Daydream Island with Encounter Travel
Daydream Island, Whitsundays Queensland
Lover's Cove Daydream Island
Ocean Rafting day out with Encounter Travel
Ocean Rafting, Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays, Queensland

‘Freedom Escapes’ are a rejig of our long-standing resort getaways, aimed at avoiding the challenges of covid-19 cross state travel bans. They are trips that can still depart even when there are state by state travel bans. Where travel bans are in place by state, we expect groups of 8 - 16 solos as a guide.

This is the perfect short break if you’re seeking out a resort stay but like to have some company during your stay. Unlike our other bigger group resort trips they’re not fully hosted, however with a local guided trip and other arranged meet ups and dinners pre arranged, you can take advantage of the perks of joining up with other solo holiday makers (and in your age group). If you’re an independent solo traveller with a happy social disposition you should find these are the ideal blend of ‘me time’ and time to mix and mingle with other solo travellers along the way.

For all our resort packages, they are exclusively for solo travellers but there will be other guests at the hotel that are not part of our group.

About the author

Justine Waddington

Justine Waddington is the founder and director of Encounter Travel, a company that creates holiday groups exclusively for solo travellers. As a solo traveller with 60 countries under her belt and 14 years of leading travel groups, Justine is in the unique position of being able to offer tips and advice from the perspective of an experienced solo traveller and also that of a travel agent.

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