Solo Travel Tours ...

Sharing the journey takes 'alone' out of solo travel. Two time winner of the global Solo Travel Awards 2017 and 2018, we are Australia's leading solo traveller specialist - 100% committed to creating unforgettable memories. And 2019 winner in The Travel Awards.

With our 6 travel styles, there's something for everyone.  Since 2006 we've been leading the way for travellers leaving home alone, and with our age-matched holidays, offering the choice of small group tours,  or cruise and resort groups with a big choice of packages.  Join a tour, or choose to getaway with a cruise or resort package. It's singles holidays reinvented. And, enjoy our commitment to low (or even no) single supplements   You will always have the choice to take your own room but if you're happy to share then ask about our roommate matching option.

To travel alone is one thing. To travel solo, but not alone is something else!    

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Because not all travellers are the same, we've created 6 styles - find your travel match! There's something for everyone - leisurely touring, walking and adventure trips, cruising the high seas and resort packages..




"The trip to Longreach was amazing .There were so many interesting things to see that I never knew about.The visits to the outback stations were so lovely .I would really urge anyone to visit this part of the world."

Cathy, 69 yrs, Sydney, NSW

'I have just done my first holiday with Encounter Travel - Outback Longreach Explorer. What an awesome holiday. We saw so many and varied things and had a true Australian Outback Experience with the people, their stories and the landscape. The places we visited were varied and all had something interesting. The holiday was jam packed with things to do but we also had a nice amount of downtime to explore on our own or rest if we wished. This tour was absolutely fabulous and for a city girl was really interesting to see what the Outback of Australia is really like. I highly recommend this tour.'

Leilani, 57 yrs, Brisbane, QLD

'A great trip to kangaroo island and the Barossa. Definitely a must do tour, this covers a multitude of Australian animals, kangaroos, koalas also seals. It would give any overseas visitors a great insight into how remote Australia is.'

Marilyn, 73 years, Sydney, NSW


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YOUR COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND. With our Australian 'Solos Only' tours you’re free to cancel your travel plans until 73 days before your tour, and get a full refund. This means, you can set some travel plans now but you're not locked in if travel restrictions affect your trip. See full terms and conditions.

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Two time award winner of the Global Solo Travel Awards, 2017 and 2018. Read more 

Tassie Solo Encounter Travel

Tassie's East 5 Day Tour

From the north to the south via Wineglass Bay including a superb day cruise. Find out more.

Solo Travel Tour Canada

Canadian Rockies with Alaskan Cruise

Dream big. Our small group Canadian tour with Alaskan cruise is an incredible discovery.  Departs August. Find out more.

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Kangaroo Island touring

Kangaroo Island will surprise with so many highlights. Arrive to Adelaide, enjoy the island and a Barossa winery tour Find out more.

Solo Travel Tours New Zealand

Summer In New Zealand

A big favourite for summer touring. The Ultimate NZ tour. Enjoy the best! Find out more.


Australian Owned

100% Australian; we 'get' the Australian travel style. And, better still, our arms are open to welcome our friends from other countries around the world, who'd like to travel with friendly Aussies.

Solos 40 years+

Travel solo, not alone when you join one of our small group tours created with solo travellers 40 & over in mind.  Share your journey, without the drawbacks of big coach tours or the solitude of being alone. 

Since 2006

We've already racked up 14 years of experience creating and delivering the best ever holidays for solo travellers. As a boutique tour operator, we delight in detail, delivering personal service and finding your next best memory.


Our Solos Only trips are age-matched - 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.

Under 49's

A new addition to our line up; small groups Under 49's Trips are packed with all the essentials.  It's is for everyone 30 to 49. Solo, with or with a buddy  - it is for travellers looking to explore with their age group.

Solos Only or Solos Mix?

Take your pick! Join our 'Solos Only' groups, exclusively for solos travellers. Or, join 'Solos Mix' - tours we've hand picked, popular with solos but mixing it up couples also.