Looking for Australia tours for the solo traveller?
With many travel companies around the world having had to rethink their business offering in light of COVID19, can we say there’s a silver lining, and that it could be that we’re seeing new travel options, especially here in Australia? In this article, we share with you 5 new Australia tours for the solo traveller.
The immersive, perspective-shifting Crooked Compass has released eight dedicated Australian tours that will have you discovering the Pilbara & Coral Coast regions or exploring Australia’s most northerly frontier – the Torres Strait Island and remote Northern Barrier Reef, to name just two of their new Australian immersive tour series.
Touring experts, Trafalgar Tours, more traditionally known as a great touring option for European holidays, has expanded its Australian touring range with three new seven day long trips including “Ultimate Wonders of the West” Perth – Fremantle, “Victoria’s Natural Wonders” Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula and “Majestic Tasmania” Hobart to Launceston. Trafalgar tours pricing is based on twin share however they do offer rates for the solo traveller on their Australia tours.
Travelling Divas have added an extra departure for their Fabulous Ladies *All Stars* Getaway to McLaren Vale in South Australia. Travelling Divas is a specialist travel boutique dedicated to providing creative, customised tours exclusively for women. And of course they embrace the female solo traveller on all tours including their Australia tours.
5 New Australia tours for solo travellers
Below are 5 new Australia tours for solo travellers covering many unique parts of Australia from Pilbara in the northwest to Cape York at the of Australia to the Great Ocean Road in south.
10 Day Discovering the Pilbara & Coral Coast
On this 10 day discovery, you will see for yourself ancient natural landscapes dating back to over four billion years old making it the perfect place to learn and expand your knowledge of the Aboriginal people’s art, history and culture. Nature and marine lovers will be in daily awe of their surroundings with each day filled with magical moments. From swimming in thousand year old water holes, to watching dolphins chase the marlin, to experiencing first hand an authentic outback station stay nestled deep in the heart of Ningaloo. Finish the tour at Vlamingh Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can watch the sun rise and set.
Tour Operator: Crooked Compass
Duration: 10 Days
Departs: Karratha and ends at Exmouth, Western Australia
Travel Dates: Only 4 departures in 2021 between March and August
Price: from $7,915 twin share | Single Supplement $1515
7 Day Victoria’s Natural Wonders
Trafalgar promises a group size of no more than 24 on this 7 day tour of some of Victoria’s beautiful countryside. You will start your tour in the city of Melbourne with your first day at your leisure and that evening you’re invited to join your tour host for welcome drinks. First stop is Daylesford, located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range famous for its natural mineral springs, and where you can immerse yourself in the rejuvenating mineral baths of the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. Visit the only remaining woollen spinning mill of its kind, Creswick Woollen Mills in Ballarat, learn about the men and women who risked their lives for miners’ rights during the eureka stockade. Visit Grampians National Park, a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife, appreciating the spectacular natural rock formations, waterfalls and panoramic views. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road and take in the stunning vista’s, be camera ready for stops at world-renowned vantage points including Loch Ard Gorge, The Bay of Islands, London Bridge and the National Heritage listed Twelve Apostles. Get a different perspective and take flight on a scenic helicopter journey over the Twelve Apostles before a short stop in Apollo Bay. Visit the surf capital of Victoria, Torquay before making your way back to Melbourne.
Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Duration: 7 Days
Departs: Melbourne, Victoria
Travel Dates: Only 1 departure per month on a Friday
Price: from $3,975 twin share | $5,215 Solo Traveller
4 Day Fabulous Ladies *All Stars* Getaway to McLaren Vale
Did someone say girls weekend getaway? Travelling Divas have released a second departure for their popular weekend to the stunning wine region of McLaren Vale where from your very first evening you’ll be indulging in world-class wines and sumptuous cuisine. Be sure to pack your stretchy pants as each day you will be wine tasting, dining on delectable local culinary delights and meeting some of the region’s high profile wine makers including Victoria Angove from Angove Family Winemakers, and Corrina & Brioni from Oliver’s Taranga. Cheese platters will be in abundance, naturally, but you’ll also experience a variety in your dining options with one evening spent at a top greek restaurant overlooking the ocean in Willunga and another night of casual pizzas. All this coupled with a super fun host and women who wine!
Tour Operator: Travelling Divas
Duration: 4 Days
Departs: Adelaide, South Australia
Travel Dates: 5 – 8 November, 2020
Price: from $1,495 twin share | $1,835 Solo Traveller. A willing to share option is also available on this tour, subject to availability.
8 Day Torres Strait Islands & the Remote Reef
With a maximum of 8 guests on this 8 day tour you will cruise your way around the archipelago of Torres Strait Islands onboard your vessel M/Y Wildcard. The pristine environment famed for its pearling and Australian Aborigional culture combined with an almost forgotten WWII history will enthral you. Have a beer in Australia’s most northern pub, visit a small working pearl farm on Friday Island , just off Thursday Island, visit Australia’s most northerly point – Cape York, cruise the sapphire waters of the outer cays of the Great Barrier Reef and lap up the natural beauty and animal life of this relatively untouched landscape of Australia.
Tour Operator: Crooked Compass
Duration: 8 Days
Departs: Horn Island, Queensland
Travel Dates: Only 1 departure each year in December
Price: from $13,795 twin share | Single Supplement on request
So not technically a tour, this is the perfect getaway for nature lovers who love to immerse themselves into learning more about the environment. Located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island is the home to manta ray… and abundant with so much other sea life including turtles, moray eels, humpback whales (May-October). Infact over 1,200 different species and exceptionally clear water with an average visibility of 30 metres. Lady Elliot Island is a major hotspot for manta rays on the easts coast of Australia. You can encounter these gentle giants on the retreats Manta Migration package between May to August.
The world heritage listed island eco retreat is committed to sustainable tourism, is eco certified and powered by the sun! Manta Rays and Sun Rays – could you ask for any more?!
Tour Operator: Lady Elliot Island Eco Retreat
Duration: Minimum 3 Night Package
Departs: Hervey Bay Airport on Seair Pacific
Travel Dates: Year Round although Manta Migration offered May – August
Price: from $899 twin share | Single Supplement on request
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