Solo Travel in Australia can be rewarding as much as it is satisfying
The thought of travelling Australia itself can seem intimidating, let alone travelling solo. But if you have found this post you must have some doubts in your mind about what you will experience or are wondering if you should even do it.
I hope to be able to put your mind as ease. I have travelled solo for most of my travels and have had some of the best experiences of my life.
Australia is a great place to travel solo as it is really well laid out for those who want to travel alone. Here is 5 reasons why you should travel Australia solo
You will make new Friends and you will never be alone (if that is what you want)
Often the first thought you think of when considering travelling solo is ” I will alone”, this couldn’t be further away from the truth.
As a solo traveller you will often find yourself in far more social situations than travelling with someone else. The reason for this is when you are with a travel partner you always have each other to rely on and you often come across as less approachable to other travellers.
A lot of other solo travellers will seek other solo travellers for company and will often dismiss couples or friends because they all ready have their travel company.
Other travellers in hostels or similar accommodation will often reach out to you for conversation and friendship and often these friendships can last a lifetime.
Travelling Solo will grow your Confidence
Solo travel of course can seem daunting. But as time goes you will grow and change. You will become more confident and often you will find yourself being the one who goes up to other travellers and initiates the conversation.
It is a beautiful thing. There will be times you need to work something out yourself. It may be something simple like finding your way from an airport to your Australian accommodation, but every little task you take on helps you gain trust in yourself.
You find out you have skills and abilities you never knew you had. Every day you will learn something about yourself.
You can do what you want when you Travel Solo
Sometimes you just want to do what you want without been stuck to another person. You just want to make your own plans and do exactly what you want, when you want.
When you travel solo in Australia anything and everything is possible. You can go to the beach when you want, you can sleep in late, you can get up early. You don’t need to negotiate what you want to do with another person. You have the freedom to do what you want.
I think another important thing is you can stay in your budget with out feeling you need to spend to the same level as a travel partner. If you want to cook a cheap meal in your hostel…easy. If you want to treat yourself to an awesome skydive…no problem.
You will learn how to be a better traveller
By travelling solo you will never be relying on someone else and their knowledge.
You will need to make all the decisions on your own and through this process you will learn to be a better traveller.
Sure, you will make mistakes at time and this is all part of the learning process. Travelling without another person will grant you more time to reflect, look out that window and explore with open eyes. You will see a lot more and learn more about Australia. You will see things you otherwise wouldn’t.
Travelling solo will give you time to yourself
Solo travel will give you some much needed “you time”. You can spend a day reading on a beach or enjoy a day hiking in your own company.
You can make the choice to have some alone time to take that time out for you. Other situation you may find yourself in is eating or going for a drink alone. I remember the first time I ever dined alone was when I was travelling. I now regularly eat on my own now.
I am happy in my own company and travels I met are often the same. Often when you do this you might have some more interesting conversations with a bartender or waitstaff that you wouldn’t otherwise have.
Solo travel is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself, you will find yourself grounded or will find yourself exploring your inner self.
I actually go into this subject in my eBook – Plan your trip to Australia. What about you? Considering travelling solo? I would love to hear about it in the comments below! Let me know.