Holidays to Australia for solo / single travellers over 50


Sprawling bushland, white-sand beaches, tantalising cuisine, culture-rich cities and a history spanning centuries – Australia is a country that encompasses so much. While it’s full of sights, sounds and natural beauty, it would be impossible to see and do all of Australia in one trip. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of the top destinations in Australia for solo travellers over 50.

Here we round up a handful of the best places for holidays to Australia to visit as a single / solo traveller over 50 in Australia with Silver Travel.

Australian ocean landscape scenic at dawn with wet rocks on Stradbroke Island
Aerial view of Sydney cityscape, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Destination holidays to Australia for solo / single travellers over 50:

New South Wales, holidays to Australia

Start in Sydney, for a fix of some of Australia’s finest restaurants as well as culture and striking views across Sydney’s iconic harbour. Close to the city, there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches; from Palm Beach located on the Northern Beaches to Jervis Bay, where you can find excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. Other stops you should consider for your solo holiday to Australia include the Blue Mountains, where you can go hiking, gaze across the vast valley and immerse yourself in nature.


Queensland is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, including Surfers Paradise and the Whitsunday Islands. If you’re planning a solo trip to Australia, you could easily spend 2-3 weeks slowly working your way down the East Coast, taking in Brisbane and Noosa along the Sunshine Way.

Noosa National Park is a paradise with its abundant wildlife and scenic walking paths. Vast networks of tracks are ready to be explored and chic restaurants and cafes line the nearby shores with world-class dining experiences overlooking panoramic ocean views. After, head over to Cairns known as the gateway to one of the world’s spectacular natural wonders— the Great Barrier Reef.

Marvel at the vibrant marine life and kaleidoscopic coral gardens that abound beneath the pristine beaches, either by diving deep into the blue or snorkelling near the surface. For a unique perspective of the reef, take a ride on a glass-bottom boat or even try out an underwater scooter. Whether on land or under the sea, Australia package holidays to Queensland promise a feast for the eyes and the soul, a place where unforgettable memories are waiting to be made.

A senior man on a surfboard
The Nobbies and surrounding landscape during mating season for seagulls on a warm spring day in Philip Island, Victoria, Australia

Victoria, holidays to Australia

Any solo holiday to Australia should include a visit to Melbourne. Here you’ll find amazing restaurants as well as a diverse arts scene and plenty of shopping. Our best tip? Spend a couple of days exploring the city and then either book a tour or drive yourself down the Great Ocean Road. This route takes in stunning ocean views, rock formations, and quaint seaside towns. Also within driving distance from Melbourne is Phillip Island, where you can observe the famous Penguin March.

South Australia

South Australia is a fantastic destination for a solo trip to Australia. Spend a couple of nights in Adelaide, exploring the Adelaide Central Market, with over 80 stalls selling fresh produce, cheese, meat, seafood, and more. Also worth a visit is the South Australian Museum, where you’ll find a vast collection of natural history specimens, cultural artefacts, and scientific exhibits. Beyond Adelaide, South Australia has some fantastic beaches, including Glenelg and Semaphore. Solo travellers over 50 should not miss the Adelaide Hills. Our best tip? Book a guided tour or drive through the beautiful landscape.

South Australian vineyard bathed in afternoon light
The coastline of Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia, aerial

Western Australia

Western Australia has a lot to offer solo travellers over 50. Take a wine tour in Margaret River or go on a food trail for a taste of some of Australia’s finest fare. Western Australia is one of the best places for whale watching and you can book a boat trip to see these majestic creatures up close from Perth, Augusta or Albany. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, visit the Kimberley and appreciate beautiful rock formations in the sparse, rugged landscape.

Northern Territory

With its indigenous roots and stunning natural landscapes, the Northern Territory is a popular destination for solo travellers over 50. Take a guided tour of Uluru and watch the sunrise or sunset. Learn more about Aboriginal culture in Arnhem Land, a remote wilderness area known for its rich indigenous culture and vast horizons. Or if you’re looking for a bit of civilisation, spend a couple of days in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory.

Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area on a clear winter's day in the Northern Territory in Australia
Liffey Falls in Liffey Falls State Reserve on a cold winter's morning in Tasmania, Australia


Continuing your solo travel in Australia, Cradle Mountain beckons with its untamed wilderness and captivating landscapes. Venture beyond the urban charm of Hobart and set your sights on this natural gem nestled within the Tasmanian wilderness. Lose yourself in the serenity of ancient rainforests, where moss-covered trees and cascading waterfalls create a mesmerising tapestry of greenery. Whether you’re drawn to Tasmania’s wild landscapes, rich history, or culinary delights, there’s something for every solo traveller to discover in this island paradise.

Venture towards the enchanting shores of Freycinet National Park, renowned for its stunning landscapes, and virgin shores. After a day of exploration, unwind with a glass of local wine and indulge in fresh seafood delicacies while soaking in the breathtaking sunset over Wineglass Bay. With its idyllic scenery and peaceful ambience, Freycinet National Park is a sanctuary for solo adventurers looking to reconnect with nature and discover the true essence of Tasmania’s coastal paradise.

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