Wanting to see Australia solo? These are all of the best places to visit alone! 

There is nothing quite like the liberating feeling of travelling solo. With its dynamic cities, remote outback, stunning coastlines, and a plethora of fellow backpackers to meet, Australia stands out as one of the best countries for solo adventurers. Whether you’re a gap year tourist or wanting to explore your own backyard a little more, this massive island nation offers incredible experiences you can’t find anywhere else.

Interestingly, Skyscanner, the world’s favourite online flight, hotel and car hire website, has found from their 2023 travel trends report that solo travel is on the rise with one in four travellers (29 per cent) saying that they are considering escaping solo in 2024.

So, if you finally want to take that leap of faith, Skyscanner Australia’s travel expert, Jarrod Kris, has compiled a list of Australia’s best solo travel destinations – perfect if you want to set your own pace!

<strong>Ballina</strong>, New South Wales
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Ballina, New South Wales

Boasting the beauty of Byron Bay without the crowds, Ballina is a great option for those looking for a tucked away destination with access to nature and beaches. The relaxed beach-side location is perfect for any solo traveller with options for solo activities including beautiful walks, surfing lessons, boutique shopping or simply spending a day on the beach. And with return flights from Sydney for as little as $82, make a trip to Ballina as soon as possible!

<strong>Townsville</strong>, Queensland
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Townsville, Queensland

Being warm year-round is what Townsville does best. It’s a great option for those who love to spend time in rock pools or take a boat out to the harbour. A solo traveller can meet friends whilst kicking their feet up in a rock pool or jumping on a boat day trip with other travellers. With February flights from as little as $103 from Brisbane, Townsville is one of the best places to visit alone in Australia.

<strong>Newcastle</strong>, New South Wales
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Newcastle, New South Wales

With the beachfront core to the lifestyle in Newcastle, this pick might not be the first one on your list. For history fans, Newcastle has convict and Indigenous art and architecture that can make for an educational but relaxing time off. For those who love wandering around an art gallery alone and being able to fully soak up the art without distractions – this one if for you! Better yet, for all of the best things to do, check out our Ultimate Travel Guide to Newcastle.

<strong>Launceston</strong>, Tasmania
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Launceston, Tasmania

Perhaps not the first choice for many looking to travel to Tasmania, Launceston offers beautiful gardens and walking tracks for those looking to connect with Australia’s native flora. There are so many great experiences to enjoy in Launceston, including day trips to Cradle Mountain and Tamar Valley means you’ll need plenty of time to explore it all. Once again, this location is perfect for a solo traveller looking to connect with nature and enjoy some relaxing nature walks. And with flights coming in as little as $72 from Melbourne, Launceston is the perfect place weekend getaway for solo travellers in Australia. Whilst you’re here, be sure to check out these Top 5 Things to Do in Launceston.

<strong>Adelaide</strong>, South Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia

Renowned for its world-class wine regions and cultural festivals, Adelaide is a delightful city to explore solo. There’s plenty to keep you occupied in the city of churches regardless of your tastes, including easily accessible beaches, wandering through the picturesque streets, sample local wines, and immersing yourself in the arts scene. And yet despite all these urban pleasures, Adelaide is also right next door to South Australia’s untamed ancient outback, letting you get off-grid to explore at your own pace. So, pack your bags and head out to Adelaide as soon as you can!

If you’re looking for more globe-trotting adventures, start planning with this list of the Top 5 Solo Travel Destinations in the World of 2024. And along the way of your solo travels, Discover The 7 Most Unique Quirky Towns in Australia.

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