Do you hate last minute cancellers? Me too! I can relate to the frustration you must feel at that moment.
The new semester has begun for many while it is around the corner for others. And I know how excited you are to explore Australia and what it has to offer. But I do not want us to be disheartened because someone decided to not go.
So why don’t you and I take the reigns in our hands? You do not need someone else to take you to places. Just pack your bags and leave for these best 5 places in Australia for solo travel!
Let us assume that you are in Queensland.
It is easier to explain the places and their distance by taking a central place. And since most of the universities are situated in the state of Queensland, let us assume that you are living in a city in Queensland. Sydney maybe?
Anyway, here you go with 5 places for solo travel in Australia.
Great Barrier Reef
How could I not mention this, huh? A solo trip to one of the seven wonders of the natural world is cannot miss. Pulling away from it and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why it is such a hyped place among people of all ages.
The Great Barrier Reef has breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. It is because of its natural beauty that the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought after tourist destinations.
Okay, there is a common perception that if you are going to Cairns you are most likely going to visit either the Great Barrier Reef or the Wet Tropics World Heritage Forest. While it is essential that you should go to these places, it is essential that you do not miss out on other things as well that Cairns has to offer.
There are a lot of cafés in Cairns which are dotted along Grafton and Spence streets. You should begin your day with breakfast at Caffiend, a café in the laneway. They serve amazing chilli eggs and French toast which you can enjoy with cold drip coffee and coconut lattes.
Oh, do not forget to try Nutella ice coffee at Silk Caffe. The weather and dining and al fresco at The Esplanade. You will find amazing Greek food at Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen and modern Asian fusion at The Raw Prawn.
Rusty’s Market offers you an opportunity where you can collect fresh local produce like exotic fruits, dairy, seafood, etc from over 180 different stalls!
Bondi is a popular destination of backpackers, billionaires and board riders. If you are living in Sydney, then you must visit this place as soon as possible. A$AP. Bondi is one of the most stunning beaches in Queensland.
You can take a long walk along the beach front and experience the city drenched in sun and carefree closely. The key link is Campbell Parade. It has stylish surf wear shops, souvenirs, outdoor cafes, bars and fish ‘n’ chip shops.
And have you heard about the Wander Hall Street? No? What about Curlewis Street? These two places are amazing when you want to go hunting for designer stores, fashion and art galleries.
Oh, I know exactly what you need. You need to explore the beautiful beaches like Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee, etc. via a boardwalk. Take a 30-minute bus from Sydney city centre and you are here.
Cape Tribulation is renowned for its scenic landscape, remote beaches and the world heritage rainforest of Daintree National Park. The Cape Tribulation Beach is on the northern side of Cape Tribulation headland. This beach is the most sheltered location when the south-east trade winds are blowing.
Cape Tribulation is situated at the end of the sealed road which is 35 kilometres north of the Daintree River Ferry.
You can explore the rainforest by self-guided trails, guided walks, horse rides and even a flying fox. No, you do not sit on a fix and it starts flying. You can also paddle the coastline in a sea kayak and see where the rainforest meets the reef.
And if your pocket allows, do not forget to visit the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas which is situated just north of Cairns, in Port Douglas.
Bundaberg is a vibrant and quintessential Queensland country town with modern city elements. It is minutes from the coast. You can stroll along the Burnett River and lose yourself in the lush botanical gardens or weave your way through the local shops and cafes in the architecturally beautiful main street.
You can discover the international, award-winning Bundaberg Rum Distillery Tour and sample something on the more refined side. Who knows you might become an expert in everything fizzy at the family-owned Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, eh? You can enjoy an adventurous life of aviation extraordinaire of Bert Hinkler at the iconic Hinkler Hall of Aviation.
From old-school diners kicking it like greased lightning to loungy coffee houses to modern eateries, you can choose a dining experience that will satisfy any craving. A peaceful coffee and cake with a good book, or a social supper in a relaxed café atmosphere is enough to calm any nerve.
What place do you have on your bucket list?
These places are beautiful and amazing that you can visit for a solo trip. And if your friends are along, there is nothing like it.
When the university life becomes too much for you and you are looking for places to blow off the steam, these were top 5 places that you can travel to solo. What is the delay? Pack your bags and leave to explore!