Australia

12 Of The Best Solo Getaways In Australia

By Jessica Best
14th May 2021

glamping tent perched on top of valley

Nothing is more liberating than packing your bags and taking yourself on a solo trip filled with more “me time” than you can physically imagine.

Rewarding, relaxing and downright rejuvenating, a getaway on your lonesome is something everyone should treat themselves to every now and then. And the good news is that Australia is a sprawling smorgasbord of getaways perfect for the lone wolf ready to hit a hike, sink a cold one with some strangers or read that romantic drama on a rowboat next to ancient rainforest and peony farms (oh yes, you’ll have to read on to find out).

Check out the best places solo getaways in Australia.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In New South Wales

Burrill Lake View Holiday Cottage

Burrill Lake

cosy cottage

Easily one of our favourite places to spend some solo time when travelling alone in Australia, Burrill Lake View Holiday Cottage is a match made in heaven for any lone wolf. Equipped with a large timber deck, views of mountains and of course—the lake, you’ll have pretty much everything you need at your disposal here. If you’re up for a bit of exploring on your own, there’s plenty of hikes close by, bike tracks, SUP boards to hire and hey, if you’ve got a fury companion accompanying you, they’re also more than welcome here.

Bush Grove

Jindabyne

For a stay that oozes “man from snowy river vibes”, this property is ideal for the solo weekend getaway you’ve been yearning for since the dawn of time. This stunning private studio is fully self-contained and has been hand-built out of bush rock and mountain ash but you can’t appreciate the full situation until you hit this one up in the flesh. Bearing panoramic views, rustic interiors and a cosy fireplace, this cabin is straight out of a movie. And for the solo traveller, you’ll be happy to know that despite those secluded vibes, this place has full internet access and mobile phone reception.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In Queensland

Savannah Studio

Mission Beach

interior of studio overlooking pool

Way up along the East Coast of Australia there resides a beach like no other—Mission Beach. With vibes akin to the shorelines of secluded beaches of Puerto Rico, lined with palm trees, white sands and the bluest waters, this little haven is one of the best places to travel solo in Australia. If you’re picturing yourself baking on the beach with a good book, going for sunrise walks with your favourite podcast plugged in or a lone dinner by candlelight under the starriest skies then you’ll want to hook your teeth into Savannah Studio. You’ll be 50-metres from restaurants, galleries and shops and we mean, look at that view.

Luxe Bungalow

Noosa Hinterland

For the solo travellers out there looking for their dose of relaxation, you need to take yourself to Luxe Bungalow. Nestled in Noosa’s leafy hinterland, this property is removed from the chaos of city life and entirely surrounded by tropical palms, native gardens and still a short walk from all the necessities (beaches, walks, markets and shops). You’ll also cop a breakfast starter hamper (if you stay more than two nights) to help you make the most of those late morning sleep-ins.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In Northern Territory

Studio Five

Alice Springs

What’s that? You’ve travelled to the Red Centre all by yourself? We’ve got you covered. Should you hit the most magical place in Australia as a solo traveller, you’ll want to make sure you shack up Studio Five. This self-contained studio is nestled in a lush garden overlooking a saltwater pool and no matter how long you decide to stay here, Studio Five will be your tranquil recluse from the heat and won’t break your solo bank account either.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In Western Australia

Whale Lookout

Eagle Bay

hamptons style beach house

For a solo weekend getaway filled with more me-time than you can physically imagine, Whale Lookout is the epic stay with your name written all over it. This one bedroom studio is only a 10-minute walk to the beach and sits on an acre of native bushland with uninterrupted ocean view across the bay. You’ll get to lounge on the balcony with local wine, take morning dips in the ocean and if you are actually in the mood for bants and vibes, you’ll have WISE Winery waiting just for you down the road (the wine tasting here is a must).

Drift Hideaway

Margaret River

Believe it or not but Margaret River is a prime solo travelling destination in Australia so pack your bags and get ready to make the most of one of the most beautiful regions. For the creative soul, the sanctuary will be a real haven if you’re looking for your next bout of inspiration sans roommates, significant others and the mere urge to hit your local watering hole for “one drink”. At Drift you’ll have a north-facing courtyard (did someone say sunrise savasana?), a TV, WiFi, a kitchenette with microwave and a Webber BBQ. If you feel the need to venture out, you can also hit the beachside White Elephant Cafe and The Common for a sneaky nightcap.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In Victoria

The Summer House

St Andrews Beach

Buried deep into the dunes of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful beach shack known as The Summer House and it’s a certified 10/10 for solo travellers in Australia. This Scandinavian-inspired property is about an hour’s drive out of Melbourne and by nothing short of a coincidence is also super close to Sorrento, Red Hill and Flinders so you’ll have plenty of adventure opportunities when you’re down here. To top things off, this studio also features a mammoth egg-shaped stone bath for all the “P and Q” you could ever ask for.

Riversdale Retreat

Castlemaine

corrugated iron shed

We mean, it really doesn’t get any better than Riversdale Retreat when you’re in desperate need of a solo weekend getaway in Australia. Featuring a tatami lounge area, a Japanese-style bathroom, a wood fire heater, floating decks and even indoor and outdoor day beds so you can lap up the sun (in winter or summer, take your pick), this semi-bush property is the ultimate escape from city life. And good news, if you do have a furry friend you’d love to keep you company down this way, you can make specific arrangements with the owners for the cosiest of times.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In South Australia

Nest And Nature

Inman Valley

Think eco-glamping but for yourself and only yourself. The Nest And Nature suite is a stunning solo retreat filled with all the self-care extras you absolutely need to treat yourself to. Don’t be fooled, while it’s definitely pitted as a “couples getaway”, this stay will give your soul all the naturescape it deserves. You’ll be able to walk freely around the property, make yourself a tasty breakfast to be enjoyed on the front deck (with a side of jaw-dropping valley views) and get the “you time” you’ve been craving.

Best Accommodation For Solo Travellers In Tasmania

The Cob Barn

Lilydale

charming cottage

Charming, enchanting and ever dreamy, The Cob Barn is unlike any other place you’ll get to stay in Australia. Hidden within the northern slopes of Mount Arthur and just above the village of Lilydale, this solo getaway sits against the backdrop of ancient rainforests and peony farms. While it definitely hits different on the secluded vibes, there’s actually quite a lot to keep yourself busy with here. You can try your luck at taking the small rowboat for a spin on the pond, unwind and relax in the steaming hot outdoor bath, warm your toes in front of the wood fire or work your way through the huge selection of DVDs, books, games and music.

Seashell Cottage

Bruny Island

If you know anything about anything then you’ll know when it comes to Tasmania, Bruny Island is the place to be. Is it an artist’s retreat? A writer’s creative haven? A little hideaway for cosy times? The fact is, it’s all three and more. This rustic 1930s cottage sports a whole lot of character should be high up on your list if you’ve got plans to fly solo in the near future. Not only does it keep a coastal garden with water views but you’ll have a walking track that leads you straight to Nebraska Beach for any swimming, fishing, kayaking, cycling or snorkelling you have planned for yourself.

Now check the best cosy cabins in Australia.

Image credit: Stayz

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