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05 August
WRITTEN BY Holly

The Female Solo Travellers Guide to Australia

Solo travelling as a female can be both super exciting and super nerve-wracking. You're about to embark on an epic adventure of a lifetime, but jumping in to the unknown can be pretty daunting for a first timer...we get you!

 

This simple guide and generous dose of RatPack knowledge should give you all that you need to build that confidence to go solo!

Every traveller will have a different style, planning everything in advance or simply winging it as they go – we advice that you opt for the first choice. Planning is key, especially on a solo mission…

 

Before you go

As we said, preparation is KEY – you have free reign over everything; where you want to go, what you want to see – the decision is entirely in your hands (perks of travelling solo). So be sure to book an epic itinerary.

Before you set off, decide what you want from your trip. Do you want to relax, explore, challenge yourself? Again, the choice is yours.

 

What's stopping you?

‘What if I don’t make any friends?’

Believe us when we say you will not be alone on your solo mission…Oz is full of like minded solo travellers just like yourself. You’re bound to meet someone you click with.

 

‘My family will worry about me’

Ahhh, the stigma of solo travelling…unfortunately this is a challenge that you may have to face. Do your best to reassure them that Australia is a safe place to travel.

Pluussss, you’ll have us at RatPack to help you with any advice you need when you’re on the road (so you’re never really alone).

 

‘I’m worried about the cost’

Solo travel may appear to be a more expensive option, but whose to say that it’s not the same as travelling in a group.

You have total control over your budget plus…we can also help with hooking you up to some awesome deals to keep the price down as much as possible.

 

Greyhound Bus Pass - Cairns to Melbourne, Hop-On / Hop-Off, 3 Month



Planning and preperation

Here at RatPack, we can help you with this.

You want to embrace that Ozzie, carefree lifestyle right?Planning in advance will ensure that your travels run smoooothly! (Ozzie mode: On).

The best way to get going with the planning is to request a travel calendar from us…

 

On the road

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to set off on your solo mission…awesome stuff!

To keep that confidence flooooowing, here are some tips and tricks on how to ace the solo lifestyle…

 

Nomads - 3 Day 2 Night Fraser Island Self-Drive Adventure with Dorm Accom



Going solo

Meet people at hostels

Everyone in the solo traveller community is likely to be in the same boat as you, so why not be the bigger person and start a conversation with someone…never know, they may be your new bestie!

Look out for free (or low cost) food nights, free walking tours and evening events.

Female dorm rooms

Hostels tend to offer the option to stay in a female-only dorm room. If this will make you feel more comfortable, make sure to keep an eye out for this option – comfort is key!

Tours

Most tours – well every tour really – are full of fellow travellers. Whether your sat in a 4×4, on a boat out at sea or on a coach to somewhere amazing, you’re in close quarters to a lot of other people just like yourself – you’re bound to mingle.

Grey Hound Buses

The most effective form of transport as a single traveller…you’ll never be alone and the coaches take you to all the top spots in Oz!

 

Atlantic Clipper - 2 Days 2 Nights - Sailing



Staying flashy on a budget

So you’ve got all you need to ace the solo travelling scene…now time to congratulate yourself with some flashy, girly experiences (on a budget)…

Hostel: Flashpackers, Noosa is the most homely hostel we’ve stayed in, plus it’s pretty boujee looking and has an epic pool.

Food: Good Heavens rooftop bar in Melbourne is an epic spot – cocktails, neon lights and insane views!

 

I hope my tips and tricks encourage you to become a little more travel savvy when going solo. Just remember plan in advance, be confident in yourself, stay safe and enjoy yourself RatPack Style. Yewwwwwwwwwwwwww Holly (RPT Blog Writer) - Stay Tuned for my next piece…

Ready to go solo?

Fancy heading on your own solo adventure and need our help for a little bit of inspo? Drop us a message on WhatsApp +61450381801, email info@ratpacktravel.com, click the button below to fb message us or click on the little message box to the right of the website and one of the crew will help you out!




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