You want to travel to Australia but are wondering if travelling alone is a good idea? Worries, loneliness, experiences; many thoughts and questions cross your mind. We get it, we’ve been there. Here is an article where you will find 10 good reasons to Solo travel. You will see whether you are a girl or a guy, travelling solo has heaps of advantages!
Travelling solo allows you to be totally independent and free. No need to chat and negotiate before making a decision! You are hungry? You eat! The city bores you, go ahead, leave it. You will avoid any kind of conflict with your travelling mates and won’t have to make any concessions on your wishes. After all, you are in Australia for freedom right? Of course, a little company and help from time to time does not hurt. This can be the advantage of doing your road trips with your own vehicle for independence, but in convoy for the company.
Find a job easily
Finding a job in Australia when there are several of you can be hard. Indeed it isn’t likely an employer is going to be looking for two new staff at a time. Also, one of your friends may not find a job as quickly as you. Savings are going to be difficult and you will probably have to spend more time at the same spot until everybody has been saving enough to finance the trip. Whereas if you are looking for solo work, you are more likely to get hired and start straight away. The long hours of well-paid work and the money set aside are yours. Also, make your farm days to renew your solo visa without delay. You will have plenty of time to meet people in your new job.
Tip: Many Backpackers find a job on Gumtree or on local Facebook Groups.
Be more flexible
Being alone also means being flexible. It’s easier to arrange things last minute. Do you have an opportunity to work at 1000 km? No worries, you’ll be there the next day. You just met people and they offer you to join them for a Road Trip? You are IN! Flexibility is important when traveling/working for a long period of time. You can spontaneously choose what you want to do. Leave on a whim, or change your mind 5 minutes later. No one will judge you. It’s the travel game, right?
Meeting new friends
When travelling solo to Australia, you generally don’t stay alone for a long time. It is true, being a solo traveller makes meetings easier (compare to travelling as a couple anyway). On arrival in Australia you will more likely stay at a Hostel, where meeting people is so easy. Then you might look for a share house and again, you will make new friends. Just like when you start jobs. The meetings are there, all the time. Traveling intrigues, questions, forces discussion, even involuntarily. You are not alone.
Manage on your own
Going to Australia for a year can be quite adventurous. It is it an excellent opportunity to learn how to manage on your own. Find a job, a place to live, open a bank account, lodge a tax declaration… So many essential things you will need to become fully independent. You will see that if you are able to do all those things on the other side of the world, it is going to seem extremely easy when going back to your country. Finally, if you are a girl, don’t be scared of travelling alone in Australia, you will feel really safe here.
Fall in love and come back as two
Sometimes, Travelling solo can end up coming home as a pair. Many couple meet while going around Australia. Some of them move back home together, some move to another country and some stay in Australia. Even travel, work, settlement, or life projects, it is not insignificant that some travelers come to seek common goals. In all cases, it is full of surprises.
Book a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return
Travelling solo makes it easier to meet locals and eventually assimilate better. The “Au Pair” are a good example. They live with a local family, share house chores, learn about the culture and the way of life, and in fact become real Australians! It’s a great chance to understand the young Australian culture, and why not its history. Having local contacts also makes it possible to obtain good plans for visits, customs, work tips, etc. on the life of the country.
Learn about yourself
We often hear about spiritual journey while we travel solo. Facing yourself, sometimes in uncomfortable or unusual situations, allows you to understand yourself better; understand your strengths, weaknesses. Travelling to Australia for a year is an opportunity to have a break in your life. Away from your everyday, to learn what you really want, professionally, personally and in life in general. Going to the other side of the world is often the root of something deeper. A disappointment in love, family, or professional. Looking for yourself, or someone else. This may take time to understand and/or admit. Take this time, it is necessary for personal development and great self-discovery.
Learn new things
By leaving your comfort zone you will definitely develop new skills! Embrace the unfamiliar surroundings and learn more because it’s all up to you to navigate culture and logistics. Traveling solo means that there’s no choice but to handle the challenges that present themselves on the road. And when you realise that you can manage all the challenges that may come along … well your confidence increase dramatically!
Travelling solo across Australia or other countries will definitely inspire your friends or the people you meet along your journey! It can also be a great opportunities for your friends to join you for a small part of a trip! They might even take their own journey once they see how much fun you are having.
Updated on 09/06/2022