Ready to see Phuket's wild side? Take a four-wheel drive tour through the thick Phuket jungle or a tour of the Chalong highlands on an elephant eco-tour. Animal lovers won't want to miss the Siam Safari, the only elephant camp to have been recognised by a Thai Government Standard Award. At the safari you can watch the elephants being trained and learn about the conservation of these magnificent creatures
Take the adrenalin levels up a notch with a day of white water rafting in Southern Thailand's lush Phang Nga Province and visit the waterfall at Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary. Whilst in Phang Nga, explore the limestone caves by canoe followed by a Thai-style seafood dinner under the stars.
For a fun change of pace, enjoy a day at Phuket's most popular amusement park, Phuket Fantasea, which offers shopping, dining and Las Vegas style entertainment in the Palace of the Elephants.
Phuket Airport (HKT)
Flights from Australia to Phuket will disembark at Phuket International Airport.
As the second busiest airport in Thailand, Phuket International Airport welcomes over 3 million passengers per year. Serviced by 10 local and international airlines with world-wide reach, this busy island gateway houses both the international and domestic terminals. Phuket Town and Patong Beach area are approximately 32km from the airport.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Phuket International Airport. Book your Phuket Airport accommodation.
Getting to Phuket
There are several airlines that offer flights to Phuket from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around nine hours and 30 minutes. There are also flights from Sydney that include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. Flights from Melbourne via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Phuket take between 12 and 18 hours depending on the stopover. Direct flights from Perth take six hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Brisbane via Sydney, Bangkok or Singapore take around 13 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Phuket
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Phuket from Australia include:
For more on Phuket holidays check out our Phuket travel guide or view our range of Phuket holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours, transfers, breakfast or car hire.