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Get­ting there

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines operates 12 ser­vices a week be­tween Ade­laide and Sin­ga­pore. Depart­ing at 9.15am, the flight to Changi

Air­port takes seven hours, 25 min­utes, con­nect­ing with Silkair for the one hour, 45minute leg from Sin­ga­pore to Phuket.


Ele­phant trek

The Siam Sa­fari Na­ture Tour’s half-day sa­fari (5 hours, morn­ing de­par­ture, ho­tel trans­fers) costs $92 for adults and $60 for chil­dren. The tour in­cludes buf­fet lunch, a 30minute ele­phant trek, a ride in a wa­ter buf­falo­drawn cart, rub­ber tree tap­ping, co­conut milk and oil mak­ing, rice farm­ing, cof­fee sam­pling and Thai cook­ing demon­stra­tion.


Cook­ing school

A day les­son at the Phuket Thai Cook­ery School at Koh Sire costs $116 for adults. It in­cludes a tour of Phuket Mar­ket and the prepa­ra­tion/tast­ing of five recipes, in­clud­ing

Thai Green, Yel­low and Mus­samun Cur­ries, Pa­paya Salad, Spicy Minced Chicken Salad and Thai Hot and Sour Prawn Soup. www.phuket­thaicook­

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