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Why choose a flight to Australia stopping in Thailand?


OzAdventures can source flights to Australia with free or low cost stopover options to break up the flight. This also gives you the opportunity to squeeze a mini adventure in before you arrive in Australia. One of the best stopover destinations is Thailand comprising low cost shopping, colourful culture and fantastic food.

Immerse yourself in Bangkok by jumping into a three wheeled rickshaw called a ‘Tuk-tuk’. Don’t forget to haggle hard as prices are normally inflated; haggling is part of the experience in itself. Just remember that the Thai people are incredibly friendly and good natured so haggle with a smile.

Not to be missed is a visit to one of Bangkok’s floating markets – a fantastic photo opportunity with long boats floating closely next to one another, piled high with exotic fruit, vegetables and lots of souvenirs.

There are a lot of exotic fruits to try. Mangosteen is delicious. Crack open the hard purple shell and eat the delicious white sweet fleshy pieces inside. Try not to get the dark juice from the shell on your clothes however.

Also look out for Durian and Jackfruit; the fruits can look similar when the plum sized yellow pieces are removed from their natural casing. It’s a matter of opinion but one is tasty and odourless, whilst the other has such a distinctive smell that it’s banned in public places. It’s like the marmite of exotic fruits – you’ll either love it or hate it!

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of central Bangkok, it’s also worth contacting OzAdventures about internal flights before your embark on flights to Australia. They can be inexpensive and you can soon be transported off to one of the Thai islands without any hassle.

Koh Samui is known for its full moon parties, and you’ll be more likely to meet Australians on holiday rather than locals. Neighbouring island Koh Tao is well known for diving with plenty of dive schools to choose from.

These will prove very handy if you require qualification and are planning a trip to the Great Barrier Reef when you get to Oz.

For climbing there is Krabi, and for those wanting to retrace the footsteps of Leonardo Di Caprio in 2000 film drama ‘The Beach’ you can head to Koh Phi Phi.

With so much to do, don’t forget you’ve still got a flight to oz to catch!

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