Get Inspired / Asia / Thailand Three Adventures in Phuket, Thailand Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Thailand Three Adventures in Phuket, Thailand story by: House of Travel Thailand, and its gorgeous southern island of Phuket, has been a favourite travel destination for Kiwis since way back when. And it's no wonder, because it's absolutely beautiful. Phuket in particular has a reputation for being a hot spot for natural splendour and adventurous activities. While you can certainly spend your days lolling on the golden sand without lifting a finger, many holidaymakers make the most of the tropical surrounds by partaking in outdoor pursuits. Check out these three adventures for when you grace Phuket's shores! Diving deep There's nothing like exploring Phuket's underwater realm. Plunge into the crystal clear Andaman Sea and check out what lies beneath, including colourful coral, fascinating rock formations and schools of fish darting back and forth. Brave souls may want to take a day trip to Shark Point where you can see gentle Leopard Sharks on the sandy seafloor! Not only will you encounter many of these docile giants, you'll also encounter bright tropical fish, sea fans, eels and soft corals. Glide along the water While diving deep into the water provides plenty of thrills, so does paddling along the top of it! There are plenty of kayak and canoe hires out there, so grab one and jump right in. If you're travelling as a couple a kayak for two is the perfection option. You might even want to pair up with a friend - but heading out solo is sure to be a great adventure too. Into the jungle Phuket is home to such lush jungle it'd be a shame for adventurous spirits not to explore it. Try a jungle trek through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, located to the island's north. It's home to incredible virgin rainforest, with langurs, bears, boar, gibbons and barking deer just some of the creatures you'll spot. Be sure to visit the picturesque Tonsai waterfall and spend plenty of time taking in the fresh jungle air. > Your guide to Phuket Click here for Cheap Flights to Asia or HOT Thailand Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist How to visit Thailand and eat like a king Read more Add or remove from Wishlist How to bag a bargain in a Thai bazaar Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.