Phuket Land Activities
Bungy Jumping, Rock Climbing, Go Kart...
To many people who have not visited Phuket, the island would seem to solely consist of beaches and jungle. Not so! There's a lot more to do here than lying on the beach and many activities are downright challenging.
Try a 50-metre bungy jump if you're feling brave; pit your driving skills against others on a go kart track; head off-road on an ATV or get fit and see the island at the same time on a mountain bike. Make the most of Phuket Land Activities.
Other Land Activities in Phuket
If you need an adrenaline fix, look no further than bungy jumping. For those adventurous types who live for challenges, you can jump 50 metres over the green-blue water of the Jungle Lagoon at the Jungle Bungy Jump in Kathu.
Set over a picturesque pond, formerly an old tin mining site, but now a safe location for experiencing big-time thrills, the jump site is the only licensed one in Thailand and the only insured site in Asia. Look for Jungle Bungy Jump on the main road leading out of Patong to Phuket Town near the major intersection at Kathu.
There are two places in Phuket where you can hurl yourself from great heights and live to tell your friends about it, with the help of a bungee cord: Jungle Bungy Jump in Kathu District promises to give you "The best fun you can have with your pants on!" - a jump from 50m tower over water.
World Bungy Patong, meanwhile, claims to be Southern Thailand's highest bungy. Located on Soi Kepsap, 2 Sai Namyen Rd, Patong Beach. Open daily 10:00-19:00 Read More...
If you’re the type of person who loves to zip through the sky 40 metres above a jungle environment, Flying Hanuman in Kathu is just the right place for you. Eco-friendly and well executed, Flying Hanuman explores the jungle in a decidedly aerial way. Read More...
- Location: on the road to Kathu Waterfall
- Address: 89/16 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu, Wichitsongkram Road, Phuket 83120
- Tour Available: Flying Hanuman Tour
The Patong Go-kart Speedway is open every day from 10:00 to 19:00. Pit your driving skills on a challenging racing track. Single and double karts plus helmets are available and there's floodlighting for evening races.
The track has a car park, restaurant and seating area for spectators. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily 10am-7pm
- Location: On the main road in Kathu between Patong Beach and Phuket City.
- Tel: 076-321949
- Price Range: From 390 Baht for 10 minutes.
Rock Climbing and Abseiling
Just a few hours away from Phuket are some of the most challenging and beautiful climbing sites in the world, attracting both novice and hard core climbers. Most of the action is on the towering limestone rocks in the headland between Tham Phra Nang (Phra Nang Cave Beach) and Railay East beach in Krabi. To get there, take the bus (about 2.5 hours from Phuket to Krabi Town, then a long-tail boat ride from either the pier at Krabi Town or from Ao Nang Beach), rent a car or arrange a tour that includes accommodation in Krabi.
Click here to find out more about Rock Climbing in Krabi.
Phuket Shooting Range is without doubt the biggest attractions and activities complex on Phuket Island. Founded in 1989 it offers a suprisingly wide range of fun and exciting things to do: these include a shooting range, a racing go kart track, a snake farm and show, elephant trekking, paintball and ‘airsoft’ BB gun setup, ATV rides, and even a gems store – Kinaree House – in which you can purchase handcrafted souvenirs and jewels. And if that’s not enough then it’s good to know you can visit a tea museum displaying 700 varieties of tea from all around the world. Read More...
- Tel: +66 (0) 76 381 667
Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts Camp is serious stuff. This is not the sort of place visitors wander into for a few hours to learn a few moves, enjoy a workout and then wander out again. Tiger is the most dedicated Thai Boxing camp in the country and by extension, the world, and trainees arrive from all over the globe to learn from dedicated Muay Thai champions and mixed martial arts experts.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the fastest-growing sport in the world and Muay Thai the deadliest of its branches. With that in mind you’d expect a lot of stray testosterone flying around and grim, bashed-in faces at Tiger but not a bit of it. There’s a positive, warm, friendly but businesslike atmosphere to the place as people come here to attain a goal that’s not easy to achieve – a balance of supreme physical fitness and dizzying levels of fight talent. Read More...
- Location: Soi Tha-ied, Ao Chalong, Amphur Phuket
- Tel: Day office: 076 367 071 or 076 367 072 - Night office: 088 116 8066
Zorbing is a fun activity for the whole family. Opened in 2012 and located near Lim’s restaurant on the hills overlooking Kalim Beach, participants at Zorbing at Rollerball descend a 190m hill track (one of the longest tracks in the world!) inside a three-metre diameter flexible plastic ball.
Hill rolling (the official name of this activity) was invented in New Zealand by David and Andrew Akers. This recreational activity is known under several different names around the world – zorbing, globe-riding, sphereing, orbing – and its Phuket’s version enjoys superb views over Patong Bay as well as tons of exhilarating fun. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 18:00
- Location: Kalim Beach
- Tel: 089 872 6532 or 084 240 9215