In 40 days we travel from the capital of
Thailand through Malaysia,
Indonesia and the Outback before
arriving in Sydney, Australia. Standard cost
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Away from the sights and sounds of the city, you can take excursions to Khao Yai National Park, the bridge over the River Kwai, the famous floating markets - where the locals conduct their daily business afloat - or get up close to the furry inhabitants that give The Tiger Temple its name.
Continuing south, we follow the coastal road around the Gulf of Thailand - a simply stunning part of the country with palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear lagoons. We'll get in some serious relaxing in beach huts on the island of Koh Samui and, if we can time it correctly, take in a full moon beach party!
Next up is the vibrant, ethnically complex nation of Malaysia. We pass yet more stunning coastal scenery as we traverse the west coast, visiting the island of Penang, the first British settlement in Malaysia. Continuing south we head through tropical rain forest to the cooler climates of the Cameron highlands.
Refreshed, we arrive at the futuristic city of Kuala Lumpur. From colonial mansions and the bustle of Chinatown to the modern magnificence of the Petronas Towers, KL is one of the liveliest, most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia.
After heading down to the historic port of Melaka, we break new ground for OzBus as the 2011 trips will head down through Malaysia to the island republic of Singapore for the first time.Rated as having the best qualify of life in Asia, it combines history and shades of empire with an increasingly thriving modern city.
We start our journey through Indonesia on the island of Java. Our first stop is the sprawling metropolis of Jakarta. As we strike east from the capital city, Java offers us a diverse experience - from ancient temples and bubbling mud pools to volcanoes and paddy fields.
In central Java we visit the world famous Borobudur temple, a Buddhist monument built around 788AD which was discovered in 1814 buried in volcanic silt. Now restored, it holds world heritage status.
The impressive volcano Mt Bromo is worth a sunrise climb before we head onto the beautiful island of Bali. With exquisite arts, stunning landscape, beautiful beaches and thousands of temples, it is a living cultural museum.
Kuta is the island's party town, with an array of pubs, clubs and restaurants catering to the pleasure seeker. Further north, the arty town of Ubud - surrounded by lush rolling paddy fields - offers welcome respite from Kuta's excesses.However you choose to spend them, we will spend a few days of tropical tranquility in Bali to unwind before we take the short flight out of Asia to Darwin, Australia, and begin the final exciting leg to Sydney.
The capital of Australia's Northern Territory, Darwin provides our first taste of western culture for some time.
A modern, relaxed, yet cosmopolitan city with a tropical atmosphere, Darwin serves as a great base to visit the nearby Kakadu National Park, known for its aboriginal rock art and incredible wildlife which includes the huge saltwater crocodile. It also provides our first taste of camping.
To the west is the 180,000 hectare Katherine Gorge National Park with 13 interwoven river gorges that can be explored by boat or on foot - but remember, this is crocodile country!
Travelling south along the Stuart Highway we head towards Australia's heart - the vast, forbidding Outback which makes for an incredible experience. At night we camp under clear starry skies, by day we enjoy endless sun-baked horizons.
After a slight detour to visit the geological wonders that are the Devils Marbles, we arrive at Australia's centre, Alice Springs, before another detour allows us to explore the truly awesome Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Olgas.
Entering South Australia, we arrive at one of the state's most unusual places, Coober Pedy. This small opal mining town is known for its unique style of underground living, where residents escape the hot outback sun in underground cave houses!
Crossing the magnificent Flinders Range, an area steeped in aboriginal dreamtime, we start to leave the harsh desert environment behind as we make our way to the attractive city of Adelaide.
With stunning beaches and the world famous Barossa Valley wine-making region nearby, we enjoy a glass or two and refresh ourselves before striking east along the Murray River to Australia's rural heartland.
From Adelaide, we head out on the final leg of the journey and another departure from recent OzBus trips as we hug the coast on the spectacular Great Ocean Road to the town of Warrnambol and onto the thriving city of Melbourne, capital of the state of Victoria
Next stop is our final destination, Sydney
With its stunning harbour, opera house, harbour bridge and Bondi Beach, Sydney is one of the world's greatest cities. This is a great way to end an unforgettable experience.
After 36 days traversing some of the With its stunning harbour, opera house, harbour bridge and Bondi Beach, Sydney is one of the world's greatest cities. This is a great way to end an unforgettable experience.That's the itinerary, but every trip is different - climb on board and experience your own, unique Bangkok to Sydney adventure
Welcome to Sydney!