With Bali the new hotspot for schoolies celebrations, the parties are getting wilder and more dangerous than anything we've seen on the Gold Coast.
Steamy nights, cheap booze and no rules are all part of the dangerous cocktail the graduating class of 2012 can't get enough of.
South East Asian party hotspots are fast becoming the destination of choice for a growing number of Australian schoolies, and what they're getting up to has to be seen to be believed.More stories from Today Tonight
Cheap airfares and accommodation, coupled with lax alcohol laws, $2 packets of cigarettes and easy access to drugs. The new mix of schoolies celebrations abroad have never been more potent.
A Saturday night in Kuta, Bali sees Indonesia's infamous nightclub strip crawling with drunk Australian teenagers.
Bintang, the local beer, flows freely and so do spirits and the bars and on the dancefloors.
Meanwhile back in Australia, Surfers Paradise - the home of schoolies, is relatively quiet compared to previous years, with police out in force.
Despite organisers' best efforts to control the festivities each year, with the negative images we've come to associate with the annual swarm on the Gold Coast, it's little wonder the destination is losing its appeal.
But the question is, have we forced our young people to do something far more dangerous?
This reporter is on Twitter at @DamienHansen7
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