At a glance
Rising majestically from the tropical depths of the vast Indian Ocean and surrounded by azure waters lies a stunning natural wonder - Christmas Island.
We invite you to uncover the remarkable surprises of this island, from the unique annual red crab migration to rare and unusual birds and glorious deserted beaches. Christmas Island also displays a curious amalgam of cultures, history and industry creating a truly unique travel experience.
Christmas Island lies in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. It is 2600km northwest of Perth and 500km south of Jakarta. The weather is perfectly warm all year round with an average daily temperature of 27 °C.
Christmas Island is the summit of a submarine mountain, rising steeply to a central plateau covered in lush rainforest. This plateau reaches heights of up to 361 metres and is made up of limestone and layers of volcanic rock.
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Experience the thrill of the natural wonder that is Christmas Island . Allow yourself to be spellbound as the annual mass migration of red crabs turns the island into a sea of red, gasp over the robber crabs that are as large as a football, marvel at massive whale sharks gliding past when you dive and get up close to beautiful birds you'll see nowhere else in the world. With rainforest covering 63% of the island, take time to meander through the gorgeous scenery and walk along the deserted beaches gazing out at the warm turquoise waters.
Christmas Island offers a choice of accommodation ranging from Boutique Hotel, Luxury Self Contained, and Lodge style properties, many with sweeping ocean views. Picture yourself relaxing in a stunning Bali style villa set amongst lush gardens with it’s own lap pool - or perhaps self contained accommodation with a restoration theme of Chinese and European heritage, and from May 2018, visitors will be able to enjoy solar-powered, glass fronted luxury eco-chalets gazing out over the Indian Ocean.
Christmas Island is a nature lover's dream and you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the huge range of nature-based activities available. So whether you are visiting to witness the magic of the red crab migration, discover the rainforest's huge robber crabs, dive with the whale sharks, relax on deserted beaches or photograph a Golden Bosun in its regal flight, you'll be assured of the perfect nature based escape.
Christmas Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most unique holiday destinations. After all, where else can you:
- Dive one of the longest drop-offs from the edge of the Java Trench
- Play a round of golf on a lush, 9-hole course
- Chill out in a naturally occurring rock spa on a secluded beach, with turtles and fresh coconut water
- Dive James Bond style in a sea cave with huge, air-filled dome, stalagmites, stalactites and tiny flashlight fish blinking bioluminescent lights
- Look up to see rare, endangered frigate birds soar overhead as you tick off your list on the island named by Australian Geographic as one of the top 3 destinations for birdwatchers in Australia
Christmas Island Tourism Association, Gaze Road, Christmas Island
Contact No.: +61 8 9164 8382