Going to Christmas Island? Get answers from our friendly locals
One of the most impressive feats of nature, Christmas Island spread over a 135 square kilometer area is full of natural wonders and adventure. Almost two thirds of Christmas Island area has been declared as a National Park and which is now managed by the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage. Packed with exquisite nature trails, golf courses, beaches, bird watching activities promoted by a spectacular tropical seabird breeding station, some of the best scuba diving sites, snorkeling facilities and a unique opportunity to witness the annual red crab mass migration, Christmas Island although small in size is a charming tourist destination.
This territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean is located at a distance of 2,600 kilometers to the northwest of Perth, and almost 360 kilometers to the south of Jakarta in Indonesia. With minimal human disturbance, the primary monsoon forest areas of Christmas Island contain a significant amount of endemic flora and fauna which are of immense interest to scientists and naturalists alike.