Why it is unlike any other place you will visit!
Known as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, tropical rainforest covers most of the island and is home to a dazzling array of rare and unusual birds, a crazy number of crabs, not to mention secret swimming spots and jungle waterfalls. 63 per cent of its footprint is designated as national park, the wildlife are free of predators so roam freely and flourish. The red crab is just one of 14 species of land crab that lives on Christmas Island. There’s also the endemic Christmas Island blue crab – with its beautiful sky-blue hues – and the coconut crab, the largest land-living arthropod in the world that’s also known as the robber crab on account of its thieving tendencies. Christmas Island hosts the largest and best protected population of these magnificent creatures in the world.
It’s a bird lovers Paradise. Not only are there many endemic species unique to the island but they have no native predators since humans having only settled here 100 years ago. The birdlife is completely relaxed and unafraid, allowing unforgettable up-close and personal experiences. Standing on your balcony, soaring seabirds will circle back for a closer look, inquisitive little thrushes may follow you through the forest and fluffy chicks sit in nests on the coastal rocks watching as you pass. It’s home to a multicultural community, becoming an Australian Territory in 1958. It has one of the worlds most unique golf courses, located amongst palm trees and tropical rain forest with a sweeping view of the Indian Ocean. You can visit any time of the year.
Christmas Island has an average temperature of 28 degrees all year round, inside and outside of the water, lush rainforest, crystal clear water (world-class diving and snorkelling), and diverse fauna and flora including 50 million red crabs, whale sharks and 23 bird species.
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