Christmas Island, Australia
The Territory of Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It is located 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) northwest of the Western Australian city of Perth, 360 km (220 mi) south of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and 975 km (606 mi) ENE of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Christmas island is known for its natural wonders, wildlife, unusual birds and beautiful deserted beaches. Attractions and activities on the island include nature walking, bird watching, the red crab migration (Dec – Feb), water sports, fishing and boating. There are many parts of the island which visitors can visit using 4WD, including The Grotto, Margaret Knoll, The Dales, Hugh’s Waterfall, Martin Point and the Blowholes.
Things to See & Do
* Dales – freshwater streams
* Lily Beach & Dolly Beach
* Blow Holes
* Christmas Island Red Crab Migration during the December - February months
* Diving & Snorkelling off the ‘Drop Off’ at Flying Fish COve
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 1,500 approx
Land Area – 135 km²
Time – GMT plus sevem hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The port is located at Flying Fish Cove.
Travel Links – There are twice weekly flights into Christmas Island Airport from Perth, Western Australia (via zNational Jet Systems) and weekly charter flightswith Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines from Malaysia and Singapore by Malaysia Airlines and Silkair.