Christmas Island National Park

Christmas Island has a wealth of things to see and experience. Here are some of our favourites.

If you want more inspiration, take a look at things to do or our suggested itineraries.

Top Christmas Island experiences

Red crabs, credit erica harrison cita.

Red crab migration

Christmas Island's mass red crab migration is among the most incredible natural processes on Earth. Every year, millions of these large crabs emerge from the rainforest and make their way to the ocean to breed, swarming across roads, streams, rocks and beaches.

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Diving snorkelling, credit justin gilligan cita.

Scuba diving

Christmas Island is one of Australia's best scuba destinations, with more than 60 different dive sites to choose from. The island boasts excellent visibility, a fringing reef and some of the biggest drop-offs in the world.

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Greater frigatebird.


An internationally renowned birding destination, Christmas Island attracts 80,000 nesting seabirds every year, including the world's rarest booby and frigatebird.

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Hughs dale waterfall leila jefferys cita.

The Dales

Stroll through rainforested wetlands to a tranquil jungle waterfall.

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Flying fish cove, credit chris bray.

Flying Fish Cove

The island's most popular beach is perfect for snorkelling and sunset picnics.

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Dolly beach, credit wondrous world images.

Dolly Beach

A boardwalk through dense rainforest leads to a quiet beach with rock pools, coconut palms and a freshwater stream.

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Baby turtle, credit wondrous world images.

Turtle watching

Christmas Island is a prime turtle-watching location, with two endangered species of sea turtle calling it home. Nesting occurs all year round and you will often see new hatchlings.

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