News and alerts

Find out the latest news and alerts for Christmas Island National Park and Pulu Keeling National Park.

  • Biocontrol on its way for Christmas

    After more than seven years of research, community consultation, and biosecurity checks, a micro-wasp from Malaysia will be imported to control yellow crazy ants in the Christmas National Park in December 2016.

    This animation will help explain why the biocontrol was needed and how it will work.



    Learn more about Parks Australia's and La Trobe University's biocontrol project
  • Livestream of Red Crab Migration

    25 November 2016

    Parks Australia broadcast the first Periscope livestream of the world-famous annual red crab spawning on Friday 25 November, from Christmas Island’s Flying Fish Cove.


    Learn more about the red crab migration
  • Crab migration closes roads

    5 October 2016

    With red crabs starting their downward migration journey, the section of Murray road from the school to the dryer will be closed from 4:00 pm to 9:30 am each day. In addition, Dales road, Margaret Knoll, Blowholes road and North West Point road will be closed until further notice.

    • Alternate route map


      Road closure updates are also available on the Red Crab Migration Road closure signs located at the roundabout, Poon Saan road going towards Phosphate Hill and along North-South Baseline outside the airport.


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  • Christmas Island Expression of Interest

    Christmas Island National Park is a tropical wonder, home to unique species and abundant wildlife. For the first time you have an opportunity to bring your ecotourism concept to the park. Now is your chance to become part of this story. Parks Australia is calling for expressions of interest for fresh, exciting and engaging visitor experiences and/or commercial activities that complement existing operations and conserve park values. Your ideas should enhance the visitor's understanding and enjoyment of the park's natural wonders and provide an unforgettable experience.

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  • Christmas Island ready for annual red crab migration

    Red crab migration season is nearly upon us and rangers on Christmas Island have been busy preparing for the exciting annual event. The crabs have a long journey to make from the rainforests to the sea, and face many hazards along the way - including cars.

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  • Art & Photography at Pulu Keeling National Park

    A new video series on things to do in the Cocos Keeling Islands has been created by Cocos Keeling Tourism.

    Check out this inspiring piece on the art and photography created.

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  • Bird 'n' nature week. 29 August - 5 September 2015

    Why not join researchers and natural history experts each September for a week-long immersion in Christmas Island's wildlife?

    You may have an opportunity to assist monitoring the nesting biology and foraging ecology of Christmas Island birds. There are also workshops and nightly seminars showcasing seabird research, the status of the endemic landbirds, and the island's marine and terrestrial ecology.

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  • The Mosaic Project completed

    For the past few months, the creative individuals from Arts and Culture Christmas Island have been working on a beautiful outdoor mosaic representing the land and sea.

    Arts and Culture Christmas Island is a vibrant and creative community group, committed to engaging the community through artistic and cultural events, workshops and programs throughout the year.

    Over the 2015 Easter weekend, the mosaic project was completed and the results are stunning.

    Check out our blog for more information.

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  • The Living Room's Dr Chris comes to Christmas

    TV personality, veterinarian and animal lover Dr Chris Brown visited Christmas Island recently to check out our unique wildlife for the Living Room episode shown on Friday 3 April 2015 (Good Friday).

    Find out more See the fact sheet or read the Christmas Island Tourism association blog.

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  • Tackling cats and rats

    At Christmas Island National Park we've got the next few months clearly mapped out with a series of cat and rat control projects on the horizon.

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  • Huge baby red crab return

    There's a baby boom on Christmas Island, with a record number of baby red crabs returning from the ocean this year. It's thought to be the biggest return in 25 years.

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