Christmas Island National Park

Preparation is the key to an unforgettable trip. We’ve compiled some of the best tips on what to bring to Christmas Island.


  • Visitor guide
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Camelbak or other hydration pack (for walks longer than 1-2 hours)
  • Sunglasses
  • Long, lightweight clothing (good for sun and mosquito protection)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Energy snacks
  • First aid kit

For longer bushwalks you may also like to consider hiking poles, a map and a compass.


  • Towel
  • Bathing costume
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mask and snorkel
  • A good book or two


  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Chairs
  • Garbage bags
  • Head torch

For camping permits please contact the Christmas Island National Park office. You must provide your own camping equipment as there are no purpose-built camping areas in the park.

Thank you for following the Leave no Trace principles when camping in Christmas Island National Park.


  • Phone – don’t forget to download our bird app before you go.
  • Tablet
  • E-reader
  • Camera
  • Phone, tablet and camera chargers
  • Australian electrical adaptor