Staying safe

We want you to have the time of your life on Christmas Island - and return home safe and well.

Please take care and remember some important safety advice.

  • It is easy to become lost in the rainforest so keep to walking tracks and roads
  • Walk with another person and tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return
  • Carry plenty of drinking water
  • During your visit, please always follow directions from park rangers - their directions are for your safety
  • Stay on marked tracks and in designated visitor areas
  • Be aware of your own limitations and supervise children
  • When bushwalking wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen and loose and light breathable clothing
  • The sea cliffs and inland cliffs on Christmas Island can be very treacherous so please keep away from cliff edges and do not venture on to rock platforms on the shoreline
  • Please use commonsense when swimming or wading at any beach - they can be subject to large waves and swell, strong rips and undertows. No beach on the island is patrolled by lifesavers. Swimming from beaches is only recommended at Flying Fish Cove under calm sea conditions
  • Obey all safety directions, notices and warning signs
  • Some roads in and out of the national park are 4WD only and many sections are steep and narrow and become slippery when wet. Drive carefully and slowly. Take extra care when driving during wet periods, during the red crab migration or when robber crabs are out on roads and tracks