Christmas Island? Where?
Christmas Island is a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean, located 2600km North-West of Perth, Western Australia. Even though it is an Australian Territory, its closest neighbour is Java, 360km away in Indonesia.
Barely known, and begging to be explored, Christmas Island is 63% National Park, containing species of flora & fauna found nowhere else in the world! The underwater world is the best-kept secret on the planet, but that won’t last as the word gets out about our pristine corals, perfect visibility and un-crowded dive sites.
Only inhabited by humans since 1888, Christmas Island is one of the youngest communities in the world. First established as a phosphate-mining town, it has a short yet intriguing history and a small, but culturally diverse population.
Made famous by the annual red crab migration mardigras, Christmas Island is home to over 20 species of land and sea crabs.
Read more about the amazing world above the water, that is Christmas Island. View Nature Page
Find out what makes our island tick and find help with planning your holiday. View Logistics