Our top five things to do

  • Crab migration

    If you want to travel to Christmas Island to experience the red crab migration there are a number of factors to consider.

    Find out more on our red crab page.

  • Scuba diving & snorkeling

    The seas around Christmas Island provide a meeting place for Indian and Pacific Ocean fish species - one of the few places you’ll see these fish swimming side by side.

    Find out more on our Scuba and snorkelling page.

  • Bird n nature week

    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.

    Find out more on the Christmas Island website.

  • Golf

    Visitors are welcome to come and refresh themselves with a round of golf in the surroundings of Christmas Island. The nine-hole golf course and clubhouse is in a scenic setting on the north-east coast. It's also a great location to head to the Golf Course Lookout to take in the panoramic views and do some birdwatching.

    Find out more on the Christmas Island website.

  • Cultural events

    Want to experience Chinese New Year on Christmas Island? Or perhaps Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Mooncake Lantern Festival, or Deepavali?

    Chinese New Year takes place between January 21 and February 20 each year – in 2014 the date falls on 31January. The celebrations are an unforgettably festive and colourful experience - and there are other festivals and events throughout the year that can also be enjoyed.

    Find out more on the Christmas Island website.