The annual red crab mass migration to the sea to spawn has been described by ecologists as 'one of the wonders of the natural world' and is Christmas Island's claim to fame amongst naturalists. Nowhere else on earth do crabs occur in these numbers and the spectacle is an experience not to be forgotten.
You could be graced with the presence of the majestic whale shark. An encounter with one of these gentle giants who often visit any time between November and April is an experience on your scuba diving trip that you don't want to miss!
Christmas Island is one of the world's truly spectacular tropical seabird breeding stations. It's not just the number and variety of seabirds, or their magnificant splendour, but also their sheer visibility – it is estimated that around 80,000 seabirds nest here annually.
With 63% of Christmas Island being National Park, a walk through the rainforest can be both enjoyable and can range from easy to difficult walks. Nature walks will help you discover first hand the Christmas Island endemic flora and fauna.
On the world map of fishing locations, Christmas Island may only rate a small dot, however fish being caught here are making a big mark amongst the international fishing fraternity. The secret is out... anglers around the world are starting to find out that Christmas Island is the hottest new spot for big fish in South East Asia.