Welcome to Christmas Island
Welcome to Christmas Island. You’ve watched the episode on Destination Australia, which showcases this rich and diverse island paradise of Christmas Island and we would love to share more about our one of a kind destination and invite you to experience it for yourself.
Flights depart twice a week (Tuesdays & Fridays) from Perth, Western Australia with Virgin Airlines. Accommodation options on the island can be found here and can be booked online.
For exclusive offers with Christmas Island experiences, accommodation and tours, quote ‘Destination Australia’ and receive a range of special additions from our tourism operators.*
Explore our website for further information on your Christmas Island visit and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require help with your booking.
We look forward to welcoming you to Christmas Island. A natural wonder.
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Christmas Island Wet & Dry Adventures
Consistently amazing visibility and an abundance of fish. 64 dive sites of stunning diversity. Dive and snorkel with CI Wet & Dry Adventures in the calm waters of the Indian Ocean. Whether you like to search for the secretive little critters or prefer to keep your eye on the blue for the bigger beasts, Christmas Island hosts a vast array of tropical fish species, nudibranchs, pelagics, turtles and sharks. With special guest stars, whalesharks and mantas, dropping by between November to April to get in on the plankton action. Christmas Island Wet & Dry Adventures are a small eco – friendly operation and they love to spoil their divers. That is why they have a maximum of 6 divers on-board. Smaller numbers means they can keep our service exclusive and keep our impact on the wildlife minimal.
Extra Divers Christmas Island
The dives around Christmas Island are a unique experience, especially with Extra Divers Christmas Island. In addition to coral gardens with huge table corals, there are steep drop-offs up to several hundred metres deep. The visibility is excellent all year round – usually over 30 metres – and the temperature stays between 24 to 29 Celsius. Extra Divers CI make sure you fall in love with your Christmas Island diving experience, whether you have 0 dives or 1000. Their team of local staff will assist you in getting the most out of your stay on the island, offering a tailored & personal service to each and everyone who arrives. Part of Extra Divers Worldwide, an organisation that takes pride in their ability to provide an excellent experience by combining professional tourism with outstanding customer care, Extra Divers CI also offer accommodation and diving options to suit every ocean lover.
The Bike Kiosk CI
Christmas Island is an adventure playground with amazing places to experience. With 63% of the Island being National Park there are boardwalks and marked trails and more difficult trails for the fitter and more adventurous along paths less trodden. A network of roads and trails can be explored by mountain bike or e-bike or on a guided tour with The Bike Kiosk. The Bike Kiosk offer bike hire for you to make your own adventure and to explore the island at your own pace. Join a guided tour to delve into the best spots and get a deeper understanding of this amazing island. Leisurely ride along the coastal plateau, soaking in the sights or challenge yourself with the uphill ride to the jungle and enjoy the exhilarating thrill on the way down!
Indian Ocean Experiences
This outstanding tour company offer experienced tours on Christmas Island, and support experienced tour operators on Cocos (Keeling) Islands to deliver a genuine local experience for travellers. They want their guests to develop a deep understanding of these amazing islands and what they have to offer. Their range of tours covers history, culture, and most importantly – nature! Something the islands have in abundance. Experience the Rock & Reef 14 Night Christmas & Cocos Keeling Island package $3450 per person – based on 2 people sharing. Book before 31st of March 2023 and valid for travel before 31st December 2023. *Subject to availability. Book directly or through your favourite travel agent. Quote Destination Australia and receive $50 off per person.
Island Crabbie Transport Services
Australia’s most remote taxi service. Island Crabbie Transport Services specialise in providing reliable, friendly and efficient transport services for both residents and visitors of this beautiful island paradise. With highly experienced driver, Chris, they offer a range of transportation options to suit your needs, from airport transfers to island tours and everything in between. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, letIsland Crabbie Transport Services take the hassle out of getting around so you can focus on enjoying all that Christmas Island has to offer.
Freedive Christmas Island
Christmas Island is your ultimate destination for an unforgettable freediving adventure! Renowned for its rich marine life, pristine coral reefs and significant depths close to shore, Freedive Christmas Island provide courses to make the most of this incredible underwater paradise. Freedive CI is dedicated to providing you with the opportunity to experience this stunning underwater world up close through the exhilarating sport of freediving. Their experienced and qualified instructors offer a range of courses and guided aqua scooter tours to suit all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced freedivers. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, explore the depths of the ocean or simply relax in a breathtakingly beautiful environment, Freedive Christmas Island has something for you.
Idah’s Kitchen at Malay Club
Located at the Malay club, Idah’s serves traditional Malaysian food every Saturday and Sunday and is a favourite among visitors and locals alike. Enjoy a traditional Malay breakfast of buttery soft roti canai with chicken curry, or nasi lemak at this popular restaurant overlooking Flying Fish Cove, the island’s main settlement. Here, you will find locals getting their fill on traditional Malaysian food and sweets. Meals at Idah’s Kitchen tend to be traditional, which brings together the community. Idah’s Kitchen is also a kopitiam (coffee shop) so you can sip on a strong black coffee to round out your feast. Idah’s Kitchen offers a warm welcome to the weekend with their friendly staff and authentic Malay cuisine.
Lucky Ho Chinese Restaurant
Christmas Island locals and visitors love Chinese restaurant Lucky Ho, located in Poon Saan. Prawns, chillies, chives, garlic, coriander and shrimp paste are all used to flavour dishes such as wok-fried noodles and Singapore sambal yellow noodles, which are a quick introduction to Christmas Island’s pan-Asian palate. This restaurant has a homely atmosphere and serves a great rendition of Thai fried rice and fried wontons for both lunch and dinner. You can even book a room to do Karaoke here!
Golden Bosun Tavern & Restaurant
The Golden Bosun is the name of a sub-species of bird that is unique to Christmas Island. It’s also the name of one of Christmas Island’s most popular watering holes, where a cold bevvie is best enjoyed on the verandah with ocean views. Eat your way methodically through the menu of pub classics with a CI twist such as sriracha chicken and pineapple pizza, locally caught fish (wahoo) and chicken parmigiana with salad. Beef and reef steaks are a local favourite.
CLA Christmas Island
The Chinese Literary Association building is where you go to order an iced tea that starts out hot and is cooled down with loads of ice, a Le Cla speciality. Sit outside on the breezy veranda at this Malaysian-Chinese restaurant, which is renowned for its authentic noodle dishes such as char kway teow, bee hoon and kway teow. The slippery rice noodles arrive with a little bit of chilli sambal on the side. The view and the food couple to bring you delicious Chinese food in paradise.
The Rumah Tinggi is as far west as you can go without leaving the Australian territory. Rumah Tinggi means ‘tall house’ in Malay and this spot on the beachfront in the Settlement, is a hit with locals who converge here on a Saturday arvo for delicious bar food such as bruschetta, chips and steak sangas. One of the best venues on the entire island, with a view that will leave you speechless, this waterfront bar is a top spot to watch the sun set over the sea on this one of a kind tropical island getaway.
Poon San Club
The island population is a multi-cultural, harmonious mix of Chinese, Malay and Australian culture where 63 per cent of households speak a language other than English at home. This blended heritage is reflected throughout CI, as the island is affectionately known. Poon Saan Club is a venue which hosts a range of cultural entertainment for the local community, including Chinese New Year, Moon Cake Festival, Hungry Ghost festival and Seniors week.
Shorefire offers a fully equipped tackle shop on the island ready to service the visiting angler. They know that the key to success on the water is having the right gear, and that’s why they offer everything the visiting angler needs to make their fishing trip a success, from top-quality rods and reels to a wide selection of lures and jigs. Their experienced and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice and assistance, ensuring that you get the most out of your fishing experience. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, Shorefire have everything you need so you can focus on landing your catch.
Christmas Island Fishing & Adventure
Christmas Island Fishing & Adventure provide unforgettable fishing and ocean adventure experiences amongst the ultimate destination. Located in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Christmas Island is renowned for its rich marine life, unspoiled nature, and unique cultural heritage. Christmas Island Fishing & Adventure is dedicated to providing you with the opportunity to experience all that this stunning island has to offer through their range of guided fishing trips and ocean adventure tours. Their experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you to some of the best fishing spots on the island, where you can catch a variety of species, including bonefish, wahoo, and sailfish. The tours cater to all skill levels, from novice anglers to seasoned pros, and they provide all the necessary equipment to ensure that you have the best possible experience. They also offer a range of ocean adventure tours that allow you to explore the island’s incredible natural aquatic playground
Swell Lodge is the world’s most exclusive luxury eco-lodge, featuring two glass-fronted ecolodges where you can wake up in Australia’s most unique, wildlife-filled National Park all from the comfort of your luxury accommodation!
Gaze out over kilometres of uninhabited coastline right from your bed, with seabirds soaring past your deck and your personal chef preparing gourmet cuisine using fresh and locally foraged ingredients. Your all-inclusive Christmas Island holiday experience comes with with all meals, drinks, complimentary transport and daily guided tours right from your eco-lodge doorstep! Far more than a holiday at your typical Christmas Island hotel or resort, a stay at Swell Lodge eco-lodge – be that for a honeymoon, anniversary trip or just an unforgettable holiday – is like nothing else on Earth. You can view current rates and booking calendar by clicking the button below. Quote Destination Australia on booking to receive a framed, limited edition print by local artist worth $500.