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Flying Fish Cove

Flying Fish Cove

An easily accessible swimming, snorkelling and diving location. There are picnic facilities, barbecues, public toilets and a sandy beach. The island’s main boat launching ramp is located here.
The Dales Walking Trails

The Dales Walking Trails

The Dales is one of Christmas Island’s iconic sites and one of the few places with permanent flowing water and stunning wet areas, providing significant habitat for endemic blue crabs and impressive stands of Tahitian chestnut trees. The drive through the Dales leads through rainforest to a scenic and tranquil area, which has two walking trails starting from the Dales 4WD car park - one leading to Hugh’s Dale Waterfall, and the other leading to Anderson’s Dale.

Golf Course

Golf Course

The nine hole course and clubhouse is located in a scenic setting on the north-east coast and visitors are welcome. Clubs can be hired at the Visitor Information Centre.
The Blowholes

The Blowholes

The vehicle track to the Blowholes passes through stunning tall rainforest and you’ll usually see large numbers of red crabs. At the Blowholes, you will find an elevated walkway at the car park with viewing platforms on the coastal terraces close to the sea cliff edge. Spectacular blowholes spray seawater high into the air when large swells pound against the shore cliffs and there are panoramic views of the rugged southern coastline.
The Grotto

The Grotto

Approximately five minutes drive from Settlement located just before the entrance to the golf course, this cave with a sea and fresh water pool is refreshing on hot days or a romantic spot with candles at night.
Margaret Knoll

Margaret Knoll

Margaret Knoll lookout provides dramatic panoramic views of the land and sea scapes of the east coast. Located at the edge of a high inland cliff, it’s one of the better sites to observe seabirds including frigatebirds, red footed and brown boobies and the golden bosun. Christmas Island flying foxes may also be observed from here in the late afternoon and early evening.
Dolly Beach

Dolly Beach

Dolly Beach is reached via a leisurely walk of just over 1 km mostly on a boardwalk, through shore terrace forest to Dolly Beach. It is an isolated and picturesque sandy beach with a coral reef and a fresh water stream. Robber crabs inhabit the area above the beach and turtles nest all year round here. Turtles nest all year round here.
Tai Jin House

Tai Jin House

Located just up the hill beyond Flying Fish Cove, this is the original home of the Resident Magistrate, and later the Administrator of the Island – it’s affectionately known locally as “Buck House”. The expansive gardens are used for community events and provide excellent views over Flying Fish Cove.

A little way past Tai Jin House is the navy’s restored 1941 gun emplacement and buildings from WWII. A small museum is located at Tai Jin House. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for opening hours.
Martin Point

Martin Point

Martin Point is located in the Dales area. A short walk of 400m from the car park leads to a viewing platform on the edge of the sea cliff, providing excellent views along the western coast — great for photographers! It is a peaceful place to watch the sun set over the sea and waves breaking over the fringing reef and shore platforms. Red-footed boobies roost and nest in the trees above and you may see brown boobies nesting on the sea cliffs. There is a picnic table on the viewing platform.
West White Beach

West White Beach

This 1.5 km marked trail meanders down through tall plateau and terrace rainforest. It is a moderately difficult walk and includes a short descent down a steep cliff using a rope towards the end of the walk. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy footwear and to carry drinking water. The beach has a stunning coral reef off the shore, with views of the north coast. A great place for lunch.
Winifred Beach

Winifred Beach

The vehicle track to Winifred beach is a rough but scenic drive mostly though semi deciduous rainforests. It leads to a small car park, and on to a 1.4km marked walking trail through rugged terrace forest. The trail reaches the coast via a steep staircase down the cliff face, leading to a rocky shore and small picturesque cove. Be careful near the water’s edge due to wave surges and swell, rising tides and changing sea conditions. Seabirds, including brown boobies and white-tailed tropicbirds nest in the area.
South Point

South Point

The site of extensive phosphate mining, this spot offers an expansive view over the Smithson’s Bight from the cliff top at the South Point temple. It is a great place to visit around sunset. Frigatebirds and boobies may b e seen soaring b elow in th e w ind. T h ere are tw o C h inese temples in the area which visitors are welcome to visit, but please respect them as places of worship. The now unused South Point railway station is an interesting historical site with a view over the southern coastline.
Lily Beach

Lily Beach

Surrounded on both sides by rising cliffs, you are protected from strong breezes. A perfect spot for a picnic. At low tide, take advantage of the geology and explore the rock pools. On a calm day, Lily Beach is a beautiful shallow swimming spot.
Greta Beach

Greta Beach

Spectacular outlooks from a beach where turtles nest and red crabs spawn. Reached by a short walk from a car park and steep staircase.
  • Flying Fish Cove

    Flying Fish Cove

    An easily accessible swimming, snorkelling and diving location. There are picnic facilities, barbecues, public toilets and a sandy beach. The island’s main boat launching ramp is located here.
  • The Dales Walking Trails

    The Dales Walking Trails

    The Dales is one of Christmas Island’s iconic sites and one of the few places with permanent flowing water and stunning wet areas, providing significant habitat for endemic blue crabs and impressive stands of Tahitian chestnut trees. The drive through the Dales leads through rainforest to a scenic and tranquil area, which has two walking trails starting from the Dales 4WD car park - one leading to Hugh’s Dale Waterfall, and the other leading to Anderson’s Dale.

  • Golf Course

    Golf Course

    The nine hole course and clubhouse is located in a scenic setting on the north-east coast and visitors are welcome. Clubs can be hired at the Visitor Information Centre.
  • The Blowholes

    The Blowholes

    The vehicle track to the Blowholes passes through stunning tall rainforest and you’ll usually see large numbers of red crabs. At the Blowholes, you will find an elevated walkway at the car park with viewing platforms on the coastal terraces close to the sea cliff edge. Spectacular blowholes spray seawater high into the air when large swells pound against the shore cliffs and there are panoramic views of the rugged southern coastline.
  • The Grotto

    The Grotto

    Approximately five minutes drive from Settlement located just before the entrance to the golf course, this cave with a sea and fresh water pool is refreshing on hot days or a romantic spot with candles at night.
  • Margaret Knoll

    Margaret Knoll

    Margaret Knoll lookout provides dramatic panoramic views of the land and sea scapes of the east coast. Located at the edge of a high inland cliff, it’s one of the better sites to observe seabirds including frigatebirds, red footed and brown boobies and the golden bosun. Christmas Island flying foxes may also be observed from here in the late afternoon and early evening.
  • Dolly Beach

    Dolly Beach

    Dolly Beach is reached via a leisurely walk of just over 1 km mostly on a boardwalk, through shore terrace forest to Dolly Beach. It is an isolated and picturesque sandy beach with a coral reef and a fresh water stream. Robber crabs inhabit the area above the beach and turtles nest all year round here. Turtles nest all year round here.
  • Tai Jin House

    Tai Jin House

    Located just up the hill beyond Flying Fish Cove, this is the original home of the Resident Magistrate, and later the Administrator of the Island – it’s affectionately known locally as “Buck House”. The expansive gardens are used for community events and provide excellent views over Flying Fish Cove.

    A little way past Tai Jin House is the navy’s restored 1941 gun emplacement and buildings from WWII. A small museum is located at Tai Jin House. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for opening hours.
  • Martin Point

    Martin Point

    Martin Point is located in the Dales area. A short walk of 400m from the car park leads to a viewing platform on the edge of the sea cliff, providing excellent views along the western coast — great for photographers! It is a peaceful place to watch the sun set over the sea and waves breaking over the fringing reef and shore platforms. Red-footed boobies roost and nest in the trees above and you may see brown boobies nesting on the sea cliffs. There is a picnic table on the viewing platform.
  • West White Beach

    West White Beach

    This 1.5 km marked trail meanders down through tall plateau and terrace rainforest. It is a moderately difficult walk and includes a short descent down a steep cliff using a rope towards the end of the walk. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy footwear and to carry drinking water. The beach has a stunning coral reef off the shore, with views of the north coast. A great place for lunch.
  • Winifred Beach

    Winifred Beach

    The vehicle track to Winifred beach is a rough but scenic drive mostly though semi deciduous rainforests. It leads to a small car park, and on to a 1.4km marked walking trail through rugged terrace forest. The trail reaches the coast via a steep staircase down the cliff face, leading to a rocky shore and small picturesque cove. Be careful near the water’s edge due to wave surges and swell, rising tides and changing sea conditions. Seabirds, including brown boobies and white-tailed tropicbirds nest in the area.
  • South Point

    South Point

    The site of extensive phosphate mining, this spot offers an expansive view over the Smithson’s Bight from the cliff top at the South Point temple. It is a great place to visit around sunset. Frigatebirds and boobies may b e seen soaring b elow in th e w ind. T h ere are tw o C h inese temples in the area which visitors are welcome to visit, but please respect them as places of worship. The now unused South Point railway station is an interesting historical site with a view over the southern coastline.
  • Lily Beach

    Lily Beach

    Surrounded on both sides by rising cliffs, you are protected from strong breezes. A perfect spot for a picnic. At low tide, take advantage of the geology and explore the rock pools. On a calm day, Lily Beach is a beautiful shallow swimming spot.
  • Greta Beach

    Greta Beach

    Spectacular outlooks from a beach where turtles nest and red crabs spawn. Reached by a short walk from a car park and steep staircase.
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