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Walks to Inspire

All across Christmas Island, especially in the national park, you'll find scenic drives plus maintained and marked walking trails and boardwalks. They are designed to suit all levels of fitness and activity, and offer enjoyable ways to get up close to nature. 

Enjoy a meander along shorter, well-developed trails through forests and coastal areas. Or if you’re fitter, take on longer and more rugged tracks that offer challenging climbs and may take you to remote beaches. Tracks are marked with international standard reflective directional arrows. Explore the terrain along the way and follow trails to excellent lookouts for birds. Wander through tranquil rainforests that include cultural and historic sites, like temples hidden in the jungle. The key is to make sure you plan your walks in advance and you’re well prepared for the experience. And keep your camera handy at all times.

 

  • The Dales

    The Dales

    The Dales Walking Trails are 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. Hugh’s Dale Waterfall - 1.5km - 30 mins each way - mostly boardwalk leading to Hugh’s Dale waterfall. Signage along the trail offers information on the island's flora and fauna. Anderson’s Dale - 3.6km - 1 hour each way - for the adventurous, a second trail leads on from Hugh’s Dale for about 800m to Anderson’s Dale, a small gorge with a stream that flows to the sea.
  • Margaret Knoll

    Margaret Knoll

    100m - 1 minute each way

    A short drive through plateau forest leads to a short walk of about 50m from the car park and a short climb up a series of steps leads to Margaret Knoll lookout. The lookout provides dramatic panoramic views of the land and sea scales of the east coast. Located at the edge of a high inland cliff, it’s one of the better sites to observe seabirds including frigate birds, red footed and down boobies and the golden bosun. Christmas Island flying foxes may also be observed from here in the late afternoon and early evening.

  • Dolly

    Dolly

    1km - 1 hour each way - 4WD and walking access

    From the car park, this is a leisurely walk of just over 1km, mostly on a boardwalk, through shore terrace forest to Dolly Beach. It is an isolated and picturesque sandy beach with a coral reef and freshwater stream. Robber crabs inhabit the area above the beach, and turtles nest all year around. Camping is permitted here - please contact the Christmas Island National Park if you wish to camp.

  • West White

    West White

    1.5km - 1 hour each way

    This 1.5km 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 carry drinking water. The beach has a stunning coral reef off the short, with views of the north coast - a great place for lunch

  • Winifred

    Winifred

    1.4km - 45 minutes each way

    The vehicle track to Winifred beach is a rough but scenic drive mostly through 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. Seabirds, including brown boobies and golden bosuns nest in this area.

  • Martin Point

    Martin Point

    400m - 5 minutes each way

    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 ocean with 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.

  • Territory Day Park

    Territory Day Park

    1km - 1 hour each way

    This walking trail leads from Territory Day Park to Tai Jin House. The trail gives you a chance to explore and experience Christmas Island’s unique rainforests as well as visit the historical Tai Jin House. At Territory Day Park there are picnic, barbecue, and playground facilities, as well a lookout offering spectacular views over Flying Fish Cove.

  • Golf Course Lookout

    Golf Course Lookout

    1km - 15 minutes each way

    a short but rugged and steep walk from the phosphate hill area of the island’s north east. It leads down to a cliff perched above the golf course, passing a historic Chinese cemetery on the way. The site provides spectacular views of the island’s north east coast and is a great place to watch red footed boobies, frigate birds, and golden bosuns as they soar past you.

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