Christmas Island

Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a territory of Australia and is located in the Indian Ocean off Australia’s West coast. As a result of the isolation of the island in terms of both its geographic location and the population on the island, the wildlife, flora and fauna flourish, attracting a large number of marine biologists, naturalists and more. Consisting of mainly tropical rainforest, 63% of the island has been declared an Australian National Park. Experience a number of natural wonders from the unique annual red crab migration, to witnessing the beautiful turtle nesting.Christmas Island

The greatest length of the island is a mere 19 kilometres long allowing for hours of exploration and activities. Experience snorkelling and scuba diving on pristine reefs and drop-offs or try your hand at bird-watching, golf or hiking. The island is made up of a fascinating mix of cultures including Chinese, Malay and Australians, all of which go about a relaxed, laid back way of life. As a result, there are a number of cultural events that are held throughout the year.

ACCOMMODATION

The Sunset

The Sunset Lodge

The Sunset Lodge

  • Type: Lodge
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes
  • Swimming Pool:Yes
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes
  • Hot Water:Yes/ No
  • On-Site Dive Shop:No
  • Lodge Highlight:Relax by the pool with a view of the ocean!
  • Diving Highlight:Endless drop-offs!
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VQ3 Lodge

VQ3 Lodge

VQ3 Lodge

  • Type: Resort, Hotel, Motel, Backpackers
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes/ No
  • Swimming Pool:Yes/ No
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes/ No
  • Hot Water:Yes/ No
  • On-Site Dive Shop:Yes/ No
  • Lodge Highlight:Great location!
  • Diving Highlight:Something for everyone – year round
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DIVE OPERATORS

Wet n Dry Adventures

Wet n Dry Adventures - Whale Shark

Wet n Dry Adventures – Whale Shark

  • Type:Dive Shop
  • Snorkelling/ Non Diving Tours Available:Yes
  • Dive Courses Available:No
  • Training Pool:No
  • Equipment For Hire: Yes
  • Equipment For Sale: Yes
  • Dive Shop Highlight: Dedicated staff that will ensure the best possible diving!
  • Diving Highlight: Diving with the whale sharks
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Requirements

Australians do not require a passport or visa when travelling to Christmas Island. Photographic identification, such as an Australian drivers license must be produced for clearance through customs and immigration. Normal Australian customs and immigration procedures apply for entry made from outside Australia. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.

Money

The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the unit of currency.

Language

English is the dominant language on Christmas Island however there are a number of foreign residents that speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and several other Chinese dialects.

Electricity

240 volts and uses the Australian plug type.

Time Zone

GMT + 7h during Standard Time – daylight savings is not observed.

Clothing

Cool, light and loose cotton clothing is recommended for this very hot and humid climate. Warmer clothes are required for cool nights. When visiting the Kampong, appropriate attire should be word to respect the Islamic community.

Climate

Temperatures on Christmas Island are fantastic all year through, varying little from month to month. There is an average high of 28 degrees in April and a low of around 22 degrees in August. The humidity in the area range from 80 to 90 percent for most of the year.

Water Temperature

Average 28°C

Departure Tax

None

Tipping

Tipping not required on Christmas Island unless for exceptional service.

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