Christmas Island (Territory of Christmas Island) is an island in the Indian Ocean , It is located in the Indian Ocean around 350 kilometres south of Java and Sumatra and is politically part of Australia.
Christmas Island is the largest coral island in the world. It is located in the Indian Ocean and is an external territory of Australia. The capital is Flying Fish Cove.The island is surrounded by a narrow tropical reef. The coral reefs of Christmas Island are considered some of the most interesting in the world for diving and snorkeling.
Christmas Island is famous for the annual migration of red crabs. Tourists and their fellow travelers will be able to observe this phenomenon in November or December.
Access : Coordinates: -10.49, 105.6275 /
- The first European to see the island was Richard Rowe of the Thomas tribe. in 1615. The island was later named at Christmas (25 December) 1643 by Captain William Mynors, but was not settled until the late 19th century.
- Top sights in Christmas Island: The capital is the Flying Fish Cove. / In the tropical forest of the national park, holidaymakers will be able to visit the Dale waterfall, recognized as a wetland of world significance. / Unique limestone formations along the southern coast of the island / Dolly Beach , a secluded sandy beach / Greta Beach is the main place on the island where sea turtles lay their eggs. / Buck House is the house of the island administrator, which is also a museum of the history of Christmas Island. / Grotto located near the local golf club. In a small cave, a pool with a sandy bottom was formed, which combines fresh and sea water.
Go next : Cocos (Keeling) Islands , an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean.