Aussie Beaches - everyone should visit at least one in their lifetime!
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Christmas Island lies in the Indian Ocean and is approximately 135 sq kms in size and is 2,650kms north west of Perth, Western Australia.
In 1958 jurisdiction was transferred from the British Colony of Singapore to Australia and this is remembered annually on the 1st Monday of October and known as Territory Day and was governed by the Christmas Island Act 1958 until this Act was amended by the Territories Law Reform Act 1992
This island is mainly of Oriental and Asian culture, as a follow through from Singapore influences with more than half the island being tropical forests and is home to Christmas Island National Park.
It is home to both thousands of seabirds, including endangered Abbotts Booby as well as land crabs and millions of red crabs who have the special task of both shaping and maintaining the health of the rainforest, and if you visit in December, you may be fortunate enough to watch the Red Crabs annual breeding migration back to the sea.
It has the following beaches:-
These beaches offer excellent diving, fishing, snorkelling and surfing, with the snorkelling best between April to October and surfing best between November to March and don’t forget your bathers for swimming in crystal clear waters.
Other activities that can be experienced include – bird watching and nature walks through the National Park.
The island offers a range of accommodation, shops and eateries to meet all budget types and access can be from arranged by flights ex Perth or ex Kular Lumpur.
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