Christmas Island (Australia)
The Christmas Island or Territory of Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The total area of the island, which is politically part of Australia, is around 135 square kilometers. The capital of Christmas Island is Flying Fish Cove. Christmas Island is 350 kilometers south of Java and therefore much closer to Indonesia than Australia. The distance to Perth is about 2,600 kilometers.
Christmas Island can be described as a subtropical paradise without exaggeration. It is almost completely covered by tropical rainforest and beautiful coral reefs. The island is composed of a volcanic core of trachyte and basalt as well as limestone. The lime originated from the skeletons of dead corals. The island rises 350 meters above sea level, but extends up to 2,000 meters below the sea floor. The coast is predominantly characterized by rugged rock formations. About two thirds of the entire Christmas Island has been declared a national park.
Christmas Island – arrival
Plane: Christmas Island is regularly served by the Australian airline Virgin Blue and connects the island with Perth, among others. There are occasional charter flights to Christmas Island.
Airports: Christmas Island Airport is the international and at the same time only airport on Christmas Island. It is located in the northeast of the island near the capital, Flying Fish Cove.
Christmas Island – traveling in the country
Rail: the Christmas Island Phosphate Railway connects the northeast of the island with its southeast. The approximately 20 km long railway line runs between South Point and the capital, Flying Fish Cove.
Christmas Island – landmarks
You won’t find typical tourism on Christmas Island. If you are looking for museums, hotels, special buildings or old sacred buildings, you will certainly not find what you are looking for.
However, there is a fantastic South Sea flora and fauna to be discovered here. The deep blue sea also has its charm. From diving, surfing, snorkeling to sailing, everything is possible.
The island’s attractions would be Christmas Island National Park and The Dales. The Dales is a waterfall on the island.
Otherwise there is almost untouched nature and wonderful landscapes to experience here.
For more information about the continent of Oceania, please check a2zgov.com.