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What are the best things to do in Christmas Island?
See the crabs
Christmas Island is famous for its annual crab migration. Each year, 60 million red land crabs make their way from the forest to the coast. David Attenborough describes it as one of the world's greatest natural wonders. If you want to see the crabs, look to book cheap flights to Christmas Island from Perth between late October and November. While you're there, keep an eye out for the largest land crab in the world; the robber crab grows up to one metre wide and has a lifespan of 100 years!
Go scuba diving
If it's your mission to explore as much of the ocean's depths as possible, your flights Perth to Christmas Island won't disappoint. The water is warm year-round, and there are more than 60 dive sites to explore! Want to dive with whale sharks? Then book your Perth to Christmas Island flights between November and May to take up the chance to swim with these gentle giants.
Explore the national park
With almost two-thirds of Christmas Island doubling as a national park, this isle is a haven for nature-lovers looking for the ultimate tropical escape. Plan your itinerary around hiking to waterfalls hidden deep within lush forests, relax on remote beaches, or rent a car from Christmas Island Airport (XCH) to tackle the 4WD tracks. One spot that travellers buying Perth to Christmas Islands flights shouldn't miss is the Blowholes. Here, waves crash against hundreds of holes dotted along the shoreline, creating a stunning spectacle to witness.
Spend an afternoon at Dolly Beach
Dolly Beach is one of the most picturesque stretches of sand for visitors buying Perth to Christmas Island return flights. Coconut trees frame the beach and lead to the natural rockpool and a sea cave. The best part? Both are free to visit!
If birdwatching is your passion, this island is your paradise. Enthusiastic birdwatchers travelling with Perth to Christmas Island flights can try their luck spotting the rarest booby bird - the Abbott. You can also buy your tickets to Christmas Island from Perth around Bird 'n' Nature Week. It's held each year in September and attracts avian researchers from all around the world.
What should I know before visiting Christmas Island?
There are no ATMs on the island
Before boarding your flights Perth to Christmas Island, make sure you’re flying with enough cash to last for during your trip and notify your bank about your upcoming travel. Many shops and restaurants on the island do accept credit cards.
How much things cost on Christmas Island
Due to the island's remote location, it imports almost all its supplies. As a result, travellers that buy flights Perth to Christmas Island can expect things like fresh fruit and vegetables to carry a premium price point. If you're eating out at restaurants, you can expect to pay between $20 to $50 AUD for a large meal; a cup of coffee costs between $3 to $6 AUD and a glass of wine will set you back about $5 to $9 AUD.
Bring mosquito repellent
No matter when you're buying flights Perth to Christmas Island, you'll need to pack heavy-duty mosquito repellent. It's a good idea to reapply repellent throughout the day to keep these pests at bay. You will also want to try to wear long sleeves and pants after dusk.
During the annual crab migration, travellers booking Perth to Christmas Island flights are encouraged to avoid speeding. It will keep you from accidentally hitting a crab and the tracks are also notorious for becoming slippery during the rainy season (November to May).
What is the best way to get around Christmas Island?
Hire a car
Get off the beaten track and explore all the island has to offer with a 4WD. You can reserve your vehicle of choice with Webjet. After selecting your cheap flights to Christmas Island from Perth, you can add a car hire option at check out. When you land at Christmas Island Airport (XCH), all you need to do is collect it from the counter and drive straight to your hotel.
There is no public transport available on the island. If you don't want to hire a car with your flights Perth to Christmas Island, you'll have to make use of the island's only taxi company. The service operates between 6.30am to midnight from Tuesday until Thursday, 6.30am to 2am Friday to Saturday, and 7.30am to 11.00pm on Sundays. The taxis do not operate on Mondays.
If you buy cheap flights Perth to Christmas Island that land on a Monday, you'll need to book a transfer from Christmas Island Airport (XCH) to your hotel. Prices are $25 AUD for a one-way trip and $35 for a return. A minimum of two people is required.