Low and Slow Christmas Island
11 – 18 July 2023
7 night fully inclusive packages from AUD$3,800 per person
Validity : 11 – 18 July 2023 : One Departure Only
Tuesday, 11 July 2023
*Christmas Island’s water is safe for drinking.
*Christmas Island is free from dengue & malaria.
9.00am – Christmas Island Orientation Tour – 2.5 hour tour including history, cultural heritage. This tour takes us out via Golf Course Road, Ma Chor Nui Nui Temple, The Grotto, Poon Saan & Drumsite.
12.00 – Midday – Lunch at a local cafe
13.00 – Return to room for rest
14.45 – Depart accommodation for transfer to Orphaned Bird Rehabilition – bird feeding at 3.00pm. We also visit Territory Day Park Lookout to view birds on the wing.
16:00 – Transfer to hotel for rest & relaxation
18:00 – Dinner- Golden Bosun Tavern. This is an easy walk from The Sunset. We’ll pre-order earlier in the day. Drinks are available to purchase from the bar.
20:00 – Return to hotel
*This is a low impact day. Comfortable clothes & walking shoes, mosquito repellant, hat, camera & water bottle.
9.30am – Departure to Martin Point lookout. A convenient picnic table will host our small group whilst watching the coastline, listening to the ocean and witnessing seabirds soaring around.
12.00 Middday – Picnic lunch will be served at a shady section of The Dales track.
13.00 – Short walk into The Dales along the boardwalk. Reasonably mobility required.
14.00 – Return to hotel for rest & relaxation
18.00 – Dinner – at local restaurant
20:00 – Transfer to hotel
*This is a lowimpact day. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes suitable for uneven terrain a necessity, mosquito repellant, hat, camera & water bottle. Walking pole if required. Lunch is a ‘build your own’ roll/wrap from fresh produce, a cake/slice and water/juice. No toilet facilities at these locations
9.30am – The Blowholes & Boulder Track – This morning we venture to the Blowholes to view the waves pounding against the rocky Christmas Island cliffs. A light morning tea will be served here. A shaded walk along ‘Boulder Track’ takes us past pretty forest with the floor generally covered with good numbers of red crabs. We stop at the ‘Grandfather’ Banyan tree for a photo op. Flat terrain – about 1km of walking in total, mostly shaded.
12.00 Midday – Picnic Lunch will be served at South Point Temple. After lunch we venture to the Old Railway Station. No toilet facilities available.
13.30 Return to hotel for rest & relaxation. We can arrange a transfer to Flying Fish Cove for those that may want a swim. This activity is at your own risk.
18.00 Dinner – Malay Curry Buffet – mild local curries served at Flying Fish Cove. BYO drinks. Esky & glassware provided.
*This is a low impact day. Comfortable clothes & walking shoes suitable for uneven terrain a necessity. Mosquito repellant, hat, camera, water bottle and walking pole if required. The Boulder Track is heavily shaded, but the Blowholes boardwalk is very sunny. Lunch is a ‘build your own’ roll/wrap from fresh produce, a cake/slice and water/juice. No toilet facilities at these locations.
Enjoy a relaxed morning in your room, or by the pool. Recharge ready for your next adventures.
11.45 A picnic lunch will be served at the pool area.
12.30pm In the afternoon we take a scenic jungle drive along the Dolly Beach Track. See majestic banyan trees, shaded jungle and the odd Robber crab. We wont actually head to Dolly Beach as this is a significant walk. We’ll then pop into Greta Beach – this is a short walk from the carpark (200m) and you can view the beach from the top of the platform. If the group is adventurous, a steep staircase deposits you onto a large rock, which you can then step down onto the beach. This beach is a significant turtle nesting area, but greatly impacted by the plastic rubbish that drifts ashore. We endeavour to collect some of this rubbish and remove it from the area – every little bit helps!
Terrain is flat and shaded – but can be uneven and slippery. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and good walking shoes. You’ll need hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, camera & water bottle.
15.30 Return to hotel
16.30 We transfer to the Rumah Tinggi Tavern for afternoon drinks and nibbles (drinks at own cost – nibbles included).
18:00 Dinner – Golden Bosun Tavern – we’ll pre-order dinner. Drinks available for purchase from the bar.
20:00 Return to hotel.
10.00am – We’ll enjoy a relaxed morning tea at Flying Fish Cove.
11.30am – We’ll return to hotel to change to for Lily & Ethel Beaches
12.00 Midday – Picnic Lunch will be served at Lily Beach.
13.00 – Lily & Ethel Beaches- This afternoon we venture to Lily Beach, a narrow opening to the ocean which you’ll be able to take a dip at – if conditions are suitable. You’ll be guided along the boardwalk from Lily Beach through to Ethel beach to view nesting Brown Boobies and other roosting seabirds. Do some beachcombing on Ethel, or scour the tidal rock pools looking for interesting little sea creatures.
15:30 Return to hotel for rest & relaxation. We can arrange a transfer to Flying Fish Cove for those that may want a swim. This activity is at your own risk.
18.00 Dinner – Tracks Tavern – Roast Dinner night. Drinks available for purchase at the bar.
*This is a low impact day. Comfortable clothes & walking shoes, bathers & towel. Mosquito repellant, hat, camera, water bottle and walking pole if required. Lunch is a ‘build your own’ roll/wrap from fresh produce, a cake/slice and water/juice. Lily Beach has toilet facilities.
9.00am This morning we head out to visit our local organic farm. A short walk through the farm allows you to see the undertaking, and witness our firgate birds drinking from the dam. Morning tea served at Grants’ Well.
12.00 – Lunch – Picnic Lunch- Golf Course balcony.
13.30 Rest & relaxtion at the hotel. Use the pool at The Sunset, or we can offer a transfer to Flying Fish Cove for snorkelling (this activity is at your own risk).
18:00 Dinner – Farewell Dinner – 2 courses at a private location.
20:00 Return to hotel.
Relax in room after breakfast and pack.
10.00am – Check out of hotel. We provide a transfer around the township that includes Tai Jin House historical display, Post Office, Tourism Centre & various other shops for souvenirs & gifts.
12.00 Midday – Lunch at local cafe.
13.30 We collect your bags from the hotel and then transfer you to the airport for check in.
16.05 Depart Christmas Island.
This package includes:
- Return flights from Perth with Virgin Australia to Christmas Island
- Applicable taxes
- 7 nights on Christmas Island at the Sunset
- Activities and inclusions as per itinerary
*Based on 2 people sharing a room
Single premium available on application.
Room & Property upgraded pricing is available. Please let us tailor your experience to Australia’s Indian Ocean islands
*Subject to availability. Prices & itinerary subject to change at any time.
- Only Telstra mobiles will work on Christmas Island. On Cocos mainland mobiles will not operate as it is a private network.
- Call into the Visitors Centre to find out about any special events during your stay and gain some local knowledge on the Islands.
- If bringing food from the mainland it must be packed according to regulations and a purchase receipt for the food must be carried with you.
- Non Australian citizens must travel to the Islands using a passport.
- Australian residents are covered under the Medicare system.
- Travel insurance is highly recommended.
- All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and are subject to change.