Indian Ocean Experiences

Manager: Lisa Preston

PO Box 149

Christmas Island

INDIAN OCEAN AUSTRALIA 6798

Ph: +61 (0)439215667

Email: lisa@indianoceanexperiences.com.au

Web: www.indianoceanexperiences.com.au 

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Tours

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To avoid disappointment, Indian Ocean Experiences highly recommends you pre-book your tours to Australia's Indian Ocean Islands, as tours have limited seats and departures.  Operators may be fully booked, or off island during your chosen travel dates and you may miss out on a wonderful experience !

Christmas island

 
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Orientation Tour
 
Time: 2 hours
Schedule:
Generally on days flights arrive early enough
Places:
The populated centres of the Island including Settlement, Poon Saan, Silver City, Drumsite, The Grotto and Tai jin House
Cost:
AUD$60 per adult/AUD$30 per child/Infants free
Fitness:
Minimal
Discover the history, culture and activities available on Christmas Island.  This 2 hour tour explains many of the places of interest, suitable shopping and eating places, activities that are available during your stay and the history of settlement and development of the island.  Start your stay getting the lowdown, an understanding of the layout of the island and a briefing on what activities would be suitable for you.
Nature Tour
Time: 3.5 - 4 hours
Schedule:
Departures are 9:00am or 2:00pm
Places:
The Dales, Hugh's Waterfall, The Blowholes and Margaret Knoll Lookout.
Cost:
AUD$100 per adult/AUD$75 per child/Infants free
Fitness:
Good mobility and stability required
Crabs, rainforest, birds - this tour encapsulates the very best of Christmas Island.  Our first stop is The Dales, home to a number of the crab species.  Natural springs weave through to a mystical rainforest, canopied by gigantic Tahitian Chestnut trees.  From there we head to The Blowholes. Nowhere else on the island are the forces of nature so evident. Rhythmic waves, forcing water through the myriad of eroded cliffs provide a theatrical experience for guests. We then head to the peace and tranquility of Margaret Knoll to view the rugged coastline from above, giving us stunning views across the Eastern Coast of the island.
Panoramic Bird Tour
Time: 3.5 - 4 hours
Schedule:
Departures are 9:00am or 2:00pm
Places:
Settlement, Golf Course Lookout, Lily & Ethel Beaches, Murray Road
Cost:
AUD$100 per adult/AUD$75 per child/Infants free
Fitness:
Good mobility and stability required
Birds, birds and more birds! First we visit Golf Course lookout with stunning views across part of the eastern side of the island. During our eye-to-eye experience with many of the islands bird species, learn more about their unique biology and behaviour and why they call Christmas Island home. We then visit Lily Beach for our tea break whilst viewing juveniles and nesting birds and then onto Ethel Beach. We then venture to the top terrace to view Abbotts Booby birds in their nesting habitat - one of the rarest seabirds in the world !
Dolly Beach Tour
 
Time: 2 hours
Schedule:
Departures are 8:30am or 2:00pm
(afternoon depatrture not available during red crab migration)
Places:
Dolly and Greta Beaches
Cost:
AUD$100 per adult/AUD$75 per child/Infants free
Fitness:
Good mobility essneitla, lengthy walking required.
We venture to the lower terraces of the Eastern side of the island. A 40 minute ramble on foot through the jungle delivers us to our sandy, coconut-lined castaway beach, Dolly Beach. We rest here for a swim (subject to ocean conditions) and refreshments. We may have to share our morning tea with the friendly Robber crabs that frequent the area. We then head back along the same track to Greta Beach, grab a bag and search for unusual treasures the tide has bought in. We'll also remove some of the unwanted flotsam that is carried by ocean currents from lands far away.
Red Crab Spawning Tour
Time: 5 hours
Schedule:
Day 1: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Day 2: 3:30am
- 7:30 am
(Only offered on certain dates of the year)
Places:
Varies - depending on the season
Cost:
AUD$150 per adult/AUD$75 per child/Infants free
Fitness:
Moderate
It's what Christmas Island is famous for! 45 million red crabs go on the move at the start of the annual wet season, timing their spawning with tides which will carry their trillions of eggs out to sea.  Experience the peak of what Christmas Island has to offer with this special tour which is only offered on specific dates each year and, subject to the rains starting allowing the crabs to move to the lower terraces.  Drinks & nibbles during briefing event, cooked breakfast during spawning event. (All other tours do allow sighting of red crabs at other times of the year)
Cocos Island Canoe Safari
Time: 4-5 hours
Schedule:
Tide dependent -
tours can start anytime from 6:00am to 3:00pm
Places:
South Island, Pulu Mariah, Pulu Belan and more
Cost:
AUD$130 per adult/AUD$65 per child

 

Fitness:

 

Reasonable mobility to enter and exit a canoe. No rowing required!
Your hosts, Kylie & Ashley from Cocos Island Adventure Tours will show you some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the atoll that is the Cocos Keeling Islands.  Enjoy the shallow, pristine aqua landscape as you comfortably major across the Southern part of the lagoon, island hopping and snorkelling your way through paradise. Kylie & Ashley put on a great spread, either a champagne breakfast or sunset nibbles when you reach "the pondok" to relax. You will be brim full of good food, good company and good cheer after an experience you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the world!