Pls contribute in anyway you like. Our first trip was Melbourne cup week in 2016. Yours?In 2012, we went to Easter Island. A few years later my better 1/2 asked me tongue in cheek why we hadn't been to Xmas Island. Apart from the Detention Centre, I knew nothing about Xmas Island! After a bit of online researching I read about the Red Crab migration (David Attenborough described this as the Greatest Animal Migration in the world!) and we decided to go. Researching how to get there revealed limited options....it seems only Va flies there twice a week from Perth. I noticed that on one trip the plane made a stop...a bit of googling revealed this stop was the Cocos Keeling Islands...the first image of this island was white beaches, turquoise water and Coconut trees....so we decided to visit both! Airfares from Sydney on Va were around $1000 return in Y per person and to my delight, I could use Va points instead so in 2016 we visited both Cocos Keeling and Xmas Islands....one of the best trips I have done within Australia....don't want to hijack your TR so will just chip in from time to time.
It's on the list! I particularly want a Christmas Island graphic number plate, it seems the easiest way to get one is to visit and buy an old vehicle with one on it as they are notoriously hard to acquire.
The cars are well knocked about and many are ex-phosphate mining vehicles. I would think a number plate would be doable!It's on the list! I particularly want a Christmas Island graphic number plate, it seems the easiest way to get one is to visit and buy an old vehicle with one on it as they are notoriously hard to acquire.
This is very true and the reason I thought a TR was overdue. The islands Economy is based around the detention centre, a closing phosphate mine and tourism. The Island is a great nature destination with bugger all tourists. You can spend all day exploring and feel that you have the island to yourself. There is a cafe, pub on the beach and a few good Asian restaurants. The outdoor cinema is great for $5 a person and the locals are very friendly. The hospital is modern/well equipped and my son was admitted after arriving on the island with a illness.Christmas Is. is in the news at the moment for other reasons, certainly not red crabs.
Well spotted. The gopro was there well before the crabs came to visit.Hi Scr77. Is it an optical illusion or does one of the crabs have a gopro!