This little known tropical paradise is a remote Island, 1,550 kilometres off the west coast of Australia. It is an unusual island, comprised of a sharp, jagged limestone cap over a basalt mountain.
This provides a unique environment for the endemic flora and fauna residing here, such as the Christmas Island Red Crab, Abbott's Booby, Blue-tailed Skink and Golden Bosunbird (or White-tailed Tropic-bird).
Christmas Island is famous for the the red crab, particularly its migration, which controls the island like the seasons, shutting down the whole island. Driving is hazardous all year round for these fist-sized crabs.