2,600km northwest of Perth lies Australia's best-kept secret Christmas Island: 'The Galapagos of the Indian Ocean' - a stunning tropical paradise full of rare and unusual birds, incomprehensible numbers of crabs, waterfalls, turtle-nesting beaches and some of the world's best snorkelling over crystal-clear, warm, tropical reefs. This excitingly unique and completely unrivalled week-long photography tour includes 4WD-ing, boat trips, snorkelling, blowholes, cave swims, presentations by park rangers, all meals, a hotel room with precious air-conditioning and a view over the ocean!
Christmas Island Tour Highlights
Photographing frigatebirds, the endemic golden bosun tropicbird and boobies, both nesting and on the wing, as they fly past at eye level at the many lookouts.
Snorkelling in 28deg water with 30m visibility on one of the best house reefs in the world and a boat trip out to further reefs with the chance to swim with dolphins.
Seeing the huge variety, size, shape and colour of crabs everywhere - from giant coconut crabs to little hermit crabs and hundreds of the famous red crabs!
Photographing the waterfall and reflection pools at ‘The Dales’ while looking for glow-in-the-dark mushrooms.
Huge blowholes, erupting plumes of water above you.
Beautiful ocean sunsets and silhouetted palm trees, just outside your air-conditioned, waterfront hotel room.
Presentations by park rangers and special access to photograph endemic species they are caring for.
We'll pause to crouch, cameras in hand, beside some natural pools of water as flocks of soaring frigate birds swoop down right in front of us and dramatically scoop up beakfulls of water to drink on the wing! Amazing!