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Christmas Island 6798, Christmas Island
Bird watchers will be delighted by the multitude of bird species that inhabit Christmas Island. The island’s proximity to both Australia and Southeast Asia translates into a wide variety of winged creatures, including frigate birds, the Christmas...
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Christmas Island 6798, Christmas Island
Known locally as Buck House, Tai Jin House is set on a hill beyond Flying Fish Cove and can be seen from the sea on a clear day. The house is the original home of the British administrator of Christmas Island, and features sprawling gardens with...
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Jagged limestone formations, some as tall as two meters (six feet), have formed above caves in the cliffs along the southern coast of Christmas Island. Incoming waves flood the caves, pushing a blustering spout of water and air up through the...

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The craggy western coastline of Christmas Island is simply a stunning sight of natural beauty. Turquoise water hits the rocks and brown boobies swoop and nest along sea cliffs. The shore is comprised of a series of limestone terraces which...
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Originally named after a survey ship, the Flying Fish, this main town on Christmas Island is labeled on many old maps as simply "The Settlement." Flying Fish Cove was established in 1888 by the first British arrivals and is still home to about 500...