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Hugh’s Dale Waterfall and Anderson’s Dale - one of the few permanent flowing water sites on Christmas Island
The Dales is one of Christmas Island's iconic sites and one of the few places with permanent flowing water and stunning wet areas, providing significant habitat for endemic blue crabs and impressive stands of Tahitian chestnut trees. The drive through the Dales leads through rainforest to a scenic and tranquil area, which has two walking trails starting from the Dales 4WD Car Park. The first is mostly a Boardwalk leading to Hugh's Dale Waterfall which is 1km each way from the Car Park. Signage along the trail offers information on the island's plants and animals. For the more adventurous, a second trail leads on from Hugh's Dale for about 800m to Anderson's Dale, a small gorge with a stream that flows to the sea. If you venture to Anderson's Dale, please be wary of sea conditions near the shoreline as large waves are common along this coast.
About the region
Christmas Island rises majestically from the tropical depths of the vast Indian ocean, and surrounded by azure waters lies a stunning Natural Wonder
its name alone is intriguing and stirs interest. Uncover the remarkable surprises of this island full of natural wonders: from the unique annual red crab migration to rare and unusual birds and glorious deserted beaches. The island displays a curious amalgam of cultures, history and industry, emerging as a place where all these elements create a truly unusual travel experience.
Start Point: Christmas Island National Park (3.5 hours flying time from Perth)
End Point: Christmas Island National Park (3.5 hours flying time from Perth)
Region: Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Islands
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