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Visiting the Indian Ocean Territories

Welcome to the Indian Ocean Territories, an incredible region where unique adventures, incredible wildlife and gorgeous sunsets await you on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The islands have strikingly different features to explore, from the volcanic rock and lush rainforests of Christmas Island, to the white sand, coconut trees and blue lagoons of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Swimming, diving, fishing, snorkelling, hiking, birdwatching, photography and golf will keep visitors coming back again and again to experience these extraordinary Australian territories.

Getting here

There are currently two flights a week to and from Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Islands departing from Perth, Western Australia. These flights are operated by Virgin Australia.

The IOT Tourism Associations can arrange bookings for car hire, accommodation and tours. There are a range of accommodation options to choose from on the islands. Click on the logos below to begin planning your IOT adventure:

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Videos stories on Indian Ocean Territories

The Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation, supported by the Australian Government, has funded the broadcasting of these video stories on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on Channel 9 Australia’s Destination WA TV programme from November, 2020 to promote tourism in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.

Christmas Island

Ep 1: Free Diving

Ep 2: Culture/People/Language

Ep 3: National Parks #1

Ep 4: Swell Lodge

Ep 5: Marching Crabs

Ep 6: National Parks #2

Ep 7: Land Based Tours

Ep 8: Fishing

Ep 9: Sports

Ep 10: Food

Ep 11: Diving

Ep 12: History

Cocos Keeling Islands

Ep 1: Malay Culture

Ep 2: Direction Island

Ep 3: Home Island

Ep 4: Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Ep 5: Kite Surfing

Ep 6: History/War History

Ep 7: Fly Fishing

Ep 8: Big Barge Art Centre

Ep 9: Rasa Food

Ep 10: Suba Diving

Ep 11: Underwater Sea Scooter Tour

Ep 12: Motorised Canoe Safari

Photo of Cocos Island from the ocean with sunset behind. Photo: Kirsty Faulkner.


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