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Christmas Island National Park

The Australian National Botanic Gardens cares for the national collection of Australian native plants. - See more at:

the Cocos Islands, an Australian external territory, are exquisite. The beaches are damn near close to perfect and the lagoon is full of exotic marine life. For anyone who has gone out of his or her way to visit deserted beaches, the Cocos Islands are the Holy Grail.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Australia's Indian Ocean Idyll - Gadling

Red Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlata) / Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean, Australia

Red Hermit Crab Coenobita perlata Photo 24M0444-84D

Polka Dots - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

Polka Dots - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

Batfish - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

Batfish - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

Tom North (left) teaches Roslan Sani and Adijah Bingham the float test, to determine seed viability on Christmas Island

Planting seeds of knowledge on Christmas Island

3-Making it onto CNN Travel’s recent list of the “10 most spectacular wildlife migrations,” the island’s annual red crab migration is an astounding event that involves the movement of millions of vividly colored crabs as they leave their in-land homes to breed and release eggs into the sea.

Red crab migration | Christmas Island National Park - crabs climb down cliff to reach the sea.

Baby crabs coming soon...