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Wilderness, Walks & Wildlife Encounters
Take a magical path less travelled on the Indian Ocean Fest’s curated Wilderness Walks and Wildlife encounters. Christmas Island National Park covers 85 square kilometres (63 per cent) of the island’s land area so you can’t help but immerse yourself in nature. Find out more.
Marine Conservation & Ocean Adventure
How deep is your love?
If you’re a thalassophile or have an unfulfilled yearning for one-of-a-kind adventures in a marine playground described as Australia’s Galapagos, the Indian Ocean Fest is for you. Our immersive program is all about sharing our mutual appreciation, love, and respect for what covers 70 percent of our planet. Find out more.
Christmas on a plate
Fire up your tastebuds for a colourful, culinary journey. The Indian Ocean Fest program dishes up a menu designed to highlight the Island’s diversity and pair our guest chef Paul Iskov from Fervor, and one of Australia’s favourite MasterChef legends, Poh Ling Yeow, with local producers. Highlights include a one-of-a-kind seafood dinner, castaway island style on a deserted white sand beach, to Malay and Chinese banquets, a foraging feast and going local with sunset views you’ll remember long after you leave. Find out more.
Farm, Fish & Forage
From guided foraging tours through farm and forest, to learning how to make the most of the catch of the day, to creative cocktails infused with foraged treasures, the Indian Ocean Fest program unearths hidden stories of remote island produce and explores the challenges and learnings of growing and eating more sustainably. Inspirational settings, these events deliver more than a taste of Christmas Island.
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About Indian Ocean Fest
The seven-day fest will offer you the chance to truly immerse yourself in nature – from jaw-dropping vistas, to deserted white sandy beaches, fresh-water streams, and waterfalls you can take a shower under.
Find out a bit more about the full seven-day program of inspiration, entertainment and adventure with film, art, music, food, talks, treks, trails, hands-on workshops.