Visiting a natural area has associated risks and it is advisable to take extra care to ensure a safe time.
Wave action around the coast and rock platforms is highly unpredictable and can be hazardous. When at the shoreline and on rock platforms always watch what the waves are doing and never turn your back to the sea. Exercise extreme caution when in these areas in any weather conditions.
All plants and animals in the park are protected and should not be taken or interfered with.
Before exploring this national park it is important to take some precautions:
- It is easy to become lost in the rainforest so keep to tracks and roads.
- Walk with another person and tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Carry drinking water with you.
- When bushwalking wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen.
- The sea cliffs and inland cliffs on Christmas Island can be very treacherous and we strongly advise not to go near cliff edges.
- Beaches can be subject to large waves, strong rips and undertows. No beach on the island is patrolled by lifesavers. Please use commonsense when swimming or wading at any beach on the island.
- Obey all safety directions, notices and warning signs.
- Some roads in the national park are designated 4WD only and many sections are steep and narrow and become slippery when wet. Drive carefully and slowly. Extra care should be taken when driving around during wet periods and during the red crab migration when crabs are out on roads and tracks.
If you require any further information or assistance, please contact Parks staff at the Drumsite office for advice or phone 9164 8700.