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The long haul

Be prepared for a very long hike. But be prepared for your breath to be taken away at the end. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
debperth2018
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Greater Perth, Australia
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It’s spectacular

Living on the island I have visited ‘the dales’ many times. It’s such a beautiful walk and there... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Ebony F
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Kalgoorlie Road, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for a very long hike. But be prepared for your breath to be taken away at the end. We took a packed lunch and had a picnic at the end. Be sure to wear good walking shoes with good soles as very rocky...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Dales today as it is listed as a tourist attraction. The Dales are on the opposite side of the island to the Settlement, down an unsealed and bumpy 4WD only track. First is the popular Hugh’s Dale waterfall with a mostly raised...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Living on the island I have visited ‘the dales’ many times. It’s such a beautiful walk and there are many hidden gems that are only known to locals. The waterfalls are lovely and great for a cool dip after a nice walk, when you travel...More

1  Thank Ebony F
Reviewed February 4, 2018

My family joined the Indian Ocean Experiences Tour for the Dales Hiking Trail. We had a wonderful time of exploring the forestry and looking for the different types of crabs, particularly the Robber Crabs. It was a nice hike ending at the waterfall to cool...More

1  Thank leesharon2709
Reviewed June 28, 2017

A great walk, especially if you get off the boardwalks and tracks and follow the "dales" down to the sea.

Thank Brett D
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

This was a surprising and special discovery for me. Just 18km from the settlement, but right on the other side of the Island, down an easy 4WD track for the last couple of km, there is a clearly marked entrance to a walking trail to...More

Thank MFW53
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Great trail with a lovely waterfall at the end to cool off, Great walkways with information along the way about the different crabs and birds and plants.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This is a stiff walk through the bush but it is a beautiful spot and with a side bar of being able to wash down in the Waterfall it was excellent on a hot day. Take lunch and spend the day walking the dales. You...More

Thank Vic H
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

You really need to hire at car ta the airport when you arrive on Christmas Island. that way you can get to most of the scenic spots. Currently the road to Tain Jen Temple is closed until 2017 while they stabilise a rock fall. We...More

Thank AnniefromHotham
Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a hours walk to the Dale Falls and back. Walkway was above ground most of the way but you had to dodge the ever present crabs. Take mozzie repellant and towel after a shower in the falls

Thank Rod P
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