Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Bringing the concept of 'Wild Bush Luxury' to the stunning and remote Western Australian coast, Sal Salis is an extraordinary tented camp in an awe inspiring location, hidden in the dunes just meters from the natural wonder of Ningaloo Reef.
At a Glance
Snorkelling with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef is a once in a lifetime experience
Camping doesn't necessarily mean sacrificing on luxury - the tents here are superb with sublimely comfortable beds
Spectacular cuisine is served in the main lodge, along with the best Western Australian wines
Enjoy your morning coffee whilst watching humpback whales breaching just beyond the reef
The perfect destination for ocean lovers and snorkeling fanatics
The Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in the southern hemisphere, so make sure you enjoy plenty of snorkeling to see incredible coral, reef sharks, turtles, and an abundance of colorful fish.Scott Dunn team
Fall asleep to the sounds of crickets and waves crashing on the distant reef, awake to total silence – a true antidote to hectic modern day life.Scott Dunn team
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To start planning your vacation to Sal Salis
Sal Salis is located in Cape Range National Park, sheltered in the sand dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef. The Ningaloo Region is renowned for its 280 kilometers of fringing reef and it is the best place in the world to swim with whale sharks and manta rays.
This luxury wilderness camp is the only way to see this beautiful part of the world and even though it is in such a remote spot, you still have more than enough creature comforts! Each tent is appointed with fine furnishings and linen and the dining room serves the best and freshest Australian produce, beautifully prepared by the resident chef and accompanied by fine wines. The in-camp experience embodies laid-back luxury, and is designed to underpin the extraordinary nature-based activities that can be undertaken in the area.
These include swimming in the amazingly turquoise sea and snorkeling amongst the brightly colored reefs, spotting the abundance of wildlife in and around the camp and stargazing in the clearest skies you will ever see.
A stay at Sal Salis is a truly unforgettable experience in one of the remotest, but most pristine wilderness locations in the southern hemisphere.
Sal Salis' nine spacious wilderness tents are just meters from the ocean, tucked away in the sand dunes. The tents are designed to give maximum exposure to the natural surroundings around you while maintaining key creature comforts such as comfortable beds, great quality linen and an en-suite bathroom with fluffy towels. All tents include: luxury organic cotton bed linen, handmade native soap, eco friendly toiletries, en-suite with nature WC and hand pumped shower, fan, hammock, power is all solar generated so there is no wifi or mobile phone reception. Also includes use of the library and snorkeling equipment.
This is 'Wild Bush Luxury' and comfort reigns supreme, but there are no TVs, mini bars or power points in your tent. In line with the camp's strong environmental ethos, all power is solar generated, there is no water wastage and native herb soaps and ecologically sound shampoos are provided.
The family tents come with a semi-enclosed extended deck, which can be furnished with two swag beds for kids.
Sal Salis is not suitable for children under the age of 4 years, but families are very welcome and children who love the ocean and the great outdoors will love it. One child can fit into their parent's tent with 'swag' bedding but there is also a family tent that can accommodate two adults and two children.
The main camp building is raised up and overlooks the reef and breakers beyond and has a very relaxed homely feel to it, with guests usually dining together. The chef provides deliciously fresh contemporary Australian cuisine with hints of bush food and there is a bar you can help yourself to at any time and an open lounge with reference books and comfy seating.
On any given evening you might be treated to canapes in a gorge following a spectacular walk (don't worry - homemade snacks nuts and water will keep you going along the way) or perhaps on the beach as the sun sets.
With the coral reef literally on your doorstep, and over 500 species of fish and 250 coral species, many activities are in the water. Turtles can be seen daily in front of the camp (go for a snorkel at 'turtle holes') and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate. Included activities include guided sea kayaking and snorkeling, guided gorge walks, boat cruises on Yardie Creek, wildlife viewing and star gazing. Activities at an additional cost include fishing, swimming with Whale sharks (April - June) and marine wildlife cruises.
Location & Directions
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Located in the World Heritage Area of the Ningaloo Coast on the North West Cape. Sal Salis is an hour’s drive (70 kms) south of Exmouth, in the Cape Range National Park. The tents are situated just 50 meters back from the beach amongst the low lying coastal dunes. 2kms behind the camp lies the limestone range of the Cape Range National Park, dissected by spectacular gorges.
When to go
Good all year round and although rarely much rain, it can get very warm between October and March. You will see different wildlife at different times of the year with the whale shark season being April to June.