- Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is a remote, beach-side, barefoot luxury tented bush camp nestled in the dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, on the shores of the UNESCO Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.
- With just 15 eco-luxe wilderness tents you will share this striking off-the-grid location, and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets, with few others.
- Sleep under canvas, dine under the stars and spend long, wonder-filled days underwater mingling with the manta rays, whale sharks and sparkling shoals of fish that also call this remarkable place home.
- Swim, snorkel or kayak out to Ningaloo Reef, a teeming rainbow of fish, manta rays, dugongs, dolphins, turtles & spawning corals. It’s the best place in the world to swim with whale sharks & humpback whales.
- On shore, stroll the pure white beaches or opt for a guided walk in the Cape Range National Park, a wild hinterland of rock, gorges, creeks and desert.
- Safari guides provide an immersive wilderness experience; the coastal dunes & gorges in the Cape Range National Park feature prolific wildlife & birdlife with red kangaroo, euros, echidnas & emus seen around the camp.
- Enjoy delicious seasonal bush cuisine, Australian wines and the ritual of sundowners over spectacular Ningaloo Reef sunsets. After dark, stargaze at the astoundingly clear views of the milky way.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Each year between mid-March and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. The world’s biggest fish can grow to lengths of 12 metres or more and has a healthy appetite in order to sustain its immense size. Fortunately for most sea-dwellers (and for us) they feed primarily on plankton and krill, taking in huge gulps of water and filtering out their microscopic meal. Whale sharks are found in tropical and warm oceans world-wide and can live to almost 70 years. Snorkelling alongside their huge 1.5 metre-diameter mouths is a once in a lifetime experience! Ningaloo is one of the only places in the world whale sharks appear regularly in large numbers, with over 235 individuals recorded. Each year scientists photograph the whale sharks as they pass through our area and some have been identified as having visited Ningaloo for 17 years and counting.
Every year between August and October, the magnificent humpback whales swim through the waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park. We used to revel in seeing these creatures in the ocean from our camp, but since 2016 you can now experience a swim right alongside them. We can report it as being a truly ‘transformative’ experience for for all nature lovers, this is ‘bucket-list-stuff’ at its very best!
Stretching for 260kms along Australia’s west coast, the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef is the world’s longest fringing coastal reef and remains one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets. Unlike the Great Barrier Reef, the coral is within swimming distance of the beach; our house reef is no more than 10m offshore (at high tide) so no boats or transfers are required!
Once our guides have checked the tides and weather, they will prepare the next day’s activities. One of these is normally a kayak trip across the Ningaloo Reef.
Our daily activities are decided on based on the weather and tides, so we often suggest hikes and walks in the National Park first thing in the morning, or later in the afternoon to avoid the hot sun. Our guides will take you out into the National Park to explore these beautiful, ancient gorges and ranges..
Whilst our daytime activities are the main drawcard for our guests, something special happens at camp as the sun sets. If you’ve never seen a truly dark sky; you have no idea just how amazing the night sky is. We are located in a designated Dark Sky area, where uninterrupted views of the milky way will astound you. We keep lighting to a minimum, dining by candle light and giving guests a lantern to find their way back to their tents; so you can really experience the stars and the Milky Way in all their glory. So beautiful, you won’t want to go to sleep!
Outback meets Reef! – Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive barefoot luxury, beach safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth in Western Australia’s remote Ningaloo Coast. Each of the fifteen eco-luxe wilderness tents offers views of the surrounding bush and over the Indian Ocean and the fringing Ningaloo Reef. Your safari style tent is the ultimate in bush luxury. Wake to the song of a butcher bird, the raucous squawks of a galah or the thump of a wallaroo passing by. At night fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the beach and under a blanket of hundreds of thousands of stars. Fill your days however you choose, relax in your tent’s hammock and watch the world go by, or laze on the beach and paddle in the warm Indian Ocean waters. Our most popular experiences are in the water, as here on the Ningaloo Reef you can swim alongside the majestic whale sharks and the magnificent humpback whales.
Right off the shores of our camp, you will have access to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef where you will find more than 500 species of colourful fish, 250 coral species, rays & turtles. Our guides want you to fall in love with this little patch of paradise and will tailor activities to suit the weather & tides. Let us take you into the rugged landscapes of the Cape Range National Park and introduce you to Australia’s unique flora & fauna. You’ll spot red kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies, goannas, echidnas and more than 100 bird species of all the colours of the rainbow. Come and explore this beautiful part of Western Australia and let our team envelop you in true bush luxury that will stay with you forever.
This is luxury with a bare-foot twist. Our goal at Sal Salis is to connect you to the wilderness around you. We are lucky enough to be located in between two globally recognised natural attractions; the Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park. We want to expose you to the natural wonders of the land and ocean so you can truly fall in love with this corner of the world. Our eco-luxe tents are designed to blend into our surroundings and to give you the most natural experience possible. You will fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean; wrapped in the most luxurious 100% cotton sheets.
You will share these magical experiences with just a handful of other guests – this is the true luxury of Sal Salis. We are a small camp of just 15 tents, so you’re guaranteed to feel special and get a truly personal experience. Nestled amongst the sand dunes our eco-luxe safari camp has all the key comforts you need for a relaxing and memorable stay: comfortable beds, 100% cotton linen, en-suite eco-bathrooms, delicious locally sourced food, a generous self-serve bar and impeccable service.
The camp has been designed to operate in tune with the fragile environment of Cape Range National Park and as such we abide by strict principles of minimal impact and sustainability. Our power is solar-generated, each en-suite bathroom has a natureloo, water usage is very carefully managed and no waste material escapes into the surrounding ecosystem. Guests are allocated 20L of water per person per day for showering. Native herb soaps and ecologically sound shampoos are provided. Our wilderness tents are spacious and naturally comfortable and are designed to help you escape the distractions of the modern world: they do not feature minibars, televisions, piped music or telephones and we do not have wifi here at camp.
Food at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is taken very seriously. Our resident chef prepares a contemporary and delicious menu daily featuring seasonal, local produce and hints of bush food and local, fresh fish. We aim to support our local producers so you will find excellent Western Australian wines on the drink’s menu, alongside other regional wine, beers, spirits and a wide selection of soft drinks and juices.
Meals are shared with your fellow guests and are served at the lodge or on the deck. A hot breakfast is accompanied by fresh fruit, cereal and a selection of bread or pastries with condiments, followed by lunch later in the day. Around sunset, canapés are served, which you can enjoy with a glass of wine whilst the guides brief you on the next day’s activities. Dinner is the real foodie highlight – each night you will enjoy a three-course meal, carefully created and brought to the table out of a simple camp kitchen!
On arrival to our camp, you will be welcomed by the team at our main lodge – and this really is the heart of the Sal Salis experience. We are here 24 hours a day, ensuring your stay is as perfect as possible. The main lodge is the centre of camp life, raised above the sand and coastal scrub with views out onto the reef and Indian Ocean, it is the place to gather for meals and relaxation. Our lodge includes a small reference library with a variety of board games and a comfortable lounge area with self-service bar – an ideal spot for relaxing during the heat of the day with a cold drink and good book.
We believe in sharing stories and sundowners, so we dine together in the lodge. Every evening we gather for sundowners and canapes and toast the sunset over the ocean. You’ll get to know your fellow guests and experience those famous WA sunsets whilst sipping a cool drink and putting your feet up. Dinner is served by candlelight and with lanterns so you can take in the breath-taking beauty of our starry sky. Our chef prepares delicious meals based on the season and uses locally sourced ingredients. Meal times are special here; we chat, break bread and soak up the unique atmosphere.
After dinner, sit in the open air and look up – the number of stars is simply astonishing, and the location is known to be one of the best places to see the Milky Way. Our lodge guides bring to life the myriad of stars and point out the many different constellations filling the night sky.