Stretching 280 ms along Western Australia’s harsh and arid coastline, the Ningaloo Reef is an extraordinary yet strangely unknown jewel in Australia’s natural heritage.
Hidden in the white sand dunes of the Cape Range National Park, just metres from the waters edge and the world's greatest fringing coastal coral reef, Sal Salis is an exclusive eco-friendly tented bush camp that exudes 'Wild Bush Luxury' that brings a touch of style to a remote region. Accommodation is in five freestanding tents set on raised platforms. Designed to blend with the dunes and low-lying coastal scrub, they are spacious, simple and naturally comfortable. Each has an en suite-bathroom with a natureloo (marketing jargon for state of the art composting loos!) and a solar hot water shower, and a deck with fabulous views of the Indian Ocean. The social heart of Sal Salis is the Lodge Building. Raised above the sand and coastal scrub, it too has views of the reef and the breakers beyond. An open lounge area with a small reference library provides a great spot to sit out the heat of day before kangaroos and wallaroos appear from the bush for their evening graze. Guests may help themselves to a selection of beverages from the open bar and perhaps watch the resident chef as he prepares contemporary Australian cuisine with hints of bush food and native produce. Dinner is shared with other guests, your guides and hosts against a backdrop of rich orange sunsets. Activities included in your stay are guided sea kayaking and snorkelling trips on the Reef, wildlife viewing; guided gorge walks in the Cape Range National Park and a trip to Yardie Creek for boating or walking. The camp can also arrange fishing charters, whale shark swims (in season from April to July) and reef excursions.