On a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Ningaloo coast lies Sal Salis, an exclusive eco-friendly luxury camp.
Nestled amongst the sand dunes on the shores of the Ningaloo Reef, our eco luxe camp has all the key comforts you need for a relaxing and memorable stay. This means 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.
The camp has 15 wilderness tents built amongst the sand dunes. They are furnished with comfortable beds, made up with quality bed linen. Guest robes, native herb soaps and organic shampoos are provided. The tents are spacious, simple and comfortable – they are not intended to be 5-star hotel rooms in the bush - we want you to immerse yourself in the natural environment. Your tent does not have a TV, telephone, WiFi or an air conditioner.
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.
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!
Sal Salis activities focus on the reef and our pristine natural surrounds. Your stay may include, sea kayaking to some of our secret spots on the reef where you will see huge schools of fish, reef sharks and coral formations, a drift snorkel just a few metres offshore (all snorkelling gear is provided), wildlife and bird spotting and guided gorge walks at Mandu Mandu Gorge. There is no need to pre-book these itineraries, each day is mapped out by the guides to consider the weather and the tide.
Whale shark swims are available from mid-March to the end of July, and humpback whale swims are available from start of August to the end of October. Both need to be pre-booked as the boats do fill up months in advance. Our reservations team can assist with booking your additional activities.
Scenic flights can be arranged from the Airport to/from Sal Salis.
Tantabiddi Boat Ramp is a 25-minute drive from Sal Salis.
The beach is about a 30-second walk from the main lodge.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an hours drive from Exmouth town and 90 minutes from RAAF Learmonth Airport. Guests flying into the region can hire a car or arrange transfers by road or scenic flight with us - these are at additional cost and must be arranged at the time of booking.
Our chef's cater for special diets - please advise your preferences at the time of booking.
Our reservations team will also help you book whale shark or humpback whale swims.
A 20% deposit will be required once your booking is confirmed and full payment is due 30 days prior to travel (45 days in June & July). In our remote location, rooms cancelled at the last moment will go unsold and so we have strict cancellation policies.
We recommend that all guests have travel insurance.
Sal Salis welcomes children aged five years and over. We do offer swag beds (traditional bed rolls) so that a third person can share the room, however, we do not have interconnecting tents.
Guests self-driving to Sal Salis will leave their vehicles in a public car park, we will provide drive directions and instructions prior to your arrival as the camp is not sign posted. It is approximately an 800 metre walk from the carpark to the camp and we have a small golf buggy to transport luggage.
All meals are included and our chefs are happy to cater for your dietary requirements, however, these must be advised at the time of booking.
Given our location in the pristine Cape Range National Park, our bathrooms are very simple and offer a composting toilet and a hot water shower that allows 20 litres of water per person per day for showering.
Sal Salis sporting equipment available to guests includes wet suits, masks/goggles with snorkel, flippers and we have kayaks and stand-up-paddle-boards available to for guest use.
Guides host two activities each day, you do not need to pre-book Sal Salis activities but can choose to be as busy or as relaxed as you wish each day. Whale shark swims (April to July) and humpback whale swims (August to October, pending govt. approval) are at additional cost and must be arranged at the time of booking.
We do not have internet or mobile phone coverage at Sal Salis, we do have a land line phone for guests to use in an emergency.
Sal Salis Wilderness Tents are free standing, spacious and situated on a raised platform connected by boardwalks. Each has an en suite bathroom with an eco-friendly composting loo and a solar hot water shower. In order to protect our pristine Cape Range and Ningaloo Reef surrounds we restrict the use of fresh water in the bathroom to 20 liters per person per day. This is enough for a quick shower and shampoo provided it is well managed. Our guests often comment that such a little water goes a surprisingly long way.
Our guests also comment that our beds are incredibly comfortable, they are topped with good quality linen. The tents are designed to blend with the dunes and low lying coastal scrub.
We do allow a third person to share a Wilderness Tent, they are accommodated in a swag bed, this is the traditional Australian bedroll of the 'swagman', ours is made up with quality bed linen.
Our Honeymoon Tent is free standing and spacious. The front deck is comfortably furnished and affords views of a seemingly private white sand beach with Ningaloo Reef beyond. Step inside and discover that those wonderful ocean views can be enjoyed from the four-poster bed and from the shower too.
The en suite bathroom has an eco-friendly composting loo and a solar hot water shower. To protect our pristine Cape Range and Ningaloo Reef surrounds we restrict the use of fresh water in the bathroom to 20 liters per person per day. This is enough for a quick shower and shampoo provided it is well managed. Our guests often comment, such a little water goes a surprisingly long way.
We allow a third person to share and they are accommodated in a swag bed, this is the traditional Australian bedroll of the 'swagman', ours is made up with quality bed linen.
A deposit of 20% is required within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. As a small boutique property operating over a short season our business depends on maximising occupancy and cancellations or amendments often result in empty rooms due to booking lead times and limited air capacity. For full cancellation terms and conditions, please https://www.salsalis.com.au/accommodation/rates/