Sal Salis is a remote, beach-side safari camp nestled in the dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, on the shores of Ningaloo Reef. With just sixteen eco-luxe wilderness tents you will share this striking location, and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets, with few others.
The focus of your stay at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is the wilderness around you, and its marine and land inhabitants. Your eco-luxe wilderness tent accommodation is designed to expose you to the sights and sounds of the great outdoors … a red kangaroo grazing amongst the dunes, the beautiful song of a butcherbird or a humpback whale breaching just beyond the reef. You will share these magical experiences with just a handful of other guests – this is the true luxury.
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. We provide simple, bare-foot luxury in tune with nature so you can comfortably appreciate this magnificent part of the world.
Getting to Sal Salis
Located 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 metres back from the beach amongst the low lying coastal dunes. Two kilometres behind the camp lies the limestone range of the Cape Range National Park, dissected by spectacular gorges.
The nearest commercial airport to Sal Salis is Exmouth’s Learmonth Airport. Qantas flies to Exmouth daily from Perth. The team at Sal Salis will collect you from Learmonth Airport – please pre-book these road transfers.
The drive from Exmouth town to Sal Salis takes one hour and most of this is on a good, council maintained bitumen road. The drive from Learmonth Airport to Sal Salis takes 1 hour 30 minutes. The drive from Perth will take as much as 13 hours, please note that there is a ‘no drive after dark’ policy within the Cape Range National Park due to the high number of animals on the road during this time.
Road transfers from Exmouth Airport are available and must be pre-booked. Road transfers cost $125 per preson one way.
It is possible to take a scenic flight from Exmouth Airport to reach Sal Salis. The scenic flight takes you over the rugged limestone gorges of the Cape Range to South Mandu Mandu and then over Sal Salis to meander over the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. Land at the historic Yardie Creek Station airstrip where you will be met and transferred to Sal Salis (approx 20 minutes). The scenic flight starts at $600 one way for up to 2 people with no more than 10kg luggage per person in soft sided bags.
Private Charter Flight Options
Exmouth’s Learmonth Airport can (with prior arrangement) accommodate large / heavy private jets coming from any point in Australia. There is no customs or immigration facility based at this Airport. The Yardie Creek Station airstrip is a bush / dirt Airstrip that is 20 minutes from the camp, it is suited to small light aircraft. There are currently no helicopter charter companies based in Exmouth, helicopters must come from Perth. Please contact one of our Travel Specialists for more information.