SAL SALIS

Beachside Glamping

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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FEATURES
Hidden in the dunes overlooking the pristine beach, Sal Salis brings a touch of eco-luxe style to this remote and beautiful wilderness. Designed to blend with the  environment, Sal Salis’ spacious wilderness tents sit on raised platforms and offer wonderful views of the natural surrounds and the ocean beyond, as well as comfortable beds and an eco-en suite bathroom.

Your spacious, airy tent is an oasis of comfort that allows you to take in the sounds of the surrounding bush and nearby ocean. The handmade jarrah beds are fitted with quality cotton sheets  and are extremely comfortable!

NEW! Sal Salis’ newly opened Honeymoon Tent.  The long, wide front deck is comfortably furnished and affords views of a seemingly private white sand beach with Ningaloo Reef just beyond.  Spend a lazy couple of siesta-hours in the double hammock, reading, snoozing or canoodling.

Step inside and a four poster bed is draped with mosquito netting – to be truthful it is more about romance than mozzies as in this semi-arid environment there is so little fresh water that mosquitos are never a problem.  You’ll soon discover that those wonderful ocean views can be enjoyed from that romantic bed and from the shower too.

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ACTIVITIES
Snorkelling: Stretching for 280kms 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 100m offshore – no boats or transfers required!

Swimming with Sharks: The most popular activities include swimming with whale sharks! Each year between April and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past the Ningaloo Reef. The world’s biggest fish can grow to lengths of 12 metres or more and have a healthy apetite in order to sustain its immense size. Fortunately for most sea-dewellers – and us – they feed primarily on plankton and krill, taking in huge gulps of water and filtering out their microscopic meal.

Guided Gorge Walking: Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek gorge, looking out for black-footed rock wallabies, honeyeaters and emus while learning about the formation of the range and the adaptations the flora and fauna have had to make to live in such an arid environment. At the top of the gorge are some great photo opportunities with breathtaking views of the creek and out to the ocean.

The interesting ecosystem supports sturt desert pea, succulents and lemongrass as well as sturt mangrove areas that provide roosting sites for pied cormorants, eastern reef egrets, crested pigeon and gallahs, while the sheltered waters are a sanctuary for many marine animals like shovelnose rays and turtles.

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THE ENVIRONMENT
From SAL SALIS NINGALOO REEF:

Protecting & respecting our unique environment

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is located within the Cape Range National Park and on the shores of one of the world’s greatest fringing coral reefs. Guests come to Sal Salis to experience the pristine natural environment, the prolific marine life of Ningaloo Reef and the amazing diversity of fauna and flora.

Sal Salis is a model ecotourism development camp operated under The Department of Parks and Wildlife and by virtue of the small size (16 Wilderness Tents) the impact on the environment is minimal. The following facts will give you an understanding of our commitment to maintain and protect this environment for the benefit of future generations.

Construction of the Camp

The camp was built with a minimal impact on the environment i.e. the rooms and the main lodge facility are constructed above ground level to protect the fauna and flora. Boardwalks also prevent unnecessary soil erosion and all guests are reminded to keep to the designated foot-paths while walking around the camp. The colour of the tents and the lodge ensures that the camp blends in naturally with the surrounding landscape.

Power Generation

Almost 100% of the camp’s power is generated by the sun through an array of solar panels to ensure a predominantly clean source of energy and preserve the peace and quiet of this pristine area. There is no internet connection or signal at Sal Salis so computers and mobile phones are not a distraction to guests. There is however a 220 volt power point available for guests to charge their camera batteries in the main lodge area.

Hot water is heated by gas, and the tents are not equipped with air-conditioning or hairdryers! All the tents face the ocean which allows the coastal breeze to naturally cool the interior and at the same time expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush and ocean. Each en-suite bathroom has a Nature Loo (these very effective composting toilets are transported off-site to be cleaned) and the grey water from the showers and hand basins is carefully managed to ensure only filtered water is dispensed back into the ground.

Linen

The linen is supplied by EcoDownUnder, which is organic cotton and chemical free. All laundry is transported back to Exmouth for processing.  Our sheets are a sand colour and are not bleached to maintain pure whiteness. Their composition means that we are able to hang dry and eliminate the need for ironing.

Guest Amenities

Soaps for guests are produced locally, are chemical free and incorporate native herbs. We supply organic shampoos and conditioners for guests staying at Sal Salis and we urge guests to refrain from using non-eco bathroom products during their stay. Individual solar lanterns provide a safe lighting feature along the pathways to guide guests back to their tents at night.

Water

There are no fresh water mains within the Cape Range National Park and all water provided at camp is brought in manually via 20 litre water containers from Exmouth – so the water supply at Sal Salis is most certainly a precious commodity. Guests are allocated 20 litres of water per person per day for showering and washing purposes.

Drinking Water

Filtered drinking water is provided at camp and guests are encouraged to refill their personal drinking containers.  As part of our commitment to the environment we are trying to find acceptable alternatives to the plastic drinking bottles which litter our shores and we ask our guests to participate in this awareness campaign.

Recycling and Waste

All the waste generated by the camp is carefully transported back to the Exmouth waste depot. Where possible chemical containers are all reused. Used bottles and cans are separated at camp and returned to the Exmouth recycle depot.

Purchasing

Wherever possible we make use of products that are local to the Exmouth Region and Western Australia.

Department of Parks and Wildlife

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef operates under a license agreement with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) in Western Australia, in what is a role model partnership between National Parks and private sector tourism with the ultimate aim of conserving the region’s natural environment through educational and environmentally sound tourism operations. In addition to the park entrance fees, 5% of the business’s turnover goes to DPaW and their conservation work across Western Australia.

 

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What we love about Sal Salis

Sal Salis has just sixteen eco-luxe wilderness tents in this extraordinary wilderness location, and is one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets.


Tell me more…

Sal Salis is an exclusive bush camp hidden in the dunes overlooking the pristine beach bringing a touch of style to this remote and beautiful wilderness.

With just 16 wilderness tents, Sal Salis ensures an exclusive experience that is both intimate and personal. The lodge and wilderness safari tents are dispersed over 200 metres wich maximises guest privacy.


Get the Facts

Where is it?  Cape Range National Park, Western Australia

What? Beachside Safari Camp

How many?   16 Safari tents

Who?   Great for singles, friends and couples.

How much? Check latest rates and availability here


Sounding Good?  Read on…

Designed to blend with the surrounding dunes, Sal Salis’ 16 spacious safari tents on raised platforms offer breathtaking views of the sea and the land, supremely comfortable beds and an environmentally friendly eco-ensuite bathroom.

At Sal Salis, you may be sleeping under canvas but you will still have all your creature comforts. The resort is a fair distance from the nearest town, and totally off the grid, so guests can enjoy a couple of blissful days with no phone signal or wifi. The lodge does have a landline for those that need to make contact with the outside world.

The camp’s expert staff offers insight to one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets, Ningaloo Reef. Sal Salis’s ecological principles ensure that guests have a minimal impact on the natural surroundings.

Note:  Sal Salis is closed from 01 November to mid March

Camp Managers – Paul Bester & Candice Shaw
Address: Exmouth, Cape Range National Park Western Australia

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FEATURES
Hidden in the dunes overlooking the pristine beach, Sal Salis brings a touch of eco-luxe style to this remote and beautiful wilderness. Designed to blend with the  environment, Sal Salis’ spacious wilderness tents sit on raised platforms and offer wonderful views of the natural surrounds and the ocean beyond, as well as comfortable beds and an eco-en suite bathroom.

Your spacious, airy tent is an oasis of comfort that allows you to take in the sounds of the surrounding bush and nearby ocean. The handmade jarrah beds are fitted with quality cotton sheets  and are extremely comfortable!

NEW! Sal Salis’ newly opened Honeymoon Tent.  The long, wide front deck is comfortably furnished and affords views of a seemingly private white sand beach with Ningaloo Reef just beyond.  Spend a lazy couple of siesta-hours in the double hammock, reading, snoozing or canoodling.

Step inside and a four poster bed is draped with mosquito netting – to be truthful it is more about romance than mozzies as in this semi-arid environment there is so little fresh water that mosquitos are never a problem.  You’ll soon discover that those wonderful ocean views can be enjoyed from that romantic bed and from the shower too.

ACTIVITIES
Snorkelling: Stretching for 280kms 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 100m offshore – no boats or transfers required!

Swimming with Sharks: The most popular activities include swimming with whale sharks! Each year between April and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past the Ningaloo Reef. The world’s biggest fish can grow to lengths of 12 metres or more and have a healthy apetite in order to sustain its immense size. Fortunately for most sea-dewellers – and us – they feed primarily on plankton and krill, taking in huge gulps of water and filtering out their microscopic meal.

Guided Gorge Walking: Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek gorge, looking out for black-footed rock wallabies, honeyeaters and emus while learning about the formation of the range and the adaptations the flora and fauna have had to make to live in such an arid environment. At the top of the gorge are some great photo opportunities with breathtaking views of the creek and out to the ocean.

The interesting ecosystem supports sturt desert pea, succulents and lemongrass as well as sturt mangrove areas that provide roosting sites for pied cormorants, eastern reef egrets, crested pigeon and gallahs, while the sheltered waters are a sanctuary for many marine animals like shovelnose rays and turtles.