Sal Salis is located on the North West Cape, it is an hour’s drive (70 kms) from Exmouth. The tents are situated just 50 metres from the ocean amongst the low lying coastal dunes. Two kilometres behind the camp lies the Cape Range National Park, dissected by spectacular gorges.
Qantas fly daily to Exmouth with connections from most capital cities. Air and road transfers are available from Exmouth Airport and must be pre-booked. Guests can self-drive to the camp; from Perth it is 1330 kms/13+ hours. The drive from Exmouth Airport is 2 hours, from Exmouth town it is 1 hour.
Sal Salis welcome children aged 5 years and over
Sal Salis activities focus on the reef & 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 take into account the weather and the tide.
At an extra cost we can arrange whale shark swim experiences (April to July); humpback whale swim experiences (August to October); private boat charters for fishing or snorkelling to more distant sections of the reef or the Muiron Islands. These full day excursions must be pre-booked. Also available to self-drivers exploring the area are guided group cruises along Yardie Creek and glass bottom boat reef viewing vessels.
Check-In & Check Out
- Check-In time at Sal Salis is 2pm
- Check-out time is at 11am
What to bring
The dress code is relaxed – resort wear during the day and smart casual in the evening.
- Light clothing is more suitable in the summer months. Long sleeves will offer better protection against the sun.
- In winter warm clothes including wind protection against the afternoon breeze is essential. From May to September the nights can be cold and a fleecey, jacket, shawl will be handy.
- A wide brimmed hat
- Binoculars for keen wildlife or bird enthusiasts
- Insect repellent
- Sun block
- Light walking boots or trainers for the gorge walk
- Head torch or regular torch for dim lighting around camp after sun down
At camp we provide snorkelling equipment including wet suits, goggles, snorkels and fins – we have them in all shapes and sizes. We also have kayaks with life vests and our library is well-stocked with reference books.
Dining & Dietary
Meals are shared communally around a long table and are hosted by management and guides. Being in a remote location our chefs need to plan meals and order in advance. It is imperative that you provide us with any dietary requests prior to your arrival. Allergies, strong dislikes, preferences etc – we are happy to cater for you – we just need to know in advance!
Smoking is not permitted at the Main Lodge or inside your tent. Closed ashtrays are provided for use at the beach. No smoking on any tour activities is permitted.
Pets and Wildlife
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef does not permit pets. Guests staying at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef are not permitted to feed the wildlife.
There is no mobile coverage or internet access available at Sal Salis. Telstra is the only provider in the area and once you leave town you will have intermittent reception for a short while before losing it completely. In case of an emergency family or friends will be able to contact you on the Sal Salis telephone number +61 (0)8 9949 4173. Please note that this phone is not attended 24 hours.
The majority of power in the camp is 100% solar generated and usage of it is carefully managed. Australia operates on 240V and uses a 2 or 3-pin plug. It is important to know that while each tent has a light, there are no power points available in them. Cameras and laptops can be recharged in the main area. People that travel with a sleep apnoea machine will need to make prior arrangement with the Management and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
There is no fresh water mains supply within the Cape Range National Park. As part of our license agreement with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, guests are limited to 20L of water per person per day. This ensures the sustain-ability of the Cape Range National Park environment.
Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW)
Sal Salis operates under a license agreement with Western Australia’s Department of Parks & Wildlife in what is a role model partnership between National Parks and private sector tourism and 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, 4% of the our turnover goes to DPaW and their conservation work across Western Australia.