It’s no secret that many of our guests are lured to Sal Salis to see the stars of Ningaloo Reef – whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays and turtles.
Visitors fall in love with our unspoilt coastline, crystal clear water and Ningaloo Reef’s world-renowned marine wonderland.
What takes many of our guests by surprise, is Sal Salis’s breathtakingly beautiful backdrop – Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park.
Did you know Sal Salis is located just two kilometres from one of the Cape Range National Park’s most spectacular gorges?
We take our guests on guided walks to Mandu Mandu Gorge to admire its impressive fossil-bearing limestone formations and take in spectacular views over the Ningaloo Coast. Sometimes we even spot rare black-footed rock wallabies here.
We also take our guests to the nearby Yardie Creek, a ruggedly beautiful, rust-red gorge, which is home to many species of flora and fauna.
Walkers are rewarded with wonderful panoramic photo opportunities at the top of this magnificent ancient gorge. Look below you to the creek, which flows between the sheer red cliffs and ahead of you out to the turquoise waters of the Ningaloo Coast.
While you’re at Yardie Creek Gorge, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for black-footed rock wallabies, honey eaters, euros, red kangaroos and emus.
Sturt mangrove areas provide roosting sites for pied cormorants, eastern reef egrets, crested pigeons and gallahs, while the sheltered waters are a sanctuary for many marine species, such as fish, shovelnose rays and turtles.
Winter heralds the start of the region’s wildflower season, so look out for vibrant red sturt desert peas, mulllas mullas, wattles, everlastings, native fuschias, fanflowers and dampiera.
Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack some sturdy walking shoes when you are packing for your Sal Salis escape. You’ll love our guided walks through gorges on our back doorstep almost as much as you’ll enjoy exploring the Ningaloo Reef out the front.