Wow are we Happy Campers!
The team at Lonely Planet have published their Best in Travel 2017 lists and Sal Salis has scored the number four (yes that’s right # 4) place in the world to stay!! You can imagine how thrilled we are with that accolade and it is all thanks to our great team in camp and the amazing location in which we are privileged to operate! To be honest, we have to share this accolade with the guys at the Department of Parks & Wildlife, with the Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park – as without them, there is no us!
As Lonely Planet rightly point out, Ningaloo is Australia’s ‘other’ dramatic reef …. Less well known than the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo offers miles and miles of white sand beaches (260 kms to be precise) and scarcely a soul in sight. For great stretches, the coral reef and colourful fish are literally 2 x flaps of your flippers from the sand …. and that’s on a high tide!
Back to Lonely Planet’s lists! Online you can find some information, click here for the following –
- Top 10 Countries
- Top 10 Cities
- Top 10 Regions (congratulations to South Australia, number 5, a state we all know well and love!)
- Top 10 Value
But there is lots more in the book including the other 9 best places in the world to stay and it is an eclectic line up! A House in Essex in the UK, a Tree Hotel in Sweden, the world’s first hotel staffed by robots (in Japan, no surprise there), Scotland Yard turned five star hotel and a prison converted to a hostel in Russia. There are lists of micro-distilleries, bike-packing ideas and sustainable travel tips (congratulations Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, another place we admire enormously).
Any lover of travel is going to love this book, it’s perfect as a Christmas gift or to inspire you to save those travel dollars & start planning …. one things for sure, there are some seriously AMAZING experiences out there in the world!