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Star Struck at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef


There’s a starring cast of billions just waiting to be discovered at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.

Nestled amongst the dunes, alongside the world’s largest fringing reef, beneath of blanket of countless stars lies Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.

Like a moth to a flame, we are mesmerised by the megawatt sparkle of the Milky Way – Mother Nature’s finest light show. Our guests often remark that the stars shine brighter here at Sal Salis. We keep it real for them by ensuring artificial lights are kept to an absolute minimum so the real stars of the show have their time to shine.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Camp Manager, Mr Paul Bester said the minimal light pollution at Sal Salis was something quite unique in this day and age.

“Sal Salis is a situated in a designated dark sky area, which provides uninterrupted views of the Milky Way,” Mr Bester said.

“Seeing the Milky Way spanning from horizon to horizon is something very special indeed.”

“We really enjoy pointing out constellations to our visitors, and guests from the Northern Hemisphere are often thrilled to see the Southern Cross shining brightly before their eyes for the very first time.”

“Depending on the time of year, we see other constellations as well, including Orion and Scorpio, which seem to chase each other around the night sky to the delight of our guests.”

“It’s wonderful that our guests get so excited about seeing the stars here, and I believe more and more people will visit for this experience, especially as stars become less visible elsewhere due to the effects of light pollution on the night sky.”

“We have a pair of Acuter night vision binoculars for guests to use and we can provide visitors with tips on how to capture these magic moments in photos.”

“In this age of new technology, where people spend so much time in front of a screen, we give our guests a unique opportunity to enjoy a complete digital detox; the chance to switch off digital devices and disconnect from the stress of daily life.”

“By day, our guests can explore the nearby gorges of the Cape Range National Park, and discover the myriad of colourful marine life on the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Ningaloo Reef. In the evening they can unwind with sunset canapes and drinks, followed by an exquisite chef-prepared meal. Their day ends on a high as they stare into space at billions of sparkling stars.”

Do you dream of swapping your screen for an unforgettable night of star gazing? How would you like to drift off to sleep in the comfort of your eco-luxe safari tent beneath a blanket of stars while listening to the waves crash on the outer Ningaloo Reef? Why not turn your dream into reality?

There’s no better soul food than star gazing at Sal Salis, located on the shore of Australia’s Coral Coast in Western Australia. Sal Salis awaits…

Image at top by Marc Hillesheim
Background image by Paul Bester
Image below by Lauren P Bath