Beach Play and Snorkelling

Stretching for 260kms 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. A big advantage for families is the coral is within swimming distance of the beach; Sal Salis’ house reef is no more than 10m offshore (at high tide) so no boats or transfers are required!

There are numerous picturesque beaches offering stunning drift snorkels and sheltered bays where children can play. A drift snorkel just a few metres offshore reveals a wealth of life, with huge staghorn coral formations, anemones, clownfish, rays and sponge gardens.

All snorkelling gear and wet suits are provided; and if you are a beginner (or just needing a refresher) their guides will be happy to give a lesson or just share a few tips. Ningaloo is also a major breeding ground for hawksbill, loggerhead and green turtles, which come ashore to lay their eggs in the dunes at night (between September and December). 

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Other Activities At Sal Salis

Sal Salis' guided kayak-snorkel tours take you further off shore to snorkel some of the deeper lagoons. More »

Sal Salis' guided kayak-snorkel tours take you further off shore to snorkel some of the … More »

Sal Salis' guided kayak-snorkel tours take you further off shore to snorkel some of the deeper lagoons. More »

Staying in a remote location on Western Australia's mid north coast, certainly doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality … More »

Staying in a remote location on Western Australia's mid north coast, certainly doesn’t mean you … More »

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Visit in late winter and witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, rugged canyons and the turquoise … More »

Visit in late winter and witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, … More »

Visit in late winter and witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, rugged canyons and the turquoise sea. More »

Each year between mid-March and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. More »

Each year between mid-March and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. More »

Each year between mid-March and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. More »

Guests at Sal Salis now have the opportunity to swim with Humpback Whales from August to October each year.  More »

Guests at Sal Salis now have the opportunity to swim with Humpback Whales from August … More »

Guests at Sal Salis now have the opportunity to swim with Humpback Whales from August to October each year.  More »

Sal Salis is located in a designated Dark Sky area where uninterrupted views of the milky way will astound you. More »

Sal Salis is located in a designated Dark Sky area where uninterrupted views of the … More »

Sal Salis is located in a designated Dark Sky area where uninterrupted views of the milky way will astound you. More »

Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, looking out for black-footed rock wallabies, honeyeaters and emus More »

Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, looking out for black-footed … More »

Walk along the top of the spectacular multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, looking out for black-footed rock wallabies, honeyeaters and emus More »

Ningaloo Reef is arguably the best preserved reef complex in the world and it lies just a few metres offshore … More »

Ningaloo Reef is arguably the best preserved reef complex in the world and it lies … More »

Ningaloo Reef is arguably the best preserved reef complex in the world and it lies just a few metres offshore from Sal Salis.  More »

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