Western Australia Sampler
Get a taste of what makes Western Australia unique and extraordinary with this journey to Ningaloo Reef and Perth. Discover Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, an exclusive safari camp on the shores of Ningaloo Reef and experience 'Wild Bush Luxury'. Then travel to Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital city, located on the banks of the Swan River and just miles away from the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Trip Type: Adventure, Cosmopolitan, Sun & Sand, Wildlife
Day By Day
Day 1 – Perth to Ningaloo Reef (via Learmonth)
Fly from Perth to Learmonth where you will be transferred to Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia's Cape Range National Park, an hour's drive (70 kms/44 miles) south of Exmouth. Nine spacious wilderness tents are just meters from the water's edge and the world's greatest fringing coastal coral reef. Sal Salis accommodation and hosting style exudes 'Wild Bush Luxury' and Sal Salis guides deliver an extraordinary insight to one of Australia's best kept natural secrets - Ningaloo Reef.
In keeping with a philosophy of 'Wild Bush Luxury', the focus of your stay is the wilderness around you and its marine and land inhabitants; your accommodation is designed to expose you to the sights and sounds outside your tent. While an exclusive bush experience does not need to be 5 star in the traditional sense, there are a few key comforts that are crucial: a supremely comfortable bed, 100% cotton linen, a choice of pillows, soft bathtowels, an en suite bathroom, delicious food and great hosting.
The main camp building is raised above the sand and coastal scrub with views out to the reef and breakers beyond. Dinner is hosted against a back-drop of rich sunsets over the Indian Ocean and in the cool of the evening kangaroos and wallaroos appear from the bush for their evening graze.Starting Accommodation:
Day 2 – Activities at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
The World Heritage Area of the Ningaloo Coast provides one of Australias great marine experiences, whilst the limestone backdrop of the Cape Range hides deep gorges of spectacular beauty. The wildlife and spectacular location tell the story of this wonderful spot at Ningaloo Reef. The goal of Sal Salis is to provide interpretation to bring the experience alive and the soft touches that make for a magical experience. The coral reef is literally on the doorstep and the guides are passionate and knowledgeable people who love showing you their backyard, which is home to over 500 species of fish, 250 species of coral and 600 species of mollusc. Ningaloo is known as one of the best places on earth to see and swim with whale sharks and manta rays. It is also a major breeding area for hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtles which are seen daily in front of the camp.
The Cape Range National Park allows excellent wildlife and birdlife viewing as you tour it at a leisurely pace. Red kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies and Goulds goannas are regularly sighted along with many of the 100 bird species that exist in this area. For the seasoned birders fairy wrens, zebra finches, honeyeaters, reef herons and ospreys can all be found either in or close to the camp. In addition there are over 80 species of reptiles and over 30 species of wildflowers within the park that generally bloom towards the end of winter, including the bird flower and the desert sturt pea.
Expert guides are on hand to deliver authentic wilderness experiences. These include helping guests spot elusive birds or animals, gaining a greater understanding of the geology of the area or learning about the ecology of the fauna and flora and how it exists in such an arid environment. The aim is to inspire and provoke through the activities delivered and to increase awareness of the dangers that may impact on this wildly beautiful and pristine place.Starting Accommodation:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Day at Leisure, Ningaloo Reef
Today is your day at leisure to explore all that Ningaloo Reef has to offer.Starting Accommodation:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Ningaloo Reef to Perth (via Learmonth)
Transfer by car from Sal Salis to Learmonth for your flight to Perth.
Upon claiming your baggage, a driver will transfer you by private vehicle from Perth Airport to COMO The Treasury.
Perth, the go-ahead capital of Western Australia, gives a feeling of space and light - set on the banks of the sparkling Swan River, a few miles from the magnificent beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Fremantle, 18 kilometers south-west of Perth is a colorful, busy port at the mouth of the Swan River. Attractions include the Fremantle Arts Centre, the Maritime Museum, the Round House, the market and the lively town center affectionately known as the cappuccino strip.
Outdoor activities include picnics in Kings Park with its walking trails and a 12-hectare botanical garden, famous for its spring wildflower displays. The park is a pleasant walk from the center of Perth and is well served by public transport and the Perth Tram. Also visit some of the magnificent white-sand, Indian Ocean surfing beaches. The closest is City Beach, but Cottesloe, Floreat, Scarborough, and Sorrento are also popular.Starting Accommodation:
Day 5 – Perth, Cottesloe, Fremantle and Swan River, Full-Day Tour
Perth city is exciting with a unique blend of old and new architecture. One of the most isolated cities in the world, vibrant Perth is a rapidly growing modern city powered by Western Australia's mineral resources boom and vast agriculture industry. See the Governor's residence, Council House, and historic Barracks Arch. At South Perth take a look at the expanding city from across the Swan River.
Kings Park boasts a mixture of parkland, botanical gardens and native bushland and has panoramic views of Perth city, Swan River and the Darling Range. Kings Park is home to over 300 native plant varieties and 80 bird species and also contains the State War Memorial. Enjoy lunch at elegant Indiana Tea House overlooking sparkling Cottesloe Beach on the Indian Ocean.
Fremantle is distinguished by its unique heritage, cosmopolitan culture and maritime charm with historic port buildings, many shops, cafes and restaurants and markets all humming with crowds of people adding to its vibrant nautical atmosphere. At Fremantle Harbour board a cruise to return to Perth on the scenic Swan River, seeing fabulous homes and parks along the way. From Barrack Street Jetty, you will be transferred to your city accommodation.Starting Accommodation:
Day 6 – Day at Leisure, Perth
Today is your day at leisure to explore the city of Perth.Starting Accommodation:
Day 7 – COMO The Treasury to Perth Airport
This morning you will be met and transferred to the Perth airport for your departure flight. Meals:
Package Level: Deluxe
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