Every day at Sal Salis, you can choose from a range of activities designed to showcase the unspoiled natural environment. You may choose to sea kayak along Ningaloo Reef, guided by our local friends, to the best spots for viewing the coral heads and shimmering clouds of fish, or perhaps do some drift-snorkeling, taking in the undersea spectacle from just a few meters offshore. You could also embark on a guided walk through Mandu Mandu Gorge, where you’ll enjoy wildlife and bird spotting. Our expert team is ready to help plan the best day for you, factoring in weather conditions and the tides. Your stay also includes a unique opportunity to swim with majestic – and reassuringly easygoing – whale sharks. As our boat heads out beyond the reef, a spotter plane will try to locate the whale sharks from above. With a little luck, you’ll soon be snorkeling among these beautiful creatures. If you prefer not to swim, you can still view the gentle giants from on deck while keeping an eye out for dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, turtles and more! Each evening after dinner, join our TravelQuest trip astronomer for a guided tour of the Milky Way – Southern Edition. Then on April 20, it’s the big moment: watching from the spectacular shoreline as the Moon, for 49 dramatic seconds, totally obscures the Sun.
Eclipse viewing prospects in Exmouth, West Australia by TQ Astronomer, Jay Anderson In April, the northwest coast of Australia lies in one of the sunniest areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Statistics acquired from satellite show an average cloud cover of only 28 percent in April at Exmouth. Weather station observations from the local airport confirm the high frequency of sunny days, with nearly 80 percent of the days of the month reporting clear skies or scattered cloud at eclipse time. Closer examination of daily satellite images confirms the generous sunshine of all of Australia’s Northwest Cape, as all but one of the April 20s stretching back to the year 2000 would have provided an easy view of the eclipse. Exmouth and the surrounding area enjoys the very best of Australian sunshine, and for those interested in the stars as well, the very best of nights.
Later in the evening, join us for a celebratory farewell meal and raise a glass to our unforgettable eclipse adventure on the North West Cape.
DATE(S): Tuesday - Thursday, April 18, 19 & 20 2023
MEALS: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner daily
ACCOMMODATION: Sal Salis Eco-Camp