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Places to Get Your Glamp On: Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Australia

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  Site Where: Exmouth, WA, Australia
February 8, 2011 at 12:06 PM | by | ()

All this week, we’ll be trekking across the globe with HotelChatter contributor Eric Rosen as he tells us about the most exciting new glamping experiences out there. From the savannahs of Africa to the shores of Western Australia to the peaks of Patagonia, this is a full-fledged, five-star adventure to the most thrilling and luxurious camping resorts in the world.

With some of the most pristine, unspoiled wilderness in the world, not to mention the legacies of Steve Irwin and, um, Crocodile Dundee, is it any surprise that Australia is home to some of the most exciting, exclusive glamping experiences in the world? Today's is about as far from civilization as you can get, and comes with whale sharks. It's called Sal Salis, and it's located in a remote corner of Western Australia that is unlike any other place on earth.

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Cubicle Dreamin': Swim With Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef

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  Site Where: Madaffari Drive, Exmouth, Australia, 6707
June 8, 2007 at 9:19 AM | by | ()

Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving companies dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway--at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.

In this episode, Hotel Maven Amanda K sticks close to home. Enjoy.

Ningaloo Reef and its stunning coral reef, totally perfect sea and incredible whale sharks are actually just up the road from me in Perth, Western Australia: although that road is some 800 miles long. Just the same, it's a beautiful part of my state I've always wanted to visit. And since the Novotel Ningaloo Resort has recently opened up in Exmouth as part of the new Sunshine Beach marina development, it seems a good time to think about getting up there.

Novotel Ningaloo has a combination of one to three bedroom apartments and bungalow accommodation, and is of course right on the beach. I like that it's a 100% non-smoking hotel (sorry if that's not for you, but in this marine national park, a pristine environment seems the right place to be kept smoke-free). It also has a pretty gorgeous looking pool area if the sea is just a few too many steps away.

At the moment, the rest of the marina is still under development making it all look like a bit of a building site--just stare directly out to the sea and you should be right, though.

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