Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef
While the lure of the Great Barrier Reef created a building boom all along the Cairns coast, no such development has taken place along this stretch of the West Australian coast, fringed by the magnificent Ningaloo Reef. Apart from the small town of Exmouth and the even smaller outpost of Coral Bay, most of the land around here forms part of the sprawling Cape Range National Park. The park has a number of basic camp sites, but only one luxury option. Sal Salis, a 90-minute drive from Exmouth, offers a bush camp with a difference, one that combines strong eco credentials with five star service.