Ningaloo Reef ~ Ocean Soul Safari

6 day / 5 night  Wilderness Adventure Retreat for Women 

Destination:    Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, Western Australia

Retreat style:  Guided outdoor yoga  womens retreat and swim with the whale sharks experience. Includes daily body movement on the beach, personal reflection, relax time, ocean activities such as snorkelling, sea kayaks, paddle boarding (SUP), swim with whalesharks and land-based activities with bush walks & local exploring. Nature experience with a 4 night outdoor safari at private wilderness beachside camp in Cape Range National Park and overnight stay at luxury at beachside resort.

Next date:        Starts 10 June 2018  (6 days / 5 nights experience)

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST FOR 2018! Unique retreat program with small group of women.  EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST HERE  

Imagine yourself …

Over 6 days get in touch with your inner wild and an oceanside yoga adventure retreat to the untouched, natural & wild beauty of the West Coast of Australia, at Ningaloo Reef. You will enjoy a balanced coastal, ocean and land-based exploration program, to give you quality time away to nourish your body, mind and your wild spirit.

By day … you will explore the best snorkelling at Ningaloo, enjoy a sea kayaking adventure cruising from seclude lagoons to snorkelling at secret reef spots,  paddle board (SUP) across prestine waters, time to snorkel, swim, chill and relax by the oceans edge. The land-based adventure program includes coastal walks and walks through national park, supported with a retreat experience with including daily yoga, sunsets, new connections, time out for you, personal growth workshops and a healthy, nourishing  retreat menu. By night … unwind with sunset yoga or simply watch as the colours of dusk set from the national park range to ocean.  Harmonise with the nights stillness, starry nights and enjoy candlelight dinners with deep belly laughs, group sharings, storytelling or evening meditation, see where the evening energy takes us.

Have you ever wanted to swim with the whale sharks?

Well you will!  … You will spend a day on the ocean, sailing in catamaran style and once in a life time must-experience, swim with the whale sharks. Feeling a little nervous, perhaps? That’s ok we will be with you and this is one humbling, life-inspiring moment connecting with these mystical ocean creatures you’ll never forget!

You will naturally rejuvenate as you connect back to nature and sleep under the stars for 4 nights at our exclusive beachside safari campsite in the heart of national park. Enjoy the stillness of this blissful, nourishing location away from any distractions and let your worries wash away.

Every women deserve a little pampering and luxury comfort, for the final night we will journey out of the park after a day sailing and ease back into civilisation with an overnight stay at beachfront resort for relaxation. Continue to fill your belly with more joy … as you enjoy a Exmouth dining experience, and even try the local seafood delights of Exmouth.

This retreat experience is supported by our local tour operator to bring you a quality assured experience, showing you the best of the region and local insight knowledge as we take the routes less travelled.

JOIN US in June 2018 !   Don’t miss your place reserve it now, small retreat group of women for a personalised and quality experience and held only once a year Ningaloo retreat and travel program.


All inclusive 6 day / 5 night retreat and touring package with –

  • 4 nights gl-amping at beachside private, remote location in comfort under the stars in Cape Range National Park
  • Overnight Beach Resort luxury and retreat relaxation
  • Daily body movement on the beach
  • Day trip with Sailing on luxury Catamaran and SWIM with the Whalesharks (valued at $398)
  • Daily guided ocean-based activities including sea kayak reef adventure, stand up paddle boards (SUP) and snorkelling with local accredited tour operator
  • Daily touring, walks and exploring the world famous Cape Range National Park with local accredited tour operator
  • All inclusive healthy, wholesome retreat menu including organic ingredients, superfood treats, fresh local produce and eating in natural settings (we keep it so fresh and its deluxe gl-amping meals)
  • Farewell resort dinner (try local seafood!)
  • Supported by health and wellness experts, and travel guides
  • Time out for you to discover, explore and relax
  • Airport transfers*
  • Welcome gift & pampering organic amenities

If you want to stay another night or 2 … feel free to extend your stay explore more or relax by the poolside.

Come and explore for of Western Australia and take time out for you … for an unique adventure for your wellbeing at Ningaloo Reef.  All is taken care for you with ease and in comfort.


All inclusive 6 day / 5 night package:      2018 package coming soon.

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Limited places, small group experience. Deposit required at booking $500 per person to reserve your place.

How to get there

Option 1 ~ Fly with ease

The easiest way due to time and convenience is to fly into Learmoth Airport from Perth.

*Note: Flights not included, scheduled group flights include group airport transfers. If you would like to stay on you can hire a car and explore more around the Coast to Coral Bay or at the resort airport transfers can be arranged at your leisure. Recommended group flights are –

Departure: Perth to Learmoth (Exmouth) TBC

Return: Learmoth (Exmouth) to Perth, TBC

You may like to stay on after the retreat in Exmouth or a couple extra nights at the resort. Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

Option 2 ~  Drive for a Wild West Road-trip Adventure

A true Wild West Adventure means hitting the wide open-road adventure and never looking back. Every woman needs a memory like this. It is about a 13 hour drive from Perth and you can stop overnight on the way up or add on some longer stops. We are more than happy to give you some recommendations.

If you are a WA local driving from up North or more inland towns, you’ll most likely opt for this way too.


Any questions contact us


Why Ningaloo?

Located on Australia’s North West Coastline within Australia’s Coral Coast region, you will explore the ocean paradise of Ningaloo and surrounding Cape Range National Park, come and discover ….


Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. The reef is 320 km long and is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to the mainland. It can range from 150 metres to 15 kilometres offshore and encompasses a massive 5,000 square kilometres of ocean with 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral in all. Ningaloo Reef is famous for swimming with whale sharks, its superb for snorkelling and diving.

During winter months (perfect weather and time to visit), the reef is part of the migratory routes for manta rays and humpback whales, its home to dolphins and dugongs. On the last 3 days retreating you will have a chance to swim with the Whale sharks.

The beaches of the reef are an important breeding ground of the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles. We have been amazed to see a huge variety of wildlife, both marine and terrestrial  The sheltered lagoons have the clearest turquoise water imaginable. Within the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park there are numerous sanctuary zones, totalling 34% of the total area, all with outstanding natural features and attractions. 

The snorkelling on offer is phenomenal. Inside the reef it is rarely more than 4 meters deep, perfect for even novice snorkelers. We have discovered some excellent “Un-named” snorkel spots that are accessible only by kayak. Stand up Paddle Boarding in lagoon is highly recommended as it provides a stunning vantage point form which to observe the wildlife. 

Ningaloo Reef harbours ideal ‘learn to surf’ beaches with gentle sloping waves in the shallows to larger sets ‘out the back’. These beaches predominantly have white sandy bottoms instead of reef or coral so customers don’t have to worry about falling off.

You will love spending your days discovering the reef adventuring it with snorkelling,  sea kayaks, paddle boarding,  swimming and more ….


You will explore Cape Range National Park with a down to earth experience to soak up the beauty of where this Australian landscape meets the turquoise bays and marine life of the Indian Ocean.

The lesser known side of Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park provides some truly majestic scenery. Boasting an ancient landscape thats been sculpted over the centuries, this park is home to gorges with rocky river beds linking the range to reef. The Range itself is the only uplifted Plateau in the North West Cape and measures an impressive average height of 300mtrs.

Cape Range National Park is also home to a wide variety of fauna and flora that have evolved over thousand of years to inhabit this semi arid landscape. In past trips we have encountered Emu’s, the endangered Rock Wallaby, Red Kangaroos, Echidna’s and more. The Park itself has over 100 different species of birds, a recorded 80 species of reptiles and approximately 630 species of Wildflowers (these generally bloom during winter).

The Park is home to some truly spectacular walking trails such as Charles Knife Canyon, Shot Hole Canyon and Mandu Mandu Gorge Walk. These can find you walking along dry river beds at the bottom of stunning cliffs or winding up to the very peak of the range for impressive views.

Join us for a remote experience by day and enjoy the serenity at night under the stars, in beachside remoteness and bliss!

An outdoor yoga adventure you will never forget!

Your Wholesome Life Yoga & Travel hosts …

This retreat and travel experience is an original Wholesome Life program, and includes the following team members that run this program ~

Alexa Nehter

Retreat Host, Yoga Teacher and Mentor, Surfer

Qualifications – Yoga Alliance reg. Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) – M.Ed. Pedagogy, Biology & Exercise Science

German born and raised Alexa Nehter is a science and sports educator turned yoga teacher and author. In her teachings Alexa weaves together her experiences and knowledge of yoga, human biology, physiology, pedagogy and mindfulness meditation. 

Alexa inspires people around the world with her relatable and encouraging approach to yoga and mindful living. She facilitates retreats, courses and workshops to teach a true ownership of yoga and a life that is optimistic, focused and thriving.

Alexa currently teaches in Newcastle / Australia and internationally. She recently authored and published The Clean Yogi. Alexa also mentors yoga teacher who are just starting out and are not sure where and how they are going, as well as experienced teachers who still find it a little bit tricky to display their services, that are so close to their heart and soul. 

Alexa’s mission is to inspire and nurture her community – one yogi, one breath and one practice at a time.

Kaylie Porter-Smith

Retreat Host, Travel and Guest Relations

Wholesome Life comes to life from  a vision to create nourishing spaces to just be and freedom to explore, by creator Kaylie.  Having explored further horizons herself with extensive travel abroad from her hometown Perth, living overseas in Spain, France, yachting in the Mediterranean, in a Canadian ski village through to London – seeing, living in and embracing cultures and different ways of living, sparked a natural love for travel and connection globally. Kaylie also shares a vision to create small group travel wellness and nature-based experiences that are authentic, supported, safe and empower independent travel.

By contrast, understanding of a corporate lifestyle, stress management, work-life balance challenges prompted Kaylie to take responsibility for her lifestyle choices and wellness path. From her own experiences, Kaylie has a natural desire to assist women in their own empowerment to be accountable for their lifestyle choices and living with integrity by their values. Kaylie has explored personal development studies, yoga as a regular practise and natural therapies more closely, to support and learn more about health and wellbeing. Kaylie is also a qualified Raynor massage therapist specialising in womens health.

With over 15 years background in hospitality and tourism industries, event management and marketing communications she comes experienced to put together quality wellness travel and programs. Kaylie is personally passionate about supporting local, small business in regional areas and tourism destinations.

A personal favourite quote… “Live fully. Love wastefully. Be the best you can be! ”

Local travel support

Wholesome Life works alongside qualified, accredited tour operators who will support and provide tour support through Cape National Park for an authentic experience with 4 nights beachside camping in  a remote exclusive area for our private group use, ocean sports / activities and general touring support of the national park. The day trip on luxury catamaran and whale shark swim will be hosted by another local tour operated. There is no experience quite out there like it! You will be transported through the park in ease and in comfort while soaking up the nature’s hospitality.

What our guests say…

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute!! It surpassed my expectations. The private beachside campsite was very comfortable and we all quickly melded as a group. We had so much fun together!! The clarity and brilliant turquoise colour of the water, the abundant fish life on the coral reefs, yoga on the beach at sunset, seeing tortoises pop their heads up in front of you and sting rays rustle through the white sand below when kayaking and of course – the main event – swimming with the whale sharks. An amazing experience I will always treasure. Thank you Kaylie (our host) and Alexa (our yoga teacher) for making this a very special retreat. I came home feeling incredibly relaxed, yet energised.

Laraine, from Sydney

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