Bamurru Plains

Location: Point Stuart, Northern Territory
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Inspired by the luxury camps of Africa, this 10 room exclusive lodge offers a prolific wildlife experience with exclusive access to a spectacular 300km² property. Located on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River close to Kakadu National Park, Bamurru’s emphasis is on exposing you to one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. The very design of the ten safari bungalows allows you to watch the parade of wildlife emerge to feed on the floodplain from the comfort of your bed! The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese and Whistling Kites and the orange light of dawn spreading across the floodplain. The décor reflects the region's earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history, with buffalo horns, explorer's maps, Aboriginal art work and fish traps providing guests with a sense of the human heritage of the area. The focus in the rooms is on a supremely comfortable bed (quality mattress and linen with a pillow menu) and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials, species lists and binoculars.

An extensive experience program explores the surrounding country away from the lodge, with airboat trips on the wetlands, river cruises in search of crocodiles, bird watching, astronomy evenings, bush drives, quad bike safaris and guided wilderness walks, while ancient rock art and indigenous culture are an easy optional day trip out into Kakadu. ‘The Hide’ provides a secluded way to experience the beauty of Bamurru Plains with the option of a private picnic lunch from six metres high in the treetops. Although accessible by road from Darwin in just three hours, Bamurru is best reached via a scenic charter flight from Darwin over the twists and turns of the Adelaide River. Those black dots you thought were pandanus trees are actually moving buffalo (or crocodiles if you’re lucky!).

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 11:00

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Description

Inspired by the luxury camps of Africa, this 10 room exclusive lodge offers a prolific wildlife experience with exclusive access to a spectacular 300km² property. Located on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River close to Kakadu National Park, Bamurru’s emphasis is on exposing you to one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. The very design of the ten safari bungalows allows you to watch the parade of wildlife emerge to feed on the floodplain from the comfort of your bed! The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese and Whistling Kites and the orange light of dawn spreading across the floodplain.

Facilities

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • Gourmet Breakfast
  • Ice
  • Licenced
  • Lounge
  • Native Bush
  • Non-Smoking Indoors
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shop / Kiosk
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Verandah
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Groups Welcome
  • Incentive Team-Building
  • Linen Provided
  • Meals Available
  • No Pets
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Restaurant Licenced
  • Swimming Pool
  • Toaster

Cancellation Policy

PAYMENT POLICY: Deposit is 20% total booking value. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Credit Card Fees apply: American Express/Visa/Mastercard 1.2%. CANCELLATION POLICY: 0 to 30 days before arrival - No refund. 31 days or more before arrival - Refund less AU$50 + credit card merchant fees. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. NOTE: Three bungalows can be air conditioned however as most of the power is solar generated this requires additional generator capacity and there is a surcharge of $100 per night for this. Air conditioning must be requested at the time of booking.

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Directions

For those guests looking for a scenic arrival to Bamurru Plains, we can arrange for a scenic flight from the General Aviation Terminal at Darwin Airport. From the sensation of lift-off, to the excitement of soaring above the twists and turns of the Adelaide River, your charter flight to Bamurru Plains is a unique and spectacular 30 minute experience. Spot wildlife from your window as you hug the coastline of the azure blue Arafura Sea while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Australia’s very own Okavango before landing at our private airstrip. A Bamurru field guide will be waiting to drive you 20 minutes through the savannah bush to the Safari Lodge where a refreshing native-inspired tonic will have you settled in and ready to explore.

Bamurru Plains is a 3 hour drive from Darwin, the first hour and three quarters is on sealed tarmac road, the last hour and a quarter are on unsealed public and station roads. The drive from Jabiru in Kakadu National Park will take 2½ hours, again part unsealed roads. While a 4WD is not always necessary to reach us, many insurance companies will not cover 2WD vehicles when going on unsealed roads. You’ll be met by a safari guide at our main gate who will escort your vehicle on to the property where it will remain safely parked for the remainder of your stay. You will not drive all the way into the safari lodge. As the roads are not signposted or found on google maps, we are not always easily found. Quite literally, off the beaten track

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Rooms

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Kingfisher Suite - Floodplain Chillout Package

The Floodplain Chill Out package is perfect for those who want to relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location. It includes accommodation in the Kingfisher Suite with eco-friendly ensuite along with chef-prepared meals and beverages daily. The suite features a king size bed, lounge area and space to accommodate a family of 5 in comfort - deluxe swags are provided for children to sleep out on the enclosed suite verandah. Daily guided wilderness safaris can be booked and paid for locally, subject to availability. Bamurru Plains welcomes children 8 years and older.

Room Configuration: Suite
Max # of Persons: 5
No infants permitted.

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Kingfisher Suite - Ultimate Kakadu Experience

Spend three immersive days at Bamurru Plains with one full day exploring World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

Immerse yourself in the stone country of Kakadu and one of Australias greatest strongholds of Aboriginal rock art and culture. Just a short hop by light aircraft across the river systems that separate Bamurru Plains from Kakadu brings you to the heart of this country. Rock art galleries reveal stories of Aboriginal people and their ancient culture. Textures of colours, vistas across savannah woodlands and floodplains provide a sense of the spirituality of this ancient landscape.

From rock overhangs and caves at Ubirr Rock (think classic scenes from Crocodile Dundee) to the meandering waters of the East Alligator River that drains from the stone country of Arnhem Land and marks the boundary between Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, this day will expose the senses to country that is rich in Aboriginal culture, flora and fauna.

Travelling with Wild Bush Luxurys field guides in our custom built vehicle, your day will include a bush picnic lunch and the chance to spend time with an Aboriginal guide on the waters of the East Alligator River before returning overland, with a stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre, returning in time for sundowner drinks, canapes and the comfort of the safari lodge as the sun sets over Bamurru Plains.

Inclusions on this package;

3 nights accommodation in a Kingfisher Suite
All gourmet meals and beverages including alcohol
Daily guided wilderness activities with our expert field guides which may include airboat safaris on the floodplain, 4WD safaris, croc-spotting river cruises, quad bike safaris and guided wilderness walks
1 shared Kakadu Excursion on Tuesday or Friday

Room Configuration: Suite
Max # of Persons: 5
No infants permitted.

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Kingfisher Suite - Ultimate Wilderness Experience

The Ultimate Wilderness Experience is for those guests who want to make the most out of their time at Bamurru Plains and would like all guided safaris included. It includes accommodation in the Kingfisher Suite with eco-friendly ensuite, chef-prepared meals and beverages as well as daily guided wilderness safaris including airboat tours, 4WD safaris, wildlife viewing or river cruises. The suite features a king size bed, lounge area and space to accommodate a family of 5 in comfort - deluxe swags are provided for children to sleep out on the enclosed suite verandah. Bamurru Plains welcomes children 8 years and older.

Room Configuration: Suite
Max # of Persons: 5
No infants permitted.

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Safari Bungalow - Floodplain Chillout Package

The Floodplain Chill Out package is perfect for those who want to relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location. It includes accommodation in a Safari Bungalow with eco-friendly ensuite along with chef-prepared meals and beverages daily. The individual, purpose-built safari suites have views over the wetlands and have been designed to blend with the surrounding bush, with the creature comforts of a supremely comfortable bed (Twin or King - on request) and fine linen. Daily guided wilderness safaris can be booked and paid for locally, subject to availability. Bamurru Plains welcomes children 8 years and older.

Room Configuration: Twin Share
Max # of Persons: 3
No infants permitted.

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Safari Bungalow - Ultimate Kakadu Experience

Spend three immersive days at Bamurru Plains with one full day exploring World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

Immerse yourself in the stone country of Kakadu and one of Australias greatest strongholds of Aboriginal rock art and culture. Just a short hop by light aircraft across the river systems that separate Bamurru Plains from Kakadu brings you to the heart of this country. Rock art galleries reveal stories of Aboriginal people and their ancient culture. Textures of colours, vistas across savannah woodlands and floodplains provide a sense of the spirituality of this ancient landscape.

From rock overhangs and caves at Ubirr Rock (think classic scenes from Crocodile Dundee) to the meandering waters of the East Alligator River that drains from the stone country of Arnhem Land and marks the boundary between Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, this day will expose the senses to country that is rich in Aboriginal culture, flora and fauna.

Travelling with Wild Bush Luxurys field guides in our custom built vehicle, your day will include a bush picnic lunch and the chance to spend time with an Aboriginal guide on the waters of the East Alligator River before returning overland, with a stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre, returning in time for sundowner drinks, canapes and the comfort of the safari lodge as the sun sets over Bamurru Plains.

Inclusions on this package;

3 nights accommodation in a safari bungalow
All gourmet meals and beverages including alcohol
Daily guided wilderness activities with our expert field guides which may include airboat safaris on the floodplain, 4WD safaris, croc-spotting river cruises, quad bike safaris and guided wilderness walks
1 shared Kakadu Excursion on Tuesday or Friday

Room Configuration: Twin Share
Max # of Persons: 3
No infants permitted.

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Safari Bungalow - Ultimate Wilderness Experience

In the style of the luxury safari camps of Africa, Bamurru Plains offers an all-inclusive, exclusive immersion in the Top End wilderness. The individual, purpose-built safari suites have views over the wetlands. Each suite is designed to blend with the surrounding bush, with the creature comforts of a supremely comfortable bed (Twin or King - on request) and fine linen. Innovative and wholesome meals accompanied by fine wines - draw on fresh local produce, including the inimitable Barramundi and native, bush tucker elements.
Bamurru Plains welcomes children 8 years and older.

Room Configuration: Twin Share
Max # of Persons: 3
No infants permitted.

Cancellation Policy

PAYMENT POLICY: Deposit is 20% total booking value. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Credit Card Fees apply: American Express/Visa/Mastercard 1.2%. CANCELLATION POLICY: 0 to 30 days before arrival - No refund. 31 days or more before arrival - Refund less AU$50 + credit card merchant fees. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. NOTE: Three bungalows can be air conditioned however as most of the power is solar generated this requires additional generator capacity and there is a surcharge of $100 per night for this. Air conditioning must be requested at the time of booking.