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Bamurru Plains

Wild Bush Luxury Experience
All-Inclusive Package
$4,780 per 2 night package
 

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience of the coastal floodplains of Australia’s Top End. Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge shared by a maximum of 24 guests, with exclusive access to 300 km of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park.

The area is home to one of the largest crocodile populations in the world, and the annual migration of over one hundred thousand magpie geese is a sight to be seen. Buffalo inhabit the flood plains and guests can marvel at this truly memorable site during their stay.

The unique experience of Bamurru Plains exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness.

Ultimate Wilderness Experience Package


Season runs 1 March – 31 October 2022

Price is based on 2 nights accommodation for 2 people sharing:

1 March – 30 June 2022
Safari Bungalow from $4,780
Kingfisher Suite from $6,260

 

1 July – 31 August 2022
Safari Bungalow from $5,260
Kingfisher Suite
from $6,888

 

1 September – 31 October 2022
Safari Bungalow from $4,780
Kingfisher Suite
from $6,260

 

Stay 3 nights and save 25% from 1 September – 31 October 2022

Price is based on 3 per nights accommodation for 2 people sharing:
Safari Bungalow from $5,376
Kingfisher Suite
from $7,044

 

Air conditioning $120 per room, per night, subject to availability.

Please enquire for single person pricing.

Ultimate Kakadu Experience Package also available on Tuesday & Friday. Please ask for more details.

 

Safari Bungalow Package Inclusions:
Guided Wild Bush Luxury safari program which may include airboat safaris, croc-spotting river cruises, open-top game drives, quad biking and guided wilderness walks
Bush-inspired meals throughout
Beverages from a generous open bar
King or twin bedding available
Ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower

Kingfisher Suite Package Inclusions:
Guided Wild Bush Luxury safari program which may include airboat safaris, croc-spotting river cruises, open-top game drives, quad biking & guided wilderness walks
Bush-inspired meals throughout
Beverages from a generous open bar
King bedding + up to 3 swag beds
Ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower & double basin
Lounge & dining area

Terms and conditions

  • For an additional cost, up to three people under 18 years sharing with adult(s) in the Kingfisher Suite will have ‘swag’ bedding. Swags are the Australian bedroll that have been used by generations of Australian pioneers. It is a mattress that is inside a canvas cover and made up with quality sheets & pillows. They are custom made, comfortable and are suitable for children only.
  • Cancellation within 30 days of arrival - all monies are forfeited. However, if with the current COVID-19 pandemic, and after medical advice, governments decide to apply quarantine conditions or close country or state borders and prohibit you from travelling within 30 days of travel, we would invite you to immerse yourself in our Top End landscape, and join our Wild Bush Luxury experience at Bamurru Plains another time that suits your schedule or provide you with a full refund. The only caveat comes with cancellation fees imposed by third party operators at short notice. Most are very accommodating, particularly in the current climate, but we are not in the position to absorb costs if suppliers, like air charters or Kakadu cruise companies, do not extend full refunds.
  • Children 6 years & over permitted at this accommodation
 

Guests sleep safely inside 10 rustic-chic bungalow tents—which have doors, not zippers—decked out with plush beds, fans and spacious bathrooms. Close-to-nature intimacy is provided by mesh walls—inhabitants can see out, but the outside cannot see in—allowing the sounds of the wild to permeate each tent. A connection to the land is heightened by the lack of technology: no TVs, no cell reception, no Wi-Fi.

Safari Bungalows
31 sqm

A stay at Bamurru is bound to inspire a greater awareness of Australia’s unique and specialised environment. Watch as hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles as you skim across floodplains by airboat or slowly cruise the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface.

Included scheduled activities are arranged daily and include a combination of seasonal adventures such as the signature air boat safaris, game drives, guided walks and qaud bike tours and more.

On guided walks and game drives search for brumbies, buffalo, dingoes and wallabies, or pause to consider an intriguing reptile or the adaptations of a particular insect.

The main lodge provides an oasis of tropical calm in the midst of a noisy wildlife spectacle; comfortable wicker sofas; a well stocked library offers a collection of reference books on the Top End and Australia’s natural heritage. During the heat of the day the cooling waters of the infinity pool beckon and later the lodge deck is the ideal place to watch wildlife graze through the camp. An expert chef conjures up delicious meals, peppered with local ingredients. Anytime of the day you can help yourself to a cold drink from the bar – be it a crisp white wine, a gin and tonic or sparkling water – best enjoyed with one of Bamurru’s spectacular sunsets.

Food and Wine

Bamurru’s chefs incorporate native and locally sourced produce to provide a gourmet experience integrating authentic, yet contemporary Australian recipes, from kangaroo skewers to crispy barramundi with finger lime salsa and quandong ice-cream. Dietary needs can be accommodated, please inform the lodge at time of booking.

Enjoy a light breakfast such as freshly baked wild berry & wattle seed muffins, ‘bush eggs’ any style on sourdough with bacon, tomato, warrigal green & kutjera relish or house blend bircher museli with Manuka honey, bush apple and a dollop of vanilla bean yoghurt.

Lunch is generally served on the wildlife observation deck overlooking the floodplains, where you might enjoy citrus and fennel warm chicken salad with roasted macadamia nuts while watching a changing cast of birds, brumbies, buffalo and wallabies.

Canapés and sundowners are enjoyed out in the wilderness during your afternoon activity or on the lodge deck just before dinner.

Nightly, a three-course dinner hosted by one of your field guides is served at the long timber dining table as frogs break into a croaky serenade. The menu features Australian bush-inspired recipes. Watch our chef create his favourite bush spiced duck confit in the open kitchen from the dinner table.

Guests can help themselves to drinks at any time from the self-service bar offering a variety of refreshments, including an after dinner tipple for those so inclined.

The most exclusive way of enjoying lunch in the bush at one of Australia’s most exclusive bush properties is at The Hide – designed in true Wild Bush Luxury style. With a gourmet picnic hamper, a selection of premium wines, a bird book, set of binoculars and a two way radio to stay in touch, let one of Bamurru’s field guides drop you at The Hide to enjoy a romantic lunch and afternoon siesta with just the sounds and sights of the floodplain to keep you company. (Cost is $95 per person for two hours including a private safari drive or airboat to The Hide with a chef-prepared picnic lunch and premium wine).

Self-Drive
Bamurru Plains is a 3 hour drive from Darwin city centre, 2.5 hours from Darwin airport and 3 hours from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).  As Bamurru Plains is a working buffalo station, you must leave your vehicle safely inside the entrance to the property. From here, you’ll be picked up by a field guide for the 20-minute drive onward to the safari lodge.

Road Transfers
Private vehicle with a dedicated driver
$860 between Darwin & Bamurru  – one-way car transfer (max 3 guests)
$1,000 between Darwin & Bamurru  – one-way mini bus transfer (max 12 guests)
$1,200 between Darwin & Bamurru – one-way mini bus transfer  (max 20 guests)
$25 per person  (minimum $75 charge) –  Darwin CBD to General Aviation Terminal

Scenic Air Charter
$650  – single engine aircraft one-way (max 4 guests)
$900  – twin engine aircraft one-way (max 5 guests)
$2,300  – per turbo-prop aircraft one-way (max 12 guests)

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.
Your charter flight departs from Chartair, located 1200 metres from Darwin Commercial Airport. We
are pleased to offer complimentary inter-terminal transfers from your commercial flights. A driver will
be waiting by the luggage carousel holding a Bamurru Plains sign if you have arranged an inter-terminal transfer. Please enquire for connecting road transfers to Darwin city hotels. If you are
making your own way, please ensure you arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure for check-in
procedures. You have a luggage allowance of 15 kilograms per person in soft sided bags. If you have excess luggage many guests choose to securely store it at the Chartair office, with our compliments.

 
 

Contact Us

Contact our Luxury Hotel Specialist team on: 1300 308 081 Quoting reference #8106

(During Business Hours)