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Getting to Bamurra plains: Just three hours’ drive from Darwin, or take a scenic charter flight that only takes 30 minutes, and flies over some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world. As the property is a working buffalo station, guests who are self-driving are required to leave their vehicle safely inside the entrance to the property. From here you will be picked up by a safari guide for the 20-minute drive on to the lodge.
3 Night Ultimate Kakadu Experience
- Trip Styles: Comfort
- Price From: $3580
This Ultimate Kakadu Experience includes Safari Bungalow accommodation with eco-friendly ensuite, chef-prepared meals, as well as daily guided wilderness safaris which may include airboat tours, quad bike adventures, open-top 4WD safaris, river cruises and wilderness walks.
Bamurru Plains is located on Swim Creek Station, a 303 sq km coastal buffalo pastoral property near Point Stuart in the Mary River Region. The property encompasses a variety of habitat including vast river frontage, coastal floodplains, savannah woodland, and paperbark swamps. The station is 10 km from Kakadu National Park’s western boundary (100km from Jabiru in Kakadu) and just over 100 km east of Darwin.
Bamurru Plains, a Wild Bush Luxury property in Australia’s Top End, provides guests with an extraordinary wildlife experience on 300km2 of private land. Located just to the west of Kakadu National Park and known as Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta, Bamurru Plains allows up to 20 guests to enjoy exclusive access to miles of the Sampan River, the coast and the Mary River Floodplain system.
A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of this unique bush camp and with only 10 safari-style bungalows, the focus of a stay at Bamurru is on the environment and the creatures for whom it is home. Each safari bungalow overlooks the floodplain and with mesh walls on three sides guests hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around them, waking to the call of the magpie geese as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplains.
The range of guided experiences on offer (weather dependant) includes skimming across the floodplains by airboat, fishing, spotting crocs from the river boat and viewing the agile wallaby and buffalo on a open-top safaris. Other signature experiences include a Treetop sleep out in The Hide.
A stay at Bamurru Plains is bound to inspire a greater awareness of Australia’s unique and specialised environment while our ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ style ensures a truly comfortable stay.
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Important Booking Info
- 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
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Important Booking Info
Access to the property: By Air: There are regularly scheduled flights to Darwin from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs, Adelaide & Perth. There are international flights from Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, and Mumbai. Charter flights to Bamurru Plains leave from the General Aviation area of Darwin Airport.
This is approx. 1.5km from the domestic and international terminals. Included in your charter flight is a road transfer from Darwin Domestic Airport. If you would like a transfer to/from a Darwin City Hotel there will be an additional charge of $25 per person for a minimum charge of $75.
Public holiday surcharges are not included and may apply – please enquire about costs
Weight restrictions apply to all air transfers. Body weight and luggage weights must be supplied for confirmation of flights
Family Policy: Bamurru Plains welcomes children 6 years and over.
Maximum Occupancy: Two guests in each safari bungalow, however, three of the nine bungalows can accommodate up to two adults and one child. Up to two adults and three children on swags in the Kingfisher Suite.
Peak Season Policy: In order to maximise inventory during peak season July-August, there may be occasions where the minimum night requirement is more than 2 nights.
Exclusive use of Bamurru Plains; to book the entire lodge for your clients the cost is equivalent to paying for nine of the ten bungalows using the Ultimate Wilderness Experience rate (i.e. $1,090 gross / $817.50 net per night x 18 adults), so one safari bungalow will be given free of charge. If your clients are taking less than nine bungalows they are obliged to pay for nine to make it an exclusive booking.
Bamurru Plains will be closed between 1 November and 31 January annually. Between 1 February and 30 April inclusive, Wild Bush Fishing Safaris operate exclusively at Bamurru Plains when Barramundi fishing is exceptional. Only fishing dedicated packages are available during this period – please apply for fishing package rates.
Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is available from 2.00pm and check-out is required by 11.00am.
Early Check-in and late Check-out: An additional charge of 75%, subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.
Inclusions on the Ultimate Wilderness Experience are lunch and an afternoon activity as well as access to Safari Bungalow, on the Floodplain Chill Out Package are lunch and access to Safari Bungalow with the option to book and pay for afternoon activity locally.
Please note that the latest check-out time will be dependent on sunset times as noted above within flying curfews.