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a wild spectacle

"Wallabies grazing at sundown, magpie geese honking by the hundred, brumbies and water buffalo mooching about."

Bamurru Plains exudes 'Wild Bush Luxury', and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness.The focus of your stay at Bamurru Plains is the environment around you and the wildlife for whom it is home. Each individual safari bungalow is designed to blend with the surrounding bush and as such will expose you to the sights and sounds of the bush around you, whether it is the haunting call of a Whistling Kite, the raucous cacophony from the Blue-winged Kookaburras as dawn breaks, or the sound of a full grown buffalo splashing its way through the floodplains just a short distance from your bed. The morning chorus of tens of thousands of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, is an experience in itself.

With just ten freestanding safari bungalows built amongst the savannah bush fringing the floodplains, Bamurru Plains is truly exclusive. Each safari bungalow with ensuite is raised above the floodplain on stilts, with space for sitting out the heat of the day with a good book or watching the local wildlife.

With no telephones, TVs, CD players or the typical features of a hotel room to distract you, your focus turns to the spectacular surrounding environment. The concept is simple - Bamurru Plains have focused on key creature comforts - a supremely comfy bed with 100% cotton linen, large soft bath towels, a high-pressure shower and lots of space. Meals in the lodge building are wholesome and innovative with a hint of native produce in many dishes. Your hosts will provide an informal level of attention that is only possible in an intimate setting such as this. It is their knowledge of the area that brings this experience to life!

Bamurru Plains is located on the edge of the Mary River floodplains, just a short distance from the coast and western boundary of Kakadu National Park. These floodplains form one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. Dominated by the climatic extremes of the tropical monsoon, the wetlands and savannah woodlands that fringe the coastal regions between Darwin and Kakadu National Park harbour host an extraordinarily diverse range of flora and fauna.

You can also enjoy a wide variety of activities at Bamurru Plains, including trips on the Sampan River, animal viewing, airboat trips, quad bike adventures, guided walks and four wheel drive safaris. Helicopter flights are available at an additional cost. Kakadu and Arnhem Land are also easily accessed in a day trip from Bamurru Plains.

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There are three package options ...


For couples who don't want to get too active and just want to soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location. Activities are not included but can be booked and paid for locally, subject to availability. Includes all meals and a select open bar.

1 May to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of two nights (the minimum): From $1360 to $1496 per couple per night. 

1 Sept to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of at least three nights: From $1020 per couple per night.


For couples who want to make the most of their time at Bamurru Plains and would like all guided activities to be included. Includes all meals, beverages from a select open bar, daily guided activities: croc-spotting river cruises, airboat safaris, 4WD safaris and wildlife viewing. Note: In-room private dining is available as an included option in the Kingfisher Suite.

1 March to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of two nights (the minimum): From $2280 to $2510 per couple per night.

1 Sept to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of at least three nights: From $1710 per couple per night.

Additional charges apply for air-conditioning, airport transfers, charter flights, telephone calls, helicopter flights, scenic flights, and optional day trips to Kakadu and Arnhem Land.

Bamurru Plains is open for lovebirds from 1 March to 31 October 2021. The camp does not accept children under the age of six. Prices are subject to change. Always ask for their best available rate at time of booking to make sure you get the best deal at LoveBirds.

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Freestanding safari bungalows. Dining area with commanding views across the vast wetlands. Lounge area. Ten-metre wet-edge pool. Library. Licensed restaurant. Bar. Shop. There is no TV or BBQ facilities. 100% cotton linen. Soft bath towels. High-pressure shower.

Whilst we try hard to ensure information is up to date, we cannot guarantee that it will be correct at all times. Please confirm pricing and other details with each property at time of booking.

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Swim Creek Station, Harold Knowles Road, Point Stuart, Northern Territory 0800.

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  • Wild bush luxury may sound like a paradox, but it's what you'll find at Bamurru Plains in the Northern Territory's Top End, where guests can let go of modern distractions without sacrificing creature comforts.

  • The villas are stylish in their simplicity ... the service is faultless in an engagingly open and warm Aussie way; and the chef produces five-star cuisine: pre-dinner Pacific prawns, scallops and crocodile canap├ęs set the scene. Spend your days skimming over the flood plain, watch herds of buffalo amble past your villa at dawn or cool off in the pool watched by dozens of wallabies.

  • Bamurru Plains is a place of extremes - blazing sunsets, oversized animals, powerful storms and impressive flora. Days revolve around the heat and the wildlife, starting with a 6am tour of the flood plains savannah woodland and paperpark swamps, and finishing with a dusk drive among the wallabies and settling birds.

  • Rustic timber beams, insect screens, corrugated iron and ceiling fans provide the understated charm, and guests are encouraged to eschew superfluous modern trappings in favour of the wild spectacle - wallabies grazing at sundown, magpie geese honking by the hundred, brumbies and water buffalo mooching about.


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