Find the perfect nest

Search againsearch
listing

Bamurru Plains

per night
$1020
from
Enquire about this property

A once in a life time experience

"If you want to have a real Outback experience, this is it. It was hot and dusty but the amount of animals we saw in the wild, and the delicious meals each day made it all worth it. We saw water buffalo, wild hogs and horses, wallabies and more."

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience on the coastal floodplains of Australia’s Top End. Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge with exclusive access to 300 km² of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park. A profusion of bird and wildlife are at the doorstep of this unique bush experience that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness.

The true luxury of Bamurru Plains is its location. This beautiful wilderness region is shared by about 20 guests. 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. 

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

With only ten safari-style bungalows, the focus of your stay at Bamurru Plains is on the environment and the creatures for whom it is home. Each suite overlooks the floodplain and with mesh walls on three sides you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you, waking to the call of the magpie geese as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplains.

On safari, you will be watered and fed with delicious bush-tucker canapés. Back at the lodge, dining takes place in the main pavilion, where you can help yourself to the open bar with wines, beer and spirits. Native ingredients including bush spices and plants feature in many of the dishes – you can expect outback cuisine with a sophisticated edge.

Reveal more +

PRICES

There are two package options ...

FLOODPLAIN CHILL OUT RATE

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. Includes all meals and a select open bar. Guided wilderness activities are not included, but can be booked and paid for upon arrival at Bamurru, subject to availability. 

1 May to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of two nights (the minimum): From $1360 to $1496 per couple per night staying in a Safari Bungalow. From $2050 to $2256 per couple per night staying in the Kingfisher Suite. 

1 Sept to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of at least three nights: From $1020 per couple per night staying in a Safari Bungalow. From $1538 per couple per night staying in the Kingfisher Suite.

ULTIMATE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE RATE

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 Mar to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of two nights (the minimum): From $2280 to $2510 per couple per night staying in a Safari Bungalow. From $2980 to $3280 per couple per night staying in the Kingfisher Suite. 

1 Sept to 31 Oct 2021, based on a stay of at least three nights: From $1710 per couple per night staying in a Safari Bungalow. From $2236 per couple per night staying in the Kingfisher Suite. 

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.

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.

Reveal more +

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES

ENQUIRE or BOOK Bamurru Plains through LoveBirds.

Reveal more +

FEATURES

SAFARI BUNGALOWS

Spacious and cool, each of the nine safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life. Mesh screens serve as your walls on three sides of your Safari Bungalow. Being surrounded by semi-transparent screens provides an experience in which you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you. The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplain, all is audible and visible without having to leave your bed!

The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed (organic cotton linen, pillow menu) and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. In addition to corrugated iron and lantern lighting, the bungalow decor reflects the region’s earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history, with buffalo horns, explorer’s maps, Aboriginal artwork and fish traps, as well as old photos, providing a sense of the human heritage of the area. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials and species list.

You won’t find a television, CD player, mini bar or even mobile phone reception here – a true escape to your immediate environment. At night, the only sound is the meanderings of marsupials in the foliage and the croak of frogs.

KINGFISHER SUITE

The largest safari bungalow is the Kingfisher Suite, with expansive floodplain views through Bamurru’s trademark ceiling to floor mesh walls. It really does feel as if you are right amongst it, with an intimate sense of connection to the wildlife and wilderness outside.

With 81m2 space in the bedroom alone, the suite features a king size bed, generous lounge area and space to accommodate a family of five in comfort. For honeymooners looking for a sense of privacy, the size of the Kingfisher Suite allows for an intimate in-room candlelit dinner, with only the sounds of the bush as company. The bathroom features twin basins and showers, within a decor of rustic chic timber and recycled corrugated walls, utterly in tune with the environment and pastoral heritage of the area. For maximum exposure (and only the local Agile Wallabies as company) the suite also offers a shower with full ceiling to floor views across the floodplain and surrounding paperbark forests. 

A LITTLE NOTE
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.

Reveal more +
Enquire about this property
enlarge

Location

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

Get directions
guest book
Guest Book
  • The tented cabins are simple but very clean, very comfortable and very exciting. Waking up watching the wildlife walk past on their daily journey and listening to all the birds at first daylight is just a great experience. All the staff are great, very knowledgeable and passionate about their surroundings, which makes your trip even more special. It is pricey but well worth it!

    - Joanne
  • The rooms are so open that it does feel that you are sleeping in the outdoors with the buffalo and wallabies around. Plentiful hot water for showers made it very comfortable. I was thoroughly entertained by the activities with the airboat rides being a highlight. Fantastic short stay away!

    - Melvyn
  • The clever design of the lodge creates an immediate relaxed ambience and the safari tents provide a close to nature experience, as wallabies and buffaloes roam just outside your door! All the staff were delightful; attentive and knowledgeable without being imposing. Meals were of a high standard, which was complemented by an open bar.

    - Heather
  • If you want to have a real Outback experience, this is it. It was hot and dusty but the amount of animals we saw in the wild, and the delicious meals each day made it all worth it. We saw water buffalo, wild hogs and horses, wallabies and more. Each meal was fresh and unique. Great pool and social areas, very friendly guides. A once in a life time experience.

    - Amy

You might also like ...

left right
Mt Irvine, NSW

Mending Wall

From $1000 per night
left right
Exmouth, WA

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

From $1698 per night
Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters, Hawkesbury River, NSWCalabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters, Hawkesbury River, NSWCalabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters, Hawkesbury River, NSW left right
Berowra Waters, NSW

Calabash Bay Lodge

From $625 per night
left left right