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.
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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.
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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.
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
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