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Arnhem Land and Kakadu
While Bamurru Plains does not provide sites of specific Aboriginal interest, the rock art galleries of Kakadu and Arnhem Land are only a short distance away. Bamurru provides an ideal base from which to visit Kakadu or Arhnem land and yet return to an exclusive bush lodge at the end of the day.
Our day trips can be taken by road, small fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. Day trips by air are the preferred way to travel as it takes in the spectacular aerial scenery and reduces the travel time.
The ancient ravines and escarpments of Arnhem Land are the stronghold of Australia's indigenous culture. Few European settlers penetrated this area, which retains some spectacular galleries of rock art. Kakadu National Park, including the western edge of the Arnhem Land plateau, is easily accessible from Bamurru Plains.
Kakadu has been declared a World Heritage Site for both its natural and cultural importance and, at almost 20,000 square kilometres, is Australia's largest National Park. This land is over 2,000 million years old and is rich in biological diversity. Rock art galleries record 50,000 years of Aborginal occupation and reveal a depth of history and culture often hidden in modern Australia. It is important to visit the region with a guide who understands this heritage and respects the wishes of the traditional landowners.
Please note that these tours do come at an additional cost and are not included in your daily guided wilderness activities.
Images courtesy of Andre Erlich