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The HideRaised 6 metres above the ground in the tree canopy overlooking the Mary River floodplain, The Hide is the ultimate eyrie from which birdlife and other wildlife can be observed undisturbed in their natural habitat.
The 24m2 screened platform allows photographic or ornithological groups as well as individuals a unique perspective on this fragile environment. Guests will have a 360º view of the floodplain, canopy and background woodland with adjustable flaps to allow cameras and binoculars to be focussed on the surrounding wildlife, birdlife and floodplains and a Nikon Prostaff Fieldscope has been fitted for maximum visibility.
BirdwatchingThe birding spectacle on the Swim Creek floodplain and surrounding Mary River region is second to none in the Top End due to both the extraordinary volume and variety of birdlife and Bamurru's 300km2 allows birding groups a private and exclusive experience. At particular times of the year, the floodplain will host hundreds of thousands of Magpie Geese and species that are associated with the life cycle of the geese, particularly raptors. The richness of the floodplain also supports dense populations of other waterbirds, with thousands of egrets, whistling ducks, jacanas, crakes and strong populations of jabiru, brolgas and raptors. The surrounding paperbark swamps and savannah woodland provide a huge diversity of species for keen birders.
In the hide, identify wetland and woodland species away from the disturbance of vehicles, boats and other people. The hide is equipped with a customised spotting scope to follow even the smaller species amongst the vegetation.
Siesta Lunch RetreatThe most exclusive way of enjoying the bush at one of Australia's most exclusive bush properties, The Hide has been designed in true Wild Bush Luxury style with the opportunity to escape to a remote and beautiful bush spot in comfort and safety. With a picnic hamper, a selection of premium wines, a bird book, set of binoculars and a two way radio to stay in touch, let one of Bamurru's field guides drop you at The Hide to enjoy a romantic lunch and afternoon siesta with just the sounds and sights of the floodplain to keep you company.
$95 per person for two hours including a private safari drive or airboat to The Hide with a chef-prepared picnic lunch and premium wine.
NB: There is a minimum of 2, maximum of 6 for the Siesta Lunch Retreat
Treetop Sleep OutRomance at one with the bush on an overnight sleep out in The Hide. After enjoying a beautiful chef-prepared three course dinner in the main lodge, head out to The Hide, spotlighting nocturnal floodplain wildlife on your way. Tune in your senses to the sounds of the bush at night, listen for the call of a Barking Owl or the snort of a buffalo before slipping into your deluxe swag for a night in your private treehouse away from civilisation and the worries of the world. A 7:30am pick-up the next day will have you back at the main lodge in-time for breakfast.
$195 per person including a private evening safari drive or airboat to The Hide. Please note this option is only available to be pre-booked in conjunction with a minimum three night stay on the Ultimate Wilderness Experience package.
NB: There is a minimum of 2, maximum of 6 for the Treetop Sleep Out
Special EventsThe ultimate wedding venue or the most remote and natural corporate retreat, a photographic workshop site - the options for using The Hide for your own private event are endless!
Guests are provided with a two way radio so that they can maintain contact with the camp, which is just a 10 minute drive away.