We invite you to immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience of the coastal floodplains of Australia’s Top End. Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge with exclusive access to 300 km 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. 

A Photographer's wonderland

Banggerreng - The Green Season

If you like to pretend you’re in a National Geographic magazine with spectacular cloud formations and electric thunderstorms, a rainbow of sunsets and the cycle of rebirth in full swing then you’ll love the magic of the Top End at this time of year. Check out these photos taken by Canon Master Richard I’Anson during his photography safari in March 2022.  Read on > 

(c) Richard Ianson Purple rain clouds

Photography Safari - June 2023

With only a few spots remaining, learn from Canon Master Richard I’Anson, sought the world over, as he takes you on a photography safari across Bamurru’s vast property. 

Brimming with wildlife, wilderness and a visit to the world’s oldest rock art galleries in faraway Arnhem Land, this is Richard’s tenth annual trip to Bamurru (yes it really is that special!). 14 – 18 June 2023

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Join one of Australia's most celebrated chefs in June 2023

Distinctive Top End flavours, untamed wilderness and ancient Australian culture come together on this Wild Bush Luxury safari with one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield.

Be treated to a culinary adventure drawing inspiration from both the Top End’s native bush pantry and South-East Asian flavour profiles from just across the Arafura Sea. Expert field guiding ensures swift immersion to the discovery of the remote and beautiful wilderness at the Luxury Lodge of Australia property in the Top End, Bamurru Plains.


Nature's paradise

The day breaks to the tune of thousands of Magpie Geese.

Crocs aplenty

Look out for crocodiles slowly swimming amongst the grasses of the floodplain.

Wildlife abounds

Be awestruck by the abundance of wildlife and the beauty of nature.

The true luxury of Bamurru Plains is its location. This beautiful wilderness region of over 300 square kilometres 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. 

Be captivated by the untamed wonder of the Top End.

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. Learn about all the experiences on offer. >

Airboat safaris

Explore the wetlands by airboat, skimming across this great wildlife habitat.

Open-top game drives

Uncover the secrets of the savannah bush fringing the floodplains.

Guided walks

Learn about the rich ecosystem supporting a huge diversity of flora and fauna on a guided walk.

Wake up to the call of thousands of magpie geese

With only 10 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. View our accommodation options. >

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Comfort in the bush

From your bed you'll be able to see, hear and almost touch the wildlife.

Immersive Luxury

From the pool, buffalo, brumbies, and wallabies can be seen grazing just metres away.
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Mesh walls

With mesh walls on three sides, the focus is on the external environment.

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. Read about our food & wine >

Sundowners in the bush

Unwind with canapés, cool towels and a chilled glass of wine.

Gourmet meals

Our chefs will showcase delicious gourmet meals made from quality ingredients.
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3 course dinners

5 star dining is in the company of fellow guests.

"As you lie in bed in the morning it’s like watching the National Geographic Channel flashing before you."

Andrew McEwan, Manager

"I think this place is amazing. I never thought I would say this but I like the no wifi. The food is delicious and the rooms are beautiful. Everything was amazing. "

"This is a special place and we are very grateful to have stumbled upon it. A truely unforgettable experience for our family."

"We enjoyed an amazing safari experience with all these birds, wallabies, buffalos, crocodiles. A nice location to come back to. "

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