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Bamurru Plains

Adventure in top end australia

Welcome to Bamurru Plains, the all-inclusive Australian safari camp in the Northern Territory’s tropical Top End, home to some of the country’s most spectacular bird and wildlife.

The true luxury of Bamurru Plains is its location, a beautiful wilderness region of over 300 square kilometres, home to one of the largest crocodile populations in the world and the annual migration of over one hundred thousand magpie geese – an incredible sight and sound to behold.

An off-grid destination on a water buffalo station off the beaten track, the Bamurru Plains infrastructure occupies a small footprint with only twelve accommodation lodgings sharing exclusive access to the floodplain and savanna woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park.

Bamurru Plains opens exclusively for guests from March to October annually, and is closed during the peak monsoonal seasons each year.

All-inclusive wildlife experience

Watch as hundreds of birds take flight, scan the shallows for saltwater crocodiles as you skim across floodplains by airboat, or cruise the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface. On guided walks and drives search for brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or pause to consider an intriguing reptile or the adaptations of a particular insect.

The Wild Bush Luxury influence brings a uniquely Australian style to each stay: a down-to-earth yet attentive level of service, fully-inclusive chef-prepared meals paired with Australian wines, and a team of hosts and guides who are passionate and knowledgeable about the local area and its wildlife.

Rewild in your own oasis

Sleep in safari-style comfort in our bush camp bungalows and retreats, designed to immerse you in an untamed natural environment from the moment you wake up. Whether travelling as a couple, a family or a group, there are options to suit all.

Sleep in safari style

Bamurru Plains has a small footprint, with only ten safari bungalows and two larger safari private retreats: the Kingfisher Suite and Jabiru Retreat.

Each overlook the floodplain and with the unique feature of mesh walls, 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.

At night, there are no city sights or sounds, just the chorus of the Australian bush, while agile wallabies and buffalo move by in silhouette against the moon.

Bamurru Plains stay home page pool private jabiru retreat
Bamurru Plains stay home page pool private jabiru retreat

Guest Reviews

All the staff are great, very knowledgeable and passionate about their surroundings which makes your trip even more special.

The scenery and wildlife are like nothing I’ve seen in Australia before and I loved being in such a remote location.

Bamurru was FAB, a similar set up to an African safari lodge. Very knowledgeable, professional guides with the Aussie sense of humour, wonderful bird life and comfortable accommodation with good food.

We sat in the heart of outback Australia on a lily pond, surrounded by Melalueca trees, silence and wonderous isolation from the world…

The field guides really made the experience and brought everything to life.

Exceeded our high expectations.

Remote wilderness

Experience an exclusive nature immersion during your stay.

Our guided safari experiences are tailored each day to best capture the seasonal variety and number of wildlife that flock and flourish across the destination in the savannah woodlands, the coastal wetland forests and on the floodplain.

Be captivated by the sights and sounds of the Australian bush, as our skilled Field Guides introduce you to the unique flora and fauna of this remote region during interpretative on-water and open-air safari drive experiences.

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