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. 

Deep Water

Storms and the water they bring can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, bringing havoc where excessive rains have impacted east coast towns and farmlands—on the other, bringing their natural cycle of environmental rebirth to the northern tropics of Australia. We’re donating $500 with each new booking travelling before 31 March 2022 to the NSW State Emergency Service. Code FLOODPLAIN.

Green is the new black

It’s true. We are looking down the barrel of an enchantingly robust wet season at Bamurru Plains. So canon Master Richard I’Anson is flocking north to get amongst it & lead our just landed Top End Green Season Photo Safari 12 – 16 March 2022.

Photography Gone Totally Wild!

Under the guidance of Canon Master Richard I’Anson, sought the world over, we promise a photography safari experience brimming with wildlife, wilderness and faces of people (and the world’s oldest rock art galleries) in faraway Arnhem Land 2 – 6 May 2022.

Top End Foodie Foray

Join one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield, as she digs into Top End cuisine, culture and wildlife on safari at Bamurru Plains 12- 16 May 2022. This small group Wild Bush Luxury experience immerses you in the Mary River floodplains and Kakadu’s stone and meandering East Alligator River country.

A Top End Safari with a Watery Twist

Read this article to join Jane Nicholls for the Weekend Australian on safari around Bamurru Plains, where “dawn choristers show up species by species, warming up their morning calls with layers of birdsong”. 

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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