“Each day we feel like we are an integral part of their animal kingdom, not just next to them: waking up with them, going to bed when they are ready for the night’s rest. No ringing phones, no bombarding emails, no loud TVs; we are totally connected with nature“


Wildlife spotting at Bamurru Plains

The floodplains and neighbouring savannah woodlands host an immense variety of wildlife which can be viewed on foot, by boat or by vehicle. Frequently seen species include Agile Wallabies, dingos, Estuarine Crocodiles, wild pigs and buffalo.  A variety of reptiles, water monitors and other amphibians appear at night.

When the tide is right river cruises on the Sampan River, which forms the western boundary of the station, reveal one of the largest crocodile populations in the world. Cruising amongst the mangroves in search of these prehistoric reptiles will also uncover a huge variety of birdlife.

A morning trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience an environment that is home to thousands of Magpie Geese, Plumed Whistling-Duck, Egrets, Ibis and a host of other birds. In fact the Mary River catchment is home to some 236 species of bird, many of which are found at Bamurru Plains.

Raised 6m in the air, Bamurru’s ‘The Hide’ is the ultimate eyrie from which birdlife and other wildlife can be observed undisturbed in their natural habitat.

Our safari bungalows are built amongst the savannah fringing the floodplain and are designed to expose guests to the sights and sounds of the bush around them.  Watching the wildlife come alive from the comfort of your bed is a real highlight.

Below are just some of the species at Bamurru Plains. For a full list please click here. 


Black Flying Fox




Avian fauna

Plumed Whistling Duck



Azure Kingfisher

Magpie Geese

Comb-crested Jacana


Salt water crocodile

Long-tailed Monitor

Frilled Neck Lizard

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