Bamurru Plains - Northern Territory, Australia
Mary River Delta, Top End, Australia
Bamurru Plains offers an amazing luxury wilderness experience on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River delta, on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Here, a touch of style and comfort is brought to the remote wilderness of Top End.
At a Glance
Bamurru Plains is great fun, with communal dining and a very small personal feel, this is back-to-nature with a stylish edge
The coastal floodplains of northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife - Australia's answer to the Okavango Delta
Each cabin blends seamlessly with the surrounding bush, with a focus on the key luxury comforts
Bamurru’s team of passionate field guides offer a variety of activities form the camp, including exhilarating airboat trips on the floodplains
Ask to visit The Hide, a unique treehouse where you can enjoy birdwatching, a lazy siesta lunch or even a sleep out in this private nest in the sky
The air boat experience was exhilarating! The sights and sounds are something I will never forget, from the incredible bird life, wild horses and herds of buffalo.Scott Dunn team
Eco chic design with particularly cool bathrooms – corrugated iron walls and tree trunks for soap holders!Scott Dunn team
This remote and beautiful wilderness region has no other accommodation like the exclusive Bamurru Plains. The focus of your stay here is on the environment around you that the wildlife and birdlife here call home. The safari suites have all been designed to blend into the environment and maximize the potential to see and hear the natural wonders of the bush - TVs, telephones and CD players are not found here - the key creature comforts of comfortable beds, good quality sheets, fluffy large towels, hot showers and plenty of space are what are important.
With just ten freestanding safari suites raised on timber platforms stand overlooking the floodplains and surrounding bush area, the camp is exclusive and you will have the place all to yourselves. The accommodation is similar to the luxury safari camps in Africa, all with en-suite bathrooms and much of it open so that you have maximum viewing potential.
Excellent food and wine add to the ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ experience. Evenings tend to start with 'sundowners' and canapés, and meals in the lodge tend to be communal with guests sharing stories about their day while enjoying wholesome and innovative cuisine. Your hosts and guides will be integral to your stay here and you will receive personal attention only possible in a lodge with so few guests - it is their knowledge and experience that bring the place alive.
Whether bush walking, cruising the river or taking a 4 wheel drive safari in Bamarru's Toyata land cruisers, you will see wallabies, dingos, crocodiles, buffalo and wild pigs along with fantastic bird life. Fishing, whether for Barramundi in the river or for larger game is second to none here and you can also visit Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land for more stunning landscapes and important aboriginal heritage sites.
There are ten safari suites on raised wooden platforms at Bamurru Plains, nine Safari suites and the Kingfisher Suite which offers more room and privacy. Three of the Safari Bungalows have air-conditioning. Each is simple and stylish in design yet great attention to detail has been paid to comfort and all of the suites have comfortable king size beds with 100% organic cotton linen, en-suite bathrooms with high pressure showers and large soft bath towels. Each suite has a covered seating area where you can escape from the sun, curl up with a book or watch the wildlife.
Built on stilts overlooking the floodplains, the décor reflects the region's earlier indigenous history with Aboriginal artwork. Like the rest of the lodge, there is no internet, television or phone coverage, allowing for a true escape back to nature.
Perfect for a family or couples wanting a little more privacy, the Kingfisher Suite looks out over the Swim Creek floodpain offering an intimate sense of exposure to the wildlife and wilderness outside. The suite features a king-sized bed, lounge area and en-suite bathroom. Extra swag beds can be arranged to accommodate a family of 5 in comfort.
Bamurru Plains welcomes children over the age of 8 years. However, there are no specific facilities for them. But due to the personal attention given at the camp, your guide can tailor your excursions in order to suit all of the family.
Meals and drinks are enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere at the central timber and bamboo lodge and are a communal affair with guests dining al fresco around three large timber tables. You can also dine in your suite if you would like some privacy. Bamurru has an inviting infinity swimming pool for all guests to enjoy as well as a library. For a truly unique experience, ask our Travel Consultants about The Hide, the ultimate viewing spot treehouse. The hideaway can be used for birdwatching, a siesta lunch or a treetop sleep out where you can enjoy a night under the tree canopy.
Activities included in your stay at Bamurru Plains include guided wildlife viewing, fishing, crocodile cruises, bird watching, airboat tours, river cruises and 4WD safaris. Excursions for game fishing, Kakadu day trips and helicopter flights can also be organized.
Location & Directions
Mary River Delta, Top End, Australia
Bamurru Plains is located on the edge of the Mary River floodplains just a short distance from the coast and the western boundary of Kakadu National Park.
When to go
The Northern Territory’s Top End has a very distinct wet season between December and March, and although this can be spectacular in terms of wildlife the build up to the rains can be uncomfortably humid.
Bamurru Plains closes from November through January due to access issues and humidity.