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Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains

"Exploration into the beautiful wilderness."

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience on the coastal floodplains of Australia. Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge with exclusive access to 300km² of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Surrounded by a profusion of birds and wildlife in a rich natural setting. You’ll be in complete peace with the serenity infused through the lands, the beauty in the sounds echoed through the air and unique bush experiences which await you.

Location: A scenic 30-minute flight by light aircraft from Darwin airport or a 3-hour drive.
Perfect for:Couples and families.
Why we love it:An exclusive safari camp built on the edge of the Mary River floodplain only a short distance from Kakadu National Park.
Please call us on
+61 2 8270 4850,
or email
elegant@elegantresorts.com.au
Overview
Accommodation
Activities
Food & Drink
Facilities

Bamurru Plain is the perfect getaway for nature lovers or those seeking a peaceful retreat. Found on the edge of Kakadu National Park, home to a rich array of wildlife and bird species. This remarkable bushland getaway is the gateway to enchanting sunsets, the songs of the wilderness and a breath of fresh air. Rest by the infinity-edge pool and enjoy the site of hundreds of birds taking flight. Explore the floodplains on the airboat, keeping an eye out of big saltwater crocodiles. Completely detached from technology, you have the chance to truly embrace the beautiful native lands and sound of nature around you.

“As you lie in bed in the morning it’s like watching the National Geographic Channel flashing before you.” – Andrew McEwan, Manager

Bamurru designed their property with the conservation of the environment at heart. To give a few examples, the free-standing bungalows were built with minimal impact on the environment, solar generated energy for the power and the shower, linen from EcoDownUnder, rechargeable torches and chemical free soap. Their motivation stems from educating and opening the minds of their guests through activities.

Safari Bungalows

Each of the nine safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life. Mesh screens serve as your walls on three sides of your Safari Bungalow.

The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. In addition to corrugated iron and lantern lighting, the bungalow décor reflects the region’s earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history with buffalo horns, explorer’s maps, Aboriginal art work and fish traps as well as old photos providing a sense of the human heritage of the area. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials and species list.

You won’t find a television, CD player, mini bar or even mobile phone reception here – a true escape to your immediate environment. At night, the only sound is the meanderings of marsupials in the foliage and the croak of frogs.

Kingfisher Suite

The largest safari bungalow is the Kingfisher Suite with expansive floodplain views through Bamurru’s trademark ceiling to floor mesh walls.

The suite features a king size bed, generous lounge area and space to accommodate a family of five in comfort. For honeymooners looking for a sense of privacy, the size of the Kingfisher Suite allows for an intimate in-room candlelit dinner with only the sounds of the bush as company.

The bathroom features twin basins and showers, within a décor of rustic chic timber and recycled corrugated walls, utterly in tune with the environment and pastoral heritage of the area. For maximum exposure the suite also offers a shower with full ceiling to floor views across the floodplain and surrounding paperbark forests.

Note for Suites & Bungalow: You won’t find a television, CD player, mini bar or even mobile phone reception here – a true escape to your immediate environment. At night, the only sound is the meanderings of marsupials in the foliage and the croak of frogs.

Airboat Safaris
Walking safari
Bird watching
River cruises
Open top safari drives
Guided walks
The hide
Quad bike tours
Disconnect

Other Experiences
Kakadu day excursion
Photography
Barramundi fishing
Quad bikes

Bamurru’s chefs incorporate native and locally sourced produce to provide a gourmet experience integrating authentic, yet contemporary Australian recipes, from kangaroo skewers to crispy barramundi with finger lime salsa and quandong ice-cream.

Lunch is generally served on the wildlife observation deck overlooking the floodplains, where you might enjoy citrus and fennel warm chicken salad with roasted macadamia nuts while watching a changing cast of birds, brumbies, buffalo and wallabies.

Canapés and sundowners are enjoyed out in the wilderness during your afternoon activity or on the lodge deck just before dinner.

Nightly, a three-course dinner hosted by one of your field guides is served at the long timber dining table as frogs break into a croaky serenade. The menu features Australian bush-inspired recipes. Watch our chef create his favourite bush spiced duck confit in the open kitchen from the dinner table.

Infinity edge pool
Luxurious rooms
Ensuite bathroom