Inspired by the luxury camps of Africa, Bamurru Plains offers a truly unique experience in a superb bush setting. Located on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River close to Kakadu National Park, Bamurru’s emphasis is on exposing you to one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. This 300km² private property is home to an immense diversity of wildlife. The very design of the ten safari bungalows allows you to watch the parade of wildlife emerge to feed on the floodplain from the comfort of your bed! An extensive touring program focuses on exploring the surrounding country away from the safari lodge, with airboat trips on the wetlands, river cruises in search of crocodiles, bird watching, astronomy evenings, bush drives, quad bike safaris and guided wilderness walks, while ancient rock art and indigenous culture are an easy optional day trip out into Kakadu or Arnhem Land. ‘The Hide’ provides a new way to experience the beauty of Bamurru Plains with a private picnic lunch from six metres high in the treetops. Although accessible by road in just three hours, Bamurru is best reached via a scenic charter flight from Darwin over the twists and turns of the Adelaide River.
Ten safari bungalows are raised on stilts overlooking the floodplain with mesh screen ceiling to floor walls on three sides around the bed, providing guests with an experience in which they can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around them. The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese and Whistling Kites and the orange light of dawn spreading across the floodplain, all audible and visible without having to leave your bed. The décor reflects the region's earlier indigenous and pastoral history, with buffalo horns, explorer's maps, Aboriginal art work and fish traps providing guests with a sense of the human heritage of the area. The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed (organic cotton linen, pillow menu), spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials, species lists and binoculars. The largest room is the Kingfisher Suite with expansive floodplain views through Bamurru's trademark ceiling to floor mesh walls. With 81m2 space in the bedroom alone, the suite features a king size bed, generous lounge area and in-room dining by candlelight.