Bamurru Plains

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Safari, Gather & Dine
Wild Tastes of the Top End with James Viles
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Floodplain Chill Out - Safari Bungalow
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3 Night Floodplain Chill Out - Sep/Oct ONLY
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Ultimate Wilderness Experience
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Kingfisher Suite
Floodplain Chill Out - Kingfisher Suite
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3 Night Floodplain Chill Out KS - Sep/Oct ONLY
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Ultimate Wilderness Experience - Kingfisher Suite
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3 Night Ultimate Wilderness KS - Sep/Oct ONLY
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Top End Wilderness Photo Safari with Lonely Planet's Richard I'Anson
Top End Wilderness Photo Safari - 4-8 May 2017
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Wild Bush Fishing Safaris
Feb-Apr Barramundi Fishing 3N/3D
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Property Information

Bamurru Plains
+61 8 8978 8977
1300 790 561
Mary River Floodplains
Top End NT 0820

Bamurru Plains is Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta and the coastal floodplains are home to prolific bird and wildlife, whilst nearby Kakadu and Arnhem Land are the heartland of Australia’s indigenous culture. The true luxury at Bamurru Plains is in sharing one of Australia’s most inspirational and spectacular landscapes with just a privileged few – with 300 km² of country and just 10 safari suites for in-house guests only, Bamurru exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’, with its understated and very natural style.

Ten safari bungalows are raised on stilts overlooking the floodplain with mesh screen ceiling to floor walls on 3 sides around the bed, providing you with an experience to hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you. The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, and Whistling Kites as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplain, all audible and visble without having to leave your bed!

The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed (500 thread count organic cotton linen, pillow menu) and specious en suie bathroom with high pressure showers. The 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, species list and binoculars. There is no internet access, no television or mobile phone coverage. A true escape to your immediate environment.

Property Features

  1. Free Parking
  2. On Site Restaurant
  3. Pillow Menu
  4. Non-Smoking Rooms
  5. Library
  6. Outdoor Swimming Pool

Accommodation Details

Bamurru Plains

Wild Tastes of the Top End with James Viles

Wild Tastes of the Top End with James Viles

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Join owner and chef of two hatted Biota Dining & Rooms, James Viles on a Wild Tastes of the Top End Food Safari at Bamurru Plains 18 - 21 May 2017.

Drawing inspiration from the Top End’s bush pantry, James will develop a Bamurru menu of local ingredients, textures and flavours that exist alongside each other in nature. From wild boar and wallaby to tea tree and heather berries, the menu will reflect the local area, sourcing and using only what is needed to deliver a delectable experience. Every dish tells a story. Every plant. Every seed. Every animal.

The interactive itinerary will take guests deep into the property, including gathering alongside James followed by cooking demonstrations and a wild bush masterpiece at the chef’s long table, hosted by James himself. All of this combined with the classic, indulgent touches and warm hospitality synonymous with Wild Bush Luxury.

$3,490 per person twin-share
Option single supplement of $995

Inclusions:
Your Wild Tastes of the Top End Food Safari includes a creative three day program lead by James Viles, return scenic air transfers over the East Alligator River System from Darwin, guided wildlife and safari experiences, two night’s safari bungalow accommodation, all meals and beverages, a bespoke wild bush masterpiece menu developed and presented by James Viles and a copy of his new book Biota: Grow, Gather, Cook.

Bamurru Plains

Floodplain Chill Out - Safari Bungalow

Floodplain Chill Out - Safari Bungalow

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This package is for those guests who don’t want to get too active and just want to soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location.

The rate is for two adults per night in a Safari Bungalow

Package includes safari bungalow accommodation, meals and beverages only.

This rate excludes all guided activities. Guided activities will be available for purchase on-site, at an additional cost per activity and are subject to availability.

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

Conditions:
Valid for travel 1 May - 31 October 2015 only
Minimum 2 adults

Transport to and from Bamurru Plains is not included but can be arranged at $550 per person return in a single engine aircraft on our scheduled service.
Depart Darwin 15:00
Depart Bamurru Plains 11:30
Flight takes 30 minutes
*MAX 15kg luggage allowance, per person in soft bags*
This 25 minute charter flight covers some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world and lands at Swim Creek Station Airstrip. Road transfers can also be arranged and will take approximately 3 hours from Darwin.

  1. Bathrobes Provided
  2. Ceiling Fans
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Non-Smoking
  5. Shower - separate
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. King Bed

Bamurru Plains

3 Night Floodplain Chill Out - Sep/Oct ONLY

3 Night Floodplain Chill Out - Sep/Oct ONLY

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This package is for those guests who don’t want to get too active and just want to soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location.

The rate is for two adults per night in a Safari Bungalow when staying for 3 nights or more in September and October ONLY

Package includes safari bungalow accommodation, meals and beverages only.

This rate excludes all guided activities. Guided activities will be available for purchase on-site, at an additional cost per activity and are subject to availability.

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

Conditions:
Valid for travel 1 September - 31 October 2015 only
Minimum 2 adults

Transport to and from Bamurru Plains is not included but can be arranged at $550 per person return in a single engine aircraft on our scheduled service.
Depart Darwin 15:00
Depart Bamurru Plains 11:30
Flight takes 30 minutes
*MAX 15kg luggage allowance, per person in soft bags*
This 25 minute charter flight covers some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world and lands at Swim Creek Station Airstrip. Road transfers can also be arranged and will take approximately 3 hours from Darwin.

  1. Bathrobes Provided
  2. Ceiling Fans
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Non-Smoking
  5. Shower - separate
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. King / 2 single beds

Bamurru Plains

Ultimate Wilderness Experience

Ultimate Wilderness Experience

Book

This package is for guests who want to make the most of their time at Bamurru Plains and would like all guided activities included.

The rate is for two people per night in a Safari Bungalow

Our rate is inclusive of accommodation, meals, beverages and daily guided activities:
- 4WD wildlife safaris
- Wildlife viewing
- River cruise

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

Conditions:
Valid for travel 1 May- 31 October 2015 only
Minimum 2 adults

Transport to and from Bamurru Plains is not included but can be arranged at $550 per person return in a single engine aircraft on our scheduled service.
Depart Darwin 15:00
Depart Bamurru Plains 11:30
Flight takes 25 minutes
*MAX 15kg luggage allowance, per person in soft bags*
This 25 minute charter flight covers some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world and lands at Swim Creek Station Airstrip. Road transfers can also be arranged and will take approximately 3 hours from Darwin.

  1. Bathrobes Provided
  2. Ceiling Fans
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Shower - separate
  5. Stairs
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. King Bed
  8. Non-Smoking

Bamurru Plains

3 Night Ultimate Wilderness - Sep/Oct ONLY

3 Night Ultimate Wilderness - Sep/Oct ONLY

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This package is for guests who want to make the most of their time at Bamurru Plains and would like all guided activities included.

The rate is for two people per night in a Safari Bungalow and is valid over stays of 3 nights or more in September and October ONLY.

Our rate is inclusive of accommodation, meals, beverages and daily guided activities which are seasonal and may include:
- 4WD wildlife safaris
- Wildlife viewing
- Crocodile spotting river cruise

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

Conditions:
Valid for travel 1 September - 31 October 2016 only
Minimum 2 adults

Transport to and from Bamurru Plains is not included but can be arranged at $580 per person return in a single engine aircraft on our scheduled service.
Depart Darwin 15:00
Depart Bamurru Plains 11:30
Flight takes 30 minutes
*MAX 15kg luggage allowance, per person in soft bags*
This 30 minute charter flight covers some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world and lands at our private airstrip. Road transfers can also be arranged and will take approximately 3 hours from Darwin.

  1. Bathrobes Provided
  2. Ceiling Fans
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Shower - separate
  5. Stairs
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. King / 2 single beds
  8. Non-Smoking

Bamurru Plains

Floodplain Chill Out - Kingfisher Suite

Floodplain Chill Out - Kingfisher Suite

Book

This package is for those guests who don’t want to get too active and just want to soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location.

Package includes safari bungalow accommodation, meals and beverages only. This rate excludes all guided activities. Guided activities will be available for purchase on-site, at an additional cost per activity and are subject to availability.

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

The Kingfisher Suite reflects Bamurru's core philosophy of blending the accommodation as closely as possible with the surrounding bush, however, is designed to allow guests a superior sense of seclusion while retaining a spectacular outlook on the Swim Creek floodplain. The sense of scale in this floodplain setting is accentuated by the size of the suite and Bamurru's trademark ceiling to floor mesh screens allowing guests an intimate sense of exposure to the wildlife and wilderness outside.

With 81m2 of space in the bedroom alone, the suite features a king size bed, lounge area and (if travelling as a family) space to accommodate a family of 5 in comfort - deluxe swags are provided for children to sleep out on the enclosed suite verandah. The proximity and sounds of the bush at night provide a sense of excitement while securely tucked up behind the screened walls of the suite.

For honeymooners looking for a sense of privacy, the Kingfisher Suite allows for in room dining, with a camp table set up for an intimate candlelit dinner with only the sounds of the bush as company. Meals are served by staff members from the main lodge with wines chosen from the lodge wine list.

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

  1. Ceiling Fans
  2. Non-Smoking
  3. Shower - separate
  4. Dining Setting
  5. Linen Provided
  6. King Bed
  7. Rollaway Beds Available
  8. Views

Bamurru Plains

3 Night Floodplain Chill Out KS - Sep/Oct ONLY

3 Night Floodplain Chill Out KS - Sep/Oct ONLY

Book

This package is for those guests who don’t want to get too active and just want to soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in an inspiring location.

The rate is for two adults per night in a Safari Bungalow when staying for 3 nights or more in September and October ONLY

Package includes safari bungalow accommodation, meals and beverages only.

This rate excludes all guided activities. Guided activities will be available for purchase on-site, at an additional cost per activity and are subject to availability.

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

Conditions:
Valid for travel 1 September - 31 October 2015 only
Minimum 2 adults

Transport to and from Bamurru Plains is not included but can be arranged at $550 per person return in a single engine aircraft on our scheduled service.
Depart Darwin 15:00
Depart Bamurru Plains 11:30
Flight takes 30 minutes
*MAX 15kg luggage allowance, per person in soft bags*

This 25 minute charter flight covers some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world and lands at Swim Creek Station Airstrip. Road transfers can also be arranged and will take approximately 3 hours from Darwin.

  1. Ceiling Fans
  2. Lounge Area
  3. Shower - separate
  4. Dining Setting
  5. Linen Provided
  6. King Bed
  7. Rollaway Beds Available
  8. Views

Bamurru Plains

Ultimate Wilderness Experience - Kingfisher Suite

Ultimate Wilderness Experience - Kingfisher Suite

Book

This package is for guests who want to make the most of their time at Bamurru Plains and would like all guided activities included.

This rate is inclusive of accommodation, meals, beverages and daily guided activities:
- 4WD wildlife safaris
- Wildlife viewing
- River cruise

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

The Kingfisher Suite reflects Bamurru's core philosophy of blending the accommodation as closely as possible with the surrounding bush, however, is designed to allow guests a superior sense of seclusion while retaining a spectacular outlook on the Swim Creek floodplain. The sense of scale in this floodplain setting is accentuated by the size of the suite and Bamurru's trademark ceiling to floor mesh screens allowing guests an intimate sense of exposure to the wildlife and wilderness outside.

With 81m2 of space in the bedroom alone, the suite features a king size bed, lounge area and (if travelling as a family) space to accommodate a family of 5 in comfort - deluxe swags are provided for children to sleep out on the enclosed suite verandah. The proximity and sounds of the bush at night provide a sense of excitement while securely tucked up behind the screened walls of the suite.

For honeymooners looking for a sense of privacy, the Kingfisher Suite allows for in room dining, with a camp table set up for an intimate candlelit dinner with only the sounds of the bush as company. Meals are served by staff members from the main lodge with wines chosen from the lodge wine list.

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

  1. Ceiling Fans
  2. Non-Smoking
  3. Shower - separate
  4. Dining Setting
  5. Linen Provided
  6. King Bed
  7. Rollaway Beds Available
  8. Views

Bamurru Plains

3 Night Ultimate Wilderness KS - Sep/Oct ONLY

3 Night Ultimate Wilderness KS - Sep/Oct ONLY

Book

This package is for guests who want to make the most of their time at Bamurru Plains and would like all guided activities included.

The rate is for two people per night in a Safari Bungalow and is valid over stays of 3 nights or more in September and October ONLY.

Our rate is inclusive of accommodation, meals, beverages and daily guided activities:
- 4WD wildlife safaris
- Wildlife viewing
- River cruise

**Please note that airboat tours will not be operating for the 2016 leisure season due to a significant El Nino event affecting Northern Australia. Land-based guided wilderness activities will be operating as normal highlighting the extraordinary wildlife experience that is Bamurru Plains**

Conditions:
Valid for travel 1 September - 31 October 2015 only
Minimum 2 adults

Transport to and from Bamurru Plains is not included but can be arranged at $550 per person return in a single engine aircraft on our scheduled service.
Depart Darwin 15:00
Depart Bamurru Plains 11:30
Flight takes 25 minutes
*MAX 15kg luggage allowance, per person in soft bags*
This 25 minute charter flight covers some of the most spectacular wetlands in the world and lands at Swim Creek Station Airstrip. Road transfers can also be arranged and will take approximately 3 hours from Darwin.

The Kingfisher Suite reflects Bamurru's core philosophy of blending the accommodation as closely as possible with the surrounding bush, however, is designed to allow guests a superior sense of seclusion while retaining a spectacular outlook on the Swim Creek floodplain. The sense of scale in this floodplain setting is accentuated by the size of the suite and Bamurru's trademark ceiling to floor mesh screens allowing guests an intimate sense of exposure to the wildlife and wilderness outside.

With 81m2 of space in the bedroom alone, the suite features a king size bed, lounge area and (if travelling as a family) space to accommodate a family of 5 in comfort - deluxe swags are provided for children to sleep out on the enclosed suite verandah. The proximity and sounds of the bush at night provide a sense of excitement while securely tucked up behind the screened walls of the suite.

For honeymooners looking for a sense of privacy, the Kingfisher Suite allows for in room dining, with a camp table set up for an intimate candlelit dinner with only the sounds of the bush as company. Meals are served by staff members from the main lodge with wines chosen from the lodge wine list.

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

  1. Ceiling Fans
  2. Rollaway Beds Available
  3. Views
  4. Dining Setting
  5. Linen Provided
  6. King Bed
  7. Shower - separate

Bamurru Plains

Top End Wilderness Photo Safari - 4-8 May 2017

Top End Wilderness Photo Safari - 4-8 May 2017

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Imagine skimming through the wetlands on 300km2 of private property on the edge of Kakadu with world renowned photographer, Richard I'Anson - founder of Lonely Planet Images, by your side. You'll be sure to capture the exquisite beauty that is unique to Bamurru Plains.

Wake up from your private safari bungalow in the wilderness to be treated to indulgent chef prepared meals and expert guiding synonymous with Wild Bush Luxury. Both budding and experienced photographers will treasure this hand crafted experience. You'll come away with stunning images that capture the very best of Australia's Top End at Bamurru Plains.

Your Top End Wilderness Photo Safari 4-8 May 2017 includes a creative five day photography program lead by canon master, the masterful Richard I'Anson, return scenic air transfers over the East Alligator River System from Darwin, 4 night's safari bungalow accommodation, all gourmet meals, beverages and a full day private adventure in Arnhem Land, by air.

  1. Bathrobes Provided
  2. Ceiling Fans
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Shower - separate
  5. Views
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. King / 2 single beds
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. Stairs
  10. Verandah

Bamurru Plains

Feb-Apr Barramundi Fishing 3N/3D

Feb-Apr Barramundi Fishing 3N/3D

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The best time to fish in the Top End is the period known as the ‘run off’ which happens in the early part of the year (generally February to April). As the floodwaters of the wet recede, vast quantities of bait fish, frogs and insects are swept into the main channels. The Barra congregate at these run-off locations for what will be their easiest feed of the year, and fishing these waterways at this time of year can produce some excellent catches.

Wild Bush Fishing Safaris operate over these ‘run off’ months and during this time Bamurru Plains is transformed into a fishing lodge, the base from which anglers fish each day. The regular operations of Bamurru Plains are much more simplified over these fishing months, especially with regards to food which is a much more casual (though no less delicious!) affair.

Prices are inclusive of twin share accommodation, all meals and beverages (based on a select open bar), daily guided fishing with up to 2 anglers per boat

3 night/ 3 day package rates are as follows-
01 Feb - 30 April 2017: $3,620 per person twin-share

*Single and triple accommodation pricing available on request

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Ceiling Fans
  3. Views
  4. Verandah

Terms & Conditions

A 20% deposit will be deducted from your credit card to confirm your reservation. The balance payment will be made 30 days prior to guests’ arrival. For bookings made within 30 days, payment must be made within 48 hours of booking.

As a small property, our business depends on maximising occupancy and cancellations often result in empty rooms due to booking lead times. For cancellations the following penalties apply;
? More than 30 days prior to arrival; $50 handling fee + any charges incurred by us from credit card fees
? Within 30 days of arrival all monies will be forfeited.

Please note: Cancellations must be advised in writing and will take effect from the date they are received in our Sydney Reservation Office.

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1 Feb - 30 April - Bamurru Plains operates as a dedicated fishing lodge
1 May - 30 Oct - A wide range of leisure activities from airboat rides, 4WD safaris and crocodile spotting river cruises depending on local conditions
1 Nov - 31 Jan - Closed for

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