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West of Kakadu National Park Mary River, Mary River National Park, Northern Territory Australia
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In the midst of the savannah bush on the edge of the Mary River floodplains, Australia’s answer to the Okavango delta, Bamurru Plains’ is the setting for a wilderness experience like no other. With just nine safari suites, each blending seamlessly with the surrounding bush and with a focus on the key luxury comforts, a supremely comfortable bed, innovative Australian cuisine and premium wines (no TVs, minibars or telephones to distract from the wildlife outside), Bamurru deliberately tries not to be a typical luxury hotel room in the bush. The floodplains and savannah woodland offer one of Australia’s richest wildlife experiences: tens of thousands of Magpie Geese mingle with Whistling Kites, egrets, herons and buffalo on the floodplain, while Blue-winged Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and Agile Wallabies inhabit the fringing woodlands. Bamurru’s team of passionate field guides offer a variety of activities, including exhilarating airboat trips on the floodplains, cruises on the Sampan River to spot crocodiles, four-wheel drive safaris, scenic flights over the floodplains and coastline. We can also arrange tours to the rock art galleries of Arnhem Land or guided fishing trips. In the evening, sit back with a sundowner drink and canapés and enjoy the soft ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches that are the Bamurru trademark. There is also an open bar, a small swimming pool and nature reference library. Bamurru Plains, its facilities and 300 km² of country are exclusively for the use of its guests, so you can be assured of a quiet, privileged outback experience. Bamurru Plains is a member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia
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West of Kakadu National Park Mary River, Mary River National Park, Northern Territory Australia
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LoveToTravel203 wrote a review 1 May
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions79 helpful votes
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Have just returned from 3 nights at Bammuru Plains what a wonderful experience. Flew from Darwin with Chartair wonderful scenery. On arrival at the homesteads airstrip we were met by the lovely Chrissy for the trip to the camp along with 2 other couples. It’s was hot so the cold towel and welcome drink was much appreciated on our arrival at the camp. You only have to look at the pictures from others to see what a wonderful location this is. Whilst we are not bird enthusiasts we were amazed and exited by the bird life around us, seeing a Jabiru sitting on her nest high on a tree was an amazing sight. The wetlands have to be seen to be believed truely an amazing adventure. Great staff, special shout out to Chrissy, Matt and the very excitable Ji we learnt so much from these 3 from wild life and flora and bush tucker ( make sure you try the green ants).. thanks also to Justin for keeping us all organised
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Tiffen wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia756 contributions372 helpful votes
Just spent three brilliant nights at Bamurru Plains lodge and it was great. A little hot at times and probably worth a little more investment in making the rooms air conditioned at peak times given that three are already. Heard some awful feedback about bad behaviour from children prior to our arrival which would have turned us off had we known. Apart from that the staff were fantastic and the area just brilliant.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you are going in the hot season book an A/C room or prepare to baste!
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Carolyn wrote a review Oct 2021
Darwin, Australia1 contribution
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This was a great experience. The waters are receding so the bird life is concentrated in smaller areas and the variety of birds was amazing. A full day trip to Kakadu was part of our itinerary and while it was a long hot day it was so worth it. We flew by small plane to Jabiru and then met the air conditioned vehicle for the tour to Ubirr Rock and the rock galleries before taking a boat trip on the Alligator River with an indigenous boatman/guide. I’ve never seen so many crocodiles and they were all pretty big. Back at Bamurru Plains the boat ride on swim creek was one of the highlights of our stay. So many birds gathered in big groups including jabiru and brolgas and of course the magpie geese and whistling ducks and jakanas. The sunset safaris with drinks and canapés were terrific too and our last evening we went to an area called Pandanus point. The concentration of birds was just superb. Even white breasted sea eagles which we saw in a couple of areas. The food was first class. Prepared by experts. Staff are friendly and keen to please everyone.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Make sure you are not too old as there is a bit of a struggle to get in and out of small planes.
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Response from Charles Carlow, Owner at Bamurru Plains
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review - it is very much appreciated. We do feel privileged to be located in such a special place and obviously love sharing it with our guests. You obviously experienced the landscape and wildlife in the latter part of the season, when the country is dryer but with some incredible concentrations of bird life on the floodplain. When we open for the new season in March next year, you would be amazed at how different the place is, with a water filled paradise and young offspring starting to appear after the breeding season. Please spread the word and thank you again. Charlie Carlow GM Wild Bush Luxury
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Eaa1947 wrote a review Sept 2021
Gold Coast, Australia579 contributions262 helpful votes
Part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia group. You can get to this place either by a charter flight or drive. About 1 ½ hours on a good dirt road in the dry season. Tom Tom and Google Maps are no help. Need to follow their instructions. We drove as we went to Katherine, Kakadu and Jabiru so we had a car. There is no telephone reception and no Wifi or Email so you are on your own. The wildlife is amazing especially the huge numbers of Magpie Geese, not seen anywhere else. The activities that you partake in are very special. Knowledgeable staff and excellent meals. The accommodation is fantastic with floor to ceiling mesh through which you can see what is going on but the pesky bugs and mozzies have hard time getting in. All in all an excellent place to get away from it all.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: There are only 10 rooms all with excellent views of the plains.
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Phillip V wrote a review Sept 2021
Brisbane, Australia223 contributions140 helpful votes
You can have the best place, beautiful food and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and Bamurru is easily all of these. What truly makes it fantastic is the staff: how this collection of individuals moulds together in the most unified team is a true credit to you all. We will remember our time here forever in the most incredible way. Thank you for all.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Kevin A wrote a review Aug 2021
Shenton Park, Australia407 contributions187 helpful votes
This was our first excursion in to lodge experience so we were not really sure what to expect. We need not have worried the level of service was outstanding. We were well cared for and the while place seemed to run like a well oiled machine without any obvious fuss or hassle. The staff (guides) were all super friendly and knowledgable and clearly loved their jobs and passed on their love of the land and the life/. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Trudy N wrote a review June 2021
Brisbane, Australia141 contributions38 helpful votes
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What a fantastic and unique way to explore this coastal floodplain of the Northern Territory. This is a safari Australian style! Glamping in style with the focus on being able to view the wildlife and surrounding bush and floodplains. The beds are comfortable with a quirky bathroom attached. The activities include airboats, cruising, safari drives and quad biking for those who wish. Connection to nature is at the forefront of this adventure and the knowledge of the staff is second to none. The dining was very enjoyable, with the varietybif food and wine exceptional. All dietary requirements considered. The long dining table gave the opportunity to meet others and reminded us of our African safaris. At no point are you rushed with afternoon down time to relax by the pool. If you enjoy birdlife and wildlife you won't want o miss the photographic opportunities. We recommend that you stay the full three nights or more to enjoy the full experience. We will be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Zwho1841 wrote a review June 2021
North Fremantle, Australia103 contributions26 helpful votes
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Connecting with Nature & enjoying Life’s simplicity seem easier here. Relax & enjoy the airboat ride watching the Buffalo romp thru the wet lands & Water Lily’s or the crocs lifting their heads to make the NT experience complete. Stunning bird life. The staff at the farm really enjoy the work & shows in the dedication to guest service. Spacious Clean Room & rustic ensuite was ample for a glamping style stay, no a/c but that was fine as weather was perfect in may so fan was enough. Food was homely & exceptional, The long table dinners & company very entertaining. Pool area was a great hangout to read or chill. Not a fan of flying, but the 30 min one prop flight in & out was very scenic & worth the extra cost. Travel lite & casual as not much required here. Book min 3-5 nites & organise the tours once at the farm, or like us you may not get the full value from the adventure.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Book your day trips once at the farm Take the plane ride Travel lite & casual Diets & quirks...
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toria4646 wrote a review Mar 2021
Port Sorell27 contributions12 helpful votes
I can’t say enough great things about this place! It was truely breathtaking! The staff were wonderful and we totally didn’t want to leave! If you ever get the chance to stay here you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Charles Carlow, Owner at Bamurru Plains
Responded 25 Mar 2021
Thank for your kind words and our first Trip Advisor review since we closed down for the season in late 2019 and reopened earlier this month for the first time since then! I am delighted that you had a great stay - it makes it all the more special for our team to receive your feedback given how much has gone into getting the lodge ready this year. Some of the team are new this year but a number also stayed with us through last season doing maintenance and other work that was never part of their original job description but all the time missing the company of guests which is obviously what makes us tick and which is where we indulge our passion for nature and sharing our amazing location with people. So it is always lovely to hear the feedback - thank you. Charlie
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Damien S wrote a review Oct 2019
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, France4 contributions4 helpful votes
We simply loved everything, but most of all the amazing people running the whole lodge (rangers, chefs and staff). The best human and wildlife experience ever. Definitively the place where you want to spend a couple of days with family or friends.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from WildBush, Owner at Bamurru Plains
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review, which comes right on the end of a long season so your comments on our team are all the more appreciated and they are key to the whole experience that we offer. It is their knowledge and passion that allows us to open up the secrets of the bush in what we think is a very special location. Part of the luxury of Bamurru is in the fact that you are sharing a huge landscape with just a handful of others but as a small lodge so much of our marketing is through word of mouth so please spread the word! thank you and kind regards Charlie Carlow
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USD 1,658 - USD 1,772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNorthern TerritoryTop EndMary River National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bamurru Plains
What are some of the property amenities at Bamurru Plains?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bamurru Plains?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bamurru Plains?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bamurru Plains?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bamurru Plains have airport transportation?
Yes, Bamurru Plains offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.