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Banubanu Wilderness Retreat

GreenLeadersGold level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful spot a beautiful part of the NT that you can SWIM! This in it's self makes it amazing! But the good is to die for and the fish stir fry won my heart. Thank you for amazing trip away.

Thank Zivanna1011
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Zivanna1011 for your review. We are happy to hear that your had an amazing stay at Banubanu and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. H & T.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I stayed at the Banubanu Wilderness retreat in a group of nine. We are all up here seconded to Indigenous businesses for seven weeks. The stay was wonderful - Shane picked us all up in the boat on the beach in Nhulunbuy and took us across to Bremer Island. The accommodation was like glamorous camping (glamping) and the cabins are...

Thank ToniOstwald-Brown
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a truely beautiful place! So relaxing, run by really lovely people, Trevor and Helen. And the food! Amazing! Long beaches of white sand an crystal clear water. We travelled over and back on their boat,

Thank Linda A
Mermaid Beach, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We did a day trip to Banu Banu simply to relax and go somewhere new. Trevor picked us up from the beach and took us across. We took gear with us, but there was no need, everything was there for us. The island is beautiful, the hosts amazing. Helen cooked us the most amazing lunch (after being greeted with fresh...

Thank YakkaNobby
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you YakkaNobby, It is a pleasure having great customers like yourselves who enjoyed your day with us, it make us our business all the more enjoyable. We hope to see you again the next time your in Arnhem land. Trevor & Helen

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

You won't find many places like this in Australia or elsewhere. It's like something out of a Robinson Crusoe tale but with smiling hosts, excellent food, protection from the dhimirru (east wind) and no biting critters. Not even crocs (if you stay close enough to shore). Thanks to the generosity of Helen and Trevor, I stayed in the Beach House....

Thank suz1960
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank suzi1960, very well described - what more can we say. We enjoyed the evening dinner table conversations, we look forward to meeting you again. kind regards, Helen & Trevor

Tiwi Islands, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

It's not the quality of the bed or the napery that really matter it's the people you meet and the total sensory experience that you remember. The hosts of Banubanu, Helen and Trevor, were truly memorable. They greet their guests with a warmth, calmness and acceptance that is unique. They know how to look after people providing care and privacy...

Thank chateau1995
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you chateau1995 for your review, it was a pleasure sharing our paradise with you. We hope to see you again for that fishing trip. regards, Trevor & Helen

Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Words cannot properly explain how beautiful and tranquil our overnight stay was! Our hosts were beautiful and accomodating mixed with a splash of adventure, times of relaxing and great food! Our 'glamping' stretcher bed made it one of the most comfortable nights sleep!! Truly a piece of paradise that I urge those happy to get off the beaten track to...

1Thank Heidi R
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Heidi R, Thank you for your review of Banubanu. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments! Best Regards, Trevor & Helen

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We came to Banu Banu on Bremer Island for a girls weekend, to leap off the edge of our comfort zone and to enjoy some of the amazing scenery. Going over by boat we stopped and had a quick fish, saw two turtles and pods of dolphins. The beach on the island has the whitest sand and most amazing blue...

1Thank Griffotam
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Griffotam, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. It was our pleasure to have had such a lovely bunch of ladies having fun. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, customer satisfaction is at the top of our priority when guests come to stay with...

Umina Beach, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It was an absolute privilege to spend my 66th birthday on this special special island. My hosts were marvelous, the food amazing and the company extraordinary (including an old school friend who I hadn't seen for 50 years, How is this for an awesome coincidence). It will always be a special memory for me.

Thank Jennifer D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

I was very fortunate to visit Banubanu whilst on holidays in Nth East Arnhem Land The whole experience was incredible , a boat ride from Nhulungbuy ( though you can choose to fly). We had 6 dolphins welcome us as we headed over. On arrival you can appreciate how it has been built in the sand dunes. Long walks along...

1Thank Christine S

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Island beach retreat in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Bring your thoughts take time to reflect, go fishing, bird watching, beach combing, interact with the local Indigenous people, reconnect with nature. For an unforgettable experience in remote Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banubanu Wilderness Retreat

Address: Bremer Island, Bremer Island, Northern Territory 0880, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Bremer Island
Price Range: $478 - $893 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banubanu Wilderness Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Go the eco hut/tents on the beach!”
ToniOstwald-Brown, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I love the cabins but the beachfront tents look pretty awesome.”
suz1960, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only two huts have ensuite,tents are very basic.”
10Raindrops, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The cabins are self contained and very comfortable.”
jennylav, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Best to pay a bit extra and get one of the cabins with ensuite bathroom in my view.”
508johnm, 9 May 2013 | Read review
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