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Certificate of Excellence
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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Breakfast included
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West of Kakadu National Park Mary River, Mary River National Park, Northern Territory Australia
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Darwin Airport66 mi
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An excellent experience in the floodplain environment of Northern Australia. Particularly happy in the level of service shown by the guides and staff. Special thanks to Cam, Justin and Chella for their hospitality and knowledge of the environment. The rooms are so open that it
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If you want to have a real "outback" experience, this is it. We went during the dry season (very dry) and had the greatest experiences including bird watching, air boating and four wheeling. It was hot and dusty but the amount of animals we saw in the wild and the delicious
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We have just returned to Singapore from a week in the Northern Territories and four nights at Bamurru Plains. This was our second stay with Wildbush Luxury, Arkaba two years ago. The stay at Bamurru Plains was also very special to us. The accommodation is suitable to the remote
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We spent three very special days at Bamuura Plains and our thanks go to Mac, Cameron, Justin and Chella, our guides, for a wonderful experience, The river cruise and early morning and late afternoon excursions were made by the knowledge they had of the birds, animals, trees and
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Spent a couple of nights here touring Kakadu and Arnhemland. Highlight was airboat touring at the camp. Food was excellent -compliments to the chef. We reserved and paid for an air-conditioned room - a must as the temperatures were quite warm.
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Response from WildBush, Owner at Bamurru Plains
Responded 17 Sep 2018
Thank you for your review from your recent stay and I am glad you enjoyed your time at Bamurru. The weather does indeed start to warm up towards the end of our season (we close at the end of October) when the country becomes increasingly dry. The seasonal extremes of the Top End of the Northern Territory make it a vastly different landscape to visit at different times of the year - from the floods that bring life to the country in the early part of the year, when much of our activities are on the water, to the latter and drier part of the season when the waters have receded to smaller pockets where the concentrations of mammal and bird life make for some amazing photographic opportunities. I have always found the air conditioning a mixed blessing - it obviously brings respite when the weather is particularly hot but it does mean that the room has to be sealed in order to cool which then shuts out the sounds of the bush at night and the chorus of birds first thing in the morning. I hope we may be able to tempt you back earlier in the year when you would see an altogether wetter and greener landscape. Thank you again for coming to stay Kind regards Charlie Carlow
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King Fisher at the beautiful spot they call King Fisher Cafe.
Mum outside her Cabin, it is made of mesh and iron, very Australian!
"Get a room with air conditioning. It was 95 F each day we were there in September."
"There are only 10 rooms and basically they are all the same."
"every room is okay"
"all the rooms are good, you can't get a bad one"
"Stay in 5 East or Kingfisher suite if your budget can stretch that far"
US$1,500 - US$1,745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryTop EndMary River National Park
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