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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Davidson's was a revelation- from the outback scenery to the outstanding Aboriginal rock art that surpasses all expectations. This is the only way to really appreciate the ancient culture, without mass tourism and tour buses. The staff are superb, the facilities (given the incredibly remote location) are excellent and the food also. Don't expect 5 star city luxury; but not... More 

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Ray-Curry, Manager at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments Pat. We are very proud of what Mt Borradaile has to offer our guests and always appreciate the feed back we receive through trip advisor. More 

Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery; Queens, New York
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you share my fascination with native rock art, you will definitely want to include Davidson's on your itinerary. The pictographs are spectacular in variety and number, spanning a considerable range of time, right up to the present. The facilities, food and service are an anomaly, considering the "safari lodge" title. Delicious meals, a swimming pool, and a nice little... More 

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Ray-Curry, Manager at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive comments as all the staff are gratified that their efforts are appreciated. More 

Melbourne Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We travelled with Outback Spirit across Arnhemland and without a doubt this was our favourite stop. The whole experience was wonderful, especially the rock art. The food was great as was the accommodation and we would recommend this as a destination. We would love to return by road from Jabiru next time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

> Davidson's Arnhemland Safari exceeded all our expectations! 50 something and 12 yr old had a fantastic time. Cabins provided all you needed and central lodge house perfect gathering point for wonderful meals. Vote 1 Julia for top end's top chef! > The outstanding Scott was our guide for 4 days. Unbelievably knowledgeable, master storyteller, delightful company, incredibly helpful -... More 

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Max-Philippa, Manager at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate the recognition from our guests of what a special place Mt Borradaile is. All the staff do try their best to make it a memorable experience. Thank you for the compliments Regards Ray More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband and I have wanted to visit Arnhemland for decades and now finally we have! Davidsons made it a wonderful experience. The main excursions are viewing the rock art which is what we were interested in seeing. Some of the walks were very scrambly to get up to the overhangs and caves. We went on a boat on the... More 

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Max-Philippa, Manager at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and glad that you enjoyed your visit . We always separate our individual visitors from any group bookings and except for our sunset cruises there is only ever one group in any one area at the same time. Unfortunately we are on satellite Wi Fi which could not cope with the demand. Due to this... More 

Genoa, Italy
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Awesome stay, in the middle of nowhere, thanks to Scott and the staff for the great time we had. The best place we have visited in Australia, Crocs, Brolgas, Jabirus, Wallabies, Billabongs...good food...everything fantastic...Don't know so much about fairs because it was an honeymoon present.

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Max-Philippa, Manager at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the appreciation of what Mt Borradaile has to offer and hope your visit has made a memorable honeymoon for the both of you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A very peaceful location - no radio, no TV (for guests) WiFi at a high price and very slow. Our guide to the caves was very friendly and informative and obviously enjoyed taking us through the catacombs and showing off the spectacular art work as if it were his own!! An evening sunset cruise on the Cooper Lagoon was a... More 

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Ulladulla, Australia
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A beautiful place, with comfortable airy cabins, well sited amongst trees. The food was excellent, with something enjoyable for my vegetarian wife. A well stocked library and a good selection of Indigenous art for sale were real pluses. The guides were good, the walks interesting, the rock paintings spectacular. The cream on the cake was the sunset cruise on Cooper... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We enjoyed this place so much on our first visit that we came again a few years later, even though it is remote and relatively difficult to get to. The wildlife and indigenous art are stunning and were fascinating, even though we have seen them before. The accommodation remains comfortable and the food is good. The guides are knowledgeable and... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Unique experience seeing oodles of amazing ancient rock art, breathtaking scenery, reeling in barramundi, countless birds and wildlife.... All shown to us by the lovely, well informed and accomodating guide, Scott (aka the Fishin' Magician"). Food was exceptional. Incredibly accomodating of dietary needs (we had a coeliac and having delicious gluten free meals was seamless. They were very thorough.) To... More 

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Come and share the wonders of Mt Borradaile, the lily-covered billabongs and waterways teeming with birds, crocodiles and barramundi. The adjacent escarpment hides quality Aboriginal rock art in old habitation caves and shelters, where the history of the region is vividly depicted in ochre paintings. Elegant hunting figures with spears and boomerangs illustrate life up to 50,000 years ago, while vibrant spirit figures and ships show the evolution of the world’s oldest continuing living culture.The newly rebuilt safari lodge melts into the surrounding bush, with the new ensuite cabins built to embrace the top end climate. Deluxe ensuite cabins provide a few more luxuries for those who enjoy a little spoiling. The central hub overlooks the pool and offers cold beers, wines and spirits at the bar for guests to enjoy in the lounge area or the poolside deck after an exhilarating day.Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris is located on a 700km² exclusive lease in northwest Arnhemland, only fifty minutes by light plane from Darwin. Mt Borradaile is a registered Aboriginal sacred site, a uniquely spectacular and culturally significant place entrusted by the traditional owners to Max Davidson and his highly trained guides to share with small groups of visitors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge

Address: Mount Borradaile | West Arnhemland, Northern Territory, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Arnhem
Price Range: £597 - £677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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