We wanted a taste of the outback and to be near Kakadu National Park. The lodge was okay but not a "blown" away experience. The food was better than average and the accommodations were in the same category. Some things were needed such as a minor thing as a mirror over the sink in the bathroom to oiling the doors that squeaked in our cabin.
To be fair we traveled greatly in Australia and this leg of the trip was tiring.
The wildlife was not all that outstanding but the birdlife was stunning. The morning trip on a air boat was beautiful. The number and types of birds was vast. I would think this place would be a must for birders. The afternoon hike in the forest was interesting but the mosquitoes were annoying.
We took a flight from here to the Kakadu and we had a wonderful guide and learned a great deal about the "old ways".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 ... more less
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