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Bamurru Plains - At a Glance

Bamurru Plains is an extraordinary bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. The Top End of the Northern Territory experiences some of the greatest climatic extremes (wet and dry particularly) of any region of Australia. The coastal floodplains of northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife (Australia's answer to the Okavango Delta) whilst Kakadu and Arnhem Land are significant strongholds for Aboriginal cultures. 

This ecologically sensitive luxury camp focuses on environmental sustainability and key luxury standards offering the highest levels of comfort.

“We’re acutely aware of the sensitivity of the wetlands and coastal habitats, so the lodge’s presence in their midst, by necessity, must be low impact and in tune with the surrounding environment,” says Charlie Carlow.”

The twelve room camp safari lodge exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ ensuring that guests are introduced to the sights and sounds of this spectacular environment in style and exclusivity. Each suite blends seamlessly with the surrounding bush, 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). It is the soft touches that surprise in this remote bush location and the understated luxury is very much in tune with the environment.

As a business whose destiny is inextricably linked with the environment, the team at Bamurru are always working to the parameters that mother nature provides in the Top End, where so many seasons come in the space of a year. 

Bamurru’s team of passionate field guides offer a variety of activities from the lodge, including cruises on the Sampan River to spot crocodiles, four-wheel drive safaris, scenic helicopter flights over the floodplains and coastline, and tours to the rock art galleries of Arnhem Land.

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.

In the evening, you'll 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 - a quiet, privileged outback experience.

"A place so remote stars are the only illumination and the beast-to-human ratio is 1000:1 might seem unimaginable — but it’s real. And it’s right here in Australia" Eliza O’Hare Harpers Bazaar

“An utterly remote, stunningly crafted wilderness lodge, Bamurru is... African-style bush luxury.  Built on stilts over the wetlands, Bamurru is state-of-the-art rustic with staff who can morph from Jeeves into Crocodile Dundee.“ Tatler

Bamurru Plains
A very personal connection with the Australian bush. Watch video »

Magpie Geese
Magpie Geese, after which the camp is named, are just one of a wide range of the birdlife and terrestrial wildlife to be sighted. Find out more »

The floodplains of the Mary River region form one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. Dominated by the climatic extremes of the tropical monsoon, the wetlands and savannah woodlands that fringe the coastal regions between Darwin and Kakadu National Park harbour an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna. Find out more »

Wild bush luxury
Meet the character behind the experiences and Wild Bush Stories from Bamurru Plains. Champion fisherman, lover of the Top End's bird and wildlife and extraordinary bush guide, John Cooper. Watch video »


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