Food and Wine
Meals are designed to fit around the schedule of safari activities and the atmosphere of a camp setting. A pre dawn wake-up call is followed by a continental breakfast and mug of hot tea or coffee before heading out with the guides for an airboat trip on the floodplains to make the most of the morning light and the best time of day to be viewing wildlife. A morning tea stop is taken amongst the hauntingly beautiful fringing paperbark forest on the edge of the floodplain or on other secluded spots in the bush, with tea, coffee and homemade breads and pastries being served amongst the sounds of the bird and fish life.
The menus are designed to blend local produce and native herbs to provide a contemporary Australian bush cuisine.
Lunch is a casual meal in camp, usually served by the pool. A couple of favourite dishes are: Australian game bbq accompanied by fresh, seasonal salads and home-made damper; and top end barramundi fillet dusted in lemon myrtle and served with house cut chips and lime buerre blanc.
Sundowner drinks are regularly taken at a break in the afternoon wildlife drive on the floodplain or by one of the billabongs on the property before heading back into camp for canapés on the pool deck and then joining other camp guests in the lodge building for a three course hosted dinner around the camp table. The mud crab ravioli is a seasonal special and service at dinner is varied between served and banquet style.
A selection of premium Australian wines is available at all times. The ‘down to earth’ style of the camp means that guests can help themselves to drinks from the open bar at any time of day.