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West of Kakadu National Park Mary River, Mary River National Park, Northern Territory Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
4.5 Star accommodation
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Description
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 More 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 Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$1,548 - US$1,679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Mary River National Park
Nearby
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
The Purple Mango Cafe and Brewery
82 reviews
66.46 km away
Corroboree Park Tavern
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68.57 km away
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Mary River Houseboats - Day Rentals
39 reviews
70.33 km away
Mary River National Park
15 reviews
76.44 km away
Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
308 reviews
69.56 km away
Wildlands Wetlands Safari Cruises
172 reviews
50.91 km away
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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 mea
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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 f
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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 Sep. 17, 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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What a great trip my dad and I just had at Bamurru. The whole experience comes together perfectly with the right blend of outback but with a dose of bush luxury. I would describe myself as a seasoned explorer/camper but with only a few days to spare Bamurru was a great choice. I
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Response from WildBush, Owner at Bamurru Plains
Responded Sep. 9, 2018
Thank you for your comments and taking the time to review them here and I am obviously delighted that you so enjoyed the experience at Bamurru. It is a special place and we all have a real love for it and the phenomenal wildlife experience that is everywhere on the property. You mention that bush luxury and this is a definition that we use in our branding and is very much aimed at delivering an immersive wilderness experience but with a few of the finer touches (great food & wine and, noises of birds and animals aside, a very good night's sleep!). The greatest luxury is arguably the fact that you do not have to share the place with any other tourists than fellow lodge guests. Cam really knows his stuff on the birds and other animals and loves his fishing. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next season, when you will see the country from a completely different perspective with the floodplains properly flooded from the rains of the monsoon. Thank you and 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!
BAMURRU PLAINS BIRDS AT SUNSET
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BAMURRU PLAINS SUNSET
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We are looking at going Sep17 with 2 adults and 1 child and wanted to determine how many activities to do (3 night stay) and book the included activities or add onto the chill out package. Keen to do the airboat - interested to know how long that is for what is $275pp (if you don't buy the all inclusive activity rate).
Is August a good time to see the wildlife or would May be better
Can you cater to fussy kids who eat really plain foods?
"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"
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