Bamurru Plains

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Darwin, Australia

Bamurru Plains is located on Swim Creek Station, a 303 sq km coastal buffalo pastoral property near Point Stuart in the Mary River Region. The property encompasses a variety of habitats including vast river frontage, coastal floodplains, savannah woodland, and paperbark swamps.

A style of accommodation more akin to some of the safari camps in Africa, Bamurru Plains’ attraction lies in the birdlife and wildlife of the surrounding floodplains and savannah woodland. As with the African camps we believe that a stylish wilderness experience does not need to be 5-star in the traditional sense. Bamurru does not purport to be a 5-star resort in the bush, but the style of experience is utterly exclusive, rustically chic and totally in tune with the surrounding country.

The camp has nine safari bungalows built amongst the pandanus vegetation on the edge of the wetlands. Each of them has been built with privacy uppermost in mind and to take advantage of the spectacular views across the wetlands. Each bedroom has views towards the floodplains.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Northern Australia into a greater Australia or Australasian holiday. Take a look at New South Wales’ Exclusive Wilderness Luxury as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Bamurru Plains Information

Location & Getting There

Bamurru Plains is located just west of Kakadu National Park on the edge of Mary River floodplains. By air, it is a 30-minute scenic chartered flight from Darwin Airport and a 30-minute flight to Kakadu National Park. By road, it is a 3-hour drive from Darwin Airport and 2.5-hour drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).


Akin to safari camps in Africa, Bamurru Plains features 10 safari bungalows built amongst the pandanus vegetation on the edge of the wetlands and overlooking the floodplains. Mesh screen floor-to-ceiling walls on all three sides around the bed provide an experience in which guests can hear, see and almost touch the surrounding wildlife and wilderness. However, there is no internet access, television or mobile phone coverage - a true immersion in the immediate environment.


- Swimming pool
- Library
- Gallery shop
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 self-service bar


There are numerous activities at Bamurru Plains, including safaris in open top vehicles, an airboat trip on the floodplains and a bush walk in the savannah woodlands that fringe the floodplains (seasonal). Other activities include fishing, scenic helicopter flights, watching the seasonal buffalo muster on the floodplains or taking a privately guided day trip to Kakadu National Park or Arnhem Land. This is the ultimate holiday for nature lovers!


The camp is not suited for children under the age of 8.

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