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Immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Bamurru Plains is a top market tented retreat on the Mary River floodplain. Part of Swim Creek Station, guests have access to 300 km² of floodplains and savannah woodland.
Accommodation is in ten safari bungalows with mesh screens on three sides, featuring comfortable beds and spacious, rustic en-suites with high-pressure showers. The Kingfisher Suite is a great option for families or honeymooners.
All meals are included, hosted by the field guides, and are a gourmet experience based on bush-inspired recipes. Canapés and sundowners are served during your afternoon activity or on the deck before dinner.
Enjoy a range of bush experiences, including airboat safaris, barramundi fishing, river cruises, bird and wildlife watching, guided walks, and open-top game drives. Unwind with a dip in the infinity pool before relaxing on your deck and watching the wildlife.
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 a 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.
There are numerous activities at Bamurru Plains, including safaris in open-top vehicles, an airboat trip on the floodplains, and a bushwalk 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 vacation for nature lovers!
The camp is not suited for children under the age of 8.
Guests receive a real back-to-nature vibe here with access to 300 km² of floodplains and savannah woodland. Accommodation is in ten safari bungalows with mesh screens on three sides, featuring comfortable beds and spacious, rustic en-suites with high-pressure showers. The infinity pool is a welcome addition to the facilities. Honeymooners should opt for West 4, the bungalow that is furthest away from the lodge with stunning wetland views.
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