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Spacious and cool, each of the nine safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life. Mesh screens serve as your walls on three sides of your Safari Bungalow. Being surrounded by semi-transparent screens provides an experience in which you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you. The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplain, all is audible and visible without having to leave your bed! The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed (organic cotton linen, pillow menu) and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. In addition to corrugated iron and lantern lighting, the bungalow décor reflects the region’s earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history with buffalo horns, explorer’s maps, Aboriginal art work and fish traps as well as old photos providing a sense of the human heritage of the area. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials and species list. You won’t find a television, CD player, mini bar or even mobile phone reception here – a true escape to your immediate environment. At night, the only sound is the meanderings of marsupials in the foliage and the croak of frogs.
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Our largest safari bungalow is the Kingfisher Suite with expansive floodplain views through Bamurru’s trademark ceiling to floor mesh walls. It really does feel as if you are right amongst it with an intimate sense of connection to the wildlife and wilderness outside. With 81m2 space in the bedroom alone, the suite features a king size bed, generous lounge area and space to accommodate a family of five in comfort. For honeymooners looking for a sense of privacy, the size of the Kingfisher Suite allows for an intimate in-room candlelit dinner with only the sounds of the bush as company. The bathroom features twin basins and showers, within a décor of rustic chic timber and recycled corrugated walls, utterly in tune with the environment and pastoral heritage of the area. For maximum exposure (and only the local Agile Wallabies as company) the suite also offers a shower with full ceiling to floor views across the floodplain and surrounding paperbark forests.
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Inspired by the luxury camps of Africa, this 10 room exclusive lodge offers a prolific wildlife experience with exclusive access to a spectacular 300km² property. Located on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River close to Kakadu National Park, Bamurru’s emphasis is on exposing you to one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. The very design of the ten safari bungalows allows you to watch the parade of wildlife emerge to feed on the floodplain from the comfort of your bed! The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese and Whistling Kites and the orange light of dawn spreading across the floodplain. The décor reflects the region's earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history, with buffalo horns, explorer's maps, Aboriginal art work and fish traps providing guests with a sense of the human heritage of the area. The focus in the rooms is on a supremely comfortable bed (quality mattress and linen with a pillow menu) and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials, species lists and binoculars.An extensive experience program explores the surrounding country away from the lodge, with airboat trips on the wetlands, river cruises in search of crocodiles, bird watching, astronomy evenings, bush drives, quad bike safaris and guided wilderness walks, while ancient rock art and indigenous culture are an easy optional day trip out into Kakadu. ‘The Hide’ provides a secluded way to experience the beauty of Bamurru Plains with the option of a private picnic lunch from six metres high in the treetops. Although accessible by road from Darwin in just three hours, Bamurru is best reached via a scenic charter flight from Darwin over the twists and turns of the Adelaide River. Those black dots you thought were pandanus trees are actually moving buffalo (or crocodiles if you’re lucky!).
Outdoor pool (unheated)
Onsite parking (free)
Bar / Lounge
Bamurru Plains is easily accessed by single engine aircraft during daylight hours. Charter flights can be arranged to suit connecting flights into and out of Darwin, provided they are aligned with check-in and check-out times. Flying time is approximately 25 minutes. For guests who are self driving we ask that they arrive to our main gate at 2pm. This way we can ensure that one of our staff will be available to meet them at our main gate and transfer them to the lodge. Please note that there is no public vehicle access to Bamurru Plains. The transfer from our main gate to the lodge will take 20 minutes. Please note that lunch is not included on the day of arrival. Bamurru Plains is located 3 hours drive from Darwin, 2 1/2 hours from jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Reservations will provide detailed driving directions in your booking confirmation.Bed Types are requests only and may not be honoured at the hotel if availability does not permit.
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