Open Air Adventure: Review, Bamurru Plains, Swim Creek Station, NT

There’s something wildly seductive about reclining in a sumptuous ‘swag’ observing the natural world through opaque mesh walls.

Couples awaken to pink-tinged dawns and a one-way wildlife panorama of grazing agile wallabies and water buffalo while correllas flutter like snow-flakes. Set on the edge of the Mary River floodplain, nine discreet habitats fan out from the lodge where sophisticated hunter/gatherer cuisine is presented throughout the day.

Adventure & Wildlife in the Top End

Kangaroo Bamarru Plains

The air boat skims across tall grasses on an aquatic safari to enchanted marine paperbark forests and blushing lily-pad meadows where crocodiles lurk unseen. This 300km² private property is home to a diverse range of animals and birds, and with the highest concentration of estuarine crocodiles in the world and 236 species of birds, guests are guaranteed unforgettable encounters with nature. The safari-style experiences, which take place twice daily, include both land and water activities, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the enchanting Australian tropical outback region and make the most of their wildlife encounters.

At sunset couples gather for canapés around the wet-lip pool comparing bird-spotting tallies and wild bush adventures before abandoning dietary willpower over a gourmet dinner of fresh, regional produce and fine wines. In the candlelight, observing our fellow creatures without forsaking any creature comforts can be tantalisingly voyeuristic!

Bamurru offers a variety of activities for guests to explore the surrounding area. These include airboat trips on the wetlands, river cruises to spot crocodiles, bird watching, stargazing evenings, safari drives, and guided wilderness walks. Additionally, guests have the option to take a day trip to Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience ancient rock art and indigenous culture.

How do you get to Bamurru Plains?

Bamurru Plains

While Bamurru can be reached by road in three hours, it is recommended to arrive via a privately chartered flight from Darwin. This scenic flight provides stunning views of the Adelaide River, often referred to as ‘Australia’s Okavango’.

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