BAMARRU PLAINS

Glamping Safari Experience

Bamurru Plains, Northern Territory

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FEATURES
With no telephones, TVs, CD players or the typical features of a hotel room to distract you, your focus at Bamarru turns to the surrounding environment. With just 9 safari suites built amongst the savannah bush fringing the floodplains, the camp is exclusive and guests will not see other tourists on the property.

Each safari suite is ensuite and raised on a timber platform, with space for sitting out the heat of day with a good book or watching the local wildlife.

Meals in the lodge building are wholesome and innovative with a hint of native produce in many dishes. Your hosts will provide an informal level of attention that is only possible when you are one of a small number of guests. It is their knowledge of the area that brings the experience alive

Bamarru makes a donation to Australia’s leading non-government conservation organization, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, for every client that comes into camp. This is currently $10 per person per night.

Education: Bamarru’s prime motivation for what they do is to open the minds of guests who come to stay through the activities the guides conduct in the environment. This comes through the interpretation of the environment, the birdlife, the mammal and reptile life. It also comes through active debate of topical issues in the environment e.g. the role of fire, usage of water, introduced species and their impact on the native flora and fauna and the day to day operation of the camp as an environmentally sensitive facility.

With 1 guide to every 6 guests, Bamarru engenders an environment where everyone can be involved in an interactive wilderness experience, rather than being part of a ‘talking heads’ show.

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ACTIVITIES
  • 4WD safaris
  • River Cruises
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Wild tastes of the Top End toursThe expert field guides are the keys to unlocking Bamurru’s wild secrets. Watch hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface, all sorts of creatures move in the grass, the air is warm and still and all eyes scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles. On guided walks and drives search for brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or pause to consider an intriguing reptile or the adaptations of a particular insect.The activities are inclusive on the Ultimate Wilderness Experience Package or available to be booked locally on the Floodplain Chillout Package.
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THE ENVIRONMENT
From BAMARRU PLAINS:

Energy Use

The bulk (approx. 75%) of the camp’s power is generated by the sun through an array of 128 solar panels. This not only ensures a predominantly clean source of energy but also allows guests to hear the sounds of the bush at night without the noise of a diesel generator in the background.

Our hot water is solar generated.

Only 3 rooms have air conditioning (for the tropical wet season months) and this is only provided with a surcharge to cover the additional fuel burn required to support it.

Rooms are not equipped with hairdryers (though one is available on request).

Our newest rooms have overhead fans and mesh screen walls which allows the coastal breezes to naturally cool the interiors. Rooms expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush with floor to ceiling mesh screens on 3 sides.

Water

Our drinking water is filtered from bore water and for activities during the day or in camp, reusable water bottles are provided. We do not buy plastic mineral water bottles.

Waste

Chemical containers are all reused.

Bottles are recycled. This requires a 3 hour drive into Darwin to the recycling plant

Design

The camp was built with a minimal impact on the environment, i.e. the rooms and lodge were constructed amongst the fringing bush on the edge of the floodplains, using the pandanus palms and woodland for natural cover.

Product Choice

All linen, supplied by EcoDownUnder, is organic cotton and has no chemicals in it.

Our laundry detergents are eco-certified.

Sheets are a sand colour and are not bleached to maintain pure whiteness. Their composition means that we are able to hang dry them straight without the need to iron them.

Soaps for guests are produced locally and are chemical free and incorporate native herbs.

Guest torches do not have batteries and are recharged with a simple winding lever.

Wherever possible we have used product that is local to the Top End of Australia in construction and in what we sell in the shop.

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What we love about Bamurru Plains

The focus of your stay at Bamurru is in the environment around you and the wildlife and birdlife for whom it is home. Each of the nine safari bungalows is built amongst the savannah fringing the floodplains and is designed expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush.


Tell me more…

Bamurru Plains provides an exclusive wildlife experience on the magnificent Mary River floodplains, just three hours by road from Darwin on the edge of Kakadu National Park. The safari-style bungalow accommodation is surrounded by savannah woodland teeming with wildlife, reptiles and birds.

With interactive guiding and personalised hosting, Bamurru aims to provide guests with an innovative natural experience that inspires a greater awareness of Australia’s unique and specialised environment.

Day trips to Arnhem Land or Kakadu to experience the region’s Aboriginal culture can be arranged as too can private guided fishing trips to enjoy some of the best barramundi fishing in Australia. These optional excursions are an additional cost.


Get the Facts

Where is it?  West of Kakadu National Park

What? Eco Resort

How many?  Nine safari bungalows

Who?   Great for singles, friends and couples.

How much? Check latest rates and availability here


Sounding Good?  Read on…

Bamarru Plains is the ultimate outback Australian safari experience.

The bungalows are built on raised timber platforms and each has an en suite bathroom. Each individual safari suite is designed to blend with the surrounding bush and as such exposes guests to the sights and sounds of the bush around you, whether it is the haunting call of a Whistling Kite, the raucous cacophony from the Blue-winged Kookaburras as dawn breaks or the sound of a full grown buffalo splashing its way through the floodplains just a short distance from your bed. The morning chorus of tens of thousands of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, is an experience in itself.

* Bamurru Plains is committed to operational principles of sustainability & conservation. To discourage the use of generator power we surcharge the use of the air-conditioning in the three guest rooms that have it. Air conditioning must be requested at the time of booking.
Air conditioning surcharge, per room per night * A$100

Hosts: Bamurru Plains

Address: Mary River Floodplain,, Kakadu NT 0836

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FEATURES
With no telephones, TVs, CD players or the typical features of a hotel room to distract you, your focus at Bamarru turns to the surrounding environment. With just 9 safari suites built amongst the savannah bush fringing the floodplains, the camp is exclusive and guests will not see other tourists on the property.

Each safari suite is ensuite and raised on a timber platform, with space for sitting out the heat of day with a good book or watching the local wildlife.

Meals in the lodge building are wholesome and innovative with a hint of native produce in many dishes. Your hosts will provide an informal level of attention that is only possible when you are one of a small number of guests. It is their knowledge of the area that brings the experience alive

Bamarru makes a donation to Australia’s leading non-government conservation organization, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, for every client that comes into camp. This is currently $10 per person per night.

Education: Bamarru’s prime motivation for what they do is to open the minds of guests who come to stay through the activities the guides conduct in the environment. This comes through the interpretation of the environment, the birdlife, the mammal and reptile life. It also comes through active debate of topical issues in the environment e.g. the role of fire, usage of water, introduced species and their impact on the native flora and fauna and the day to day operation of the camp as an environmentally sensitive facility.

With 1 guide to every 6 guests, Bamarru engenders an environment where everyone can be involved in an interactive wilderness experience, rather than being part of a ‘talking heads’ show.

ACTIVITIES
  • 4WD safaris
  • River Cruises
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Wild tastes of the Top End toursThe expert field guides are the keys to unlocking Bamurru’s wild secrets. Watch hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface, all sorts of creatures move in the grass, the air is warm and still and all eyes scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles. On guided walks and drives search for brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or pause to consider an intriguing reptile or the adaptations of a particular insect.The activities are inclusive on the Ultimate Wilderness Experience Package or available to be booked locally on the Floodplain Chillout Package.
ENVIRONMENT
From BAMARRU PLAINS:

Energy Use

The bulk (approx. 75%) of the camp’s power is generated by the sun through an array of 128 solar panels. This not only ensures a predominantly clean source of energy but also allows guests to hear the sounds of the bush at night without the noise of a diesel generator in the background.

Our hot water is solar generated.

Only 3 rooms have air conditioning (for the tropical wet season months) and this is only provided with a surcharge to cover the additional fuel burn required to support it.

Rooms are not equipped with hairdryers (though one is available on request).

Our newest rooms have overhead fans and mesh screen walls which allows the coastal breezes to naturally cool the interiors. Rooms expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush with floor to ceiling mesh screens on 3 sides.

Water

Our drinking water is filtered from bore water and for activities during the day or in camp, reusable water bottles are provided. We do not buy plastic mineral water bottles.

Waste

Chemical containers are all reused.

Bottles are recycled. This requires a 3 hour drive into Darwin to the recycling plant

Design

The camp was built with a minimal impact on the environment, i.e. the rooms and lodge were constructed amongst the fringing bush on the edge of the floodplains, using the pandanus palms and woodland for natural cover.

Product Choice

All linen, supplied by EcoDownUnder, is organic cotton and has no chemicals in it.

Our laundry detergents are eco-certified.

Sheets are a sand colour and are not bleached to maintain pure whiteness. Their composition means that we are able to hang dry them straight without the need to iron them.

Soaps for guests are produced locally and are chemical free and incorporate native herbs.

Guest torches do not have batteries and are recharged with a simple winding lever.

Wherever possible we have used product that is local to the Top End of Australia in construction and in what we sell in the shop.

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Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fabulous environmental initiatives undertaken by this property.

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