Bamurru Plains is set on 300 square kilometres of floodplains and savanna woodlands on the Mary River, at the edge of Kakadu National Park.

Last minute luxury
Special rates and bonus gifts with winter stays
Northern Territory

Bamurru Plains is set on 300 square kilometres of floodplains and savanna woodlands on the Mary River, at the edge of Kakadu National Park. Fall asleep to the sounds of the bush at this unique safari lodge known for its prolific birdlife and wild buffalo. Guests are invited to join the Bamurru guides on open-air safari drives, river cruises, airboat rides and each day ends with sundowners and canapes with a view. After a day’s adventure, the pool is the spot to relax with local wildlife often seen roaming from this vantage point. This classic Australian bush experience includes premium food and wine and hosted activities. Bamurru Plains is one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia.

New family suite: Consisting of two safari bungalows linked via a walkway to a private deck with a plunge pool, the new Jabiru Retreat is ideal for families with older children, two couples travelling together, or honeymooners seeking extra privacy. Enquire for details.

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Kingfisher Suite Shaana Mc Naught
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What's Included
  • Twice-daily guided activities including river cruising, airboat wetland tours, wildlife viewing, guided walks and open-air safari drives
  • All food and beverages including beer, wine and spirits

Last Minute Luxury

Stay at Bamurru Plains in June, July and August for special rates and bonus gifts, including a bottle of Green Ant Gin and bespoke treats. Conditions apply.

3Location & Access
Location & Access

Located three hours by road from Darwin, roughly halfway between Darwin and Jabiru. Bamurru is best accessed from Darwin by light air transfer on a short 25-minute flight.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Kingfisher Suite for the extra space, or the new Two Bedroom Jabiru Suite with private pool

Suitable For

Couples and families – children can use Bamurru’s unique ‘swag beds’ and stay in your suite

Best Nearby Walk

Ubirr Rock at Kakadu National Park – included on our NT journeys

Best Nearby Park

Kakadu National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Three course dinners with free-flowing wines where local produce and native ingredients shine – think crispy barramundi with finger lime

Best Place for Relaxation

Bamurru’s infinity pool beckons during the heat of the day or head to the deck as the sun goes down and watch the wildlife graze through the camp


March-October – go early for wet floodplains, later for dry safari conditions

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Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum age to stay at Bamurru Plains?

The minimum age to stay at Bamurru Plains is 8 years.

How do I get to Bamurru Plains?

Bamurru Plains is located to the west of Kakadu National Park and is a 3-hour drive or 25-minute flight from Darwin.

What room types can I book at Bamurru Plains?

The room types at Bamurru Plains are:

What are the check-in and check-out times at Bamurru Plains?

Check-in at Bamurru Plains is from 14:00, and check-out is 11:00.

What is the weather like in the Northern Territory?

The average maximum temperature and rainfall by month in Darwin and the NT Top End are detailed below. The Mary River wetlands and Kakadu National Park are 2-3 hours’ drive from Darwin and experience similar weather patterns.