Bamurru Plains

A fusion of bird and wildlife right at your doorstep on the Mary River floodplains
Bamurru Plains, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia
Rates from $1090

Bamurru Plains Details 

Overview

Bamurru Plains is located just to the west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains, with access to the Sampan River. A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of a unique bush lodge that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness.
The Barramundi is arguably Australia’s most prized sports fish and the Northern Territory’s Top End is by far the best place to target them and other species such as Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally and Mangrove Jacks. In the wet, the Mary River floodplains are full of water and Barra, as are the creeks of the Mary River System which adjoin Bamurru Plains. The highlight for any fisherman at Bamurru however, is fishing out on the floodplains by airboat.
The best time to fish in the Top End is the period known as the ‘run off’ which happens in the early part of the year (generally February to April) as the floodwaters of the wet recede, vast quantities of bait fish, frogs and insects are swept into the main channels. The Barra congregate at these run-off locations for what will be their easiest feed of the year, and fishing these waterways at this time of year can produce some excellent catches. Bamurru Plains operates as a dedicated fishing lodge over these months.
Please note that although we do keep the occasional catch for the dinner table, we are committed to sustainable fishing practise of catch and release. River Fishing The rivers, creeks and estuaries of the Top End offer world famous Barramundi fishing and guests of Bamurru Plains will fish with licensed and experienced local guides. Bamurru Plains is uniquely located on the lower reaches of the Sampan Creek with private access to the river. You will have access to Sampan and Tommycut Creeks along with numerous other creeks along the coast targeting the holy grail of Barramundi fishing, the METERY! During this runoff period Barra up to 140cms long and over 50 pounds in weight congregate in these areas. With our own private jetty on the water, travelling times to these areas are reduced significantly allowing you more time to fish.
Airboat Fishing During the wet season almost 100 square kilometres of the station is covered in water providing the ideal habitat for baitfish to breed in the warm shallow waters of the floodplain. Guests of Bamurru Plains have exclusive access to these floodplains. Our airboat fleet is fitted with casting decks to maximise the experience of fishing the floodplain in spots that are only accessible to camp guests. The plains do not drain fully with the tide so the floodplain is fishable all day long! Experience Barramundi fishing like never before with this exhilarating airboat fishing adventure.
Safari Bungalow Accommodation
Each of our safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life. Mesh screen ceiling to floor walls provides an experience in which you can see, hear and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you. Wake to the call of magpie geese as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplain, all audible and visible without having to leave your bed! The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. The décor reflects the region’s earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history and each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials, species list and binoculars.

Rooms

Bamurru Plains has 9 luxury lodges

Inclusions

Safari bungalow accommodation, all meals and beverages including beer, wine and spirits and other non-alcoholic drinks, daily guided fishing from our airboats and river boats, and all professional quality fishing equipment and tackle. Return transfers from our main gate (for guests who are self-driving) or airstrip (for guests who are booking scenic air transfers) are also included.

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am

Rates

River & Floodplain Fishing Packages - shared charter Based on up to 3 anglers per airboat, 4 anglers per river boat Twin Share
2 night / 2 day Fishing Package:$2,180
3 night / 2 day Fishing Package:$2,480
2 night / 3 day Fishing Package:$2,780
3 night / 3 day Fishing Package:$3,080
4 night / 3 day Fishing Package:$3,380
3 night / 4 day Fishing Package:$3,680
4 night / 4 day Fishing Package:$3,980
5 night / 4 day Fishing Package:$4,280
5 night / 5 day Fishing Package:$4,880
6 night / 5 day Fishing Package:$5,180
6 night / 6 day Fishing Package:$5,780
River & Floodplain Fishing Packages - private charter Based on 2-3 anglers per airboat, 2-3 anglers per river boat Twin Share
2 night / 2 day Fishing Package:$2,380
3 night / 2 day Fishing Package:$2,680
2 night / 3 day Fishing Package:$3,080
3 night / 3 day Fishing Package:$3,380
4 night / 3 day Fishing Package:$3,680
3 night / 4 day Fishing Package:$4,080
4 night / 4 day Fishing Package:$4,380
5 night / 4 day Fishing Package:$4,680
5 night / 5 day Fishing Package:$5,380
6 night / 5 day Fishing Package:$5,680
6 night / 6 day Fishing Package:$6,380
One way scenic air transfer ex Darwin (per single engine aircraft, up to 4 pax) Includes a meet & greet service at Darwin Domestic/International terminals with transfer to General Aviation area for scenic air transfer connection (or vice versa) for 1-4 people: $650.00
One way scenic air transfer ex Darwin (per twin engine aircraft, up to 8 pax) Includes a meet & greet service at Darwin Domestic/International terminals with transfer to General Aviation area for scenic air transfer connection (or vice versa) for 1-8 people: $1200.00
Checking In & Out
$1090 / per night
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Hospitality 

Food

The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
Kakadu Bakery
Border Store in Kakadu
Mimi's Restaurant
Barra Bar & Bistro
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.

Location 

Getting There and Distances

Bamurru Plains is 210 kms from Darwin which is a 3 hour drive or 30 minute charter flight
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