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6 nights in Australia's Northern Territory - a spectacular area rich in Aboriginal culture and home to huge quantities of bird and wildlife.
1 APRIL 2013 ~ 31 MARCH 2014
Bamurru Plains is closed from 1 November to 31 January inclusive. Please note that Bamurru Plains is a dedicated fishing lodge between 1 February - 30 April inclusive.
Bullo River is closed from 1 December to 31 January inclusive
Lord's Safaris offer camping in Kakadu from May to September only, when the weather is comfortable. At other times hotel accommodation is recommended - the price may increase depending on your hotel choices.
Charter flight from Darwin to Bullo River Station - 90 minutes, our cost is based on travel in a single engine Cessna aircraft.
2 nights Bullo River Station - all meals, wine & beer with dinner, scheduled activities such as fishing, station touring & happenings, gorge cruise, tours of Aboriginal Art sites.
Bullo River Station
Charter flight from Bullo River Station to Jabiru - about 70 minutes, our cost is based on travel in a single engine Cessna aircraft.
Met by your guide for a 2 night safari through Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land.
2 nights camping with Lord's Safaris, includs all camp gear, transport, services of guide, entrance fees and meals.
Explore Kakadu National Park.
Spend the morning in Arnhem Land, and continue the touring with Lord's Safaris en route to Bamurru Plains.
2 nights Bamurru Plains - Safari Bungalow accommodation includes: meals, beverages (based on select open bar) and scheduled activities (4WD safaris, river trips, airboat trips and daily guiding)
Charter flight from Bamurru Plains to Darwin, our cost is based on travel in a single engine Cessna aircraft.
AUD$9,151 per person based on two people travelling in twin
or double accommodation
Bullo River Station is in the north western corner of the Northern Territory near the Western Australian border. Encircled by the coffee coloured waters of the Victoria River and rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal rock art, this vast property is not only home to around 9,000 Brahman-cross cattle but a huge variety of local fauna species including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myraid of native and migratory birds, fish and the omnipresent crocodile. The 'Boab' is Bullo's symbol and these proud trees dot the entire property lending their stature to what is already an impressive landscape.
At Bullo you will be the guests of Franz & Marlee Ranacher - their nearest neighbour is over 2 hours drive away, and the station encompasses half a million acres. So remote is this region that there are waterholes and aboriginal art galleries that have remained unseen and untouched for hundreds of years.
Guest accommodation is comfortable and simple; all rooms have private en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, celing fan and floor to ceiling windows so that you can wake to the expanse of it all. Home cooked meals are prepared by the station cook and your own just-caught Barramundi is bound to be the best fish you will ever eat. Breakfast is often al fresco on the wide stone verandah, lunch might be a picnic, perhaps by some beautiful freshwater swimming hole and dinner is usually served in the main dining room. You are encouraged to make yourself at home in the large living rooms of the homestead and there is a small swimming pool for those hot afternoons.
Day 2 : Bullo River Station
Franz, Marlee and the friendly station hands plan your activities taking into account the seasons and your interests. Your time with them might include -
Day 3 : fly from Bullo River to Kakadu
Pick up from Cooinda airport and then onto Gunlom (Waterfall Creek) and discover a pristine waterfall. Gunlom was immortalised in the first 'Crocodile Dundee' movie, its white sandy beach and 120 metre cascading waterfall (runs until the end of July) is a great photo opportunity. A more challenging walk to the top of the waterfall is rewarded with a swim and the best view for miles around. Enjoy it while overlooking the beautiful South Alligator Valley.
Arnhem Land is perhaps the one area in Australia where indigenous culture is still dominant, despite a long history of interaction with other cultures. Access to Arnhemland is restricted to a select group of guides.
While in Arnhemland a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you excellent examples of rock art on Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming). This area has some of the best rock art examples in Western Arnhemland and, some say, Australia. The view from the top of the hill is simply breathtaking, looking out across the floodplains and around the escarpment. Farewell your Aboriginal guide and back at the Injalak Art & Craft Centre there is an opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation. Spend some time watching the local people painting and the women weaving pandanus baskets.
In the afternoon we will explore the valley, with its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds, and escarpments - this is truly a place where you can escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the Northen Territory.
Day 5 : Safari Kakadu, continue to Bamurru Plains
Important note: On private safaris we encourage you to discuss each day's plan with your guide so that all of your personal interests are well covered. Please also be aware that the Aboriginal people of Arnhemland choose to live a traditional and quiet life. Although Lord's Safaris has a close working relationship with them there are times when, without notice, Arnhemland is closed to visitors or when the Aboriginal guides are not available. As Lord's Safaris offer a very real experience, and not a 'canned tourist performance'; we are sure that you will understand and will work with your guide to plan alternative safari activities and highlights.
Bamurru Plains is an exclusive safari camp built on the edge of the Mary River floodplain only a short distance from Kakadu National Park in the Top End of Australia.
Guest accommodation is in nine spacious and cool safari bungalows, each with an en suite bathroom and overlooking the surrounding wilderness. The central lounge area is the perfect place to relax, there is a well stocked library offering a collection of reference books. Likewise, the bar is well stocked, and at anytime of the day you may help yourself to a cold beer, a chilled white wine or soft drink.
Bamurru's chef prepares delicious meals which are shared around a communal table with your fellow travellers, hosts and guides. Lunch is often served on the deck, perhaps a BBQ, cooked as you refresh yourself in the swimming pool.
This area is known for its wildlife and wallabies, dingoes, brumbies, buffalo and goannas all make regular appearances, however it is the prolific birdlife that makes this area a unique nature attraction.
A typical day at Bamurru may begin with an early morning coffee and light breakfast at the lodge. Climb aboard the airboats for an excursion across the floodplains, spotting crocodiles and startling the Magpie Geese into flight. Stopping in a quiet lagoon, shaded by paperbark trees and surrounded by lilies enjoy morning tea before returning to camp as the sun heats the day.
Now there is time for a siesta, a swim, to read a book or quiz your guide for more information on this remarkable place. Lunch is followed by an afternoon activity, perhaps a guided walk or a gentle cruise down the Sampan River, spotting crocodiles sunning themselves on the mud flats. Return to the camp in the evening and share dinner with your fellow travellers, guides and hosts.
Today enjoy an early morning activity before returning to the lodge for lunch. There is time to relax by the pool before your flight to Darwin later today.
Check out from your bungalow is at 11:00am. Your luggage will be stored until your departure flight.