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7 nights enjoying three diverse habitats. From AU$7,421 per person
1 APRIL 2013 ~ 31 MARCH 2014
Bamurru Plains is closed from 1 November to 31 January inclusive
|Day 1||Depart Darwin on your private charter flight to Bamurru Plains
2 nights Bamurru Plains – Safari Bungalow
Private charter flight from Bamurru Plains to Darwin
1 night Mantra on the Esplanade, continental breakfast included
Transfer to Darwin airport
Flight: Darwin to Alice Springs (not included)
As there is a long wait between flights you have the option of a private guided Alice Springs town tour with cafe lunch OR a chauffeured road transfer to Ayers Rock, the drive time is about 5 hours and you will stop for a picnic lunch on the way. Either way, you will arrive at Longitude 131º about 4pm.
Flight: Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (not included)
2 nights Longtitude 131º - Luxury Tent, all meals including an under the stars desert dinner, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, touring of Uluru and Kata Tjuta
|Day 6||Flight: Ayers Rock to Adelaide (not included)
Flight: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (REX airlines included)
2 nights Southern Ocean Lodge – Flinders Suite inclusive of breakfast, light lunch, 4 course dinner, selected drinks from bar and selected activities such as island touring, beach fishing, guided cliff top walk & informal lectures
|Day 8||Flight: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide (REX airlines included)|
AUD$7,421 per person based on two people travelling in twin
or double accommodation
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 a 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 muffin being delivered to your room as the sun rises. Climb aboard the airboats for an excursion across the flood plains, 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.
Transfer in the afternoon to the Mantra on the Esplanade where you room with have a view of Darwin Harbour and includes breakfast.
Longitude 131° is surely the ultimate tented camp in Australia and is located in the central desert country near Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Each of the 15 individual tents is elevated and lavishly decorated - stone floors are covered in woven rugs, beds are made up with fine linens and feather duvets. Each tent has a view of Uluru as does the large open area in the central part of the camp where guests can relax and watch the changing colours of the rock.
Your guides at Longitude 131° will plan your days to include desert activities such guided walks at Kata Tjuta, an early morning Uluru experience or an ecological walk to learn about the native habitat, flora and fauna, bush food and medicine.
For most guests a highlight of their stay is an evening sundowner atop a secluded sand dune, from there you are taken to an exclusive desert setting where dinner is served under a canopy of stars that stretches from horizon to the other. Please note that this dinner is subject to weather and outdoor conditions.
During the siesta hour you might like to relax by the pool or in the Dune House where a guest library provides an interesting array of books on local topics. All meals are included during your stay and the specialty of the house is contemporary Australian cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, quality produce. Communal dining in the Dune allows guests the chance to meet their fellow 'campers' and exchange stories of their desert encounters.
Southern Ocean Lodge provides more than an accommodation experience – expect serenely beautiful guest rooms, captivating coastal views, a sanctuary of comfort, exceptional cuisine based on the islands fresh and innovative produce as well as a high level of intimate and professional service.
Located at Hanson bay on the Island’s south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer / Kelly Hill National Parks. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf the design showcases a full frontal panorama and is within easy reach of the Island's major attractions.
The lodge offers twenty-one luxurious suites; your Ocean Retreat (photographed above) features a walk-in dressing area, comfortable king sized bed, sunken lounge, bathroom with shower & free standing bath tub, a separate toilet as well as an outdoor terrace. The lodge has been designed so that from your living spaces, your shower & tub as well as your bed you will have stunning ocean views. The ‘little touches include’ complimentary room bar, twice daily housekeeping, heated floors and music system.
Island touring is included and will highlight the marine and terrestrial wildlife of this protected haven. During your stay you might like to try your luck beach fishing, the chef will be delighted to cook your catch for you. Cooking lessons focusing on island produce and fresh seafood will be offered and for those in need of a special treat, the signature spa menu offers a range of traditional and cutting edge treatments.