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9 nights exploring the rugged, remote and stunning Top End of Australia
1 APRIL 2013 ~ 31 MARCH 2014
Arrive into Kununurra (Flight not included)
Charter flight to Kimberley Coastal Camp
Private transfer to camp for 3 night stay
|Day 2 & 3||
Days at leisure at Kimberley Coastal Camp
Overnight in Camp Room
Private transfer to the Airstrip
Private charter flight to Kununurra
Private road transfer to Bullo River Station for 3 night stay
|Day 5 & 6||
Scheduled activities at Bullo River Station
Overnight in Station Room
Private charter flight to Bamurru Plains
Transfer to Camp in lodge vehicle for 3 night stay
|Day 8 & 9||
Scheduled activities at Bamurru Plains
Overnight in Safari Tents
Transfer to Bamurru Plains Airstrip
Charter flight to Darwin General Aviation Terminal
Transfer Darwin International Terminal
Depart Darwin (Flight not included.)
Based on 2 adults travelling and sharing one twin or double room - AU$11,740 per person
Bamurru Plains is closed from 1st November 2013 to 31st January 2014
This is one of the least explored and most spectacular coastlines in Australia - the craggy cliffs coming down to the water's edge with sandstone and shell covered beaches make this area nearly inaccessible.
Just twelve guests can be accommodated in the six comfortable but simple wooden chalets. Crushed coral and sand make up the floor with small bedside mats and there are wooden frame beds, a bedside lamp, mirror, bedside table and fan. The shared bathroom facilities that open to the sky are utterly in tune with this wild and remote environment and are not in any way an imposition. The 'Shed' is the open sided living area with high raked ceilings and is the place to socialise or chill out with a good book. An open plan kitchen and 'help yourself to the fridge' attitude ensures a relaxed, friendly camp atmosphere.
Day 2 & 3 : Kimberley Coastal Camp
The area is a fisherman's paradise and if you can catch it, they cook it! Guided bush walks take you to Aboriginal rock art galleries that include the unique Bradshaw paintings and the younger but equally beautiful Wandjina art. Other activities during your stay will include boat trips, visits to remote islands and beaches or even a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.
Bullo River Station is in north western corner of the Northern Territory near the Western Australian border. Bullo Station is 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 9000 Brahman-cross cattle but a huge variety of local fauna species including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and the omnipresent crocodile. The 'Boad' 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 their property 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 suites bathrooms, air-conditioning and ceiling fan and floor to ceiling windows so that you can wake up 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 5 & 6 : Bullo River Station
Scheduled activites at Bullo River Station
Franz, Marlee and the friendly station hands plan your stay to take into account the seasons and your interests, your time with them might include:
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 youeself 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 in the Main Lodge 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, s[potting crocodiles sunning themselves on the mud flats, Return to the camp in the evening and share dinner with your fellow travellers, guides and hosts.
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