Thursday 28 January 2010

Bamurru Re-opens for the Wet Season – and the Barramundi


Bamurru Plains will re-open on February 1 for the 2010 season, when the spectacular Top End wet season brings the floodplains to life and the wily Barramundi are just waiting for a bait.  Wet season specials include Pay Three, Stay Four-night packages.

As the waters return after the dry season, the Mary River floodplains explode into life: breeding season starts for millions of magpie geese, brolgas and other birds, as well as mammals such as wallabies and wallaroos, and reptiles. And as the waters start to subside, the 'run-off' season is the best time of year to hook one of the world's most prized game fish, the mighty Barramundi.

Bamurru's wild bush luxury camp sits at the edge of the floodplain, with spectacular views of the floodplains and wildlife from each of the nine safari suites.

In contrast to most fishing 'camps', Bamurru is partner-friendly. While the avid fishermen (or women) are courting Barra, partners can relax by the pool or in the comfortable lounge, or take guided walking and 4WD safaris to see the extraordinary landscape and prolific wildlife on this working buffalo station, located to the east of Kakadu National Park.

Anglers (and partners) have the opportunity – unique in Australia – to explore the wetlands by airboat: skimming across vast carpets of water lilies and through flooded melaleuca forests, or hooking into a metre-plus Barra are unforgettable experiences.

The focus of a stay at Bamurru is on the surrounding environment: it's an immersive experience in the Top End wilderness. Each safari suite is designed to blend with the surrounding bush, with the creature comforts of a supremely comfortable bed and fine linen. Innovative and wholesome meals are prepared by Bamurru's chefs, drawing on local produce – including freshly-caught Barramundi!

Bamurru Plains is offering two Wet Season special packages. Guests can stay for four nights, and pay for three; or stay three nights and receive a complimentary scenic flight over the waterfalls of Kakadu National Park. The packages cost $2790 per person, twin share, including all meals, beverages and scheduled activities. Return air transfers from Darwin (25 minutes) can be arranged.

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