Wilderness Short Break

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Wilderness Short Break

Suggested duration

6 nights. Suggest 2-3 nights at each property for an inspiring short break. This itinerary works equally well in reverse.

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To enquire about cost or book, contact your trusted travel planner or agent. Or you can DIY by contacting each lodge direct using the link below.


Connect with uniquely Australian wildlife in the Top End and Kimberley wilderness - reminders of the pure wonder of nature. Australia is a place of exceptional natural beauty where our diverse landscapes and waterways provide sanctuary for Australia’s wondrous wildlife. With the continent accommodating more than 20,000 plant species and 2,300 animal and bird species, many of these endemic, this itinerary encourages complete immersion in Australia’s pristine natural environments and the ability to get up close and personal with our unique wildlife.

From darwin airport general aviation 20min private flight, 15min hosted drive to bamurru plains.

*bamurru plains is open from may until october

1 Bamurru Plains Top End, Northern Territory

Bamurru Plains is an extraordinary safari-style bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory.  The coastal floodplains of northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife (Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta) whilst Kakadu and Arnhem Land are the heartland of the country’s indigenous culture. Some people refer to it as ‘glamping’ but with a focus on environmental sustainability this wilderness camp and its passionate hosts showcase Australia’s unique style of sophisticated, barefoot, experiential luxury.

A selection of must do’s

  • Airboat tour – A morning trip out on the floodplain wetlands of the Mary River catchment in an airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience this achingly beautiful natural environment and the prolific bird and wildlife it hosts.
  • 4WD safaris – With the recession of the waters from much of the floodplain in the dry season, the plains become accessible to 4WD vehicles and an afternoon out with one of the guides will provide a unique insight to this fragile yet very important environment.
  • Bird watching – The Mary River catchment is home to some 236 species of bird, many of which are found at Bamurru Plains. It is breeding gorund for many including the magpie geese. Even in the dry season the floodplains on the property still retain large areas of water to which the birdlife congregates in extraordinary numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia.
  • Fishing – plus, with the camp being located on the edge of the floodplains it is the ideal place to hook one of Australia’s great sports fish, the Barramundi. 

1 Bamurru Plains Top End, Northern Territory

Bamurru Plains is an extraordinary safari-style bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory.  The coastal floodplains of northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife (Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta) whilst Kakadu and Arnhem Land are the heartland of the country’s indigenous culture. Some people refer to it as ‘glamping’ but with a focus on environmental sustainability this wilderness camp and its passionate hosts showcase Australia’s unique style of sophisticated, barefoot, experiential luxury.

A selection of must do’s

  • Airboat tour – A morning trip out on the floodplain wetlands of the Mary River catchment in an airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience this achingly beautiful natural environment and the prolific bird and wildlife it hosts.
  • 4WD safaris – With the recession of the waters from much of the floodplain in the dry season, the plains become accessible to 4WD vehicles and an afternoon out with one of the guides will provide a unique insight to this fragile yet very important environment.
  • Bird watching – The Mary River catchment is home to some 236 species of bird, many of which are found at Bamurru Plains. It is breeding gorund for many including the magpie geese. Even in the dry season the floodplains on the property still retain large areas of water to which the birdlife congregates in extraordinary numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia.
  • Fishing – plus, with the camp being located on the edge of the floodplains it is the ideal place to hook one of Australia’s great sports fish, the Barramundi. 

15min hosted drive to private airstrip, private 20min flight to darwin airport general aviation, escorted transfer to main terminal, fly 1hr to kununurra airport, 2hr hosted drive to el questro homestead.

*el questro homestead is open from april until october.

2 El Questro Homestead The Kimberley, Western Australia

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury and warmth of welcome of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas across the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests, and exclusive and intimate access to the surrounding wilderness in the hands of the Homestead’s dedicated guides.

A selection of must do’s

  • Horse treks are a great way to sneak up on all types of Kimberley wildlife and see the countryside from a new vantage point. Abundant wildlife includes fruit bats and wallabies, crocodiles and an incredible array of reptiles. View brolgas, jabiru, eagles, kites and cockatoos – the birdlife is diverse and prolific.
  • Spend an afternoon at the Zebedee Thermal Springs – A magical place to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day hiking in the gorges to rockpools and waterfalls.
  • Private Chamberlain Cruise. An El Questro ranger will take you on this 3km fresh waterhole cruise in the Homestead’s private “dinghy” to view the diverse flora and fauna.
  • Relax on the peaceful return journey at dusk when the colours of the Kimberley shine on the towering cliffs. The Homestead is renowned for serving gourmet cuisine in dramatic locations – Request an intimate dinner beneath the stars.

2 El Questro Homestead The Kimberley, Western Australia

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury and warmth of welcome of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas across the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests, and exclusive and intimate access to the surrounding wilderness in the hands of the Homestead’s dedicated guides.

A selection of must do’s

  • Horse treks are a great way to sneak up on all types of Kimberley wildlife and see the countryside from a new vantage point. Abundant wildlife includes fruit bats and wallabies, crocodiles and an incredible array of reptiles. View brolgas, jabiru, eagles, kites and cockatoos – the birdlife is diverse and prolific.
  • Spend an afternoon at the Zebedee Thermal Springs – A magical place to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day hiking in the gorges to rockpools and waterfalls.
  • Private Chamberlain Cruise. An El Questro ranger will take you on this 3km fresh waterhole cruise in the Homestead’s private “dinghy” to view the diverse flora and fauna.
  • Relax on the peaceful return journey at dusk when the colours of the Kimberley shine on the towering cliffs. The Homestead is renowned for serving gourmet cuisine in dramatic locations – Request an intimate dinner beneath the stars.

This itinerary works equally well in reverse.

from kununurra airport 2hr hosted drive to el questro homestead.

from el questro homestead 2hr hosted drive to kununurra airoprt, 1hr flight to darwin airport. overnight darwin. next morning, private 20min flight from darwin airport general aviation to private airstrip, 15min hosted drive to bamurru plains.

from bamurru plains 15min hosted drive to private airstrip, 20min flight to darwin airport general aviation.

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