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Wild Bush Fishing by airboat

Join us in these remote, seldom fished waters for excellent fishing and an unforgettable safari lodge experience.

Private Charter - 4 anglers per boat - contact us for a 4-night and 5-night package.

Grab 3 of your mates and challenge them to a fishing competition in one of the most extraordinary settings in Australia - Bamurru Plains. This is the place where dreams are made if you want to hook the big one. The mighty Northern Territory barramundi could be waiting in our private floodplains or along the Sampan Creek by our private pontoon.

Full Package Includes:

  • Return scenic charter flight ex Darwin
  • Accommodation in a fan-cooled safari bungalow (twin share basis)
  • All meals, house wine and beer with dinner
  • Daily guided fishing

The Barramundi is arguably Australia’s most prized sports fish and the Northern Territory’s Top End is by far the best place to target them. In the wet, the Mary River floodplains are full of water and Barra, as are the creeks of the Mary River System which adjoin Bamurru Plains. The highlight for any fisherman at Bamurru however, is fishing out on the floodplains by airboat. The best time to fish in the Top End is the period known as the ‘run off’ which happens in the early part of the year (generally February to April) as the floodwaters of the wet recede, vast quantities of bait fish, frogs and insects are swept into the main channels. The Barramundi congregate at these run-off locations for what will be their easiest feed of the year, and fishing these waterways at this time of year can produce some excellent catches.

Wild Bush Fishing Safaris operate over these months and during this time Bamurru Plains is transformed into a fishing lodge, the base from which anglers fish each day. The regular operations of Bamurru Plains are much more casual over these fishing months, especially with regards to food which is a much more simple (though no less delicious!) affair.

Please note that we are committed to the sustainable fishing practice of catch and release.

River Fishing

The rivers, creeks and estuaries of the Top End offer world-famous Barramundi fishing and guests of Bamurru Plains will fish with licensed and experienced local guides. Bamurru Plains is uniquely located on the lower reaches of the Sampan Creek with private access to the river. You will have access to Sampan and Tommycut Creeks along with numerous other creeks along the coast targeting the holy grail of Barramundi fishing, the METERY! During this runoff period, Barra up to 140cms long and over 50 pounds in weight congregate in these areas. With our own private jetty on the water, travelling times to these areas are reduced significantly allowing you more time to fish.

Airboat Fishing

During the wet season, almost 100 square kilometres of the station is covered in water providing the ideal habitat for baitfish to breed in the warm shallow waters of the floodplain. Guests of Bamurru Plains have exclusive access to these floodplains. Our airboat fleet are fitted with casting decks to maximise the experience of fishing the floodplain in spots that are only accessible to camp guests. The plains do not drain fully with the tide so the floodplain is fishable all day long! Experience Barramundi fishing like never before with this exhilarating airboat fishing adventure

Based on 4 anglers per airboat, 4 anglers per riverboat twin-share

Wild Bush Fishing Safari at Bamurru Plains includes:

  • Safari bungalow accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including beer, wine and spirits)
  • Daily guided fishing with a private specialist fishing guide.

The Lodge

Surrounded by an exotic landscape of wild palms and twisting trees Bamurru Plains is the perfect spot from which to explore the mysteries and magnificence of this ancient land. The 'Wild Bush Luxury' concept brings a uniquely Australian style to your stay - a down to earth yet attentive level of service; an appreciation of the finer details; and above all a team of hosts and guides who are passionate about the area and its wildlife. The focal point for dining and gathering, the lodge building has a quieter library area with reference books and some privacy from the more communal areas in the rest of the building, which includes the dining area. The front deck features a BBQ fire pit area, a wet edge swimming pool with views across the floodplains and a covered lounge area for chilling with a beer after a day out on the water.

Safari Bungalows

Spacious and cool, each of the nine safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life. Mesh screen ceiling to floor walls on all three sides around the bed provides an experience in which you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you.

Start your journey

4-nights from $4,115 per person (minimum 4 anglers – shared charter) 

5-nights from $4765 per person (minimum 4 anglers – shared charter) 

Enquire for availability 

Call +61 2 8270 4800 for more information or questions.

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