Wetlands on the Mary River

  

Wetlands on the Mary River

Located on the edge of Mary River National Park, this wetland habitat is an oasis for birds, fish, crocodiles, and other wildlife. Boasting a spectacular scenery with lish wetlands covered in an abundance of pink and purple lilies, this wetland habitat provides an ecologically sustainable environment.

There's no better way to admire these pristine wetlands and its wildlife than by enjoying a guided scenic cruise. These cruises operated daily from April to October.
If you fancy levitating over this habitat and getting up close and personal with its wildlife, you might want to opt for the airboats of Bamurru Plains resort. To maximise this experience, you might want to sit at the front, unless you don't fancy getting plastered with crickets, dragonflies and small frogs.
The pilot will take you to get close to idyllic lily fields. You will also get to experience a sunken forest with black waters, birdsong and morning tea. The pilot will also drive you to the estuarine waters where the Mary River meets the ocean, which is the ideal place to watch for some of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles.
These airboat safaris are part of a minimum two-night stay at Bumurru Plain. The resort is on the border of Kakadu National Park, which is a three-hour drive from Darwin airport. “Bumurru Plains is a safari lodge,” as they claim on their website, “with exclusive access to 300 km2 of floodplains and savannah woodland on the Mary River.”
The cruise allows you to immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience on the coastal floodplains of the Northern Territory. “A profusion of bird and wildlife are at the doorstep of this unique bush experience that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury' and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness.”
As they claim on their website, what makes Bamurru special is its location. “This beautiful wilderness region of over 300 square kilometres is shared by about 20 guests. The area is home to one of the largest crocodile populations in the world, and the annual migration of over one hundred thousand magpie geese is a sight to be seen.”
“A stay at Bamurru is bound to inspire a greater awareness of Australia's unique and specialised environment. Watch as hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles as you skim across floodplains by airboat or slowly cruise the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface. On guided walks and game drives search for brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or pause to consider an intriguing reptile or the adaptations of a particular insect.”
Staying at Bamurru is all about the surroundings. “Each suite overlooks the floodplain and with mesh walls on three sides you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you, walking to the call of the magpie geese as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplains.”
Foodies, rejoice. “On safari, you will be watered and fed with delicious bush-tucker canapes. Back at the lodge, dining takes place in the main pavilion, where you can help yourself to the open bar with wines, beer and spirits. Native ingredients including bush spices and plants feature in many of the dishes - you can expect outback cuisine with a sophisticated edge.”

 

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