Dine under the stars at the quietest restaurant on Earth. Sip champagne and listen to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo as you watch a magnificent sunset over Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). When the sun has finally set, lanterns will be lit and a delicious gourmet barbecue served. After dinner the lights are dimmed to reveal a clear and bright, star filled sky. A resident astronomer introduces the magnificent constellations, stars and planets that make up the skies of the Southern Hemisphere. Truly a night like no other.
I’ve just returned from the most magical adventure to Australia’s Northern Territory where I took a wonderful three day private adventure through Kakadu National Park, Arnhemland and the Mary River Region with our hand selected specialist guide, Sab Lord. His passion, close relationships with the Aboriginal people and love of the incredible environment filled my heart. The additional pleasure of walking through the sacred sights of Arnhemland with an Aboriginal guide and learning the stories of the rock paintings created by his forefathers was a breathtaking experience.
During the tour, Sab Lord proved to be a knowledgeable and entertaining guide as well as wonderful chef catering for any dietary needs. Our final evening at luxurious Bamarru Plains and discovering the beauty of the Mary River wetlands brought the joy of the Top End to a wonderful reality.
As a travel designer who has hand crafted luxury itineraries for thousands of travelers I’d recommend a journey with Sab to people who wish to discover
the rugged beauty of our vast land.
Until our next adventure…
Karen Hardy Hodgson
For those travelers seeking an Australian Safari adventure…we have the perfect luxury wilderness retreat for you.
Bamurru Plains, located just to the west of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory is an ideal getaway for anyone wishing to become one with nature. A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of this unique bush camp that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to a remote and beautiful wilderness.
The focus of a stay at this unique retreat is in the environment around you and the wildlife and birdlife for whom it is home. Each of the nine individual safari suites are designed to blend with the surrounding bush and as such expose guests to the sights and sounds of the bush, whether it is the haunting call of a Whistling Kite, the raucous cacophony from the Blue-winged kookaburras as dawn breaks or the sound of a full grown buffalo splashing its way through the floodplains just a short distance from your bed. The morning chorus of tens of thousands of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, is an experience in itself.
Marvel at the water buffalo, dingoes, antilupine wallaroos, estuarine crocodiles and agile wallabies and many of the 236 species of bird that inhabit the Mary River catchment, explore the wetlands, take an airboat ride along the floodplains or perhaps go fishing for barramundi. Evenings bring about spectacular sunsets before the heavens come to life and the skies are filled with thousands of brilliant stars.
An unforgettable adventure is within your reach. Contact us to include this luxury wilderness adventure in your customized once in a lifetime Down Under adventure.
New South Wales
In the year 2000 UNESCO awarded The Blue Mountains area a world heritage listing based upon its outstanding natural value to humanity and the pristine environment that provides protection for an unusually diverse range of rare and ancient vegetation communities and isolated animal populations ensconced in its deep gorges.
Our special guides will take you to view The Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley, an iconic site of this vast and special area.
Kakadu National Park, located 160 miles east of Darwin, in Australias Northern Territory is the largest National Park in Australia and has been awarded a World Heritage listing. Adjacent to Kakadu National Park lies a vast subtropical savannah that has been described as a national treasure trove depicting ancient human occupation and a pristine wilderness area hosting myriad ecosystems and wildlife inhabitants. The Aboriginal association with the land is constantly on display in Kakadu National Park where richly descriptive rock paintings from 50,000 years ago depict events of the distant past. Let us send you to this ancient area where your hosts, Max and Phillipa Davidsons passionate devotion to the area and its people has developed into a relationship of trust and respect with the traditional owners. Their association has resulted in an unchallengeable, in-depth knowledge of the history and traditions of the area.