Wild Bush Luxury opens luxurious new Jabiru Retreat at Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains_Jabiru Retreat pool and lounging deck 3_credit Hels Orr

New luxury bungalows, Jabiru Retreat, open at Bamarru Plains in the Northern Territory.

Located in the Mary River wetlands in the Northern Territory’s Top End, Bamurru Plains safari lodge has now launched a new ‘luxe camp within a camp’ experience, titled Jabiru Retreat. The new retreat will complement the existing 10 safari bungalows and the Kingfisher Suite already in operation at Bamarru Plains.

The retreat, which can accommodate four adults and two children, features two safari-style bungalows connected via a raised walkway leading to an exclusive-use plunge pool. An adjacent alfresco lounge and dining space offers views overlooking the surrounding plains that attract native wildlife including buffalo, agile wallabies, brumbies and an incredible variety of birdlife including Magpie Geese and the retreat’s namesake, the Jabiru.

Jabiru Retreat was designed by Rossi Architects, based in Darwin, to create the look and feel of a safari camp. Sustainable and ethically sourced furniture has been used throughout the bungalows, utilising natural materials including teak, rattan and seagrass. On the exteriors, Wild Bush Luxury worked with Inartisan — an Australian company founded by artist Emily Heysen, great-granddaughter of renowned Australian landscape painter, Sir Hans Heysen — who sourced the teak furniture for the expansive decks.

The two bungalows each include king-size split beds, an ensuite bathroom and a generous outdoor lounge area. The safari bungalows are built on stilts to minimise impact on the environment. Overhead fans and ceiling-to-floor mesh walls on three sides allow breezes to naturally cool the interior and expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush.

Guests of the Retreat will enjoy complete privacy while still being able to access the signature Wild Bush Luxury services, including fully catered dining and daily wilderness safari experiences such as airboat safaris, open-top safari drives, crocodile-spotting river cruises, guided walks and more.

Rates for Jabiru Retreat are based on four people and start from $6,160 per night from 1 May to 30 June and 1 September to 31 October; and from $6,800 per night fully inclusive in the peak months of July and August.

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