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Bamurru Plains Fishing Packages

Mary River region

Bamurru Plains Fishing Safari, Mary River

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 March and April). During this time Bamurru Plains is transformed into a fishing lodge. Bamurru Plains is uniquely located on the lower reaches of the Sampan Creek with private access to the river. With their own private jetty on the water, travelling times to these areas are reduced significantly allowing you more time to fish. Guests of Bamurru Plains will fish with licensed and experienced local guides.

The highlight for any fisherman at Bamurru is fishing out on the floodplains by airboat. During the wet season almost 100kms² 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. The airboat fleet is 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!

During the fishing season, food is a much more casual affair, with a cooked breakfast each morning before heading out to fish. Lunch will be served at the lodge on the days when you’re fishing by airboat and a packed lunch will be provided when fishing out on the river.

Safari Bungalows

Each of the safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains and have fine mesh screen from ceiling to floor on 3 sides, offering 180⁰ views of the bush and floodplain.  The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. Please note that during the fishing season there is no turn-down service in the room.


Rates per person twin share

1 Mar to 30 Apr 21
2 nights/2 days$2,625
3 nights/3 days$3,625
4 nights/4 days$4,625
5 nights/5 days$5,625
Inclusions: All meals & beverages including beer, wine, spirits and other non-alcoholic drinks. Daily guided fishing from the airboats & river boats with one private guide per boat, & all professional quality fishing equipment & tackle. Return transfers from the main gate (for guests who are self-driving) or airstrip (for guests who are booking scenic air transfers).
Notes: Minimum 2 night stay. Prices based on 4 anglers per air-boat/river boat. Other rates available based on different number of anglers in the vessel.