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Bamurru Plains

Terms & Policies

General Terms

Seasons & Closures

The safari lodge will be closed between 1 November and 01 March each year.

The Top End region is tropical and monsoonal. Daytime temperatures range from about 26C to 36C. During March and April, and September and October it can also be quite humid.

Please note that in the winter months (June to August) it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning and an extra layer of clothing is recommended.

Below are the monthly average highs and lows in °C, as well as average days of rainfall.

  • January 30° / 27° – 19 days
  • February 30° / 26° – 18 days
  • March 31° / 27° – 16 days
  • April 31° / 27° – 6 days
  • May 30° / 25° – 1 day
  • June 29° / 24°- 0 days
  • July 28° / 22° – 0 days
  • August 28° / 23° – 0 days
  • September 30° / 25° – 2 days
  • October 30° / 26°- 6 days
  • November 31° / 27° – 11 days
  • December 31° / 27° – 15 days

For up to date weather predictions, use Humpty Doo, Northern Territory as the nearest location.


The rate includes accommodation, chef prepared meals, use of the shared Bamurru Lodge (swimming pool etc), beverages from our open bar and twice-daily safari-style activities.


Telephone calls, helicopter flights, transfers (unless part of package), scenic flights, day trips to Kakadu and/or Arnhem Land.

Bamurru Plains management reserve the write to change inclusions to some services where costs change markedly (e.g. fuel costs) and you will be notified of this in writing. Depending on the tarrif you choose, guided activities may be excluded.

Air Charters

During the wet season (March and into April) we recommend some buffer in your itinerary in case of inclement weather and delays to flights. We will be happy to offer advice. There is a general weight restriction of 15 kgs per passenger in soft bags only to fit in the aircraft luggage compartments.

It will be possible to keep excess bags at the air operator’s office in Darwin. Although all care is taken, Bamurru Plains does not accept responsibility for any expense incurred by a passenger as a result of any delay, alteration or mechanical failure with a charter aircraft.

Travel Insurance

Unforeseen circumstances may result in you having to change your plans or even cancel at the last moment. To protect non-refundable deposits and payments we STRONGLY recommend that all guests obtain comprehensive travel insurance that includes cancellation and emergency medical care cover.

Please be sure to consider such things as pre-existing medical conditions, valuable items and that the policy is right for you.

Force Majeure

‘Force Majeure’ means (without restriction) any event which Bamurru Plains could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Cavendra Pty Ltd will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Check In & Check Out

On safari we recommend:

Check-in is available from 14:00 and check-out is required by 11:00.

If you would like to secure late check-out, there will be an additional charge of 75% of one night’s accommodation subject to availability. Please note that the latest check-out time is dependent on sunset within flying curfews.

Third Party Arrangements

If you have booked some of your flights directly with the airline or travel agency, please be sure to advise us of any flight changes (timings, numbers etc.) and please be sure to check that your final itinerary has the details correctly noted.

Wild Bush Luxury and Bamurru Plains will not be responsible for transfers, accommodation, tour planning or for any travel arrangements that are effected by flights not booked and ticketed by our office. Wild Bush Luxury and Bamurru Plains will not take responsibility for any third party services which are delayed due to reasons beyond our control.

Our Policies

What is your payment policy?

Standard Payment Terms:
  • Deposit: A 20% deposit within 48 hours
  • Balance due: 60 days from departure date
  • Booking within 60 days from departure: Balance due within 48 hours

NOTE: Final guest rooming list, arrival and departure details, dietary restrictions and special add-on tour requirements are due 30 days prior to arrival.

Group Bookings (5 Bungalows or more) and Exclusive Use Bookings: a variation to Payment and Cancellation terms applies.  Please confirm all terms with our reservations team.

Contact us for more details.

What is your cancellation policy?

As a remote outback property with a small footprint approach, our business depends on maximising occupancy to reduce empty spaces, and our guest bookings usually involve a longer lead time than traditional hotels.

For this reason, cancellations must be advised by email to and the following will apply:

Standard Cancellation Policy:

  • 90 days or more: 20% deposit will be refunded less a $50 admin fee and any credit card charges.
  • 61-89 days: loss of 20% deposit.
  • 60 days or less: 100% of total contracted package will be retained.
  • No-show bookings or premature departures: 100% of total contracted package will be retained, as will any unused services or unused nights due to flight / weather disruption. We do recommend our guests to take out travel insurance to account for any unforeseeable travel issues.

Group Bookings (5 Bungalows or more) and Exclusive Use Bookings: a variation to Payment and Cancellation terms applies.  Please confirm all terms with our reservations team.

Contact us for more details.

Group & Exclusive Use Policy (More than 5 Rooms)

Deposit – 5 rooms or more
A 20% deposit at time of booking 
90 days – Full payment required
Booking within 60 days – balance required within 48 hours
Cancellation terms – 5 rooms or more
120 days or more: Deposit will be refunded less a $50 admin fee and any credit card charges 91-119 days: loss of deposit. 90 days or less: 100% of total contracted package will be retained Dropped inventory subject to same T&Cs and date amendments are considered a cancellation

Minimum stay policy

The minimum stay is two nights.

We recommend you stay at least three nights to allow time for an Arnhem Land or Kakadu day trip, or four nights to sit back and relax in and around the camp.

Child policy

The lodge is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. This is partly acknowledging the small size of the lodge; additionally there are several safety considerations.

If the lodge is booked exclusively and suitable supervision is arranged then children of any age will be permitted.

Please note there are no child minding facilities available at Bamurru Plains.  All guests dine together.