Inspiration Itinerary

Wildbush Luxury

& Outback Station

9 NIGHTS IN PURE OUTBACK LUXURY

For the absolute Outback trifecta nothing beats the combination of the outstanding accommodation and activities on offer at Bamurru Plains, Bullo River Station and El Questro Homestead. In addition to the very best in Outback hospitality this combination delivers sweeping vistas, breathtaking gorges, rugged sandstone ranges and broad tidal flats to rainforest pockets along with waterways abundant with wildlife. You can explore both Kakadu and the Kimberley – two iconic Aussie Outback destinations, and gain a rare glimpse into Outback Station life on a 500,000 acre working cattle station and homestead.

Darwin is the gateway to this incredible adventure with the incomparable Bamurru Plains your first stop. This beautiful wilderness region, on the edge of Kakaudu National Park, is over 300 square kilometres and shared by just 20 guests. So large is the property that there are four distinct habitats – floodplains and wetlands full of magpie geese and big crocs; stunning melaleuca forests, savannah woodlands where you might bump into brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies; and finally a riverine environment where the silver flashes of fish or sunbathing crocs will catch your eye as you cruise slowly by. Bamurru’s signature experience is a thrilling ride across the floodplains by airboat. This wildlife-packed journey takes you from wide open grasslands to a lagoon surrounded by peeling paper bark trees and provides the opportunity to feel the rush as you skim the surface at speed, and the float in silence listening to the sound of nothing but the bush.

From the far north of the NT you then head south west to Bullo River Station. Encircled by the coffee coloured waters of the Victoria River and rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal rock art this vast property is not only home to around 4,000 Brahman-cross cattle but a huge variety of local fauna including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and the omnipresent crocodiles. Bullo River Station’s nearest neighbour is over 2 hours drive away, and the property encompasses half a million acres, creating a feeling of true remoteness. So remote is this region that there are waterholes and Aboriginal art galleries that have remained unseen and untouched for hundreds of years. Bullo offers an expwerience like no other and you can choose a day filled with dust, sweat and the exhilaration of station life; or spend the day exploring stunning landscapes, waterfalls, swimming in remote waterholes, barramundi fishing and discovering Aboriginal rock art and wildlife. Quintessential Australian station life at its best!

Your trifecta? El Questro Homestead. Located in the East Kimberley, El Questro is 700,000 acres of vast and stunningly beautiful terrain close to Kununurra and the Kimberley. With an abundance of natural and ancient flora and fauna you can explore the area by air, land, horse or water. Hike through ancient gorges to waterfalls, fish for barramundi in locations accessible only by helicopter, explore the vast landscape on horseback or simply soak up the sunrise while bird watching at dawn. You can experience it all at El Questro in the heart of the Kimberley. A fitting end to a specatcaular Outback experience.

You will love

  • Remote & beautiful wilderness
  • Thrilling airboat across floodplains
  • Authentic Outback Station activities
  • Cruise through Chamberlain Gorge
  • Prolific bird & Wildlife

9 NIGHTS IN PURE OUTBACK LUXURY

DAY 1 | DARWIN TO BAMURRU PLAINS | 3 NIGHTS

From Darwin board a scenic 30 minute charter flight (or optional road transfer – 3 hours) to Bamarru Plains on the Mary River Floodplains. Surrounded by wetlands and savannah woodlands, Bamurru Plains is often likened to the Okavango Delta of Botswana and you will have an opportunity to settle in, meet your hosts and begin exploring this beautiful wilderness region and its prolific wildlife and birdlife.

Accommodation: Bamurru Plains

DAY 2 & 3 | BAMURRU PLAINS

Bamarru offers a range of experiences including a thrilling ride across the floodplains by airboat (subject to water levels) where the bird life is phenomenal due to the variety of eco-systems. Cruise along Sampan Creek through riverine vegetation and mangroves looking for crocodiles basking, wild pigs, wallaroos, dingoes and water buffalo. In an open-top safari vehicle, on a quad bike or on a guided walk, all accompanied by informative Rangers, venture out on safari looking for and learning about wild horses, buffalo, wallabies, ant trails, indigenous uses of plants and how to track wildlife.

DAY 4 | BAMURRU PLAINS TO BULLO RIVER | 3 NIGHTS

Return to Darwin by charter plane (or optional road transfer) and connect with a scheduled domestic flight to Kununurra and then onwards onto a light aircraft transfer to Bullo River Station, one of the Northern Territory’s hidden gems. Upon arrival at Bullo you’ll be greeted by its hosts before enjoying an afternoon exploring the station.

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

DAY 5 & 6 | BULLO RIVER STATION

Experience quintessential Australia on one of Australia’s most breathtakingly beautiful cattle stations and embrace the spirit of outback hospitality. Get stuck into station activities including muster training, calf feeding and cattle yard work in between more leisurely activities such as cruising down the Bullo River Gorge enjoying the wildlife and birds along the riverbanks and red cliffs, or drop a line in for a spot of fishing. Enjoy one of many guided hikes to billabongs to watch the local wildlife, explore Aboriginal rock art sites and plenty of secret waterfalls and natural swimming pools for a quick dip along the way. A short 8 minute orientation helicopter flight is also included during your stay.

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

DAY 7 | BULLO RIVER TO EL QUESTRO | 3 NIGHTS

Depart Bullo River by private charter plane, flying over Lake Argyle & the Bungle Bungles to reach the El Questro Airstrip, just outside Kununurra in the eastern Kimberley. On touchdown you will be met and transferred by road to the Homestead where you can meet your hosts before exploring this exclusive retreat cantilevered over the Chamberlain Gorge with stunning views across the rugged landscape.

Accommodation: El Questro Homestead

DAY 8 & 9 | EL QUESTRO

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary beauty of El Questro, awash with more than 700,000 acres of rugged ranges, towering gorges, crystal clear waters, breathtaking sunsets and, of course, the ancient Boab tree, it’s all there on the Homestead’s doorstep. Offering a wide range of complimentary excursions led by professional rangers your experience will be tailored and customised to your preferences. Cruise through Chamberlain Gorge enjoying diverse flora & fauna, crocodiles & the cheeky Archer fish. Go birdwatching or enjoy a guided 4WD Safari for a history, nature and wildlife tour before rounding out your day with a rejuvenating dip in Zebedee thermal springs. Please see the full comprehensive list of activities, we do recommend pre-booking excursions prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation: El Questro Homestead

DAY 10 | HOMEWARD BOUND

Your Outback adventure ends today with a transfer by private charter plane (or road transfer if you prefer – 110 minutes) to Kununurra to board your outbound flight.

PLEASE NOTE:

For the ultimate COMPLETE Top End journey you may wish to add a few nights in Kimberley Coastal Camp or Far Away Bay. Contact us to add one, or both, of these incredible destinations to your itinerary OR reach out to us to tailormake your ideal journey designed to suit your preferred pace, price and pursuits!

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Aussie hospitality at its finest

Bamurru Plains – Kakadu NP, Northern Territory

Bamurru Plains exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to this remote and beautiful wilderness. Nine safari bungalows overlook the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life and provide a cool and relaxing retreat - the perfect spot from which to explore the NT's ancient land. Read More

Bullo River Station – Bullo River, Northern Territory

Set in a pristine landscape, defined by the Victoria and Bullo rivers and carved by waterfalls and gorges, Bullo River Station is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cattle stations in Australia. Embracing the spirit of outback hospitality, it offers guests a ‘frontier Australia’ experience with all the warmth and homeliness of a stay with old friends. Read More

El Questro Homestead – The Kimberley, Western Australia

At almost 700,000 acres in size, El Questro is one of the world's last true frontiers with rugged sandstone ranges, gorges, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The Homestead is an exclusive retreat situated atop the Chamberlain Gorge with stunning views across the landscape.
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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

10 days

10 days

From AUD $14,500 per person Twin Share
Based on 2 people travelling on a combination of scheduled & private charter flights

From AUD $14,500
per person Twin Share
Based on 2 people travelling on a combination of scheduled & private charter flights

START: Darwin, Australia     |     Finish: Kununurra, Australia

Destinations: Darwin I Mary River Floodplains I Bullo River Station I El Questro Homestead near Kununurra

Inclusions

  • Private charter flights – Darwin/Bamurru Plains/Darwin x Kununurra/Bullo River/El Questro (please note luggage restrictions)
  • Transfers between airports/airstrips and hotels/camps/lodges
  • All accommodation (9 nights)
  • All meals and select beverages including wine, beer and spirits (additional charges apply for Cellar Master List)
  • Exhilarating airboat across Mary River Wetlands
  • Quad bike adventures
  • Open-top safari drives
  • Crocodile spotting cruises
  • Guided wilderness walks at Bamurru Plains
  • All cattle station related activities such as bore checks, lick runs, feeding poddy calves)
  • Mustering activities (subject to seasonality)
  • Fishing including guide, gear and boat
  • Horse riding including guide and gear
  • Guided tours of rock art, gorges and water holes
  • 4WD activites
  • Customised enthusiast trips including bird watching, hiking, art and photography
  • Short scenic heli flip at Bullo River Station
  • Chamberlain Gorge Cruise
  • Bush culture, history & nature tour
  • Bird watching
  • Zebedee Springs exclusivity for Homestead guests only
  • Sunset at Buddy’s Point
  • Guided gorge walks (vary each day)
  • Self drive boat at El Questro Homestead

Exclusions

  • Domestic flights ex Sydney/Darwin/Kununurra/Darwin/Sydney
  • All applicable departure taxes
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Premium drinks from Cellar Master List
  • Any additional or optional excursions and/or transfers other than specified
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Items and/or purchases of a personal nature
  • Any item not specified

Minimum – 2

Maximum – 4


Flights & Insurance – on request

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