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Don’t Miss This Hands-On Culinary Safari in the Australian Outback

by Mary Melnick

Oct 17, 2023

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James Viles, one of Australia’s most respected chefs and restaurateurs, heads back to Bamurru Plains in March 2024 for a four-day, hands-on culinary safari. During the safari, guests sample native ingredients and wild bush flavors distinct to this Australian Top End habitat and ecosystem. Known for his approach to food, in which he promotes a sustainable and respectful food culture, James shares the same beliefs with the Bamurru Plains, a Wild Bush Luxury Experience.


© Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains is located on a private property east of Darwin and borders Kakadu National Park. It lies just a three-hour drive or a 30-minute scenic flight from Darwin. Guestsfly over some of the most stunning wetlands in the world. A 12-room safari lodge occupies part of a buffalo station on the Mary River floodplains and offers unique diversity, wildlife and birdlife.


© Bamurru Plains

During the trip guests enjoy delicious foods, explore the floodplain and savannah woodlands bordering Kakadu National Park, and unearth the natural beauty and rich diversity of the unique Northern Territory food bowl. The experience also includes:

  • Four-day itinerary hosted by Bamurru Plains and special guest James Viles, including bespoke menus and hands-on culinary experiences
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a Safari Bungalow at Bamurru Plains offering an immersive wildlife stay, all-inclusive meals and beverages including Australian wine and spirits from an open bar
  • Guided wilderness experiences including an airboat excursion and overland open-air 4WD safari drives
  • Return charter flights from Darwin to Bamurru Plains


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