With international travel grounded, here are our top picks to rediscover Australia’s outback.
1. Groote Eylandt Lodge
Nestled in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Groote Eylandt is a small island just off the Northern Territory’s northeast coast line. Surrounded by 300 square kilometres of pristine blue water, this coastline is every fishing enthusiast’s dream, with estuary, reef and fly fishing as well as bluewater sportfishing available. If fishing isn’t your forte, the resort also offers cultural tours with the local Anindilyakwan People, tours of the surrounding archipelago islands, all the while sporting their very own 9-hole golf course. The Groote Eylandt lodge offers premium bungalows on the water’s edge with all the necessities including a spa in the ensuite. Why not book your very own getaway in Australia’s backyard and soak up all this beautiful outback has to offer?
2. BanuBanu Beach Retreat
Located just a 15-minute flight from Nhulunbuy in the Northeast Arnhem Land, Bremer Island is the perfect secluded beach getaway for winter. The quiet island promises to keep you busy with scenic flights available to tour the untouched coastline, a variety of walking trails, rare bird watching and the opportunity to watch four different species of turtles lay their eggs on Bremer’s beaches. With accommodation options including the Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows and the Penthouse Bungalows, BanuBanu Beach Retreat has you covered for your next luxury holiday. Don’t waste your time wishing you were holidaying overseas – book a Bremer Island holiday instead.
3. Bamurru Plains Wild Bush Luxury
Surrounded by the Kakadu National Park, Bamurra Plains displays the untouched wonder of the Northern Territory. Positioned in the middle of a 300 square kilometre buffalo station, Bamurra Plains allows its guests to immerse themselves in the culture and explore the floodplains while staying in a luxurious and safe lodge. With experiences including; airboat safaris, river cruises, quadbike tours, guided walks, fishing and much more, Bamurra Plains has something for everyone. The Kingfisher Suite is the largest bungalow on offer and boasts a rustic outback decor with expansive floodplain views to provide you with the perfect backdrop for each wake up.
By Zoe Moffatt