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Bamurru Plains

Swim Creek Station
North Territory , Australia
61 2 9571-6399

This camp of nine open-plan suites built on timber platforms overlooks the floodplain just outside the park’s western border. It’s a contemporary bush station where "creature comforts" refers to the pleasures of wildlife viewing (fauna include water buffalo, wallabies, and kookaburras) rather than more high-tech amenities—there are no phones, TV’s, or CD players. Take an airboat expedition through the Swim Creek floodplain area or a Land Cruiser safari into neighboring Kakadu, one of the few UNESCO World Heritage sites with a dual listing: it’s treasured as both a cultural and a natural landmark. During monsoon season, between January and March, this 7,722-square-mile reserve comes alive, with roaring waterfalls, savannas shaded by eucalyptus, and freshwater billabongs concealing toothy crocodiles. It’s beyond, Aussie-style.

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