Where is it? On Swim Creek Station on the edge of the Mary River floodplains, 250km east of Darwin, near the boundary of Kakadu National Park
How to see it for yourself?
The view pictured was taken just out the front of Bamurru Plains Lodge. The Mary River Floodplains extend towards the coastline, which is just beyond the trees in the background. Visitors can self-drive there but the property is a working buffalo station, so you’ll have to leave your vehicle at the entrance, and get picked up by staff for the remaining 20-minute drive to camp. One of the most exhilarating ways to see the wetlands is on an airboat tour, which is included when staying at Bamarru. Guests can also see the floodplains from the pool, or book in for a 4WD safari or helicopter flight.
Why I love it
“Even though these wild beasts are not native to this land, buffalo are now synonymous with the Northern Territory. They are powerful animals with an inquisitive nature, and they enjoy frolicking around in floodplain water environments. They are also quite interesting animals to observe and admire for their adaptations and behaviour, and seeing them in such amazing surroundings is simply picturesque.” – Alastair Oakman, camp manager, Bamurru Plains