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Uncover the real Australia and explore one of our most celebrated landscapes. Experience wild bush luxury in Australia’s top end at Bamurru Plains. Come with us and discover what this unique accommodation has to offer for your honeymoon!

About the location 

On the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s gorgeous top end, set amongst a natural bush backdrop you’ll find Bamurru Plains. It’s a scenic 3 hour drive from Darwin, or you could board a charter flight and arrive in approximately 30 minutes.

You’ll feel worlds away with African safari style accommodation set amidst natural wildlife populations.

About the accommodation

Built on the edge of the wetlands, the 10 safari style bungalows will be your home for the length of your stay.

Crafted with nature in mind, most of the power to the property is solar generated and each bungalow is orientated with views of the wetlands. Leave your technology at home, there’s no WIFI or mobile phone coverage to encourage guests to fully disconnect and unwind in this beautiful natural environment. Mesh walls line most of the bungalow letting you experience the sounds and views of wildlife from indoors.

Enjoy the comfort of high pressure showers, quality linen and delicious meals crafted from local produce.

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The wet edge swimming pool is the perfect place to spend your afternoons. Take in expansive views of the floodplains or catch up with your fellow travellers by the BBQ fire pit. Relax under the covered lounge area, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.

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The experiences at Bamurru are second to none with enough to keep you busy for days. Some experiences on offer include:

Air Boat Safaris – Travel from the wide open grasslands to a quiet, picturesque lagoon.

Birding – Witness 236 different species of birds and if this is your particular area of interest, Bamurru Plains can organise a private experience with an ornithologist.

River Cruise – Cruise along the Sampan Creek and get to know riverine habitats.

Game Drive – Head out on a drive where you’ll spot wallabies, wild horses, buffalo’s, estuarine crocodiles and bird life.

There’s so many other activities like guided walks and quad bikes to keep you busy all onsite, but of course if you’d like to venture out and explore the surrounding area, Bamurru Plains offer other experiences off site to keep you entertained.

All images via Bamurru Plains

Ms Zebra Says: If this doesn’t look like heaven, then I don’t know what does! Relax or partake in one of the many activities on offer and THAT is how you do a honeymoon!

About Bec Lawrence: I’m an animal lover, sustainability advocate and natural landscape enthusiast. On a good weekend, you’ll find me hiking with my two adorable beagles and my equally adorable husband.

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Oh I just love a sunburnt country! This October on Polka Dot Bride we’re stoked to celebrating our island home Australia with The Australia Issue. The land that truly abounds in nature’s gifts.

From the beaches to the outback, to the rainforest or a back yard BBQ, the Australian landscape provides inspiration and stunning backdrops for all styles of weddings. And we’ve been going hard yakka here at PDB curating some real rippers to share with you. We’re also going to have a yarn about local venues, stunning gemstones, styling with native flora, skincare and makeup trends to accommodate the harsh Aussie climate.

But being Australian means being diverse and that is what we’re are most looking forward to honouring.

It’s Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi all the way this October on Polka Dot. Follow along for all the fun here.

Amsterdam: We stayed in an amazing Airbnb on one of the main canals (Prinsengracht). It had a huge sliding window that opened out onto the water and we people watched while drinking wine and having to wave to lots of tour boats going past! We ate great breaky at Lt collins, and recommend checking out foodhallen for food stalls, eclectic design stores and a GnT bar.

We then caught the Bernina express through the Swiss alps to Italy and then started our four and a half week Italian adventure. The Bernina is truly spectacular. The panoramic windows allow you to see the snow capped alps and feel truly immersed in the very changeable scenery. The landscape changes from open green valleys, rugged snowy mountains, vineyards, glaciers, lakes, tiny villages…the list goes on.

Tips: It is an expensive train if you board in Germany where it originates. But if you board in Switzerland it’s maybe 1/4 of the price – look up www.seat61.com for how to do this! Sit on the right side of the train for better viewing.

Alp Grum, Switzerland.

Italy: Lake Como was a huge highlight. So charming and very lush! We stayed in Bellagio. Busy but great. Definitely see the lake by your own private boat – no license required and very easy to operate, take a picnic, some wine, pre-made spritz and enjoy swimming and seeing some famous houses (Clooney, Richard Branson…). If you can, dock at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo for a drink – this place looks as though it’s straight out of a Wes Anderson film and is very iconic.

The cobblestone laneways of Bellagio

Sardinia

In Sardinia we stayed in Porto Rotondo. It was a good base to see the north of the island. We rented a car, which is necessary to see any of Sardinia, as public transport is non existent. La Maddellena (the archipelago in the north) is worth visiting via a yacht tour. We went on a small boat that departed from Palau and had a great day snorkelling and visiting different beaches. We stayed at Geco di Giarda Art suites and villas.

Spiaggia di Rena Bianca, Sardinia

Sicily

The Aeolian islands off Sicily were another major highlight – we went to Salina and Panarea. Both have views of Stromboli volcano and at night you can see the orange glow of lava run down the mountain. Panarea is tiny (2.5km x 1.8km) and although it attracts a VIP crowd and super yachts galore, it has a down to earth feel and not much goes on here.

We stayed at Hotel Cincotta. We rented a boat and explored nearby beaches. Salina is very green with Caper trees and the famous Malvasia wine. We stayed in Malfa at hotel Ravesi, where Mrs Ravesi cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has such a local feel. We ate at La Pinnata Del Monsu twice for the freshest seafood and did a wine tasting at Capofaro winery. The sommerlier was full of local knowledge and was also very gorgeous!!

Hotel Cincotta, Panarea

Hotel Ravesi, Salina

Hotel Ravesi, Salina

Polignano a Mare was a great base to explore the towns of Puglia (we did day trips to Locorotondo and Alberobello). Our highlights were gelato and traditional coffee at Bar Gelateria Mario Campanella, and cheap, amazing seafood at Il Pescato.

We were gifted a cooking class through Le Cesearine which was held in a traditional Truli house in Alberobello that the host grew up in and still lives in. Our host spoke NO english, but we got by with google translate and hand signals and it was the best experience! A major highlight. Our accomodation here was, we think probably one of the best views of the beach. It is called BnB Calaporto.

Polignano A Mare

BnB Calaporto, Polignano A Mare

Alberobello, Puglia

Greece, Zakynthos

This island is typically very party orientated (do not stay in Laganas!) but we just came to relax so really have no tips as we did not stray far from our pool! We stayed at Donkey Bay BnB for four nights. This BnB has lots of return travellers as it’s a family run business who really take care of you. Then we stayed at St Johns Suites with a private pool. If we had our time again, we would have stayed at Donkey Bay for the whole time. 

Kefalonia 

We stayed in Kanakis apartments in Asos, which we highly recommend. The host cooks AMAZING food – breakfast and dinner. Asos is small but charming (four tavernas only). Again, we rented a boat and explored the island and searched for the clearest water! We docked our boat at Jerusalem beach and stumbled upon the most amazing local taverna called ‘Odysseas Taverna’ where we had the best Greek food we had all trip. 

Things we would change – we wouldn’t go to Positano again. It was overpopulated with Australians, so just didn’t have that local feel about it and we found everything about it overpriced and very aimed at tourists. 

St Johns Suite, Zakynthos

Asos

Jerusalem Beach, Odysseas Taverna

Kefalonia.

Ms Zebra Says: What a trip?! Thanks for the great recommendations and I know we are all dying slightly of jealousy as we enjoy your amazing pictures!