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4 Off-Grid Stays To Make Your Next Trip To The Northern Territory A Restorative One

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In the chaos of the last year, nothing has become more satisfying than disconnecting and getting away from it all, even just for a weekend.

Travel is changing, and the hotel is the experience rather than just a place to rest, so better make it a good one. We’ve rounded up five unique and beautiful accommodation options in the Northern Territory that will get you off-grid and into nature. We dare you not to return home totally rejuvenated.

#1 Bullo River Station, North West NT

It doesn’t get more off-grid than a stay in the middle of 500,000 acres of privately owned countryside. Bullo River Station might be a working cattle station, but it’s still a perfect touch of luxury. Charter a helicopter to check out the amazing views from up high, cruise down the Bullo River or even help muster the cattle.

#2 Bamurru Plains, Kakadu

 

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Be sure to enjoy some “wild bush luxury” at Bamurru Plains — an eco-friendly, safari lodge with exclusive access to 300 square kilometres of floodplains, forests, wetlands and woodlands in Kakadu’s Mary River. Join in their range of activities like airboat safaris across the Mary River wetlands, croc-spotting river cruises on the Sampan Creek and African-styled safari drives. Or just stay in and chill.

#3 Tiwi Islands Retreat, Bathurst Island

It doesn’t get more unique than Tiwi Islands Retreat, located on Bathurst Island about a 20-minute flight from Darwin. This private, beachfront resort offers hotel accommodation and glamping. When you’re in the mood, you experience the local wildlife or Indigenous culture or join one of their adventurous tours.

#4 Banubanu Beach Retreat, Arnhem Land

Not only is Banubanu Beach Retreat eco-sensitive, but it was also built in partnership with the Yolgnu people. The idea is to celebrate the natural wonders and rich East Arnhem Land culture that surround the retreat, both now and for many years to come. Stay in glamping tents, beachfront bungalows or penthouse bungalows.


(Lead image: provided by Tourism NT / Elise Cook)