The Wilderness Retreat in NE Arnhem Land
Topmost End of Australia

Banubanu Wilderness Retreat

Get away from it all on your own private island.

At a Glance

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An eco wilderness retreat just a 15 minute flight in a light aircraft from Gove Airport

Deserted white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, sublime sunsets and 5 star cuisine.

How Many ?


2 exclusive cabins each for a couple and twin share tents for up to six more people

Fishing on MV Nomad

Comfortable fishing for up to 6

How Much ?

From $430 per person per day.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and $50 per person per day royalties for traditional owners.

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Current Offers

Cabins Offer

Book either or both of the cabins for 4 Nights or more and get a 10% discount, applied automatically by the booking form when you book. Cabin bookings include all meals, permit fees and a full day of activites

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Fisherman's Special

For 5 guests staying 4 nights the accommodation prices are discounted by 20%. Please contact Trevor at 08 89878085 for further details and bookings.

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An Island Wilderness Retreat

Nestling into the sand dunes on the north tip of Bremer Island, between two pristine beaches and rocky headlands, Banubanu is part of a greater arena of beautiful offshore islands in the Arafura Sea. It has so much for nature lovers, fishermen and those who just want to chill out and relax.

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Opportunities to Chill Out

Many of Banubanu’s guests agree that the very best experience comes from being able to relax in an ultra remote location. There is no internet or mobile phone coverage, unless you climb up the highest sand dune to get a signal. Banubanu grants you peace and quiet to think things over.

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Yolngu Culture

The Yolngu who live in north-eastern Arnhem Land and are its traditional owners. You can book a cultural tour if you would like to experience Yolgnu culture and art when you come to stay at Banubanu.

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Escape to a Better Reality

The retreat and its fittings are made from local materials, some recovered from the island’s beaches, to keep a low impact on the surroundings. Guests are accommodated comfortably with eco friendly facilities that ensure Banubanu and the surrounding area remain in a pristine state.

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Catch of the Day Everyday !

Fish for sport or fish for your dinner table in a place where the pristine beautiful seas have a rich bounty. The fishing in the waters around Bremer Island is world class and the stock of all varieties is abundant. First timers are literally guaranteed a big fish.

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Outstanding Food

Enjoy healthily and skilfully prepared food during your stay at the retreat. Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners crafted from the freshest and finest ingredients. The Retreat has a liquor licence and stocks a good range of wine, beer & spirits.

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Banubanu Prices


All accommodation is inclusive of three meals, tea and coffee per day and of a royalty payment of $50 per person per day paid to the islands traditional owners. Breakfasts are 'Continental'.

These are low season prices good until the 1st April 2015

A minimum booking is 2 nights. There is a 10% discount for 4 or more nights for cabins.

Hideaway Cabin

$700 per Person per Day, includes optional full day of guided activities each day

Breakfasts can be delivered to enjoy in peace and quiet on the deck.

Beach Cabin

$600 per Person per Day, includes optional full day of guided activities each day

Twin Share Tents

$430 per Person per Day

Travel to Banubanu from Mainland

Air Transfers

Light aircraft charter from Gove airport - $150 per person one-way.

Boat Transfers

$80 Per Person one way
MV Nomad can take up to 10 passengers at a time. Larger vessels can be arranged.

Exclusive Use of the Retreat

Banubanu can be booked for the exclusive use of individuals and groups. Prices on Application.


Fishing Charters from Banubanu

Half Day - $225 Per Person - Minimum 3 Maximum 6 fishing
Full Day - $380 Per Person - Minimum 3 Maximum 6 fishing

Guided Activities

Activities include; Cultural Experience, Indigenous fishing and crabbing, Island Tour, Bush Walking, Bird & Turtle Watching, Island boat cruise - $80 per hour when guided.

Included with Cabin Bookings

Cabin Bookings includes any half day (3 hours) guided activity each day, other than a fishing charter.

Dining Only Visits


Bring Your Own Boat - $60 per Person
With a Boat Transfer - $215 Per Person

Dinner Parties

Bring Your Own Boat for a delicious Two Course Dinner - $70 p/p

Group Functions

We cater for large group functions of up to 30 people - POA.