The Wilderness Retreat in NE Arnhem Land
Topmost End of Australia

Banubanu Wilderness Retreat

Get away from it all on our remote tropical island.

At a Glance

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An eco wilderness retreat on Bremer Island an hour's boat trip north from Nhulunbuy in East Arnhemland.

Daily flights Gove/Darwin

How Many ?


2 to 14 people in two cabins and five tents, all twin share.

Fishing on MV Nomad

6 fishing with up to 4 spectating

How Much ?

From $486 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 3 Nights or more and get a 10% discount, applied automatically by the booking form when you book.

Includes optional half day guided activity each day

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Fisherman's Special

For 5 guests staying 4 nights the accommodation prices are discounted by 20%.

Enter your dates and number of guests and enter the word Fisho in the promo code.

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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. Guests are served a delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners crafted from the freshest and finest ingredients. Your favourite Wines and Beer.

Make your Mouth Water

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'.

A minimum booking of 2 nights is required. There is a 10% discount for 3 or more nights for cabins.

Hideaway Cabin

$750 per Person per Day (10% discount for 3 or more nights stay) includes optional half day guided activity each day

Beach Cabin

$695 per Person per Day (10% discount for 3 or more nights stay) includes optional half day guided activity each day

Twin Share Tents

$486 per Person per Day

Travel to Banubanu from Mainland

Boat Transfers

$160 Per Person Round Trip
MV Nomad can take up to 10 passengers at a time. Larger vessels can be arranged.

Air Transfers

Light plane and helicopter charters prices are available upon request but for planning purposes cost for one plane one way starts from $260 per flight for a five seater or $310 for a seven seater plane between Gove Airport and Bremer Island.

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.