Awards and Reviews

Awards and Accreditations

Industry Accolades

Reviews

After hearing so much about the place we weren't disappointed – thanks Trevor & Helen. We truly enjoyed the boat trip, the hospitality, the lovely greetings with warm apple cake – yummy fish & chips for lunch and the swims !! Great day had by all – Thanks again.

- Amanda, Debbie & Annette, Nhulunbuy, NT

Banubanu is more than a paradise, it is heaven. Thank you so much for this beautiful time on Bremer Island.

- Erika & Lisa, Switzerland

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Breathe in the wild air
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Sit quietly for a long stare
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Sand beneath my feet
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The kitchen full of treats
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Fish, walk, lay have a nap
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Let Penny sit on your lap
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Congratulations on the shack(s)
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Yes, we’ll be back.

- John & Julia, Byron Bay, NSW

My four day escape from Sydney winter at Banubanu has been the most relaxing and easy experience. I’ve enjoyed great food, wine , activities and company. Nothing was a problem – not even soft boiled eggs, horseradish or private fishing. It was great to be a castaway for a couple of days and switch off from the world. I’ll definitely recommend Banubanu to my friends and hope to come back again myself soon.

- Karen, Sydney, NSW

Bremer Island Sanctuary
There is this place where time stands still
Bar shifting sands upon the hills.
A place with beaches; free to roam

But solitude won’t feel alone.
There is this place where salt and sea
Lay down their waves from journeying
Where music from where land meets sea
Creates a mighty symphony.

There is this place that’s set apart
An island, under countless stars
Where, ten thousand ripples silently
Are dancing brightly on the sea.

There is this place that’s calling me
With wind through casuarina trees
A saltly whisper from the sea
Where can be found, a Sanctuary

- Kylie Fitowski, Nhulunbuy, NT

(Background: Banubanu invited renowned Chef Duncan Welgemoed from Africola Restaurant in Adelaide to do a 5 course grazing lunch for 11 lucky locals.)

Flew out from Nhulunbuy for lunch today. What a memorable experience. World renowned chef Duncan Welgemoed, what a great down to earth bloke. Great service and incredible food. Thank you to Helen, Trevor, Duncan, Nikki, Camile & helpers. Glorious, please do this again.

- Scott Maloney, Nhulunbuy, NT

What a wonderful place! I have so much enjoyed my stay. Learned so much too. One day is not enough. I will be back. Thank you so much for the great welcome.

- Stanley Johnson, 
London, UK

Helen & Trevor you made Banubanu a spiritual journey for me. Your genuine friendship and warmth and passion for your life has been such a positive experience. The way you openly shared your wisdom and the things dear to your heat makes me want to return, and share the Banubanu experience with others. Thank you both (and Shane) for an amazing time.

- Steve, Perth, WA

Chill, relax, count the waves coming in,
Drink, chat, fish, watch the stars, swim, sleep...
Most of all to recharge and thank your lucky stars that Helen & Trevor
are safe guarding this sanctuary of peace & love for all of us.

- Steve & Paul, UK

Wow, pinch yourself material. Thanks for your genuine warm and amazing hospitality. A stunning part of the world. We look forward to sending you some “friends” soon.

- Thommo, Melbourne, Vic