This 4-star eco-lodge, which looks proudly over the rugged landscape of the protected area of Mount Borradaile, provides the ultimate retreat. Located on the north-western corner of Arnhem Land, next to Kakadu National Park, it is surrounded by supremely beautiful Aboriginal sacred site. The land is leased from its custodians, the indigenous Amurdak, and environmental concerns are uppermost. You can choose to drive here yourself (a track access levy applies) or the lodge can arrange a transfer from Darwin, which includes the option to stop off at an Aboriginal centre en route. Charter flights from Darwin and Jabiru can also be booked.
The lodge has been going since 1986, and its cabins – standard and deluxe – provide every home comfort in a remarkable bush setting. All are en suite and have a private patio area, while the more spacious deluxe cabins also have free wifi. The room price includes all meals, tours, activities, permits to Arnhem Land and barramundi fishing.
The land’s the thing here, and you’ll have the chance to find out more about this fascinating area, its people and wildlife – perhaps with a walk through catacombs, a trip to the rainforests or a spot of barramundi fishing, or by taking a billabong cruise, a journey to ancient Mt Borradaile or a wetlands exploration trip. Back at the lodge, there’s a small pool and outdoor deck, an internet area and a nicely furnished communal area, where you can hang out and chat about the experiences of the day.
The lodge has a bright, glass-walled dining area where you can enjoy award-winning food, or, if you can’t get enough of the great outdoors, you can dine in the large al fresco area, overlooking the pool. There’s also a well-stocked bar.
Mt Borradaile NT0811