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MOUNT BORRADAILE SAFARI CAMP, Arnhemland
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Rock Art, Mt Borradaile Billabong, Mt Borradaile
Mount Borradaile is an exclusive, remote safari camp in northern Arnhemland lying beneath an outlier of the Arnhemland escarpment.   Mt. Borradaile and the surrounding sandstone hills are honeycombed with caves, once occupied by Aborigines who have lived in Arnhemland for more than 40,000 years.  Here you will see thousands of vivid, wonderfully well preserved rock paintings which chronicle the spiritual element and substance of everyday Aboriginal life. 
Mount Borradaile operates for 10 months of the year - Februray to November
Visit Mount Borradaile from Darwin on a 3, 4 or 5 day adventure
 One day trip to Mt Borradaile by light aircraft from Darwin
 

More about Mount Borradaile Safari Camp

Mount Borradaile Safaris commenced operations in 1986 after the Davidson family successfully negotiated an exclusive lease to 700 square kilometres of pristine wilderness in north west Arnhemland with the traditional Aboriginal land owners.
A stay at Mount Borradaile represents the ultimate in exclusive wilderness expeditions, with a limited number of visitors permitted into the region each week.  Experienced guides will interpret the fabulous rock art for you and introduce you to the ecology of the area.  If birdwatching is your passion, you will love Mount Borradaile, a twitcher's paradise with over 200 species of birds. From the birds and crocodiles of the waterways to the creatures of the bush, this is surely one of the best places to see Australia's wildlife. 

Getting to Mount Borradaile

Access to the safari lodge is normally by air charter from Darwin (hotel pick-ups are included) which is a one hour flight or Jabiru which is a half hour flight with both offering stunning scenery. The lodge is also accessible by 4WD during the dry season (May-October). Drive time from Darwin is approximately 5 hours.
Entry to Mount Borradaile, one of the most restricted areas of Australia, is by permit only, arranged prior to your arrival.
 

Activities at Mount Borradaile

One of the unique qualities of Mt Borradaile is that all the activities listed below are within 30 minutes travel time from the base camp, these include -
 - 4wd adventures
 - Billabong Cruises
 - Visiting rock art galleries
 - Barramundi fishing
 - Bird watching
 - Bush tucker and medicine
 - Exploring catacombs
 - Wildlife spotting
 - Viewing exotic flora
 - Swimming
Wet season lookout, Mt Borradaile safari camp
 - Investigating paper bark swamps and rainforests
 - Boating through creek systems (seasonal)
 
Due to the sacred and sensitive nature of the area, all tours and activities are fully guided and conducted in small groups. The safari camp owners are committed to ensuring that all guests have a truly memorable experience.
 

Accommodation at Mount Borradaile

Four standards of accommodation are offered with 24hr solar power and Wi-Fi access.
    * Permanent tents with shared bathroom facilities                   * Permanent tents with detached en suites
    * Cabins with en suites                                                         *  Deluxe cabins with en suites
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Permanent tents with shared bathroom facilities

Permanent tent, Mt Borradaile safari camp

Shared shower, Mt Borradaile safari camp

Airy tents set in bushland - have fans

Gauze doors for easy access

Proper twin or double beds

240 volt power outlets and external lighting.

Shared bathroom facilities with toilets and hot and cold showers
 

Permanent tents with detached en suites

Similar tents with similar facilities except have detached en suite bathroom
Tent with detached en suite, Mt Borradaile safari camp Airy permanent tent, Mt Borradaile safari camp Detached en suite bathroom, Mt Borradaile safari camp
 

Cabins with en suites

Cabin with en suite bathroom facilities and a choice of twin or queen beds
 

Deluxe cabins with en suites

Spacious cabins with large en suite bathroom and queen bed in main room
Deluxe Cabin, Mt Borradaile safari camp En suite bathroom, deluxe cabin, Mt Borradaile safari camp Spacious interior, deluxe cabin, Mt Borradaile safari camp
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Communal area at Mount Borradaile

Situated in a natural bush setting, the centre of the lodge is a tastefully furnished communal area encompassing a dining, lounge, bar, library, internet area and a large outdoor deck area for alfresco dining, all over looking the sandstone paved pool.
Mount Borradaile's dining room is the social hub of the camp serving of quality food and fine wines in a relaxed atmosphere with an ambience that has over the years become a trade mark.  All meals and non-alcoholic refreshments are included

Mt Borradaile safari camp main building

 
Alcoholic beverages are available at the camp but are not included in price.
Since Government intervention NO ALCOHOL is permitted to be brought into Arnhemland. The camp is fully licenced and has a wide selection of wines, spirits and beer.
 
What to bringMt Borradaile rock art
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Light, casual clothes including a light jumper for cool evenings during May September
~ Camera with plenty of film, flash unit and spare batteries
~ Walking shoes and hat
~ Personal toiletries and medications

Please note that the nearest shop is 100 km away.  Luggage is limited to a small overnight bag (10 kg).

 
Superb rock art at Mt Borradaile
 
 
PRICES: MOUNT BORRADAILE SAFARI CAMP Until 31 Mar 2015 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16 Truly
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Per person per 24 hours Twin Share Single Twin Share Single 
Cabin with en suite A$725 A$825 Request Request 603
Deluxe cabins with en suite A$825 A$925 Request Request 604
Self Drive fee - track access levy (per person) A$50 A$50 Request Request 606
PRICES: AIR CHARTER per person One Way Return One Way Return  
From Darwin A$625 A$1250 Request Request 608
From Jabiru (minimum 2 passengers) A$300 A$600 Request Request 609
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Accommodation prices include all meals, all tours and activities, barramundi fishing and permits to enter Arnhemland.
Reductions are available for group bookings of 4 or more guests - on request.
Children under 12 receive a A$100 per child reduction off the accommodation prices shown if sharing with adult(s)
Deposit: A 50% deposit is required when booking, with the balance payable 2 months prior to arrival.
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