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Newcastle, Australia
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Banubanu Wilderness retreat in a group of nine. We are all up here seconded to Indigenous businesses for seven weeks. The stay was wonderful - Shane picked us all up in the boat on the beach in Nhulunbuy and took us across to Bremer Island. The accommodation was like glamorous camping (glamping) and the cabins are... More 

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Darwin
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a truely beautiful place! So relaxing, run by really lovely people, Trevor and Helen. And the food! Amazing! Long beaches of white sand an crystal clear water. We travelled over and back on their boat,

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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231 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We did a day trip to Banu Banu simply to relax and go somewhere new. Trevor picked us up from the beach and took us across. We took gear with us, but there was no need, everything was there for us. The island is beautiful, the hosts amazing. Helen cooked us the most amazing lunch (after being greeted with fresh... More 

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Thank YakkaNobby
Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you YakkaNobby, It is a pleasure having great customers like yourselves who enjoyed your day with us, it make us our business all the more enjoyable. We hope to see you again the next time your in Arnhem land. Trevor & Helen More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

You won't find many places like this in Australia or elsewhere. It's like something out of a Robinson Crusoe tale but with smiling hosts, excellent food, protection from the dhimirru (east wind) and no biting critters. Not even crocs (if you stay close enough to shore). Thanks to the generosity of Helen and Trevor, I stayed in the Beach House.... More 

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Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank suzi1960, very well described - what more can we say. We enjoyed the evening dinner table conversations, we look forward to meeting you again. kind regards, Helen & Trevor More 

Tiwi Islands, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2016

It's not the quality of the bed or the napery that really matter it's the people you meet and the total sensory experience that you remember. The hosts of Banubanu, Helen and Trevor, were truly memorable. They greet their guests with a warmth, calmness and acceptance that is unique. They know how to look after people providing care and privacy... More 

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Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you chateau1995 for your review, it was a pleasure sharing our paradise with you. We hope to see you again for that fishing trip. regards, Trevor & Helen More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Words cannot properly explain how beautiful and tranquil our overnight stay was! Our hosts were beautiful and accomodating mixed with a splash of adventure, times of relaxing and great food! Our 'glamping' stretcher bed made it one of the most comfortable nights sleep!! Truly a piece of paradise that I urge those happy to get off the beaten track to... More 

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Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Heidi R, Thank you for your review of Banubanu. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments! Best Regards, Trevor & Helen More 

Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We came to Banu Banu on Bremer Island for a girls weekend, to leap off the edge of our comfort zone and to enjoy some of the amazing scenery. Going over by boat we stopped and had a quick fish, saw two turtles and pods of dolphins. The beach on the island has the whitest sand and most amazing blue... More 

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Owners3, Owner at Banubanu Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Griffotam, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. It was our pleasure to have had such a lovely bunch of ladies having fun. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, customer satisfaction is at the top of our priority when guests come to stay with... More 

Umina Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It was an absolute privilege to spend my 66th birthday on this special special island. My hosts were marvelous, the food amazing and the company extraordinary (including an old school friend who I hadn't seen for 50 years, How is this for an awesome coincidence). It will always be a special memory for me.

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Thank Jennifer D
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

I was very fortunate to visit Banubanu whilst on holidays in Nth East Arnhem Land The whole experience was incredible , a boat ride from Nhulungbuy ( though you can choose to fly). We had 6 dolphins welcome us as we headed over. On arrival you can appreciate how it has been built in the sand dunes. Long walks along... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I travelled here for one night with my fiancee for our anniversary. We took a plane over from Nhulunbuy and the views were spectacular! We were the only guests at Banubanu at the time and felt like we had the entire island to ourselves. We stayed during rainy season (don't let the rain put you off, all part of the... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Island beach retreat in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Bring your thoughts take time to reflect, go fishing, bird watching, beach combing, interact with the local Indigenous people, reconnect with nature. For an unforgettable experience in remote Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banubanu Wilderness Retreat

Address: Bremer Island, Northern Territory 0880, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Bremer Island
Price Range: RM1,309 - RM2,971 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banubanu Wilderness Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Go the eco hut/tents on the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles ToniOstwald-Brown, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I love the cabins but the beachfront tents look pretty awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles suz1960, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only two huts have ensuite,tents are very basic.”
 of 5 bubbles 10Raindrops, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The cabins are self contained and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles jennylav, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Best to pay a bit extra and get one of the cabins with ensuite bathroom in my view.”
 of 5 bubbles 508johnm, 9 May 2013 | Read review
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