Wild Cattle Hunting Safaris

Wild Cattle or Scrub Bulls as they are often called are an interesting game animal that can be hunted at Carmor Plains as well. They can be quite an aggressive animal and tough to stop. With a weight range from 500kg to 1200kg, these animals deserve every bit of respect that any large game animal would. Their breed and appearance varies greatly from one bull to the next! They can be black, grey or white in colour, with these animals originating from Brahman type cattle. And they can be brown or tan with more European or English bovine characteristics. But as a trophy animal, we are looking for a large mature bull over 4 years of age with good horns. The size of the horns are normally 35cm (14″) long or more and the diameter can be 20cm (8″) and better. Tip to tip they are usually 75cm (30″) or better.

Lodge and Accommodation

Hunting LodgeAustralia Wide Safaris provides first class accommodation and dining for our guests. Our private cabin's are all air conditioned with their own ensuite bathrooms. All meals are carefully prepared by our Chef in the homestead's dining room, over looking the vast flood plains. Breakfast and lunch can be served in the dining room or out on the deck of our gazebo which offers 270 degree views of the floodplains. Local game meats and some of the best Australian beef steaks and Barramundi fish fillets are on the menu daily. View Accommodation Details

Rifle Rental

We provide quality firearms (Blaser, Sauer, CZ Brno, Ruger, Beretta) in a number of calibres, 375 H&H for Buffalo, 308 for Wild Boar and 12 gauge for waterfowl. These rifles are fitted with telescopic sights or express sights. We can arrange your firearm import permits if you wish to bring your own rifle. Read More About Our Rifle Rental


Transport to the game reserve can be by road or private air charter. We will pick you up at the airport upon your arrival or from your Hotel. Travelling time by road from Darwin to Carmor Plains is 2 and 1/2 hours. If you prefer we can charter a light aircraft for you from Darwin, direct to the hunting camp, flying time 25 minutes!

Hunting Season

The hunting season is year round but best times are from late April to the end of November. Accessibility to game is not a problem and whilst different transport is used to hunt, the game is always guaranteed throughout the year. Our climate is most pleasant from May until September and the chance of wet weather is very slim. Temperatures during these times vary from 14 degrees at night to 32 degrees in the heat of the day. Our summers are a little hotter with high humidity.


Fishing is also available in the nearby rivers and creeks. This is done mostly by boat, using lures. Australia's most popular game fish, the Barramundi, is common in these waterways. Various other salt and freshwater fish such as Giant Trevally, Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Queen Fish and Jew Fish can be caught.

Recommended Clothing

Clothing recommendations on a safari are cool (cotton) long sleeve shirts, long pants or shorts, both are OK. Good walking boots that are comfortable are important and they should be tolerant of water and mud. Water proof boots are not necessary. Bring a good hat and plenty of insect repellent and sun screen. A light coat can be necessary occasionally in the cool mornings.


Field preparation, salting, drying and packaging of trophies is done here at Carmor Plains and trophies are generally shipped within 3 months to your home or taxidermist.

Payment and Terms

Confirmation of safaris requires 50% deposit and the final account is paid at the end of the safari. Cancellation of a safari must be done 4 months before the safari date for a refund. Cancellations less than 4 months before the safari will be credited for a safari at a later date. Deposits and final payments can be made by - international bank transfer, bank cheques, credit cards or cash.
Wild Cattle Safari

Cattle Size and Weight

The weight range of the cattle varies from 500kg to 1200kg. The size of the horns are normally 35cm (14″) long or more and the diameter can be 20cm (8″) and better. Tip to tip they are usually 75cm (30″) or better.

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Contact Matt

Matt Kelman - Australia Wide Safaris

Matt Kelman is the owner and manager of Carmor Plains and takes part in all aspects of running the reserve. With a lifetime of hunting experience and professionally guiding safaris since 1992, his main work is as a safari guide for the guests…Read More