Wildlife & Eco Tours
Australia Wide Safaris operate their main safari camp on “Carmor Plains”. This large wildlife reserve of 100,000 acres is situated 210km east of Darwin. Our closest neighbour is Kakadu National Park.
Carmor Plains is a Photographer’s paradise, providing you with endless subjects. Wildlife such as crocodiles, buffalos, wild boar, wild horses, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas and countless varieties of wetland and forest birds are always willing to present themselves along the way.
Half of Carmor Plains is covered by scenic flood plains, the other by semi open forest. The flood plains are totally covered in water during the summer when most of the rain falls. The higher land is reasonably flat with a high upper canopy of trees and low shrubs and grasses. In some other areas there are thick rainforests and springs.
We conduct 1 or 2 day safaris. Each day we will travel by 4wd, airboat or by foot to view different types of flora and fauna. We can also incorporate looking at the day to day workings of ‘Carmor Plains’ as a cattle station.
With the use of our Airboat, this 400 horse power machine will take you to remote swamps and waterways to see a multitude of different animals and birds and plant life. This is also a perfect photography platform, as the wildlife will allow us to get extremely close on the wetlands. See our airboat tour gallery!!
Whilst at Carmor Plains you may also dare yourself to view some Crocodile harvesting. Very few other safari destinations can offer this kind of adventure. We have a license to catch and harvest problem saltwater crocodiles. Take the opportunity to observe this very exciting activity which is completely unique to this part of Australia and the world even!
Lodge and Accommodation
Australia 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
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.
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!
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.
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.