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Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very peaceful location - no radio, no TV (for guests) WiFi at a high price and very slow. Our guide to the caves was very friendly and informative and obviously enjoyed taking us through the catacombs and showing off the spectacular art work as if it were his own!! An evening sunset cruise on the Cooper Lagoon was a... More 

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Ulladulla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A beautiful place, with comfortable airy cabins, well sited amongst trees. The food was excellent, with something enjoyable for my vegetarian wife. A well stocked library and a good selection of Indigenous art for sale were real pluses. The guides were good, the walks interesting, the rock paintings spectacular. The cream on the cake was the sunset cruise on Cooper... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We enjoyed this place so much on our first visit that we came again a few years later, even though it is remote and relatively difficult to get to. The wildlife and indigenous art are stunning and were fascinating, even though we have seen them before. The accommodation remains comfortable and the food is good. The guides are knowledgeable and... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Unique experience seeing oodles of amazing ancient rock art, breathtaking scenery, reeling in barramundi, countless birds and wildlife.... All shown to us by the lovely, well informed and accomodating guide, Scott (aka the Fishin' Magician"). Food was exceptional. Incredibly accomodating of dietary needs (we had a coeliac and having delicious gluten free meals was seamless. They were very thorough.) To... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Our group of 25 spent three nights at this remote safari lodge, being pampered with excellent, healthy food by night and seeing wonderful flora, fauna and Aboriginal rock art during the day. It helps if you are fit to climb over rocks to reach the rock art, because it is spectacular. The small swimming pool is a welcome treat after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A remote lodge in Arnhemlnad that offers outstanding tours of the local area and the Aboriginal art in caves throughout the area. Facilities are screened structures with full bath facilities. In late April the weather was very hot in the afternoon. The experience of the local area and the wonderful cave art is why you come here. Not for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We spent two wonderful nights at Davidson's Safari Lodge two weeks ago. It is a beautiful and remote lodge with all the amenities one could hope for in such a remote location. The rooms are modern and very comfortable with half of the walls being screened and open to the outdoors. The sunrises are spectacular. The food was excellent, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is an amazing place - what a fantastic experience. The lodges are good but basic, the swimming pool a welcome relief from the heat and great for the kids. The food was great, and although I'm normally put off by any hint of communal living, the shared meal arrangements worked well. They're trying hard to find a balance between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights. It's a very clean and nice campground with a reasonable price. The owners are nice and friendly people with a positive attitude. Good showers. Nice river view. Very quiet and peaceful place.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had the most wonderful experience at Davidson's safari lodge. Absolutely amazing to be so close to nature and to see this amazing rock art painted as early as 40 000 years ago and as late as 50 years ago. It really helped understating some of the aboriginal heritage of this country We went on two tours a day in... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and share the wonders of Mt Borradaile, the lily-covered billabongs and waterways teeming with birds, crocodiles and barramundi. The adjacent escarpment hides quality Aboriginal rock art in old habitation caves and shelters, where the history of the region is vividly depicted in ochre paintings. Elegant hunting figures with spears and boomerangs illustrate life up to 50,000 years ago, while vibrant spirit figures and ships show the evolution of the world’s oldest continuing living culture.The newly rebuilt safari lodge melts into the surrounding bush, with the new ensuite cabins built to embrace the top end climate. Deluxe ensuite cabins provide a few more luxuries for those who enjoy a little spoiling. The central hub overlooks the pool and offers cold beers, wines and spirits at the bar for guests to enjoy in the lounge area or the poolside deck after an exhilarating day.Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris is located on a 700km² exclusive lease in northwest Arnhemland, only fifty minutes by light plane from Darwin. Mt Borradaile is a registered Aboriginal sacred site, a uniquely spectacular and culturally significant place entrusted by the traditional owners to Max Davidson and his highly trained guides to share with small groups of visitors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge

Address: Mount Borradaile | West Arnhemland, Northern Territory, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Arnhem
Price Range: $750 - $850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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