|Pungalina Station, an outback remote eco wilderness
fully accommodated safari camp resort on 500,000 acres in
Australia's Northern Territory Gulf. Fully guided tours for
barramundi fishing, canoeing, rugged gorges, thermal
underground springs, and 1500 million year old limestone
caves. Pungalina offers you a total wilderness eco
experience all at the one location. Access by 4 wheel drive
or light aircraft.
|Flights to Pungalina can be utilised all year, and so the option
exists to experience the wonderful wildlife, barramundi fishing, eco
wilderness and lush growth of the wet season. However ,due to the
wet season, if you wish to travel at that time of year,
accommodation may not be available. Best time is between April and
November. To fly from Mount Isa will take approximately one and a
half hours. We can suggest flights for you from anywhere in
Australia ( eg Darwin, or Townsville). Air tour charters from
Melbourne in a comfortable twin engine aircraft can be arranged.
A dining room tent (see below) is situated next to a bubbling
spring, although many meals are served outside in the shade. A
central marquee accommodates kitchen and food storage and is
adjacent to the popular outside cooking facility. A separate shower
block provides mains type pressure showers, hand basins and flush
toilets. There is plenty of hot water. Meals are prepared using
locally grown vegetables and fruits (when available), high quality
local meats and any barramundi or other fish that may be caught.
Occasionally it’s possible to sample bush tucker.
|Pungalina offers you a total wilderness Eco experience
all at the one location. The camp is situated in a shady
and lush grassed area adjacent to a natural underground
thermal spring near the Calvert river. The site provides a
safe and healthy water supply and the springs are perfect
for that early morning or afternoon swim. Guests stay in
spacious, fully insect screened individual or twin share
tents, in comfortable beds with doonas. Each tent has its
own permanent lighting.
Climate: (Apr - Oct) Dry season. Hot and dry, up to 35°C (95°F)
during the day and 20°C (70°F) at night. Some cold nights in the
first few months are possible.
(Nov-Mar) Wet season. Temperatures are moderate but humidity is
high. Afternoon rains are common
The aim on Pungalina cattle
station and safari camp is to ensure your stay is remote. We want to
control the numbers at any one time and hence guests are asked to
use our accommodation facilities and stay at our safari camp. This
caters for about 12 people. On occasions it may be possible to allow
campers access to the property. This will be very limited to ensure
guests have that "exclusivity" feeling in an eco outback remote
wilderness in the Gulf. Prices for air tours and safari camp guests
include barramundi fishing , boats, canoeing, limestone caves , bird
watching , bush walking .......all activities. Credit card
transactions require 1.5% service charge.
A) SAFARI CAMP GUESTS:...flying and 4WD clients
1. For "fly-ins" and 4WD vehicles using the safari camp... $475 /
person per 24 hr day. This includes all meals, tours, boats, canoes,
vehicles, fishing gear, guides, gst etc.
50% discount for children up to 12.
2. For an overnight only (dinner, bed and breakfast)........$225 /
person. Full day touring with guide, boats, lunch, gst
etc...............$225 / person extra.
B) FLYING AIR TOUR CHARTERS FROM
MELBOURNE:.....dates on demand
These can be arranged with Kirkhope Aviation P/L. Charter your
own aircraft of 6 - 8 passengers and travel across Australia
enjoying an overnight on a cattle station or opal town and seeing
places such as Birdsville. Flying on an air tour is a very special
way to travel to an outback remote and isolated wilderness for
fishing, canoeing, bird watching etc.
Price for flying on the air tour is $4950 per person for a
minimum of 6 passengers and 7 days. This includes all air tours,
ground tours, accommodation on the way and at Pungalina, and all
meals and GST.
Group bookings of 6 passengers or more get considerable
discounts ..and can tailor their trip to suit
C) CAMPERS (very limited numbers...must be pre
For campers not using the eco safari camp......................$
60 / vehicle /day...very limited numbers.
This must be
pre booked. We encourage guests to do some sort of guided day tour
Self camping is generally not encouraged. Our preference is that
guests drive in and leave their campervan/trailer at a prearranged
location and then utilize the safari camp.
D) LIMITED HUNTING TOURS
Hunting tours for feral pigs and or scrub bulls can also be
catered for . Extra charges apply for animal trophies and or guides.
There is no public liability insurance for anyone on a hunting trip.
These activities will be very limited in frequency and numbers