Free-Range Banteng Hunting
We offer one-week packages, which includes fully guided 5-day hunts for trophy banteng in the Murgenella Floodplains of Western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Day 1 and day 7 are for travelling purposes, so there is no charge for these travelling days. Or, you may wish to tailor your own hunt with additional hunting days.
Where we Hunt
Banteng hunting is conducted in the north-western sector of our Murgenella hunting lease where you will find many billabong and river systems, beautiful scenic floodplains with an abundance of native bird life and awe inspiring panoramic views overlooking kilometres of breathtaking scenery.
All touring is conducted on 4×4 ATV Vikings, which are fully equipped and very manageable, even for the novice driver. Hunters can choose to drive their own ATV, or they can be driven by one of our guides. We use the 4×4 ATV’s daily from base camp to explore the diversity of the terrain. Once we reach a specific location, we continue our hunt with a leisurely under-canopy walk amongst paperbark and tropical palm jungles – guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping!
Banteng hunting requires a considerable amount of patience whilst walking and stalking, with very early morning starts to get the best results.
You will see from our galleries that you would be staying in a comfortable, fully-equipped bush lodge with all the mod-cons; a generator provides electricity 24 hours a day and all linen is supplied.
How to get here
Many of our clients choose to charter a light aircraft or helicopter for a 1-hour scenic flight to our airstrip in Western Arnhem Land, with a return flight at the end of their tour. Details of the charter companies are available under Getting Here. Alternatively, we can pick you up from your hotel in Darwin early (6.00am) on the first day and it would be a 5 – 7 hour drive to base camp in air conditioned Landcruisers, with the return journey leaving camp mid- to late-afternoon and arriving at your hotel in Darwin no later than 10.00 pm on the last day of your tour.
Our Trophy Banteng Hunting Safari package includes all road transfers, permits, accommodation, trophy fees, use of a Yamaha ATV Viking, insurance, first-class meals and beverages. We have a special liquor licence to allow moderate consumption of alcohol by our clients at the end of a day’s hunt at our camps in Arnhem Land. We can purchase alcohol on your behalf upon request and you can reimburse us on arrival at camp; or, you may choose to “Bring Your Own”.
What you can bring
For those hunters who prefer not to travel with their own rifles, we can supply 9.3×74, 375 H&H, 404 Jeffreys, 458 Lott, 470 NE, 500/416 NE and ammunition for an additional cost.
International clients require a Northern Territory International Visitors Shooters Permit and, if you’re bringing your own rifles, you will also require an International Visitors Firearms Permit. We require a minimum of 8 weeks’ notice so that we may organise all permits, licences and customs clearance prior to your arrival in Australia. This would incur a small additional fee.