ANBINIK, KAKADU, NT
Anbinik is resort owned and operated by Kakadu’s Djabulukgu Association which represents the Traditional Owners of the Park’s north. Troppo have worked with Djabulukgu since 1993.
Like the great spreading An-binik (Allosyncarpia) of Kakadu’s secret gorges, the resort offers a unique shelter experience. A cool, shady retreat from the heat of the Top End day.
These ‘tropical bungalows’, together with a cafe, reception and meeting areas, completed in 2014, represent a final stage of development of the resort.
The bungalows were constructed as portables and shipped to the site. They are plasterboard free and completed with local art and bespoke furnishings, including pandanus inspired ‘kakadu’ fretwork ceilings and Japanesey ‘noren’ split curtain privacy blinds. We designed the chairs, stools, and tables, again, affordably.
All materials are ‘real’, earthy and robust. Bathrooms open broadly to private landscaped courtyards and verandahs are grand, with daybeds. The bungalows are designed for deep shade and cross ventilation. The pool includes a raw steel ‘escarpment’ backdrop and retractable reed shades.
The bungalows complement other levels and types of accommodation types on site, including ‘love tents’ and ‘6-packs’.