- Surrounded by the rugged wilderness of the Simpson desert, Red Centre boutique eco retreat Longitude 131º is the only place in the world where you can admire the inimitable postcard vista of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) without lifting your head from the pillow. White-tented cabins, luxurious dining and tailor-made exploring make for an unbeatable escape.
- This is the best way to experience Uluru – your own glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with an unparalleled view of Uluru from the foot of your bed. All this plus private tours and excellent food. A real bucket list experience.
- Longitude 131° offers an essential experience of Australia’s spiritual heartland, a true sense of stillness and beauty in the desert landscape, rich in culture, heritage and history.
- This is glamping at its finest. Each of the 15 safari-style tented pavilions is like a little treehouse perched up on stilts. The main Dune Pavillion, with dining room, lounge, library, bar and boutique, is a giant tented space with great views over Uluru.
- The Dune House is the heart of Longitude 131° with its panoramic views and cantilevered roof. Enjoy an outback sundowner at the convivial open bar and savour world class fusion cuisine of modern and indigenous flavours. Retreat to Spa Kinara for a rejuvenating treatment, relax poolside or absorb the breathtaking setting from the Dune Top, best observed submerged in the plunge pool, glass-in-hand.
- Central to a stay is discovery of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and connection with the ancient creation stories of the land’s traditional custodians, explored on the Lodge’s personally guided adventures.
- The hotel can also arrange custom-guided hikes, and helicopter, camel, motorcycle and bike tours.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Departing Longitude 131° before sunset, guests will travel into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As you drive around Uluru your guide will explain the World Heritage values, as well as the geology and tourism history of the region. Journey along the Mala Walk and as day transforms into night, guests walk into Kantju Gorge to witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun.
Departing Longitude 131° prior to sunrise, this experience heads to Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas and comprising 36 majestic domes. Along the way the tour will briefly visit the Kata Tjuta Viewing Area for another “postcard” photo opportunity, with expert commentary of the ecology, fire management, flora and fauna of the area.
Experience the remarkable changing colours of the desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru as day breaks over Australia’s heartland. A walk to peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole offers a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru.
Enjoy a visit to Mulgara Gallery to see authentic Aboriginal art and meet the artist in residence. You will also have the opportunity to stroll around the Town Centre perhaps to visit the bank, post office or newsagency, returning to Longitude 131° in time for lunch.
Artist Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed solar installation Field of Light has arrived at the Red Centre, offering visitors to the region a transformative experience of iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Bruce conceived the idea for the Field of Light while visiting Uluru in 1992, but it first materialised in 2004 at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
From cultural heritage to wilderness adventures, there’s so much more for the mindful traveller to explore at Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Designed to offer a deeper connection with the outback, Longitude 131° has developed specialist tours for guests to enjoy, including an exclusive opportunity to visit the remote Ernabella Arts studio and engage with its residents.
Guests looking to explore more of the outback, or who have a special interest to pursue can choose from a selection of bespoke experiences in addition to their signature Longitude 131° itinerary. Activities may be relaxed and intimate, like romantic private dining or sunset viewing options to more energetic pursuits like guided hikes, which include the classic Uluru base walk and rewarding Valley of the Winds circuit at Kata Tjuta.
Imagine experiencing Australia’s heartland in the company of a personal guide and traveling in a luxury 4WD with just you, your partner or family. Subject to availability, Longitude 131° can offer private touring for all guests. Pre-bookings are recommended and additional charges apply. Foreign language guides are available by prior arrangement at an additional cost.
With views direct to Uluru and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131˚ is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camp. Dotted among the red-rust dunes of the Central Desert are sixteen tented pavilions, each offering connection with the outback landscape and its heritage as well as a glamorous base from which to explore the incredible Red Centre. Discover vibrant Aboriginal artworks alongside relics from the region’s explorers, a bar and restaurant offering contemporary Australian dining and friendly staff ready to share a yarn. Gathered as if around a campfire, fifteen luxury tents at Longitude 131° each offer views to Uluru – from the end of the bed! The premium Dune Pavilion is the only accommodation with views to both World Heritage-listed wonders Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Dining at Longitude 131° brings together the finest, freshest produce from around the country all served with a view to Uluru: beef from Tasmania’s Cape Grim, barramundi from Humpty Doo in the west and shellfish from the pure waters of South Australia. Aboriginal massage techniques and local natural healing ingredients like irmnagka-irmangka offer a revitalising and relaxing spa experience in Spa Kinara. Meaning ‘moon’, kinara links the earth to the sky and offers travellers a welcome retreat. Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) led by the lodge’s naturalist guides. Shared stories and a first-hand experience offers a wonderful understanding of the destination.
Nestled among ancient dunes, Longitude 131° is a gathering of sixteen tented pavilions designed to offer both luxurious sanctuary and a profound sense of place. Unparalleled views of Uluru’s changing lights play out from the end of the bed, or on balconies from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled in the cool night air. Custom furnishings invite stylish lounging, while works by local indigenous artists offer inspiration. Guests observe the sights of the outback through floor to ceiling windows, relax on outdoor decks and sleep under a blanket of stars.
Adopt the spirit of the original pioneers and relax after a day’s exploring in a canopied pavilion reimagined for the modern traveller. Custom-designed furniture from Australian designers offers stylish lounging, whilst the bespoke ‘Baillie Bed’ dressed in fine linens and luxurious throws holds centre stage. Private floor to ceiling windows yield unparalelled views of Uluru, quite literally at the end of the bed, opening onto an expansive balcony with day bed, armchairs and fireplace. Each ‘tent’ is named for an explorer or pioneer and framed artefacts offer a first-hand history and tales of a much tougher experience in the outback. The unique textures of local indigenous artworks provide a colourful contrast to the pioneering past.
Expansive and contemporary, the Dune Pavilion is Australia’s only accommodation offering views of both World Heritage-listed Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Architecturally designed as a modern interpretation of the Australian homestead, the Pavilion is considered the star of the luxury camp. Offering separate living and sleeping areas featuring custom furnishings and artworks commissioned from local artists, bathroom with deep tub overlooking the vast desert landscape and outdoor deck with daybed, fireplace and the ultimate in desert style: a private plunge pool overlooking the outback frontier, for a personal nature-meets-luxury experience.
Dining at Longitude 131° sees a creative, contemporary Australian menu enjoyed with a view to the nation’s spiritual heart, Uluru. The finest premium produce is delivered to the Red Centre and combined with bush ingredients to offer guests a unique taste of Australia. Centred around a commitment to deliver a real ‘sense of place’ for guests, the Baillie Lodges’ Culinary Philosophy is essential to the dining experience at Longitude 131°. Chef Tom Saliba and his team in the kitchen deliver a menu complemented by an enviable wine list that connects guests with the country from the restaurant to the in-tent bar.
Breakfast begins early with an express menu designed to satisfy appetites before the morning’s adventure. On offer, a healthy, tasty selection such as quinoa porridge pots with bio-dynamic yoghurt and fresh berries. Lunch might include pan seared Hervey bay scallops, paperbark wrapped Murray River cod, a garden pea risotto or kangaroo caparccio. Dinner at Longitude 131° is designed as a uniquely Australian dining experience be it under the canopy of the Dune House or a glittering sky of stars at Table 131°.
Table 131° is without doubt the perfect way to wind down after a day of discovery. Dine out on sumptuous outback fare and discover the wonders of the night sky. Arrive to the venue after dark and feast on four delicious courses complemented with the finest Australian wines. Later, Longitude’s resident astronomer regales the gathering with tales of the Southerly constellations.
Longitude 131° is designed to encourage a relaxed ‘at-home’ feel. Guests may help themselves to a drink from their in-suite bar, the poolside bar or from the bar in the Dune House to relax and enjoy with the view, a book or perhaps share with a mate. The Dune-top bar is a luxurious space to enjoy day-round – help-yourself from the bar during the day to refresh whilst lounging on the deck or submerged in the cool of the plunge pool. By night, the set-up transforms to a sleek setting for sunset sundowners.
Set among the spinifex and the red sand of the outback, Spa Kinara is a cool, calm retreat reflecting the clever design of a traditional Aboriginal shelter, or wiltja. Kinara means ‘moon’ in Pitjantjara, and offers a spiritually grounding, revitalising connection between the traditional country and the vast blue-domed sky that cloaks the landscape.
Longitude 131° is the ultimate luxury basecamp from which to explore the natural and cultural landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Guests at Longitude 131° embark on a signature itinerary of guided adventures, allowing a personal discovery with the Red Centre’s iconic natural attractions and Aboriginal heritage.
The hotel can arrange custom-guided hikes (for an extra charge), and helicopter, camel, motorcycle and bike tours. If you are adventurous, try a day trip to the Ernabella Arts centre, the oldest indigenous art centre in Australia. Paintings and ceramics by Ernabella’s artists are also for sale at the hotel. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. Service is friendly (everyone is dressed casually in jeans, cowboy boots and shirts) and super attentive to your needs.
The Dune Pavillion has a expanded pool deck, dune-top plunge pool.The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool.
A cool sanctuary in Australia’s rich red desert, Spa Kinara (meaning ‘moon’) sits low in the sand dunes at Longitude 131°, connecting the sky to the earth and offering travellers a welcome retreat. Inspired by the design of the ‘wiltja’, the traditional shelter of the land’s indigenous ancestors, guests at Spa Kinara experience a sense of true calm and of being grounded in the landscape.