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Nestled atop rust-red dunes, Longitude 131° overlooks Australia’s best-known natural icon, Uluru, and is arguably one of the best luxury wilderness camps in the world.
The welcome open spaces of the central Dune House include the restaurant with ever-changing views of the mysterious monolith Uluru as a backdrop for every meal, as well as lounging areas in contemporary campaign style, ideal for relaxing with an icy drink and exchanging stories of the day’s outback adventures.
Indigenous artworks from local artists stand alongside an array of artefacts of the first western pioneers. Glass doors open on to a timeless desert landscape, affording an easy encounter with the outdoors.
Floor to ceiling windows and a high canopied roof offer a cool retreat from the Red Centre and lead the style of the guest pavilions beyond.
An exclusive touring program showcases the spectacular geography and biodiversity of the Central deserts, as well as the ancient culture of Anangu (Aboriginal people) who have lived and cared for this landscape for thousands of years.
‘Enjoy the spiritual experience of sunrise at Uluru from the comfort of your king size bed. A perfect marriage of luxury and landscape’ – The Independent (UK)
Framed by the MacDonnell Ranges and an intense desert landscape, the township of Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback town. Called Mpwante by the traditional owners, the Arrernte people, and situated just 200 kilometres south of the geographic centre of Australia, the town of Alice Springs began as a repeater station along the Overland Telegraph Line.
The introduction of camels, development of pastoral industry and discovery of alluvial gold, combined with the town’s secluded location, has led to the creation of an unrivalled identity, a flourishing arts community and a wealth of quirky festivals.
Alice Springs desert climate and landscapes encourage a healthy outdoor lifestyle and set a great scene for outback adventure.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is inscribed on the World Heritage List for both its natural and cultural values. Rising from the broad desert plain in the deep centre of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon.
The famous rock stands 348m high and, like an iceberg, has most of its bulk below the surface. It is located 440km south-west of Alice Springs. Forty kilometres further west lies Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), complex piles of wind-smoothed rock domes that date back 500 million years. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners.
Nearest major City/Town
City – Alice Springs
Town – Yulara
Scheduled or jet flight to Ayers Rock Airport.
Longitude 131° is located 10 minutes transfer by vehicle from the Ayers Rock Airport.
At Longitude 131° guests take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others.
An exceptional touring program designed exclusively for guests, is included in the luxury wilderness experience at Longitude 131°. For those looking for a custom and personalised itinerary, a range of optional Bespoke Experiences are also available.
Perhaps watch the dawn light dance across the majestic domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), before walking through the spectacular Valley of the winds. Take a botanical walk and learn about the dynamic ecology that exists in the harsh ecosystem of the Red Centre, or even simply relax by the pool taking in the stunning surrounds.
Please Note: Tours are scheduled on a two-day rotational basis for a specific time and date. Tour times are seasonal and subject to sunrise and sunset times which vary throughout the year, weather permitting. Additional costs apply to private dining and the optional tours highlighted in the sample itinerary.
Helicopter Tours, Camel Rides and Harley Rides can also be arranged by The Tailor (costs apply).
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.
A white dome roof and flowing fabric draped from the centre create the illusion of camping, but unlike the early explorers, guests revel in sublime comfort.
All suites feature king-size bed, comfortable lounge, spacious bathroom and private balcony with occasional seating and fireplace. Other features include climate control, complimentary in-suite bar, wireless internet, music system, premium amenities, safe and telephone. Bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and backpacks are provided along with twice-daily housekeeping, including signature evening turndown service.
Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, curated from the finest produce from all around the country, combined with indigenous and outback flavours to create a unique taste of Australia.
The Dune House, with its panoramic views and soaring roof, is the central hub of Longitude 131°, where guests dine and relax. The feel-at-home open bar is available throughout the day, generously stocked with a ‘top shelf’ selection of Australian wines and beers, as well as premium spirits.
Sunset drinks and canapés are enjoyed in the cool of the evening either out on tour in the presence of Uluru, or perhaps the Dune-top Bar at Longitude 131°, allowing guests a view of the changing lights reflected on the Rock’s many faces as the sun slips below the horizon.
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.
Return to the Dune House for after dinner drinks or float back to your luxury tent, for a deep slumber under the stars. Table 131° operates subject to weather and climatic conditions.
The property is open all year. Guests need to note that summer (Dec-Mar) can get very hot when daytime temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
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