Treasured as Australia’s spiritual heart, the dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an ancient desert landscape widely known as the ‘Red Centre’. Domed by a deep blue sky and spanning a vast expanse of the Northern Territory, the outback’s rugged beauty is heightened by the living presence of one of the world’s largest monoliths, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the sacred red domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) which stand nearby.
A Spirited Encounter
With Longitude 131° as luxury base camp, guests can explore the protected cultural and natural wilderness of World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Delve into the foundation of Anangu culture and learn some of the ancient creation stories of the land’s traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the stunning flora and fauna and connect with the irresistible land in an experience at once mercurial, mythical and splendidly isolated.
Longitude 131° operates a signature itinerary of guided experiences. Designed exclusively for guests, these are included in the tariff.
An Australian Flavour
Guests at Longitude 131° dine overlooking the nation’s spiritual heart whilst enjoying contemporary 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 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 on the dunetop at Longitude 131°, or in the presence of Uluru, allowing guests a view of the changing lights reflected on the Rock’s many faces as the sun slips below the horizon.
Dinner at Table 131° is one of life’s most memorable, as the theatre is transported to a remote setting among the dunes and guests relax along a convivial table for a degustation menu under a glittering canopy of stars. This is, without doubt, the crescendo to an amazing day of discovery.
Guests adopt the spirit of the original pioneers, relaxing after a day’s exploring in a floating ‘tent’ recreated for the modern traveller with all the mod cons. Custom-designed furniture from Australian designers offers stylish lounging, whilst the ‘Baillie Bed’ dressed in organic linens holds centre stage.
Each pavilion 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. An ensuite bathroom offers a generous rain shower, while the in-suite bar proffers a selection of Australia’s best loved gourmet treats.
Private floor to ceiling windows open onto an expansive balcony yielding unparalleled views of Uluru. Styled with daybed, armchairs and feature fireplace the luxury of Longitude 131° extends outdoors, with option to sleep under the stars in a bespoke swag.
The Dune House, with its panoramic views and soaring roof, is the central hub of Longitude 131°, where guests dine and relax. The welcome open spaces include the restaurant with ever-changing views of the monolith 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 adventures in the outback.
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 guests an easy encounter with the outdoors. Adjacent to the Dune House, the outdoor swimming pool invites cool relief from the elements.