Longitude 131 is luxurious, innovative and arguably one of the best luxury wilderness camps in the world. It’s situated close to the border of the dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and offers stunning views of Australia’s most famous icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Fifteen luxury tents are ranged along a secluded dune, superbly designed and brilliantly appointed. Most importantly, the king-sized beds are oriented so guests wake to one of the continent’s most remarkable shows – the rising of the desert sun over the mysterious monolith that is Uluru, a performance of colours, texture and, according to some, spirit.
Guests at Longitude gather at the Dune House ready for a day of exploring, relaxing or both.
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.
Tours to Uluru and the haunting wind-sculpted valleys of Kata Tjuta are designed to offer insight and connection to these culturally important landmarks.
After watching a sunset over Uluru (with a glass of champagne), guests are invited to dine under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131°: an intimate three-course dinner is served with the finest wines, candle light and a glittering canopy of stars – the perfect way to wind down after an amazing day of discovery.
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.
Longitude 131 offers a range of complimentary tours exclusively for guests.
Watch the dawn light dance across the majestic domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) before embarking on a spectacular walk through the Valley of the Winds.
Learn about the role of Songlines in ancient cultures, while gaining a deeper understanding of your surroundings from the awe-inspiring landscape to the constellations in the vast desert night sky.
Take a botanical walk just after sunrise to learn about the dynamic ecology that exists in this harsh and barren environment. Guests learn to identify the many different plants, tracks and wildlife as they smell, touch and taste their bush surrounds.
Relax by the swimming pool in the daytime, take canapés and champagne at the sunset viewing deck and, at night, gather around the open fire-pit for the night show of stars.
Helicopter Tours, Camel Rides and Harley Rides can also be arranged by The Tailor for you (costs apply).
Breakfast features an a la carte selection. Gourmet lunch from a seasonal a la carte menu is available from 12pm to 3pm.
Relax over pre-dinner drinks served in the Dune House after returning from your tour, then enjoy a four-course dinner with chosen wines either with your fellow guests or dining separately.
Table 131° is an unforgettable dining experience not to be missed: dine out on sumptuous outback fare and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. Feast on three delicious courses complemented with the finest Australian wines at the outdoor dining venue. Return to the Dune House for after-dinner drinks.
Private dining is also available on the Dune Top or poolside. An additional charge applies for these services.
Longitude 131° is about solitude and serenity; your luxurious tent is a private place to rest, relax and refresh. No expense has been spared in ensuring your stay is a special experience which nurtures your body, stimulates your mind and liberates your spirit.
A white dome roof and flowing fabric draped from the centre create the illusion of camping, but unlike the early pioneers and explorers, guests revel in sublime comfort. The flick of a bedside switch is all it takes to raise the blinds and watch the spectacular moods of Uluru at sunrise. Meticulously designed to remain cool in summer and warm in winter, you have reverse cycle air-conditioning for complete control over your personal climate.
Each tent offers the following inclusions for your comfort:
Reverse cycle air-conditioning
Mini bar, in-room safe
Telephone – local/IDD calls
Bose Sound System with CD Player and iPod connectivity
Private bathroom with shaving outlet
Iron and ironing board
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.
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).