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Longitude 131°

Ayers Rock, Uluru National Park / Australia

Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre at this luxurious tented camp. Nestled atop rust-red dunes and boasting unparalleled views of Australia’s most famous natural landmark Uluru, Longitude 131° offers an unsurpassed luxury outback experience.

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What to love

  • Savour the unparalleled views of Uluru from the floor to ceiling windows in your own luxurious private tented pavilion.
  • Experience a magical al fresco dining experience at Table 131 under a canopy of glittering stars in the clear night sky accompanied by the mesmerising sounds of a didgeridoo and a talk from the lodge’s resident astronomer.
  • Enjoy the silence and solitude of Kantju Gorge as the sun slowly disappears for the day and the crowds have disappeared. Sip your glass of sparkling wine and admire the changing colours of the gorge walls in the light of the setting sun.
  • Book a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta for an exhilarating aerial perspective of the outback.

What to know

  • For an unforgettably romantic dinner you can pre-book a private dune top dining experience prior to arrival.
  • Longitude 131° offers guests an exceptional range of outback experiences including day trips to Kings Canyon guided hikes, ‘bush tucker” tours, camel trains and Harley Davidson rides that can be pre-booked or arranged locally.
  • Whilst staying at Longitude 131° you will have the opportunity to delve into the foundation of Anangu culture and learn about the ancient creation stories of the traditional custodians of the land.
  • Guests can relax and enjoy a selection of Australian wines, beers and premium spirits in the generously stocked open bar, available throughout the day and evening.

Description

Facing majestic Uluru, the luxurious Longitude 131° resort commands spectacular views of Australia’s most famous natural landmark. Located at the gateway to the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, guests can immerse themselves in the outback of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre and experience the natural beauty of the landscape, rich in cultural heritage. A range of unique guided experiences enables guests to not only explore this irresistible land but also delve into the foundation of Anangu culture and learn about the creation stories of the land’s traditional custodians.

The Dune House is the central and convivial hub of the resort which includes the restaurant where delicious cuisine mixes modern and local flavours to be savoured whilst enjoying ever-changing views of Uluru from the floor to ceiling windows. Contemporary styled lounge areas provide the ideal place for a relaxing drink whilst exchanging stories of the day’s adventures with your fellow guests and from here, glass doors open on to a timeless landscape and the nearby swimming pool which invites guests to enjoy a refreshing dip.

At the end of the day the large and luxurious tented pavilions provide the perfect guest retreat featuringc lassic furnishings and indigenous textures that evoke a haven of earthy elegance enhanced by the private glass walls that provide unique views of Uluru.

When to travel

The semi-arid climate of the Uluru region makes for great travelling conditions with  warm, sunny days and minimal rainfall being the norm for much of the year, Typical desert weather patterns make for reasonable fluctuations in temperature between day and night.  During the summer months, average temperatures range from 35°C during the day to 18°C overnight. In the winter months, the average daytime temperature is 22°C and 0°C overnight. On average Uluru-Kata Tjuta receives approximately 308mm (12 inches) per year. The rain that does fall is very unpredictable and can occur any time in the year.  When it does, to see a waterfall cascade down Uluru is a rare and spectacular sight. Solid walking shoes, comfortable casual clothes and some layers of warmer clothes if travelling in the cooler months are recommended. Hat and sunscreen are essential year round.

Location

Longitude 131° is located 4 miles from Ayers Rock Airport, and lies south west of Ayers Rock close to the border of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.

Longitude 131° operates complimentary transfers with fellow guests, connecting with all Ayers Rock Airport flights. Flight times are approx. 3 hours from Sydney and Cairns and 1 hour from Alice Springs.

For those seeking a more scenic arrival, or spectacular departure, helicopter transfers are available from Ayers Rock Airport to the nearby Longitude 131° helipad. Reservations are essential.

Self drive is a popular option and parking is available at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort. Longitude 131° provides complimentary return transfers and prior arrangements are required.

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Family

Longitude 131° welcomes children aged 10 years and over.

Swimming Pools: There is an outdoor pool for a refreshing dip whilst admiring the stunning scenery.

A range of exceptional experiences are on offer from the resort. 

Kanji Gorge: Experience the vivid colours of Kantju Gorge at sunset. Hear birds in their last flurries before the sounds of frogs and other insects erupt throughout the gorge as night closes in. For thousands of years Kantju Gorge has been a place of quiet. Respect is paid to local customs and the peace of Kantju Gorge remains paramount throughout the tour. 

Talpa Gorge: Experience sunrise at Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olga's, comprising 36 majestic domes. The tour will make a brief stop at the Kata Tjuta Viewing Area for a photo opportunity before heading to Walpa Gorge. Here the natural history of Kata Tjuta is explained in great detail, learning how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created what is seen today, as well as how these discoveries were made and the dynamic interaction between the stark landscape and ecology.

Mutitjulu Meander: 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 as you see cave paintings and other relevant sites important to Anangu and the early explorers. Share in the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru, adding greater depth to Uluru’s striking features.

Gallery Tour: Enjoy a visit to Mulgara Gallery to see authentic Aboriginal art and meet the artist in residence. Located in the foyer of Sails in the Desert Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort the gallery offers a superb selection of Australian hand-crafted glassware, pottery, textiles, metal and leather work.

Please Note: Tours are scheduled on a two day rotational basis and times are seasonal and subject to sunrise and sunset times which vary throughout the year, weather permitting.

Optional Experiences: An additional menu of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park experiences and beyond offers the chance to tailor a special interest itinerary. An amazing helicopter flight over Uluru or Kata Tjuta is the only way to fully appreciate the scale and grandeur of this spectacular region or meander through the rich red sand dunes atop a camel to watch the awe inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change colour as the sun rises or sets. Activities operate on a limited share basis and charges apply.