AUSTRALIA STAYS OF DISTINCTION
- Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island
- Hayman Island, Whitsundays
- Lilianfels, Blue Mountains
- Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef
- Longitude 131°, Ayers Rock
- Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, Daintree National Park
- Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
- Qualia, Hamilton Island
- Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas
- Ultimate Australia, 12 days
- Ultimate Retreat, 12 days
NEW ZEALAND STAYS OF DISTINCTION
- Huka Lodge, Taupo
- Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay
- Wharekauhau Estate, Palliser Bay
- Hilton, Auckland
- Azur Lodge, Queenstown
- Ultimate New Zealand, 9 days
- Ultimate Downunder, 12 days
RED CENTRE TRAVEL IDEAS
- Alice Springs/Coober Pedy + Adelaide, 4 days
- Classic Rock & Reef, 7 days
- Aboriginal Cultural Tours
- Cultural Explorer, 4 days
- Uluru Explorer, 2 days
- Alice Springs & Ayers Rock, 3 days
- Alice Explorer, 2 days
TOP END TRAVEL IDEAS
- Bamurru Plains
- Darwin Wildlife
- Dugong Island Resort
- Orion Expedition Cruises
- Kakadu by 4WD
- Kakadu Kaleidoscope
which include the Northern Territory
- Classic Australia, 14-17 days
HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME
- Waltzing Matilda Escorted Tour
OUTBACK & TOP END CAMPING SAFARIS
Northern Territory Stays Of Distinction
Longitude 131°, Ayers Rock
- FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
- TRAVEL IDEA
Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with 5 star luxury and private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock).
In the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed you find the serene, silent sleep of the desert. Above the sweeping canopy of your palatial tent floats a greater canopy, endless and sparkling. Constellations brimming with Anangu, (local Aboriginal people), tales and stories. You dream the rich dreams found only in the heart of sacred, powerful places.
As one of only 30 guests, you awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Reflecting countless colours, Uluru drenches you with its fabled light. The walls of your tent are a visual narrative, telling of the discoveries made by an early outback pioneer.
This award-winning luxury wilderness camp in Australia's Red Centre has achieved new heights in ecotourism the world over. Longitude 131° is a deluxe camping experience like no other and set atop an isolated sand dune close to the border of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
As far from anywhere else as you can be. As close as possible to serenity. Rejuvenation for the body. Stimulation for the mind. Liberation for the spirit.
Fly daily from Perth, Sydney, Cairns and Alice Springs direct to Ayers Rock Airport. The airport is conveniently located just 10 km from Longitude 131°.
At it's opening in July 2004, Longitude 131° was lauded by Joe Hockey, Australia's Minister of Tourism.
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
At Longitude 131° you will find unprecedented solitude and serenity. Each tent is a private place to rest, relax and refresh. Soak up the unique objects d'art from the comfortable lounge or the spectacular view of Uluru from your bed. No expense has been spared in ensuring your stay with us is a special experience which nurtures your body, stimulates your mind and liberates your spirit.
Room features (Each tent offers the following inclusions for your comfort)
- Mini bar
- In-room safe
- Telephone - local/IDD calls
- Tea-making facilities
- Coffee-making facilities
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Private bathroom
- Shaving outlet
- Smoke detectors
- Daily cleaning
- Evening turn-down service
- Writing desk
- Non smoking
Disabled facilities are available upon request (at time of booking) and room features also include:
- Wheelchair access to room
- Handrails at toilet
- Wheel-in shower access
- Shower chair available
- Hand-held shower hose
- Wheelchair access to all areas of property
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
At the centre of the camp lies The Dune House – a stunning communal facility offering five-star attention to detail. Emphasising fresh, quality produce to mirror the tranquil, spiritual surrounds Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine. Breakfast features a mouth watering selection from the continental buffet or an a la carte menu. At lunch, guests choose from a buffet of cold meats complimented by an array of homemade gourmet salads. Dinner comprises a three-course set menu, which changes daily and is based on the fusion of modern Australian cooking methods with fresh, Australian produce enhanced by indigenous flavours. Morning and afternoon tea includes a selection of gourmet cakes complemented by Devonshire Tea or Lavazza Coffee.
A private touring program explores the spectacular Valley of the Winds, Kantju Gorge at sunset and ancient rock art at the Cave Hill community in traditional Anangu Pitjantjatjara homelands
Guests can also relax in the tranquil surrounds of the bar, library or by the outdoor pool.
- Number of rooms: 15
- Reception hours: 24 hours daily
- Dry cleaning service
- Doctor on call
- Non-smoking rooms
- Fire extinguishers/fire hose
- Smoke detectors
- Phone message and Fax/photocopy service
EXPERIENCES & TOURS
At Longitude 131° guests take the road less traveled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. The touring program has been developed with the aim of sharing an authentic experience that will allow each guest a chance to immerse themselves in the mystery and spirituality of this remarkable desert region. Explore the living and cultural landscapes of your doorstep - Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). An exceptional touring program designed exclusively for guests, is included in your luxury wilderness experience at Longitude 131°. The expert guides use their local knowledge to adapt each experience to take advantage of the moment, such as the incredible sight of rainfall on Uluru.
Upon arrival into Ayers Rock you will be met and transferred to Longitude 131. Over the course of the next few days take advantage of the tours that are available to you. The history of the area is discussed in two morning and two afternoon fully-guided tours. Tours are not regimented or strictly set - they take advantage of the moment.
The Botanical Walk is through desert landscapes, dune country, spinifex country, mulga woodlands and desert oak communities. Guests see at first-hand native habitats, flora and fauna, bush food and medicine while smelling, touching and tasting their surroundings.
Sunset tours are an afternoon in the World Heritage Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, learning about worldwide cultural relationships with spirituality, life, land and the relationship to modern life. You then visit the Cultural Centre where Aboriginal people express their law and traditions through story, art, craft, song and interpretive displays. Return to the Dune House to enjoy the desert sunset and spectacular southern night skies while enjoying drinks and canapes.
Gorge Dramatic Sunset tours take place in a quiet gorge at the base of the enormous monolith. There you experience a dramatic view of sunset from "within" Uluru. During sunset everything changes dramatically. The size and scale of the formation is best gauged from close-up.
Cave Hill tours travel 2.5 hours from Ayers Rock Resort in a luxury four-wheel drive, travelling through the Central Australian desert and crossing into South Australia. On Day 3 you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward arrangements. Stay longer if you wish.
You can join any day.
Please request prices for the dates you wish to visit.
2 nights accommodation in a luxury tent, all meals, beverages, eco-touring package and return airport transfers and National Park fees