At a Glance
Surrounded by the red-dune landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this luxurious tented resort is a magical and powerful retreat.
- Watching the sun rise over the red rock of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)
- Each tent is named after an Australian explorer or pioneer and is adorned with artifacts that offer first-hand history of the area
- The pampering indulgence of Red Ochre Spa
Rising from the red earth and spinifex grass that surrounds Uluru, Longitude 131° immerses visitors in the stillness and beauty of the Australian outback. With 15 luxury white safari tents, all offering prime views of the spectacular red sandstone rock formation, the UNESCO World Heritage Site feels miles removed from civilization. Each individually decorated tent has a king-size bed, climate control and daily housekeeping service.
But given the glorious setting, few visitors spend time inside. Guided excursions to Kantu Gorger and Uluru allow guests to learn the history and mythology of the site (note that Uluru holds great spiritual significance for the local Anangu people and therefore climbing the rock is discouraged. Helicopter tours may also be taken to Kata Tjuta, a nearby range of large domes that covers 8,649 acres of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Adventurous types can opt to skydive above the park. In addition, the lodge offers biking, camel riding and Harley Davidson tours of the area. All meals, showcasing contemporary Australian cuisine, are served in the Dune House, which also accommodates an extensive library for those who wish to learn more about this fascinating area’s history and ecology.
Who Should Stay
Longitude 131° is ideal for couples and active types.
Written by Lisa Jackson