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Longitude 131 Properties

Longitude 131
Luxurious Tents

At Longitude 131° you will find unprecedented solitude and serenity. Your luxurious tent is a private place to rest, relax and refresh. 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. 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.

Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, emphasising fresh, quality produce to mirror the tranquil, spiritual surrounds. Communal dining in the Dune allows guests the chance to meet their fellow 'campers' and exchange stories of their desert encounters.

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 and a hint of International flavours. Dine out on sumptuous outback fare and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. Experience stunning 360° views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta while enjoying pre-dinner champagne and canaps. Then feast on three delicious courses complemented with the finest Australian wines. This popular dining experience is part of an exceptional touring program designed exclusively for guests and is included in the tariff.
Ayers Rock

Year Round

Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January to March. The ski season takes place during June to October in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring: September-November
Summer: December-February
Fall: March-May
Winter: June-August
Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, Cultural Centre and Uluru Visit, Dining Under the Stars, Uluru Sunrise Walk, Mulgara Gallery & Township Tour.

At Longitude 131° guests take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. Our 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.
Local Info

Rising from the broad desert plain in the deep centre of Australia, Uluru/Ayers Rock is Australia's most recognisable natural icon. The famous sandstone monolith stands 348 metres high and, like an iceberg, has most of its bulk below the surface. It is located 440 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. 40 kilometres to the west of Uluru/Ayers Rock is Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas. This massive pile of rock domes dates back 500 million years. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners, who lead walking tours that inform about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories of the area. Watarrka National Park, encompassing Kings Canyon, lies 300 kilometres to the north-east of Uluru and 310 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Kings Canyon has 300-metre-high sandstone walls, walking trails, palm-filled crevices and views across the desert.
Press & Media

April 2005: HM Award for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence. Voyages Longitude 131° won the Overall Accommodation category at the 3rd Annual HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence. The star studded category included Palazzo Versace, The Intercontinental, Four Seasons Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, The Observatory, Crown Towers and El Questro. According to former Voyages CEO Grant Hunt, Longitude 131° has regained its crown as Australia's pre-eminent luxury property. The property also won the Unique Accommodation category, beating home three of its sister properties Cradle Mountain Lodge, Wrotham Park Lodge and Silky Oaks Lodge.

2003: NT Brolga Award
Unique Accommodation

2003: HM Award for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence
Unique Accommodation

2003: Jalpak Award
Best Hotel - Australia, New Zealand & New Caledonia

2002: NT Brolga Award
New Product Development

2002: Australian Tourism Award
New Product Development

2002: Opal Award (USA)
Best New Australian Product

2002: The Sunday Times (UK)
Best New Wilderness Hotel in the World

2002: The Robb Report (USA)
Top Ten Haute Hotels in the World

2002: Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
Top 50 Resorts in the World
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). You dream the rich dreams found only in the heart of sacred and powerful places.
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. 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. Longitude 131° offers serenity, rejuvenation for the body, stimulation for the mind and liberation for the spirit.

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