‘Must See Outback Landscape’
Longitude 131° immerses you in the outback of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre with a sense of stillness and beauty in a landscape rich in cultural heritage and timeless history. Tented pavilions with classic furnishings and indigenous textures evoke a haven of earthy elegance and a private glass wall yields unparalleled views of fabled icon Uluru (Ayers Rock). Explore the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and discover ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land’s traditional custodians. Explore diverse flora and fauna and get up close to this irresistible land with the lodge’s personally guided adventures. After a swim in the glorious outdoor pool you can enjoy an outback sundowner at the convivial open bar in the Dune House and experience unforgettable dining under the stars at Table 131°. Exceptional cuisine mixes modern and local flavours whilst exclusive ‘Red Centre’ experiences and world-class service deliver an unforgettable encounter with this spirited land.
In Our Opinion
‘This is a place for explorers and adventurers who really appreciate the relaxation and serenity of a luxury outback experience and the chance to see some of the best natural wonders in Australia.'
(Select activities and services may incur additional charges)
• Swimming pool
• TV & DVD library
• Experiences & Adventures (see Special Features tab for more details)
Red Ochre Spa
Indulge and relax with a range of rejuvenating treatments right in the heart of the central Australian outback at this serene spa in the Sails in the Desert Hotel at nearby Ayers Rock Resort. Longitude 131° provides transfers to and from the spa.
• Check in 14.00/Check out 10.30
• Guest lounge with business facilities
• Reference library
• Laundry & dry cleaning
• Postal service
• Doctor on call
• Helicopter day tours & scenic flights
• Bush tucker tour
• Uluru camel & motorcycle tours
• Outback cycling
• 4WD tours
Families should be aware that children under the age of 10 are not catered for
Experiences and Adventures
Signature Experiences (Included)
Longitude 131° offers excellent complimentary group touring programmes which can be enjoyed privately with an additional fee and are as follows:
Journey to Uluru as the sun rises over the ancient monolith and along the pathway to the serene Mutitjulu Waterhole and sacred Kuniya Piti site while a guide reveals the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru.
Enjoy a drive into the dual World Heritage-listed National Park to the twilight viewing place and watch the sun set over Uluru, glass in hand.
Walpa Gorge & Kata Tjuta
36 majestic dome-like rock formations await you in Kata Tjuta. Be greeted by the canyon’s sheer rock walls as you walk through Walpa Gorge. Expert commentary will reveal how weathering and continental upheaval have led to today’s landscape with descriptions of the natural history, ecology and indigenous significance of the area. There will be photo opportunities at the Kata Tjuta viewing space and a visit to the cultural centre where informative and interactive displays give insight into the cultural and spiritual meanings of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge
Once at the foot of Uluru you will then be guided on a gentle walk to learn the history of the Mala people via cave paintings and other relevant sites important to both Anangu and early explorers. At dusk, witness Kantju Gorge’s walls ablaze with light as the sun sets and then enjoy sunset drinks and canapés in the solitude.
Dine outdoors on a fusion of modern and indigenous flavours. As darkness falls, a four-course dinner with matched Australian wines is delivered with Longitude service. Indigenous performers delight with movement and song and after dinner, Longitude’s resident astronomer entertains with tales of the Southerly constellations (weather dependent).
Bespoke Experiences (Additional charges apply)
An additional menu of Bespoke Experiences offers the opportunity to explore further and to tailor an itinerary specifically to your interests and incorporates the following:
Privately wine and dine alfresco on sumptuous outback cuisine atop the resort’s sand dune or beside the pool.
A luxury vehicle will escort you into the wilderness in the company of a private guide to witness the northwest sunrise of Uluru as you savour light and fresh culinary delights from the lodge. Tour duration: 2 hours
Sunrise & Uluru Base Walk
Journey into the National Park to see Uluru soaked in the sun’s first rays. Enjoy a hot beverage and early morning breakfast before you walk the base of this magnificent monolith. Tour duration: 5 hours
Talinguru Nyakunytjaku (TN) Sunset
Capture unique perspectives of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in this sunrise location and as the day departs you can enjoy evening drinks and Red Centre inspired canapés. Tour duration: 2 hours
Guided Adventure Hikes and Walks
An optional range of privately guided expeditions is on offer with interpretive commentary and premium refreshments and lasting anywhere from 3-5 hours.
Valley of the Winds Walk – Kata Tjuta
Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’ and this amazing landform is an Anangu men’s site, sacred under Tjukurpa (traditional law). The full circuit Valley of the Winds track offers a fantastic landscape of ancient domes and rolling valley plains. Tour duration: 5 hours
Karingana Lookout – Kata Tjuta
Hike up to the Karingana lookout and take in stunning views over the rugged and peaceful Valley of the Winds. Tour duration: 4 hours
Karu Lookout – Kata Tjuta
A shorter section showcasing the gateway to the valleys beyond, giving you a true sense of the enormous domes and their grandeur. Tour duration: 3 hours
Uluru Base Walk
Circumnavigate Uluru’s base and wander through acacia woodlands and grassed clay pans with diverse flora, fauna and geological features yours to discover. To entirely appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru you can head in off the main track to venture to Mutitjulu Waterhole and Kantju Gorge. Tour duration: 4 hours
Alternatively, the above walks may be undertaken unguided, with transfers facilitated by the lodge (additional charge applies).
Kings Canyon is a mighty chasm cleaving deep into the earth, renowned as the third ‘giant’ of the region. Due to its remote location (the Watarrka National Park is 4 hours’ drive from Uluru each way) some planning is required to experience the geological phenomena in comfort and style.
Longitude 131 Degrees makes an ideal location for your wedding and offers the following:
• Celebrant fee, accommodation and transfers
• Marriage licence and certificate
• Bouquet and button hole
• Wedding cake for two
• Bottle of French Champagne
$3,500 (£1,525) per couple (prices can fluctuate please call to confirm the up to date cost)
• Celebrant fee
• Celebrant accommodation and transfers
• Bouquet and button hole
• Bottle of French Champagne
$2,500 (£1,090) per couple (prices can fluctuate please call to confirm the up to date cost)
• All above prices are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of 10% GST
• To marry in Australia you must be 18 years of age or over. Your wedding celebrant will provide a list of original documents that you need to supply
• Notice of intended marriage must be lodged at least one calendar month plus one day prior to your wedding day
Stay in one the luxury tents with sweeping views of Uluru for a relaxing honeymoon with endearing backdrop. Create your own bespoke experience, or let Longitude 131° make your newlywed getaway extra special:
• Sunset tour of Kantju Gorge with sparkling wine and canapes
• Four-course dinner for two under the stars
• Scenic helicopter flight over Ayer’s Rock
• Witness the changing colour landscape of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at sunrise from your private floor to ceiling windows
Located 4 miles from Ayers Rock Airport, Longitude 131° lies south west of Ayers Rock and close to the border of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
• Mulgara Gallery 2 miles
• Desert Oak Studio 2.5 miles
• Uluru 12 miles
• Kata Tjuta 32.5miles