Location

Why is the Longitude 131° the best place to stay in the Northern Territory?

Enjoy the desert landscapes year round with warm sunny days and minimal rainfall. At the Longitude 131° you will get to experience the magnificence of not one, but two nearby World-Heritage Sites, Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is one of the world’s largest monoliths and Australia’s most recognized natural gem. Kata Tjuta, with its sacred red domes, is also a world wonder. Explore the natural and cultural landscape of these two idyllic formations as the Longitude 131° serves as your luxury basecamp.

Key Facts

  • the Longitude 131° is the closest hotel to the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • the lands surrounding Uluru and the Longitude 131° are the spiritual home to the indigenous Australians, the world’s oldest living culture
  • the lodge is located only ten minutes by car from the Ayers Rock Airport

What is special?

  • discover over 416 species of native flora and over 272 species of desert fauna of the surrounding landscape
  • enjoy the ever-changing panoramic views of Australia’s best known natural icon, Uluru
  • relish in the experience of staying in the Dune Pavilion, Australia’s only accommodation offering views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta

What do the guests say?

  • guests highly recommend the Longitude 131° due to its mind-blowing location
  • travelers loved the seclusion of the resort and being able to truly disconnect
  • guests rave a stay at Longitude 131° supersedes all others with its close proximity to Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park

Accommodation

How are the tents at the Longitude 131°? Will I be able to see Uluru from my room?

The Longitude 131° takes glamping to another level with its luxurious tents, which in actuality are more like resort-style villas. These tented abodes provide uninterrupted views of Uluru without you ever having to lift your head from the pillow. Each tent pays homage to a famed Australian pioneer or explorer and indigenous artefacts and artwork adorn the walls. However, unlike the early explorers, you will get to relish in modern luxuries and sublime comfort.

Key Facts

  • the lodge is comprised of 16 tented luxury villas
  • suites feature a complimentary in-suite bar, Bose sound system and a Nespresso machine
  • backpacks are provided to guests to use at their leisure

What is special?

  • experience the romance of cuddling up on the plush daybed of your private veranda where you can sleep under the starlit night sky
  • wake to a glorious sunrise and witness the changing colors of Uluru without ever having to leave your bed
  • couples seeking a romantic retreat can indulge in the Dune Pavilion where a curated bar, private dining options and sunset drinks are readily available

What do the guests say?

  • travelers love the unique combination of views and total privacy
  • guests raved about the sleeping bags provided for them to be able to sleep outside on their deck, should they decide for it
  • guests appreciated how eco-friendly the resort is with its use of solar power

Pools & Spa

How can I balance adventure with relaxation at the Longitude 131°?

Spa Kinara (meaning “moon”) offers travelers a welcoming respite from the desert heat and walking weariness. This sanctuary features a menu of treatments and rituals that makes use of Australia’s resources of native beauty products, including Kakadu plum, quandong, irmangka-irmangka, desert lime, Australian yellow clay and nutrient-rich Australian desert salts. Soak away tensions with relaxing foot therapies, energize your body with exfoliation treatments, or nurture it with a full body massage. Your options are boundless and expert therapists will ensure your personal journey is tailored to meet your desired needs.

Key Facts

  • Spa Kinara is inspired by the traditional shelter of indigenous ancestors
  • all the proceeds from the sale of Scented Emu Bush balm go to NPY Women’s Council
  • a traditional welcome ceremony is being held before all Spa Kinara treatments

What is special?

  • indulge in the ultimate spa journey with a full face and body treatment, perfect for rejuvenating the body after exploring the desert landscapes
  • experience the healing hands and power of Australia’s natural botanicals as you and your loved one enjoy a romantic and intimate couples massage
  • enjoy summer sips and cool dips in the outdoor pool while you admire Uluru in the distance

What do the guests say?

  • guests found the pool to be a nice way to cool off from the desert heat
  • spa goers loved the Outback aesthetic of Kinara Spa and the use of traditional indigenous ingredients
  • the hair mask is a treatment highly recommended by guests

Culinary

What type of dining experiences can I expect? Is there more than one restaurant?

With a mix of indigenous and Outback flavors, combined with the freshest produce from all over the world, the Longitude 131° brings you the best of Australian contemporary cuisine. The Dune House is the central dining hub of the resort. Soak in the unparalleled views while relaxing at the feel-at-home bar, stocked with “top shelf” spirits, wines and beer. Now, that is something worth raising a glass to! For sunset drinks, head over to The Dune Top Bar or if you are looking for a romantic dinner option Table 131° is a must.

Key Facts

  • all dining and beverages are included in the rate of the room
  • the finest wines from Australia’s wine regions complement each course
  • private dining options can be arranged at The Dune Top or poolside

What is special?

  • indulge in one of the world’s most remarkable dining experiences where you will delight in an al fresco dinner under a canopy of stars and the resident astronomer regales guests with tales of the Southern night sky
  • experience the mesmerizing movements of Aboriginal performers as you dine over a four-course meal in the Australian Outback  
  • savor the sights of the changing colors over a cool and refreshing cocktail at The Dune Top, the highest point of Longitude 131°

What do the guests say?

  • the views of Uluru from the Dune Top Bar are considered to be some of the best in the resort, according to guests
  • guests found the packed lunches on departure day to be a nice touch
  • Guests love the mystique of being whisked off to a “secret” location for an al fresco dinner at Table 131°

Activities

What type of activities can be enjoyed during my stay in the desert?

The Longitude 131° serves as the perfect base for experiencing the vast expanse of the Northern Territory. To retrace the steps of early Outback explorers, the resort provides a variety of activities to explore the lands. Experience signature excursions that give you an up close and personal encounter with the region’s iconic attractions, while being led by guides who share riveting stories about the land’s indigenous people, cultures, and traditions. Whether you are taking it all in from a bird’s eye view, or feeling the rush of exhilaration from the back of a Hog, your time at the Longitude 131° will be an unforgettable one.

Key Facts

  • a range of personalized and custom bespoke experiences are available to guests
  • twice daily activities are included with each stay
  • expeditions are shared with fellow guests and operate on a rotating basis

What is special?

  • jump on the back of a Harley Davidson and feel the wind in your hair on an unforgettable ride around Uluru
  • art lovers can witness local artists at work with a visit to indigenous art galleries and even create their own masterful dot-painting art work
  • saunter through the rich red dunes via camelback as you embark on a magical sunrise or sunset voyage around Uluru and watch the monolith change colors

What do the guests say?

  • fantastic and knowledgeable guides truly made the experiences special for guests
  • a scenic helicopter ride over Ayers Rock is a must, according to travelers
  • guests loved the extensive list of activities they were able to choose from daily