At Longitude 131° guests enjoy rare solitude and serenity. Luxurious tents are a private retreat to rest, relax and refresh. Personal attention is dedicated to ensure guests an unforgettable experience that nurtures the body, stimulates the mind and liberates the spirit.
A white domed roof crowns a palatial interior, complete with modern luxuries and comforts. The flick of a bedside switch raises the blinds to reveal the spectacular moods of Uluru at sunrise, whilst air conditioning allows guests to remain cool in summer and warm in winter.
With a commitment to conserve precious water in this desert environment, Longitude 131° features a generous shower (rather than a bath) with spacious vanity basin and sliding mirror offering remarkable views of Uluru.
King beds are centrally positioned beneath the tent’s apex. A sumptuous day bed and lounge chair offer new perspectives to drink in the view.
At Longitude 131° guests take ‘the road less travelled’, sharing exclusive experiences with travelling companions and fellow guests. Together, they explore the living and cultural landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The exceptional touring program at Longitude 131° has been designed exclusively for guests and is included in the tariff.
Uluru Sunrise Walk
An early start rewards as guests experience the changing colours of the desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn, from Longitude’s private dune top lookout. Guests are then transported to the Mutitjulu Waterhole before beginning the walk to the sacred site of Kuniya Piti, during which time the guide will share the Kiniya Liru Story.
A short drive to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre follows where there is time for guests to take a leisurely walk through the interpretive displays to learn the cultural and spiritual meanings of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, with opportunity to purchase some local aboriginal art works and souvenirs.
Kata Tjuta & Walpa Gorge
This experience heads to Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas and comprising 36 majestic dome-like rock formations. Along the way the tour calls briefly at the Kata Tjuta Viewing Area for a longer distance perspective and photo opportunity, with expert commentary describing ecology and indigenous significance of the area.
From the viewing platform guests continue their journey to Walpa Gorge where the natural history of Kata Tjuta is explained in detail, and discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today’s landscape and ecology.
Table 131°- Dining Under the Stars
Guests dine outdoors with an unforgettable outback-themed dinner and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. As darkness falls, a four-course dinner with matched Australian wines is served by personal staff. In the cool season, a warm fire sparks under the spectacular night sky. Indigenous performers mesmerise with the movement and songs of their ancient culture and after dinner, Longitude’s resident astronomer regales guests with tales of the Southerly constellations.
Uluru & Kantju Gorge Sunset
Departing Longitude 131° prior to sunset, guests travel into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a drive around the base of Uluru whilst the guide explains the relevant World Heritage criteria, as well as the geology and tourism history of the region. With a new understanding of one of the world’s most ancient living cultures, guests explore Uluru and see the sites that are so sacred to the traditional indigenous owners.
The short journey along the Mala Walk offers each guest a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru. During the walk, the guide will point out cave paintings and other relevant sites important to both Anangu and the early explorers. Guests enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun.
For thousands of years Kantju Gorge has been a place of quiet. Respect is offered to local customs and Kantju Gorge’s peaceful state remains sacred throughout this tour. Guests will hear birds call in their last flurries to nest before the sounds of frogs and other insects erupt throughout the gorge as night closes in.
Vivid colours linger on the vast gorge walls in a vision that only Longitude 131° guests can experience. Enjoying sunset drinks and canapés, guests revel in the silence and solitude of Kantju Gorge.
An additional menu of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park experiences and beyond offers the chance to tailor a special interest itinerary. An amazing helicopter flight over Uluru or Kata Tjuta is the only way to fully appreciate the scale and grandeur of the spectacular region. Those seeking an adrenalin rush may prefer an exhilarating Harley Davidson motorcycle tour around the base of Uluru. Or climb aboard a ‘ship of the desert’ and meander through the rich red sand dunes atop a camel to watch the awe inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change colour as the sun rises or sets. Activities operate on a limited share basis and charges apply.