Uluru has sat in the middle of Australia for hundreds of millions of years but the show it puts on changes constantly. The best venue to watch the spectacle unfold is from Longitude 131° a gathering of luxury pavilions nestled among the rust-red landscape. The desert base fans out from the Dune House, site of lounging, cocktails and rock gazing.
Dine overlooking the nation’s spiritual heart whilst enjoying contemporary cuisine curated from the finest produce from all around the country. In the spirit of the original pioneers relax after a day’s exploring in a stylish ‘tent’ recreated for the modern traveller. Unparalleled views of Uluru play out from the end of the bed or from the warmth of a bespoke swag unfurled in the cool night air.
Retreat to Spa Kinara for an indigenous-inspired treatment or drink in the sunset on the Dune Top with jaw-dropping views to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Tempting as it is to hunker down here, venture beyond the lodge for signature excursions exploring the dual World Heritage-listed wilderness and become acquainted with the backstory of the desert icons – not just geology but also their timeless connection to Anangu, the traditional owners.
Guests at Longitude 131° adopt the spirit of the original pioneers and after a day’s exploring relax in canopied pavilions recreated for the modern traveller. Custom designed furniture offers stylish lounging, whilst the ‘Baillie Bed’ holds centre stage. Unparalelled views of Uluru’s changing lights play out from the end of the bed, or outside from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled in the cool night air.
Each ‘tent’ is named for an explorer or pioneer and framed artefacts offer a first-hand history and tales of a much tougher experience in the outback. Local indigenous artworks provide a colourful contrast to the pioneering past. An ensuite bathroom offers a generous rain shower, while the in-suite bar proffers a selection of gourmet treats.
Tariff quoted based on per couple, per night.Air Conditioning Balcony Desk Hairdryer Heating Minibar Open fireplace Outdoor Furniture Private Bathroom CD Player Safe Tea/Coffee making facilities Telephone Wi-Fi Internet Access iPod Dock
The Dune Pavilion is Australia’s only accommodation offering views of both World Heritage-listed Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The pavilion offers separate living and sleeping areas featuring custom furnishings and artworks commissioned from local artists, sleek bathroom with deep tub and outdoor deck with the ultimate in desert glamour: a private plunge pool overlooking the outback frontier, for
a personal nature-meets-luxury experience. Configured as one or two bedroom, the suite is ideal for couples seeking a sophisticated retreat, or friends or families travelling together.
indicativePrices From $1400 to $2400
Rates are per person per night, twin share. Single rates and extra person rates available.