Longitude 131, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Australia
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). 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. You dream the rich dreams found only in the heart of sacred, powerful places. As one of only 30 guests at Longitude 131°, 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. As close as possible to serenity. Rejuvenation for the body. Stimulation for the mind. Liberation for the spirit. 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. Children 15 years and under are not catered for at Longitude 131°.
Facilities: Disabled facilities, communal dining facilities, outdoor pool, guest library, touring included, reception hours: 24 hours daily, dry cleaning service, shop/boutique, doctor on call, non-smoking rooms, fire extinguishers/fire hose, smoke detectors, phone message and Fax/photocopy service.
•2009 - Condé Nast Traveler – Gold List, Best for Location
•2008 - Condé Nast Traveler – Readers Choice Awards - No.11 Overseas Leisure Hotel in Australia & the South Pacific
•2008 - Conde Nast Traveler - Gold List, Best for Rooms
•2007 - Conde Nast Traveler, Reader’s Travel Awards – No. 3 Best Overseas Leisure Hotel in Australasia & The South Pacific
•2007 - Conde Nast Traveler, Reader’s Travel Awards – No. 46 on The Top 100 List
•2007 - Australian Gourmet Traveler Travel Awards - Best Outback Accommodation
•2005 - HM Award - Hotel & Accommodation Excellence
Official website: Longitude 131