Longitude 131°
About Us

Baillie Lodges

Baillie Lodges is a dynamic company created by the partnership of James and Hayley Baillie. Founded in 2003, the venture aims to set new benchmarks for premium experiential travel in a unique Australian style. The Baillies’ passion to create luxury lodges in places of unique natural significance is renowned, and their integrity in the tourism industry stems from a synchronising of both experience and personal interests.

Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island was the first property in the Baillie Lodges boutique portfolio and is much-loved by new and returning guests seeking ‘barefoot luxury’, fresh cuisine and first-name service in a subtropical escape.

Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australian luxury defined. Multi-award winning and globally renowned, the Lodge’s dramatic coastal location, architectural integrity, fine regional cuisine and guided interpretive adventures have ensured its place as a local and international destination of choice.

Longitude 131° joined the collection in 2013.  The unique tented ‘campsite’ amid the timeless desert of Central Australia overlooks fabled outback icon Uluru.  The retreat offers immersion in the dual World Heritage-listed wilderness in the purest sense.

The Baillie Lodges properties are honoured as ‘first 15’ founding members of Luxury Lodges of Australia, celebrating a new era of Australian experiential luxury accommodation and adventure. James Baillie sits as Chair of the distinguished collective.

Longitude 131° offers a transcendent experience of discovery

Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° lies at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Luxury Lodges of Australia

Longitude 131° is honoured as a ‘first 15’ founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of luxury lodges in extraordinary Australian destinations. Learn more ››

Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island

From desert dreaming to island luxe… Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island was the first retreat in the Baillie Lodges collection and continues to capture guests in its magic. Learn more ››

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

Sojourn south to sister property Southern Ocean Lodge, the globally celebrated retreat atop the limestone cliffs of Kangaroo Island.  Learn more ››

Table 131° - Exclusive to Longitude 131°

The evening offers up an experience to last a lifetime, exclusive to Longitude 131° guests.  Enjoy contemporary cuisine under the spectacular desert night sky, where dinner is served with the finest wines under a glittering canopy of stars… Learn more ››

Did you know...

Uluru is 348 metres at its tallest point: 43 metres higher than Sydney Tower, 24 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower, and just 33 metres lower than the Empire State Building.


Baillie Lodges Newsletter

Read the latest in luxe_essential*, Baillie Lodges’ newsletter and a roundup of news and events at Capella Lodge, Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge. Learn more ››

Classic Uluru Rates

Classic Uluru rates offer a discount bonus when staying three nights or more, from $3,600 per person twin share.  Come walkabout.  Learn more ››

Longitude 131° Video

Unfettered luxury.  Exclusive experiences.  Authentic Australia. To see what else Longitude 131° has to offer, view our short film.  Learn more ››

Field of Light Transforms the Desert Landscape

Artist Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed solar installation, Field of Light, has arrived at Uluru. Learn more about the global phenomenon and how Longitude 131° guests experience the interactive artwork here

Classic Platinum

Stay four nights or more on Classic Uluru rates and benefit from platinum privileges. Explore the outback icons from above with a complimentary 15 minute scenic helicopter flight and enjoy a private dining experience for two on the dune-top or poolside. Outback luxe!  Learn more ›