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Baillie Lodges

Baillie Lodges is an intimate portfolio of luxury lodges setting new benchmarks for premium experiential travel in Australian style. Set in exclusive locations of unique natural or cultural significance, the boutique properties appeal to the discerning global traveller seeking a remarkable experience. Baillie Lodges was founded in 2003 by life and business partners James and Hayley Baillie, who together bring a wealth of high end tourism experience to this dynamic venture.

Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island was the first property in the Baillie Lodges boutique portfolio. World Heritage-listed Lord Howe is home to the world’s most southerly coral reef and is much-loved by new and returning guests seeking ‘barefoot luxury’. Fresh local cuisine and first-name service are on the menu in this in a subtropical escape.

Globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australia’s most acclaimed luxury wilderness lodge. Australia’s answer to the Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is teeming with native wildlife and guests encounter sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos and koalas up close. The luxurious clifftop retreat combines contemporary design with superb fine dining in a tribute to the wildly beautiful surrounds.

In 2017, Baillie Lodges launched a new era of Australian luxury lodging with the reopening of iconic outback camp Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta following a significant redesign. Safari-style tented pavilions float above rust-red dunes, offering guests a view of Uluru from the end of the bed. Longitude 131° is the only accommodation with views to both World Heritage-listed icons Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Planning is now underway for Baillie Lodges’ next venture, a luxury wilderness retreat on Tasmania’s rugged southeast coast. Set to open in 2020, Remarkable Lodge on the picturesque Tasman Peninsula will rest on its own spectacular headland close to the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur historic site.

Capella Lodge, Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge are honoured as founding members of Luxury Lodges of Australia, celebrating a new era of Australian experiential luxury accommodation and adventure.

Longitude 131° Connects Guests with Ernabella Arts

In a treasured collaboration between Longitude 131° and Ernabella Arts, we are proud to announce Artists-in-Residence programs will take place at the lodge from July 16-21st and September 24-29th offering guests a rare opportunity to watch the artists at work, talk to them about their craft and gain insight into the ancient culture so entwined with this landscape.

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 ››

Longitude 131° offers a transcendent experience of discovery

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

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. Dine under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131°… 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 $3,780 per person twin share.  Come walkabout.  Learn more ››

Longitude 131° Video

Relaxed luxury.  Exclusive experiences.  Authentic Australia. To see what else Longitude 131° has to offer, watch our short film.  Lodge Video ››

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 dine one night on the dune-top. Outback luxe!  Learn more ›

A Partnership Set in Stone

Longitude 131° is excited to partner with Ernabella Arts Inc, Australia’s oldest indigenous arts centre, funding an education program for its artists and residents as well as operational support over the next two years. Learn more on the blog, here ›

Rock Solid

‘You could call it a bucket list experience with benefits’, writes Susan Kurosawa in her review of Longitude 131° for The Australian. Read more about gold star dreaming in the Red Centre, here