Dining at Longitude 131° sees a creative, contemporary Australian menu enjoyed with a view to Uluru. The finest premium produce is delivered to the Red Centre and combined with bush ingredients to offer guests a unique taste of Australia.
The dry and mostly warm Red Centre climate inspires the need for an icy cold beverage. Happily Longitude 131° has a number of ‘watering holes’ both indoors and out where guests can help themselves to a drink, or – better still – ask a friendly staff member to fix a refreshing cocktail.
Dune House bar
Lined with nearly 500 unique spinifex tiles each hand designed by the ladies at Ernabella Arts Community, the Dune House bar is a cool retreat. The well-stocked bar features a range of premium spirits – including baillies 9 gin distilled exclusively for the lodges to a secret Kangaroo Island recipe – as well as an excellent selection of wines and local craft beers. Snacks are available and depending on the mood guests sit up at the bar to watch the action or settle into luxurious club-style armchairs.
Dune Top bar
Set high on a platform above the red sands of the desert, the Dune Top bar offers the chance to relax in the quiet of the vast outback landscape. The outdoor lounge offers panoramic views that sweep from Uluru to Kata Tjuta, while an outdoor bar features a help-yourself fridge stocked with cool Australian white and rose wines and a swag of craft beers. Outdoor loungers and a plunge spa are the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing beverage while drinking in the views.
A stay at Longitude 131° is generously all-inclusive, even down to the in-tent bar. Guests discover a mini bar filled with treats, making a mid-afternoon snack an easy accompaniment to reading a book on the verandah daybed or simply relaxing with the view. A selection of leaf teas and pod coffee pairs with traditional Anzac biscuits, while individual servings of cheese, crackers, nougat and chocolate partner with beers, wine, juice and kombucha, depending on the mood.
Marama Hohepa is the talented Executive Chef at Longitude 131°, bringing a wealth of experience and creativity to the kitchen. Marama ensures the smooth operation of the kitchen and maintains the highest standards of quality. With a background working at prestigious lodges like Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Hayman Island, Marama considers Longitude 131 to be the pinnacle of her career. She was drawn to the unique desert location and the breathtaking beauty of the luxury camp.
Working in a close-knit team, Marama embraces the family-like atmosphere and enjoys exploring the surrounding sights during her downtime. She believes that every guest at Longitude 131° should experience the awe-inspiring natural icons of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and appreciates the personalisation of the experience offered by the Longitude 131°. Marama’s commitment to continuous learning and her dedication to delivering exceptional cuisine make her a perfect part of the Baillie Lodges family.
Dinner, with the excellent dishes infused with Indigenous bush ingredients, can be taken at either the Dune House, the resort's central building, or outdoors at Table 131°, the latter being an unforgettable experience during any stay at the camp.Anthony Dennis Traveller
As I eat outback-inspired dishes while regaled with stories of the canopy of stars glowing so brightly above, I’m overjoyed by the immersive experience.Samantha Jones Delicious
Dining experience aligns itself with the local Anangu seasons which identify with three of the region's strongest climate characteristics - the Kuli or 'hot time', the Wari or 'cold time' and the Piriakutu when the winds blow from the north-west and the food plants begin to flower.Longitude 131° Dining Philosophy