- What's included in the tariff?
A stay at the lodge is generously all-inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner with inspired daily changing menus, open bar with French Champagne, premium wines and spirits (a cellarmasters list is available at an additional cost), in-tent bar, signature experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers.
Airfares are not included.
- What are the included signature experiences?
An itinerary of guided adventures offers guests an intimate encounter of the Red Centre from sunrise to sunset. Guests walk among the mighty domes of Kata Tjuta, drink in the changing lights at Uluru, wander through Bruce Munro’s art installation Field of Light and dine under the stars at Table 131°.
Experiences are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times. A personalised itinerary is created for each guest and presented on arrival at the lodge. Touring may also be arranged on a private basis for an additional charge, subject to availability.
Guided Adventures & Duration
Uluru Sunset – 2 hours
Field of Light – 45 minutes
Table 131° – 2 hours
Walpa Gorge & Kata Tjuta – 4 hours
Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge -2 hours
Mutitjulu Meander – 2 hours
- Is there complimentary wifi?
Complimentary wifi access is available throughout the lodge (limited bandwidth).
- Is there an airport transfer service?
The lodge operates complimentary airport transfers connecting with scheduled flights to and from Ayers Rock Airport shared with fellow guests. Upon arrival, meet the Longitude 131° guide adjacent to the luggage carousel.
- What time is check-in/check-out?
Check-in time is 2pm and check-out time is 10.30am. Where possible, flexibility with early check-in and late check-out will be provided, however, these are unable to be guaranteed. The facilities of the main lodge are available for enjoyment whilst at the property.
Please note: check-in and check-out is unavailable on Christmas Day.
- What is the lodge's smoking policy?
The lodge has a no-smoking policy in all tents and shared common areas. To smoke, please step outside onto the balcony or terrace.
- What is the minimum age for check-in?
Longitude 131° welcomes children ten years and over.
- What is the payment policy?
A credit card is required to confirm a reservation. Full prepayment is required two months prior to arrival. We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express or direct deposit. Payments by Visa or MasterCard attract a 1.6% surcharge; payment by American Express attracts a 2.47% surcharge (surcharges subject to change).
- What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations and booking amendments received between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival will incur a 50% fee. Within one month prior to arrival all monies paid will be forfeited.
No refunds or credits can be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services, or unused nights due to travel and/or weather disruption. For peace of mind, we recommend you protect yourself with comprehensive travel insurance to cover any cancellation fees.
- What is the leisure group policy?
- How do you get to Uluru?
Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, Ayers Rock Airport is three hours’ travel by air from most Australian capital cities. Daily direct flights are available from Sydney, Cairns and Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Airport; direct flights from Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane select days. Alternatively, flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne connect via Alice Springs and onto Ayers Rock Airport. Regular flights are operated by Jetstar and Qantas.
Self-driving to Uluru is another option with many itineraries travelling via Kings Canyon some 325 kilometre or 3.5 hours’ drive to the north located and Alice Springs located 445 kilometres north-west of Yulara (approximately 4.5 hours’ drive). Private vehicle access isn’t permitted at the property and parking is available at Sails in the Desert hotel located nearby Ayers Rock Resort. Longitude 131° provides complimentary return transfers and prior arrangements are required.
- What to wear?
Reflecting the easy-going nature of the outback, dress is relaxed at Longitude 131°. Solid walking shoes, comfortable casual clothes and layers of warmer clothes are recommended. A hat and sunscreen are essential year-round.
- What is the weather?
The semi-arid desert of Uluru-Kata Tjuta makes for warm travelling conditions. Sunny days and cooler nights may be expected for much of the year, while the hot summer often sees dramatic storms with rains rendering the Red Centre a relatively lush green. Daytime temperatures range from 35-38°C in summer and 20-24°C in winter.
- Will I see wildlife during my stay?
As its World Heritage listing details, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park contains distinctive desert fauna and many rare species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Although appearing uninhabited, the desert around Longitude 131° is very much alive and sustains many different ecosystems.
Spinifex grass, mulga trees, desert she-oaks and other hardy plant species provide food and shelter for an abundance of wildlife. Birds including Honeyeaters feed from the bright flowers of grevillea, frogs croak from their waterhole homes at the base of Uluru and Desert goannas wait patiently in the shade of grass tussocks and rocks. Some 21 species of native mammals, 178 species of birds, 73 species of reptiles and thousands of invertebrate species call the desert home.
While the kangaroo and Uluru are synonymous with images of Australia, macropods are rarely seen in the Central Desert. Hardy wallaroos (also known as Euro) can be spotted on the rocky lower slopes of Kata Tjuta, surviving on limited water and pockets of leafy vegetation.
Wild dromedaries, donkeys and dingoes may be spotted crossing the vast desert plains and among the desert oak groves from time to time.
- When is the best season to avoid flies?
Flies are present throughout Australia and are most active during the warmer months, generally from November to February. The hot, dry climate in the Red Centre is especially conducive to flies so visitors to Uluru during these months do notice them. Longitude 131° guests are well equipped to cope with the flies and other insects; we provide natural insect repellent and a fly veil to wear over your own brimmed hat. Air conditioning and fly screens in your Luxury Tent will keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your stay.
- What is the currency?
The official currency of Australia is Australian Dollars (AUD).
- What is the time zone?
Located in the Northern Territory in the middle of Australia, Longitude 131° follows Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) which is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +10).
- What is the language?
English is the official language of Australia. We acknowledge the language of the region’s Indigenous Anangu people, Pitjantjatjara (pronounced pigeon-jarrah) and Yankunytjatjara (pronounced young-kun-jarrah), which are dialects of the Western Desert language.
- What is the electricity connection?
Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz. The plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins shaped live a ‘V’ and some may contain a third flat pin in the centre.
- Do you offer room service?
As the lodge thrives on a convivial atmosphere, in-tent dining isn’t offered.
- Do you cater for dietary requirements?
As the lodge is situated in a remote destination, it’s essential to advise any special dietary needs at the time of reservation. We will do our best to tailor menus accordingly whilst providing opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of premium regional produce. Should notice not be provided in advance, our chefs will endeavour to prepare suitable meals with the ingredients available. We regret we are unable to prepare meals requiring strict religious observance in the preparation.
- What hours are meals usually served?
The Restaurant is open as follows:
Breakfast 5.45am – 10am
Lunch 12pm – 2pm
Dinner 7pm – 9pm
- Does the lodge restaurant accept bookings by non-guests?
Longitude 131° is an intimate lodge with a focus on personal service ensuring an exceptional experience for our guests. As such, lodge facilities including the restaurant and spa are reserved for the exclusive use of in-house guests.
- Do you have a fitness centre/gym?
There is no gym at Longitude 131°, just nature’s gym! For active travellers staying a minimum of three nights we recommend the Valley of the Winds walk through Kata Tjuta or the Uluru Base walk. The five-kilometre Longitude Loop is an interpretive track that runs around the property with signage offering interesting information on the local desert flora and fauna.
- Is there a swimming pool or spa?
An outdoor swimming pool with self-service bar and shaded lounge area is located adjacent to the Dune House. The Dune Top features a plunge spa which may be enjoyed heated or cold (depending on the season) – great viewing to both Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
- Are there walking or hiking tracks from the lodge?
The Longitude Loop is a five-kilometre walk around the lodge perfect for a walk or run. Interpretive signage offers a fascinating insight to the local flora and fauna.
Walks in the National Park not included in the lodge’s signature tours can be arranged at an additional cost on a guided or self-guided basis. We recommend pre-booking to ensure availability.
The distance between the lodge and Uluru is 17kms by road. There are no off-road tracks and pedestrian access to Uluru is prohibited.
- Will I have an Aboriginal guide?
Longitude 131° employs local Aboriginal guides whenever possible. We cannot guarantee there will be an Aboriginal guide on duty during your stay. The team at Longitude 131° is enriched by Australian workers and people from overseas.
All guides at Longitude 131° undertake a formal accreditation program offered by Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and content has been developed by the local Anangu community.
This means our guides have an intimate knowledge of both Central Australia’s natural heritage and the traditional Anangu Tjukurpa, which is the foundation of the indigenous community’s belief systems.
Longitude 131°’s guided tours of Uluru-Kata Tjuta offer guests a personal education of the local landscape and its indigenous culture.
- Are foreign language speaking guides available?
Language guides can be arranged to accompany guests on scheduled shared touring (seat in coach). This is also an option on private tours. Advance bookings are recommended and additional costs apply.
- Is parking available at the lodge?
Private vehicle access isn’t permitted at the property and for those on self-drive trips car parking is available at nearby Ayers Rock Resort. Longitude 131° provides complimentary return transfers, however, arrangements need to be made in advance.
- Are the lodge and included activities wheelchair friendly?
Accommodation at Longitude 131° includes an accessible tent with additional bathroom aids and level access to the Dune House.
Longitude 131°’s luxury vehicles and some tour locations are not easily accessible for guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs. A travel companion or dedicated accessible tour operator makes an experience of Uluru-Kata Tjuta more fulfilling and enjoyable.
For more information, please read our mobility fact sheet.
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