There’s the ‘great Aussie outback’ and then there’s a stay at Longitude 131°. Spend three unforgettable nights in the Red Centre in Baillie Lodges’ signature style. Please note, the sequence of activities may vary depending on day of arrival, booking specifics and climatic factors. Read on to put yourself in the picture…
Summer at Longitude 131°
Touchdown on the tarmac at Ayers Rock Airport, lined with red dirt and green desert oaks and acclimatize to the dry heat and raw beauty of the Red Centre. Cold towels and chilled drinks are served en route to Longitude 131°, your home for the next few days. Meet lodge managers Ben and Louise before sitting for lunch in the Dune House with a menu designed for the season and the most rockstar view in Australia.
Take a load off
Settle into your luxury tent equipped with all the mod cons – climate control, WiFi, a bespoke Baillie Bed and a complimentary gourmet-stocked bar – and savour the splendid space all of your own! Lounge around by the pool where a self-service bar and cool water misters keep the temperature at bay. Spritz anyone?
As the sun sinks towards the horizon, venture out for sunset drinks at Uluru, wander through the magical Field of Light at twilight and dine at a secret location at Table 131°. Later, sprawl out on a swag beneath a blanket of stars with a nightcap in hand and dream easy knowing fun-filled days lie ahead.
Rise and shine
In the style of an African safari, summer days in the outback start early, with adventures arriving at Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the cool still of dawn. With a breakie wrap and a coffee to go, journey to Kata Tjuta for a guided walk among the mighty red domes. Return to the lodge for a long and lazy lunch – no reservations required here! Book in for some ‘me-time’ at Spa Kinara or grab a book, a drink and a mate to while away the afternoon.
A late afternoon stroll along the Mala Walk at the base of Uluru segues into sundowners against the vivid backdrop of Kantju Gorge. Dinner this evening in the Dune House is an intimate affair but feel free to leave the black-tie and heels at home.
The early bird…
As the sun lights up the ancient monolith, explore the peaceful surrounds of Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get up close and personal on a guided walk around the ten-kilometre base of Uluru, a rite of passage for keen walkers visiting the Red Centre.
Refuel over lunch in the Dune House and take time out for a siesta. Later on, consider joining a camel train for a sunset tour or take in the remarkable desert wilderness from above on a scenic helicopter flight. Pre-dinner cocktails on the Dune Top are a must – we recommend our own Aussie negroni or a salt bush margarita. Reserve one of four Dune Top dining pods for unforgettable private dining with butler style service, the perfect finale to the stay.
Easy does it
With the flick of a switch, raise the blinds to reveal end of the bed views of Uluru. Enjoy a well-earned sleep in before enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the Dune House.
In the language of the local Anangu , the Longitude team bid you farewell and safe travels. There’s always the option to depart the lodge by helicopter. Rockstar-style!
Ten Reasons to Stay
There are loads of reasons to getaway to Longitude 131° this summer… Read more on the Baillie Journal here.
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