Longitude 131˚: The Experience

Located in The Northern Territory, Australia

 

 

Whether you seek to experience the magic of Uluru on a sunrise walk or approach the mystical monolith on a camel’s back, Longitude 131° offers an array of daily excursions and experiences designed to introduce guests to the area’s treasures. Numerous guided excursions are included in the tariff, and lodge staff is on hand to assist guests in creating their own itinerary. A menu of activities available at additional cost (referred to as Bespoke Experiences) presents even more opportunities to explore. Expeditions operate at scheduled times on a rotating basis, dependent on the day of arrival, with timing subject to sunrise and sunset.

Things to Do

The lodge’s Signature Experiences are included in the cost and are provided in small groups with fellow guests at scheduled times that adapt to the season. Private touring can be arranged at additional cost subject to availability.

Uluru Sunset

Witness the wild and stunning landscapes of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on a scenic drive that concludes with a cocktail as you watch the sun set over Uluru.

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Walpa Gorge/Kata Tjuta

Take in changing views of the red domes of Kata Tjuta as you approach and then set out to explore the rocks, once known as The Olgas. Navigate the Walpa Gorge track, sheer rock walls rising on either side, while your guide explains the formation’s geological history.

Mala Walk/Kantju Gorge

Stroll along an easy path at the base of Uluru, pausing to examine rock art and identify sources of bush tucker. Learn the history of the ancestral Mala people, and pause for drinks in the gorge as the setting sun infuses Uluru with glorious colors.

Mutitjulu Meander

Venture to Uluru as the sun lights up the ancient monolith and follow an easy trail to the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti as your guide shares an Anangu creation story.

Table 131°

Sit down to an al fresco cultural and culinary experience at Table 131°, taking in the music of an ancient people and sounds of the desert as you dine under the stars.

Optional Activities and Experiences

In addition to the included Signature activities, the lodge offers a host of other opportunities and services so that you may tailor your itinerary to your interests. These Bespoke Experiences are private for you and your traveling companions and charges apply.

Dawn & Dusk Expeditions

Experience a unique perspective of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as dawn breaks or at the golden hour of twilight on a privately guided excursion.

Guided Adventure Hikes & Walks

Join a seasoned guide for a variety of hikes and walks, from a vigorous trek to an easy nature walk.

Private Transfers

Transfers to and from the National Park are available for those who wish to stay longer at Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Uluru Camel Tours

Meander through the red sand dunes atop a camel as the sun rises or sets over the monoliths.

Scenic Flights

Soar over Uluru and Kata Tjuta in a helicopter or small aircraft to appreciate the scale and grandeur of the region.

Motorcycle Tours

Experience the national park in an exhilarating way on a Harley Davidson tour.

Outback Cycling

Hop on a bike and ride around the base of Uluru.

Painting Workshops

Learn about symbols and painting styles of the Anangu people, and create your own artwork under the guidance of indigenous women.

Bush Tucker Tour

Walk through country guided by an Aboriginal host and discover the importance of traditional bush food. Taste a selection of native produce and prepare some ingredients using time-honored methods.

Food and Drink

Longitude 131° offers excellent contemporary Australian cuisine, marrying modern and indigenous flavors in daily menus that emphasize fresh, quality produce. This is bush tucker at its best! Breakfast features freshly baked pastries, fruit, premium coffee and teas, and an à la carte menu. The three-course lunch is designed to be light and healthy, and afternoon tea is served just before departure for afternoon activities. Dine under the lofty canopy of the Dune House or at an elegant table set up under the stars. The delectable four-course menu changes daily and is thoughtfully matched with fine Australian wines. Private dining poolside or on the Dune Top is available at an additional cost and with advance notice.

In keeping with the expeditionary style of the lodge, the bar in the Dune House is self-service, stocked with a quality selection of Australian wines and beers, complemented by classic and premium spirits and liqueurs. All but the cellarmaster’s wine selection are included in the cost.

The Spa

Harnessing the nurturing powers of nature, the serene Red Ochre Spa offers a wide range of massage treatments, facials, and more. The spa is located within Sails in the Desert Hotel, at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort, and Longitude 131° provides regular transfers both ways.

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