Longitude 131° is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, southwest of Alice Springs and close to the boundary of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which covers some 327,000 acres. Set at the geographic center of the continent, this area is known as the Red Centre of Australia for its deep-red earth and sandstone. It is one of the most spiritual and culturally rich places in the country. The lodge is perched by a sand dune within view of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The Anangu people have inhabited this land for millennia, and the landscape is imbued with their mythology and cultural symbolism.
A short and scenic drive from the lodge, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is brimming with natural and cultural wonders. Learn the rich history of the Anangu people before viewing their traditional artworks in the site’s cultural center. Walk along the base of Uluru, an enormous sandstone rock formation where natural springs attract wildlife and ancient carvings inspire reflection. Finally, drink in an unforgettable sunset as the landscape changes colors before your eyes.
Contrary to common misconceptions about deserts, the Red Centre of Australia supports a range of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other wildlife. Many of these creatures hold deep cultural significance for the local Anangu people. Guests love to sneak a peak at kangaroos, echidnas, dingoes, and a range of vibrantly colored lizards and snakes.
The culture of the Anangu people is inextricably bound with the surrounding landscape. A creation story of the region marks the beginnings of their religion, in which conservation is an important pillar. The Anangu pass their culture from one generation to the next through spirited stories, songs, dances, and ceremonies.
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