Ayers Rock Airport can be reached from most of Australia’s capital cities and flights are typically three hours. Virgin Australia operates daily flights directly to Ayers Rock Airport from Sydney, and Jetstar (a Qantas code share) offers direct flights on select days. Qantas operates daily flights via Alice Springs from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Darwin; as well as direct daily flights from Cairns and Alice Springs. Longitude 131° offers complimentary airport transfers with fellow guests.
A range of charter flight options are available to/from Ayers Rock Airport from most capital cities. For guests traveling between Baillie Lodges Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge, a range of exclusive air charter services may be arranged upon request.
An unforgettable way to arrive at Longitude 131° is by car, exploring Central Australia’s spectacular and diverse landscapes along the way. Most major car rental companies operate in Alice Springs, a 280-mile (450 km), 4.5-hour drive from the lodge on sealed roads. Cars can also be rented at Ayers Rock Airport. Parking is available by prior arrangement at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort.
The semi-arid climate of the Uluru region makes it easy to explore the stunning desert landscapes and rock formations of the area. For much of the year, days are warm and sunny with minimal rainfall, and temperatures drop at night. During the summer months, average temperatures range from 95°F (35°C) during the day to 64°F (18°C) overnight. In the winter months, the average daytime temperature is 72°F (22°C) and 32°F (0°C) overnight.
The nature of the outback is easygoing, and dress is relaxed at Longitude 131°. Solid walking shoes, comfortable casual clothes, and layers of warmer clothes if traveling in the cooler months are recommended. A hat and sunscreen are essential year round. A camera and keen sense of adventure are a must!
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