Longitude 131 / Australia
Experience Uluru in majestic isolation, by checking into Longitude 131°, a luxury tented camp in its shadow. After an AU$8 million make-over, including a new Dune Pavilion with private plunge pool, this wilderness retreat is more spectacular than ever.
Sixteen canopied ‘tents’ are decorated with indigenous art and custom-made furniture. Wooden decks and floor to ceiling windows offer wide-open views of Uluru, quite literally at the end of the bed.
Opportunities for adventure in Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ are as vast as its horizons. Explore the unique geology, ecology and indigenous culture on the back of a camel, mountain bike, or Harley-Davidson. For the ultimate thrill, take a helicopter ride for champagne breakfast on a dune-top, as the sun rises over Uluru.
After dark, the profound silence and isolation are even more intense. After dinnerunder a canopy of constellations at Table 131°, the resident astronomer unravels the Aboriginal songlines written in the night sky.
Until December 31, 2020, you can also experience Bruce Munro’s amazing, solar-powered installation, Field of Light. Created from 50,000 stems crowned with radiant, frosted-glass spheres, the multi-coloured bubs appear to bloom and sway as darkness descends.
(Images courtesy of Longitude 131 - 2018)