Sat atop ancient, rust-red dunes, Longitude’s 16 tented pavilions are slice of contemporary luxury among the Outback’s wild vistas – views showcased by private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s even a remote blind system so you can wake to views of Uluru without even having to leave your bed. Or, for something truly immersive, you can spend the night under the stars on your deck’s day bed. Back inside, alongside boutique furnishings, works by local indigenous artists give the suites a real sense of place.
The fully inclusive dining is equally considered, with the best in modern Australian cuisine showcased across menus that change daily. Begin the day with freshly baked pastries and fine-leaf teas before indulgently light lunches see you to afternoon tea. Then, after returning from your afternoon’s activities, a selection of tasty canapés and drinks will be served at sunset. The four-course dinners are a particular highlight; expect the likes of venison fillet and confit wild rabbit. For some romantic seclusion, you’ll even have the option of taking your dinner in the bush, atop a nearby dune.
Given your exclusive setting, Longitude 131° also puts on a range of complimentary excursions. Learn about the region’s Aboriginal heritage with visits to cave paintings, walk through the dramatic gorges of Kata Tjuta, or simply watch the sun set over Uluru, chilled glass and canapés in hand. For the more active, there’s also a full range of treks and cycling. Whatever you choose, you’ll return to the indulgent offerings of the Red Ochre Spa, found at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort.