Hannah Lewis

Longitude 131

  • Where:
  • Why:Why not?
  • When:March 2018
  • Who:My favourite adventure buddy, Andy.
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Longitude 131 Longitude 131’s 16 tented pavilions from up above.

Longitude 131’s 16 tented pavilions from up above.

Longitude 131 The incredible Field of Lights exhibition located next door to Longitude 131.

The incredible Field of Lights exhibition located next door to Longitude 131.

Longitude 131 The Dune Top Plunge Pool over looking the rust-red desert and Australia’s most well known natural icon, Uluru.

The Dune Top Plunge Pool over looking the rust-red desert and Australia’s most well known natural icon, Uluru.

Longitude 131 Sunset tour and cocktails organised exclusively for guests of Longitude 131.

Sunset tour and cocktails organised exclusively for guests of Longitude 131.

Longitude 131 Waking up from a night sleeping under the stars on the outdoor lounge.

Waking up from a night sleeping under the stars on the outdoor lounge.

Longitude 131 The bar located in the Dune Pavilion, fully loaded and all inclusive.

The bar located in the Dune Pavilion, fully loaded and all inclusive.

Longitude 131 Uluru, an incredible natural wonder that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Uluru, an incredible natural wonder that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Longitude 131 The Lodge swimming pool, nestled into the greenery of the red desert.

The Lodge swimming pool, nestled into the greenery of the red desert.

Longitude 131 Modern day ‘bush tucker’ served at the end of each guided tour, accompanied by cocktails.

Modern day ‘bush tucker’ served at the end of each guided tour, accompanied by cocktails.

Longitude 131 Each room is themed and tells the story of a notable Australian, and the king size beds feel like a cloud.

Each room is themed and tells the story of a notable Australian, and the king size beds feel like a cloud.

Longitude 131 The Dune Top Pool, perhaps my favourite place on earth.

The Dune Top Pool, perhaps my favourite place on earth.

Highs & Lows

  • The service. They sure know how to make you feel like a queen.

  • I also ate and drank like a queen too. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and sunset cocktails and canapés were all included, and all delicious.

  • The optional guided tours were a great way to learn more about the sacred history of Uluru and the surrounding national park.

  • The individual tented pavilions are like a mini dream home. I wanted to check in forever.

  • The location. Being able to fall asleep to silence under the stars and wake up the the sunrising over the desert is nothing short of magic.

  • The tours they provide are great, but going off and doing your own thing is a little tricky given the remoteness.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury lodge.

  • Vibe

    Desert luxury.

  • Location

    Smack bang in the centre of Australia in the ‘red desert’.

  • Rooms

    16

  • Music

    Chilled.

  • Year Opened

    2003

  • Designed By

    Max Pritchard

  • Health & Wellness

    2 pools, but no gym.

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    There is one in the main pavilion and help-yourself bars by the pools. Best of all, the booze is included in the price of your stay. Drink up!

  • Minibar

    Yes. The snacks are also on point.

  • Children

    No kids under 12.

  • Price

    Expensive, but a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Website

    Visit website

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Longitude 131

Longitude 131

Longitude 131, Yulara Drive, Yulara NT, Australia

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