Summer: December to February
Autumn: March to May
Winter: June to August
Spring: September to November
Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs
Spring/Summer ( C ) 20-35, ( F ) 69-96
Autumn/Winter ( C ) 5-20, ( F ) 41-69
Humidity is low in the arid Red Centre. Days are sunny and can be hot, with cooler nights that can become quite crisp and cold in winter. You will need solid walking shoes, comfortable casual clothes, and some layers of warmer clothes if you are travelling in the cooler months. Hat and sunscreen are essential all year round.
Travellers can fly directly to Ayers Rock Resort or to Alice Springs. Both destinations are about three hour’s flight from Sydney and Cairns or two hours flight from Darwin.
- Uluru to Cairns – 1786km
- Uluru to Sydney – 2174km
- Uluru to Alice Springs – 465 km (a one-hour flight or 4.5 hours driving on sealed road).
- Uluru to Kings Canyon – 306km (about 3.5 hours drive from either Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs)
Complimentary coach transfers from Ayers Rock (Connellan) Airport to Ayers Rock Resort for all guests. A complimentary shuttle bus service is also available for transport within the Resort. It is in the vast reaches of the Outback, that you’ll truly discover the essence of the amazing place that is Australia.
It is in the vast reaches of the Outback, that you’ll truly discover the essence of the amazing place that is Australia. In the Red Centre, you will journey through some of the most astonishing landscapes on earth. You will marvel at the spectacular landforms of the region, learn how these landmarks were formed, see the expansive night sky awash in the blaze of a million stars and discover the amazing range of flora and fauna that survive out here in the often harsh lands of the outback.
Uluru is situated near the centre of a semi- arid desert, which most people would associate with a hot and dry climate. However, it surprises most that the temperature can vary so dramatically. Temperatures can range from 5° C in July to 37° C in January.
What classifies a desert a desert is the amount of rainfall it receives. On average Uluru-Kata Tjuta receives approximately 308mm (12 inches) per year. Not much at all. So you should consider it lucky if you get to see Uluru in the rain.
Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, emphasising fresh, quality produce to mirror the tranquil, spiritual surrounds.
Communal dining in the Dune allows guests the chance to meet their fellow ‘campers’ and exchange stories of their desert encounters.
Breakfast features a mouth-watering selection from the continental buffet or an a la carte menu.
At lunch, guests choose from a buffet of cold meats complimented by an array of homemade gourmet salads.
Dinner comprises a three-course set menu, which changes daily and is based on the fusion of modern French cooking methods with fresh, Australian produce enhanced by indigenous flavours.
Morning and afternoon tea includes a selection of gourmet cakes complemented by Devonshire Tea or Andronicus Coffee.
Activities & Tours
In the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed, you find the serene, silent sleep of the desert. Above the sweeping canopy of your palatial tent floats a greater canopy, endless and sparkling. Constellations brimming with Anangu, (local Aboriginal people), tales and stories. You dream the rich dreams found only in the heart of sacred, powerful places. Major enhancements include an outdoor dining site to replicate the renowned Sounds of Silence dining experience from Ayers Rock Resort (situated a few kilometres away from Longitude 131°), a flexible new touring program, upgraded arrivals and reception area and twin room configurations.
At Longitude 131° guests take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. An exceptional touring program designed exclusively for guests is included in your luxury wilderness experience at Longitude 131°. For those looking for a custom and personalised itinerary, optional tours are also available. Tours are scheduled on a 2-day rotational basis for a specific time and date. Tour times are seasonal and subject to sunrise and sunset times which vary throughout the year, weather permitting. Additional costs apply to private dining and the optional tours highlighted in the sample itinerary.
At Longitude 131° guests take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others.
The touring program has been developed with the aim of sharing an authentic experience that will allow each guest a chance to immerse themselves in the mystery and spirituality of this remarkable desert region.
Explore the living and cultural landscapes of your doorstep – Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). An exceptional touring program designed exclusively for guests is included in your luxury wilderness experience at Longitude 131°. The expert guides use their local knowledge to adapt each experience to take advantage of the moment, such as the incredible sight of rainfall on Uluru.
Enquire with a Firstclass Travel Consultant about tour options and unique experiences in the wilderness.