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Longitude 131°
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The view of Uluṟu is a key attraction of Longitude 131°
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Etymology 131st meridian east
Hotel chain Baillie Lodges
General information
Architectural style Floating tents
Location Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
Town or city Yulara, Northern Territory
Country Australia
Opened June 2002 (2002-06)
Renovated April 1st 2017 - August 31st 2017
Cost $1350 per person per night
Affiliation
  • Luxury Lodges of Australia;
  • Unique Lodges of the World
Grounds 23,800 square metres (256,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Philip Cox
Main contractor Bovis Lend Lease
Other information
Number of rooms 15 luxury tents, each with their own private view of Uluṟu
Number of restaurants 1
Number of bars 1
Facilities Swimming pool

Longitude 131° is a luxury resort located just outside the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, within 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) direct line of sight to Uluṟu, and a short driving distance of Yulara, in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Longitude 131° consists of 15 guest suites (tents) and the main communal Dune House which houses the lodges restaurant, bar, library, lounge areas and boutique and is designed in a tent-style with uninterrupted views of Uluṟu. It takes its name from its location on longitude 131°. Due to its remote location, Longitude 131° provides transfers to connect with all Ayers Rock Airport flights. Road access is via Yulara, located a short distance away; however, access to the resort is restricted to resort vehicles. Opened in June 2002 as part of Voyages Hotels & Resorts, Longitude 131° was acquired in 2013 by Baillie Lodges and is affiliated with the Luxury Lodges of Australia and Unique Lodges of the World.

2003 bushfires

The resort opened in 2002 and was devastated the following year by the 2003 bush fires. Fire damaged most of the tents as well as the resort clubhouse. The resort was extensively rebuilt and reopened. The new buildings used prefabricated structures and light-weight machinery which minimised impact on the delicate ecology; at the time, in a vital stage of regeneration.

Awards

The resorts unique location and design has won it a number of awards including the 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice, the 2011 American Express Centurion Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards for Top Eco Friendly Resort and 2010 Travel+Leisure World’s Best Hotels Top 500, Australia & South Pacific Region.

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