A desert reinvention for Longitude 131

Uluru’s luxury desert camp Longitude 131 has added a new Dune Pavilion as part of an extensive renovation, creating a new flagship suite in the style of a contemporary outback homestead.

Perched upon the red-sand landscape, it is the first accommodation to offer views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and has extensive living areas, private decks, a double outdoor daybed beside a fireplace and its own plunge pool.

The new addition is one of several new enhancements unveiled at the property in August, including the expansion and redevelopment of the central Dune House and the remodelling of the pool area.

Longitude 131 has also added a new Dune Top outdoor venue, which boasts spectacular views from the highest point on the property and has been designed for sunset drinks, canaps and intimate private dining, set upon a dune-top with a plunge pool.

The property has also added the Spa Kinara (meaning ‘moon’), with two retreats (or wiltja) and a menu of signature treatments using the Australian LI’TYA range of locally sourced beauty products.

The redesign is the result of a collaboration between Baillie Lodges and Max Pritchard Gunner architects, the creators of sister property Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. It includes ceramics and artworks commissioned from nearby Indigenous communities, including more than 500 hand-painted tiles by 19 artists from the Ernabella Arts Community.

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