Longitude 131

In Profile: Longitude 131° Managers – Ben and Louise Lanyon

Ben and Louise Lanyon took over the management reigns at Longitude 131° in January this year as a husband-and-wife lodge manager duo. Already familiar with the Baillie Lodges collection, Ben and Lou managed sister property Southern Ocean Lodge when it first opened its doors in 2008. For four years they embraced life on South Australia’s […]

Valley of the Winds

The Valley of the Winds day hike is considered by many visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park a must-do, allowing walkers to wander among Kata Tjuta’s mighty domes and to experience a uniquely Australian landscape. Formerly known as the Olgas, Kata Tjuta is a group of ancient rock formations found 30 kilometres from Uluru. Made […]

Guides at Longitude 131°: Exploring the Red Centre with Caroline Haden-Smith

Whilst it’s tempting to take in the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the comfort of your luxury tent’s daybed or from the lounge chair by the lodge plunge pool – with a glass of wine or ‘outback margarita’ in hand – guests at Longitude 131° can get up close and personal with the […]

Discover the Red Centre by Heli

A helicopter tour offers a thrilling aerial perspective of Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Preparing for a heli ride over Australia’s vast Red Centre is almost as exciting as the trip itself. First up, passengers meet the pilot and receive a drill about what to do and not to do when approaching the helicopter: keep your head down! […]

Tuck-in to Australia’s Bush Ingredients

Sourcing local ingredients for the menus at Longitude 131° in the remote Australian outback would appear to be a significant challenge for a chef heading up one of Australia’s most luxurious lodges. However, this seemingly harsh environment is in fact abundant with native produce. Grasses, plants and berries thrive and have been sourced by local […]

Longitude 131˚ Celebrates a Vibrant Partnership with Ernabella Arts

Since Baillie Lodges assumed management in November 2013, Longitude 131˚ has developed a mutually rewarding, multi-faceted partnership with indigenous arts community Ernabella. Located some 250km – or a 30-minute scenic flight – from Uluru in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Ernabella now supplies its vibrant ceramics and canvases to Longitude 131˚ for display around […]

Longitude 131° Artists Among Wynne Prize 2018 Winners

This year’s exhibition of the Wynne Prize winners and finalists currently running at the Art Gallery of New South Wales features a large number of Indigenous artworks. Following a record number of 15 Indigenous landscape artists finalists – or more than a third – selected for last year’s Wynne Prize, this year’s collection sees Aboriginal […]

Ernabella Artists Hit the Tiles

Hayley Baillie and the team at Longitude 131° worked with artists from several outback Indigenous communities to commission incredible works for the lodge’s 2017 refurbishment. Vibrant ceramics and artworks from nearby Indigenous communities feature throughout the property, rich in colour and textures and offering a cultural connection with the land’s Traditional Owners. Works were commissioned […]

TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Longitude 131° is a TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner! Based on the reviews and opinions from millions of travellers, Travellers’ Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can give – placing the lodge in the top 1% of hotels. In 2018 the lodge is recognised in no less than six categories including Australia’s Top 25 […]

Rare Wonder

A sight to stir the spirit, captured by Thomas, a Longitude 131 guide, who had these words about the moment: ‘We went out worried about not giving our guests a good experience, but Mother Nature had our back and delivered a glorious sunset and that rainbow that legitimately brought a tear to my eye. The […]