Lonely Planet Writer

This newly-relaunched luxury outback camp in Australia offers views of Uluru

Want to sip a drink in a pool while checking out the view of Uluru in Australia? After the recent reopening of a well-known glamping site located near the famous rock, it’s a possibility.

The newly renovated resort offers new luxury to guests. Image by Baillie Lodges

Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, a luxury outback camp, has revealed a new look and upgrades that include an opulent new suite, spa and more. The latest suite, the Dune Pavillion, is now Australia’s only accommodation that offers views of both World Heritage-listed Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), according to the company.

The glamping resort is next to Uluru in Australia. Image by Baillie Lodges

The rest of Longitude 131° has also been upgraded with a new entrance that shows off Uluru through floor-to-ceiling glass, and the Dune House, which has a bar, lounge, restaurant and outdoor terrace. At Dune Top, guests can head to an open air venue for drinks and canapes, take a swim in the pool or have a starlit dinner. At the pool, hang out on a daybed and even stop at the ‘help-yourself’ bar as you soak up your incredible surroundings.

Inside one of the amazing rooms at Uluru. Image by Baillie Lodges

The new spa will feature two retreats with a menu of treatments that use the Australian LI’TYA spa care range and also local natural beauty products like Salted Emu Bush. Because Uluru is of deep cultural significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankuntjatjara Aboriginal peoples, or Anangu, the lodge also aims to honour the land and its traditional custodians with eco-conscious measures and providing guests with the chance to learn about the culture of the Anangu people.

Hop into the pool and gaze out onto the outback in Australia. Image by Baillie Lodges

Owner James Baillie said in a statement that the new features will make the spot a world-class experiential luxury destination. ‘We’re thrilled to reveal the new design at Longitude 131°, and believe it will revolutionise the way our guests experience the outback heart of Australia. We consider the new-look Longitude 131° to be the reinvention of an Australian icon”.