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Longitude 131° is located on a secluded sand dune close to the boundary of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Air Only three hours’ flight from most Australian capital cities, regular flights are available to Ayers Rock Airport (AYR). Virgin Australia operates daily flights directly to Ayers Rock Airport from Sydney (SYD). Jetstar (Qantas code share) also flies directly to Ayers Rock Airport on selected days. Qantas operates daily flights to Ayers Rock Airport via Alice Springs (ASP) from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin. Qantas also offers direct daily flights from Cairns (CNS) and Alice Springs (ASP). All three airlines provide connecting flights from most major domestic destinations.
For those guests traveling between Longitude 131° and sister property Southern Ocean Lodge, Qantas operate an excellent daily service from Ayers Rock (AYR) via Alice Springs (ASP) to Adelaide (ADL) with air connections to Kingscote (KGC) Kangaroo Island via Regional Express. Charter Flights A range of charter flight options are available to/from Ayers Rock Airport from most capital cities. For guests travelling between Baillie Lodges Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge, a range of exclusive air charter services may be arranged on application.
Self Drive Australia’s diverse landscape offers an adventurous driving holiday, the roads are open and the scenery is spectacular. Self drive is a popular option with parking available at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort (prior arrangement required).
Car Hire" A great way to explore Central Australia at one’s own pace. All major national car rental companies operate from Alice Springs. Alice Springs to Longitude 131° is 450km, approximately 4.5 hours drive on sealed roads. Hire cars are also available from Ayers Rock Airport for guests planning a road trip following a stay at Longitude 131°.
The semi-arid climate of the Uluru region makes for great traveling conditions. Warm, sunny days with minimal rainfall are the norm for much of the year, allowing enjoyment of the stunning desert landscapes and rock formations. Typical desert weather patterns make for reasonable fluctuations in temperature between day and night. During the summer months, average temperatures range from 35°C during the day to 18°C overnight. In the winter months, the average daytime temperature is 22°C and 0°C overnight.