Ever wanted to spend your honeymoon under the stars? Not just the ones in your eyes when you’re loved up in that post wedding glow, but thousands of real stars, so bright and close it feels like you could reach up and touch them. Sound romantic? You bet it is.
There’s no more romantic spot to soak up our Red Centre with your special someone than Longitude 131°. The wilderness camp sits in the shadow of majestic Uluru, offering high end glamping looking straight out at this wonder of the world in all its glory. From your private terrace, from the pool, from the restaurant – you can’t get away from the view out over Uluru-Kata Tjuata National Park when you’re spending the night at Longitude 131° and trust me, you won’t want to.
Swap the grounds of the general public viewing platforms for the privacy of just sixteen tents to watch Uluru during the morning, noon and night. The changes in light through the day turn it from pink to purple and back again and with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors, the tents are the best seats around. You’ll be able to soak up the view from your king sized bed, but for something really special, snuggle up on the outdoor day bed to watch dusk settle and the stars pop out.
Worried about what you’ll do during the day? Don’t be. Longitude 131° is all inclusive. Yes, it has a price tag to match, but keep an eye out for packages like the three night Classic Uluru, where you get extra spa treatments to really take things up a notch. Included with any stay are all your meals, including a four course dinner, and drinks (there’s extra special wines but there’s plenty of premium wines and spirits on the free list!). The Dune House restaurant makes sure no one goes hungry, with a commitment to fine dining using bush produce where possible. And if you get thirsty, don’t worry, the in-suite bar is well stocked and also included in your stay.
And that’s just the food and wine. You’ll get to spend the day exploring with the Longitude 131° guides – the Signature Experiences are also part of your stay and include a trip to Bruce Munro’s magnificent Field of Light art installation, a sunrise trip out to Walpa Gorge and Kata Tjuta, walks and even pop up sunset drinks.
Longitude 131° is part of the Baillie Lodges family, and also one of founding members of the Luxury Lodges of Australia. It sits up there with the rest of the bucket list for best places to stay in Australia. The bar is high and it’s got a reputation for meeting it. You’ll certainly be in good company when you check in, with the royals Kate and Will, and Oprah, having stopped by over the years for a night in the camp
Whether you want to sit back and take it all in from afar or go out and experience the outback up close, if you’re ready to hit the Red Centre, Longitude 131° will certainly be a honeymoon to remember.
All images via Longitude 131
About Lisa Perkovic: Lisa has spent the past decade travelling the world writing for Australia’s leading newspapers, magazines and blogs about all things travel. Her own honeymoon was her pièce de résistance – an epic journey to the Maldives and South Africa. Now she loves nothing more than sharing destinations and tips to help other newlyweds work out how to have the honeymoon of their dreams.