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Closer to The Uluru (Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park), Red Centre, Australia

Uluru and The Red Centre

A visit to Australia’s Red Centre will present you with the deep red colours of dusk and the subtle orange of dawn, displaying the outback and the sacred sites of Uluru and the Olgas at their very finest.

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is a World Heritage Site, owned by the local Anangu Aboriginal people and managed by Parks Australia in cooperation with them.

Uluru, known for many years as Ayers Rock, holds a significant place in the Anangu people’s creation stories and laws, which are known as Tjukurpa and many of these stories relate to how the ancestral beings formed the Rock. The angular ridges and dry creek beds of the MacDonnell Ranges also provide some of the oldest landscape in the world. This region remains as it did 60 million years ago.

Longitude 131, Ayers Rock, Uluru, Red Centre, Australia
Longitude 131

Longitude 131

Located amidst the sand dunes of Australia’s vast central desert, Longitude 131° offers an eco-sensitive, luxurious and romantic place to stay, with privileged views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock).

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Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Aboriginal Art

Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre in the Red Centre, for an insight into Aboriginal art, then chat with resident artists at local galleries.

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Uluru Experience

Walk the base of Uluru, guided by an Aboriginal Elder who will bring to life this sacred site and its ancient stories.

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The Red Centre by Air

Take to the skies by helicopter or hot air balloon to witness the true vastness of the Red Centre.

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Longitude 131 Adventure

Stay at Longitude 131 and see the changing colours of Uluru from sunrise to sunset.

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Kings Canyon

Explore the mighty cliffs of the Kings Canyon and the rugged beauty of the surrounding gorges and valleys.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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