NORTHERN TERRITORYTHE RED CENTRE |45Longitude 131? and UluruLongitude 131º,Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkOpulent, stylish and occupying an unsurpassedposition in one of the most spiritual places inAustralia, this marvellous wilderness camp hasfifteen elevated safari-inspired tents, each oneindividually styled and dedicated to AustralianOutback pioneers. Expansive floor to ceiling windowsprovide each tent with an uninterrupted view ofUluru, unveiling the sunrise and the inspirationalswathes of colours which blanket the rock at sunset.These views are shared by the swimming pool andDune House - the hub of this unique camp - with itslounge, bar and venue for hosted dinners.LONGITUDE 131º, TOURING Longitude 131º has captured the immensewilderness and spirituality of Uluru with a rangeof touring experiences that explore less travelledroutes and occupy private viewing areas,escorted by guides rich with local knowledgeand the ability to adapt each experience. Smallgroups take off on interpretative bush walks tolearn of the region's ecology, walk through theKantju Gorge as its rock walls blaze with thelight of the setting sun, visit the engagingcultural centre or tour the base of the rock,viewing cave paintings and learning about theindigenous Anangu people. Red CentreUncoveredThis tour uses Alice Springs as a base to explore thehighlights of Australia's 'Red Centre' visitingmuseums and exploring Kings Canyon on foot,touring Uluru, learning about its spiritual significanceand appreciating its beauty.Day 1:Arrive in Alice Springs. Day 2:Spend the day exploring the MacDonnellRanges and The Desert Park. Day 3:Depart Alice Springs and travel to KingsCanyon. Tonight experience the desertsky and see the Outback in a differentlight with the 'Sounds of Firelight' dinner.Day 4:Enjoy a walk around the rim of thecanyon and descend into the hiddenGarden of Eden. Journey on towards toUluru, upon arrival view this awesomerock and its changing colours at sunset.Day 5:Perhaps rise early for the magnificentsunrise at Uluru.Day 6:Depart Uluru.MUTITJULU FOUNDATIONBoth Longitude 131º and the Ayers Rock Resortsupport the Mutitjulu Foundation which assistsprojects to relieve poverty, advance education andimprove health care for the residents of theAboriginal communities who reside within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.tailor-made travelAll our travel arrangements are on a private,individual basis to offer you complete freedom ofchoice. The itineraries and accommodation optionsthroughout the brochure are designed to give you aflavour of what is possible and can be tailor-made tosuit your preferences. Prices vary according toselected accommodation and season. Please callour Australia specialists on 01869 276 345 todiscuss your individual requirements.Ayers Rock Resort, YularaDistinctive sails mark the centre of this resort set inone of the most remote wilderness regions. A wealthof accommodation options suit every taste andbudget, with the Outback Pioneer Hotel offeringtraditional Australian hospitality, the stylishly chicLost Camel, the Emu Walk Apartments for familiesor friends travelling together and the DesertGardens with flourishing garden displays. The mostluxurious part of the resort is the Sails in the DesertHotel, with spacious rooms, fine dining restaurantsand the Mulgara Gallery showing-casing Aboriginalart. Whichever accommodation you choose, thetrue attractions remain unchanged; the strikinglandscapes of Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park.Longitude 131? safari tentAboriginal guideDesert wildflowersUluru base walk
PERTHFamed for its blue skies, stunning natural settingand friendly spirited people, Perth is set aroundthe broad reaches of the Swan River, with ahigh-rise city centre of gleaming new officebuildings and lively regions of restored colonialgingerbread buildings packed with restaurants,bars and galleries. At its heart the leafy KingsPark is topped by Mount Eliza, with a rousingbird's eye view of the city centre skyscrapers andmagnificent Swan River. Take a cruise along theriver to Fremantle, Perth's delightful port on theIndian Ocean coast, drive along the pristinesandy surf beaches of Scarborough andCottesloe, or board the ferry to Rottnest Island,where crystal clear waters heave with marine lifeand white sandy bays abound. Inland, the SwanValley is dotted with wineries, quaint boutiquerestaurants and art galleries as it meandersgently through the Darling Ranges.Western Australia46Thousands of miles of pristine whitesand beaches washed by the sparklingblue of the Indian Ocean, offshorereefs, a vast inland wilderness ofancient gorges, rock formations andgreat deserts and in a land the size ofEurope with just a single city and a fewsmall towns. In Western Australianature is large: human achievementssmall and hard-won. Distances aregreat, but Western Australia rewardsvisitors like no other. In the south, thewineries of Margaret River fade out toforests of ancient timbers and astunning coastline where two oceanscollide. The city of Perth is perhaps themost charming of all Australia's cities,with the artistic port town of Fremantleclose by to the east and the goldrushtown of Kalgoorlie remote in the west.Head north and the temperatures rise,with Ningaloo Reef fringing off longdeserted beaches; national parks wherespinifex plants shimmer in the desertheat, waiting patiently for rain beforespringing into colour with seasonalflowers; ancient mountain ranges, ochresoils and endless horizons. In the farnorth the tropics take over a land whereAboriginal beliefs predominate. Thepearling community of Broome is oneof the few villages clinging to the coast,an oasis of western civilisation pinnedto a vast interior hinterland, much ofwhich has still never felt the tread ofsettler footsteps. Cut off from the restof Australia and also far from the restof the world, Western Australia givesyou the chance to be amongst the firstto discover scenes of great naturalbeauty, to experience Outback life at itsmost untouched, charming and friendly.