This month on the Baillie Lodges blog, discover how Executive Chef Mark Godbeer and his culinary team seamlessly combine the best produce Australia has to offer with the local flavours and textures of the Australian bush. Native pepperberry, quandongs and karkalla are prepared according to Indigenous seasons to offer even the most seasoned guests a unique taste of Australia. As Mark says, "I try to find a balance in our menus so as to persuade the less adventurous to sample n...ew flavours, and in the best-case scenario have them come back to order seconds!”. Read the full blog, and try out Mark's lemon myrtle sorbet recipe, here: Luxury Lodges of Australia Northern Territory - Australia's Outback 展开
Author Tim Winton wrote, 'In Australia, you look out and see the possible, the spaces, the maybes...'. Nowhere else does this resonate as strongly as when flying above the vast interior of the continent and the hulking majesty of Uluru appears as though in miniature on the desert plain. 📷 @hambipappas via IG | Australia.com Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Luxury Lodges of Australia
Cathay Pacific's inflight magazine editor Mark Jones travelled to some of Australia's most remote and luxurious destinations with a stop in to Longitude 131 along a route that included Pretty Beach House, Wild Bush Luxury's Bamurru Plains and Paramount House Hotel. At Uluru Mark experiences a spine-tingling connection with the land for which the region is well-known: "I touched Uluru with a sense of deep reverence. But it’s not a cathedral. It’s warm, like a living thing. I... looked up at the huge, elephant-backed spine and almost expected to feel a distant heartbeat, a slow respiration from deep within. Your own heart skips a beat, and you pull away as if you’ve had a shock." Luxury Lodges of Australia 展开
What would a trip to Australia be without seeing the outback and touching the red earth? Sabine of luxury travel blog Fratuschi Reisemagazin travels to the heart of Australia to experience the outback, its diverse landscape and vivid colours. A stay at Longitude 131 offers a luxury experience of the outback 'offering much more than your traditional hotel...'...
Original works by artists from local arts communities take pride of place in tents, connecting guests with ancient Anangu culture, dot-by-dot. This incredible painting deep in scope and narrative is by Nyumiti Burton of Tjala Arts, located in Amata community in far north-west South Australia. Australia.com Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Luxury Lodges of Australia
There's a supremely comfortable bed inside, but if you want to sleep beneath the outback sky, with nothing between you and the stars, you can do exactly that. Australia.com Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Luxury Lodges of Australia
After a day’s exploring, restore weary souls and soles at Spa Kinara. The modest, corrugated iron exterior artfully belies the contemporary inner skin of the ‘wiltja’, sheltering not only those seeking calm, but also a stunning collection of indigenous artefacts. Australia.com Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Visit Central Australia Luxury Lodges of Australia
Days here take on a comfortable safari cycle: guests rise early to experience the landmarks in cool conditions, returning for hearty breakfasts and laid-back lunch before another expedition pre-dinner. Four fine courses later it’s time to retire for a swag slumber on the private deck, even if for just an hour or so until the warmth of indoors beckons. Australia.com Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Visit Central Australia
In the countdown to the closure of the Uluru summit walk planned for October 2019, Australian Traveller magazine's Georgia Rickard experiences the 'new' (very old) #Uluru, still a mecca for visitors but now managed with more consideration for its Indigenous custodians and for the natural environment. And with Champagne Louis Roederer served with a view to the mighty, timeless monolith at Longitude 131, there's never been a better excuse to head to the Red Centre see it. Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Luxury Lodges of Australia Australia.com
The refined craftsmanship of Adelaide-based designer and maker Tobias Staheli brings a warm, grounded aesthetic to the Dune Pavilion. Central to the space is the curved lounge on which to recline and stare dreamily at the magnificent views beyond. Australia.com Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Luxury Lodges of Australia Max Pritchard Gunner Architects
Praising every element of their stay, from the cultural immersion and spectacular location to the cuisine and the warmth of our team, these guests wished for a higher rating on TripAdvisor! On departure they had two questions: How long would it be possible to survive off the contents of the mini bar and have any guests succeeded in barricading themselves in their room? We can report the survival rate would be very high, but don't get any ideas! Read the glowing review here:
Spa Kinara (meaning ‘moon’) offers a signature menu of treatments each named in the local indigenous language. For example, the dedicated men’s massage, facial and body exfoliation is called ‘Watiku’ translating to ‘men’s business’. Another favourite is the amazing body ritual ‘Uluru Kilipi’ - which literally means rock star! Take a look at the menu to learn more about Spa Kinara, Central Australia’s surprising resource of native beauty products and the local Anangu dialect, here: https://longitude131.com.au/spa
Signature Luxury Travel & Style's Cathy Wagstaff travelled to Uluru Kata Tjuta to see an icon reinvented in Longitude 131 and discovered the goods: stylish outback luxury, views from the end of the bed, stargazing from the comfort of a luxury swag, helicopter rides to take in the incredible landscape...
Corrugated iron shed and luxury spa don’t usually go together, but here they do and the combination is riveting. Rising up from the spinifex, the new Spa Kinara is a cool desert cocoon - in design and spirit - offering a menu of indigenous-inspired treatments to ground and rejuvenate weary souls and soles.
Announced recently, news that the walking trail up Uluru will close in October 2019. Promoted as a landmark to climb since the 1940s, given what we now know about the sacred site, it’s time to rethink and challenge perspectives and to connect with not conquer, the ancient monolith at Australia’s spiritual heart.