There aren’t too many more romantic spots than the gateway to the World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The outback can be an unforgiving place, but not if you’re staying in one of these 15 luxury tented accommodations. You’ll find serenity under the white domed roof, but also a team of local guides on hand when you want to explore. And you’ll want to explore.
In July 2000 the Australian Federal Government passed into law the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC). Under the EPBC, developments such as Voyages Longitude 131° were required to adhere to strict environmental and cultural criteria. Among the commitments are to recognise the role of indigenous people in the conservation and ecologically sustainable use of Australia’s biodiversity and promote the use of indigenous peoples’ knowledge of biodiversity with the involvement of, and in co-operation with, the owners of the knowledge.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayer’s Rock)
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre desert, 290 miles (450km) from the nearest large town, Alice Springs. It’s sacred to indigenous Australians and believed to be about 700 million years old. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also encompasses the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.