The view: Wake up to the brilliant, morphing dawn colours of Uluru – the politically-correct Aboriginal namefor Ayers Rock – visible through large glazed doors.

The room: 15 luxurious elevated, heated and air-conditioned tents set on a sand dune close to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park wilderness. Each pays homage to an early Australian pioneer.

The hotel: The resort is a haven of privacy, solitude and closeness to nature where guests can immerse themselves in the environment of Australia’s Red Centre and the Aborigines’ spirituality.

Stay: Abercrombie & Kent ( offers custom itineraries with stays at Longtitude 131º.

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