Longitude 131º, Northern Territory
Deep within the Red Centre, 15 luxury tents pay homage to early Australian explorers. Stay in "Sir Sidney Kidman" to muster amid the world of a 19th-century cattle drover. Or check in to "Miss Olive Pink" for an insight into the anthropologist and activist who blazed a trail on Aboriginal land rights. By night, the Table 131° restaurant lets guests dine under the desert sky while looking out to the dusty bluff of Uluru (Ayer's Rock).
Longitude 131º, Yulara, Red Centre, Northern Territory (00 61 2 8296 8010; longitude131.com.au). Doubles start at A$2,070 (£1,380), all inclusive.