Southern Ocean Lodge
Southern Ocean Lodge is regarded as Australia’s finest luxury wilderness retreat.
The ground-breaking Lodge is built into a remote cliff-top on Kangaroo Island, a design born of peerless views, environmental ideology and air that’s freshly ionised by the pounding surf.
The 21-suite property enjoys a wellness spa (a destination in its own right) and a full program of events. When guests aren’t indulging in the Lodge’s heady aesthetics and eco-chic comforts, they can join exclusive island tours.
Offered daily, activities invite you to encounter wildlife, indulge in world-class food and wine and discover the Island’s natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxe.
Dining is brought to you by an executive chef and team, who use the island’s bountiful resources to make magic at meal times.
All food and beverages and most tours are included in the tariff.
A thoroughly evolved eco-wilderness lodge
Condé Nast Traveller (US)
Location: Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is famous for its abundant wildlife species and natural beauty. Covering almost 4500 sq km (a third of which is conservation land), the island is relatively free of feral species allowing animal and bird populations to thrive.
See koalas in millennia-old native forests, walk among sea lions on pristine white-sand beaches, dive historic wrecks to see the famous ‘leafy sea dragon’, watch Ospreys wheeling over rocky headlands…
Rich farmland and fertile seas have supported spirited island communities that are rich in history, culture and cuisine. Today, the passions of art communities, wine growers and artisan food producers help complete this extraordinary off-shore escape.
Activities offered by the property
A range of signature activities are included with the tariff. Excursions operate with no more than 10 guests per group, in custom vehicles with private expert guides. They include:
Walk among sea lions on Seal Bay: Join a naturalist guide for an exclusive tour of Australia’s third largest colony of Australian sea lions.
Experience the wonders of KI: half-day experience operated exclusively by Exceptional Kangaroo Island revealing wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal landscapes. Cave discovery: discover the amazing sinkholes, limestone formations and caverns of the extensive Kelly Hill Caves complex.
Kangas & Kanapés: watch kangaroos and wallabies grazing at sunset on an historic farm property; you’ll graze on and ‘Kanapés’ and fine champagne…
Star gazing: ancient tales and mythologies told while watching the magnificent Southern night sky.
Beach fishing: a nearby secluded beach offers, dolphins, surf – and sensational fishing. The chef will happily transform your catch into something special for lunch or dinner!
Coastal Clifftop Trek: Starting on the Lodge’s doorstep atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay, this easy walk affords a bird’s eye view of thundering waves crashing along the coastline.
Southern Ocean Lodge has made Kangaroo Island a destination for all seasons. With relatively mild winter conditions, this is also the best time for viewing wildlife.
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Southern Ocean Lodge offers a dining experience unique to the Island. The daily changing menu honours not only the rich soils and pure rain endemic to KI, but also the artisan growers who raise, grow and catch some of the worlds’ finest ingredients.
An excellent menu of South Australian wines and beers has been selected to accompany your dining experience. Packages include all dining and all beverages.
Individual room description
The Flinders Suite features floor-to-ceiling glass to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the magnificent Southern Ocean and foreground of rugged coastline. Each suite features spacious interiors at 65m², king or twin beds, curved sunken lounge with bespoke soft furnishings, walk-in robe, ensuite with oversized rain shower and in-suite bar. An outdoor terrace features a day bed.
The Ocean Retreat enjoys fabulous views of the Southern Ocean and is generously spaced at 75m². It’s perfect for spending time at leisure, featuring lavishly appointed king bedding, sunken lounge with hand cut limestone EcoSmart fire place, walk-in robe and in-suite bar. A bathroom overlooking the ocean boasts an irresistible freestanding tub and oversized rain shower. Step outside to private terrace with day bed.
Perfect for an unforgettable family sojourn, the Ocean Family Retreat features two generously sized bedrooms, each with walk-in robe and ensuite. The bedrooms may be configured as king + twin beds, or as two king beds and are linked by a central sunken lounge area with hand cut EcoSmart fireplace, LCD TV and DVD player. At 120m² with outdoor terrace and daybed, the Ocean Family Retreat is a luxe retreat for all.
The aptly named Remarkable Suite is a luxuriously decadent retreat, with spacious interiors spanning 120m² and floor to ceiling glass commanding views of sea and sky. This suite features a sumptuous king bedroom with walk-in robe, a separate lounge area with custom occasional seating, EcoSmart fire and premium entertainment system, LCD TV and DVD player. A handmade timber bathtub overlooking the Southern Ocean distinguishes a generous ensuite. Revel in the landscape on an expansive outdoor terrace with day lounge and private spa bath.
The super premium Osprey Pavilion is the ultimate in luxury, perfect for a special occasion with soul-stirring panoramic views of the ocean, white-sand beach and coastal wilds.
A unique curved floor plan in excess of 120m² features a magnificent king bedroom with generous walk-in robe, separate sunken lounge with lavish custom furnishings, EcoSmart fire, state-of-the-art audio visual system and laptop computer. The open bathroom commands views to the horizon, and boasts a hand-sculptured granite bath, heated limestone floors and deluxe rain shower. An outdoor terrace with sun lounges and private plunge spa extends into the coast for a personal nature-meets-luxury experience.
Kingscote, the largest town on Kangaroo Island
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia
Regular daily scheduled or charter flight from Adelaide to Kingscote is approximately 30 minutes. Vehicle transfer from Kingscote Airport is approximately 50 minutes.
Southern Ocean Lodge is located approximately 50 minutes drive from Kingscote Airport and 100 minutes to Penneshaw.
Sealink operate regular ferry transfers from Cape Jervis (South Australian mainland) to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island Southern Ocean Lodge is located approximately 50 minutes drive from Kingscote Airport.
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