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Southern Ocean Lodge

World-renowned luxury on the wildly beautiful south coast of Kangaroo Island is available at this iconic cliffside lodge. Recently rebuilt with the features that guests loved best along with some considerable extras, there is so much to enjoy and explore at the new-look Southern Ocean Lodge.  

One of the newest additions comes in the form of the ultra-premium Baillie Pavilion, cleverly designed to offer a single owner’s residence or two separate suites for the ultimate Kangaroo Island hideaway for families and friends travelling together. 

Championing local produce and beverages with a sustainable approach, Southern Ocean Lodge is a five-star lodge experience in a celebrated island wilderness that cannot be missed.

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.

Kingscote, the largest town on Kangaroo Island
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia

Air access
Regular daily scheduled or charter flight from Adelaide to Kingscote is approximately 30 minutes. Vehicle transfer from Kingscote Airport is approximately 50 minutes.

Road access
Southern Ocean Lodge is located approximately 50 minutes drive from Kingscote Airport and 100 minutes to Penneshaw.

Sea Access
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.

A range of Signature Lodge experiences are provided on an shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times. Private touring can be arranged at an additional cost subject to availability.

Wonders of KI

This half day experience is a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal landscapes and takes full advantage of the Lodge’s unique location. Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and a fur seal colony are just some of the trip highlights. Wander amongst the rare Cape Barren Geese and search the leafy eucalypts for a sleepy koala.

Seal Bay

Seal Bay is home to Australia’s third largest colony of Australian sea lions. Join our naturalist guide on the shores of the Southern Ocean for an exclusive tour on the beach with these wild animals. Learn about their unique breeding cycle and the ongoing research programs implemented on site. It’s just one of the many privileges of Kangaroo Island.

Coastal Clifftop Walk

Take a scenic walk starting right 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. Stand on top of the cliff with the wind blowing, look out to sea and realise there is nothing but ocean between here and Antarctica. Experience and learn about local flora, fauna and coastline ecosystems.

Kangas & Kanapés

Soak up the history of the early island settlers at Grassdale, a historic island property reached by a short drive from the Lodge and where local wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies congregate to graze. Observe these creatures in their natural environment, sip premium South Australian beverages and enjoy a ‘Kanapé’ whilst the sun goes down on another magical day.

Discover Island Heritage

Discover the intriguing natural heritage of this wild island in the Baudin Lounge. This informative visual presentation hosted by resident naturalist staff provides insight into the Island’s discovery and natural history and gives an overview of its many spectacular attractions.

Flinders Suite

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 61m², 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.

Baillie Pavillion

Indulge in the ultimate luxury of the Baillie Pavilion, an exclusive owners’ residence perched atop the clifftop, offering sweeping panoramas of the sky and sea. This ultra-premium retreat is designed for couples, friends, or multi-generational families, with a variable configuration to accommodate varying needs.

The Baillie Pavilion features four king bedrooms, each boasting a walk-in robe, and two of the bedrooms offer a ‘Hollywood style’ twin bed option for added flexibility. The four ensuite bathrooms exude opulence with freestanding baths and oversized rain showers, providing a lavish bathing experience. Upon request, the pavilion can serve as either two separate rooms for separate families, or one large getaway for a group.

Ocean Family

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 bed and two 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 an outdoor terrace and daybed, the Ocean Family Retreat is a luxe retreat for all.

Remarkable Suite

The aptly named Remarkable Suite is a luxuriously decadent retreat, with spacious interiors spanning 142m² and floor to ceiling glass commanding views of sea and sky. This suite features two sumptuous king bedrooms with a deluxe ensuite bathroom connected by a central lounge area with custom occasional seating, EcoSmart fireplace and premium entertainment system, in-suite bar and a plunge pool. A handmade timber bathtub overlooking the Southern Ocean distinguishes this generous ensuite. Revel in the landscape on an expansive outdoor terrace with day bed and private spa bath.

Osprey Suite

Escape to the extraordinary Osprey Suite where luxury meets untamed beauty. With its 270° ocean and wilderness views, sunken lounge, horizon-edge pool, and premium in-suite bar, this exclusive sanctuary offers an unparalleled experience. Indulge in the king bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom boasting a deluxe rain shower and oversized bath. The lounge features an EcoSmart fireplace, while the terrace beckons with twin day beds. Immerse yourself in the infinity plunge pool as you revel in the untouched landscapes. At Osprey Suite, luxury and nature intertwine to create an unforgettable escape.

Dining Options

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.

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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