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Southern Ocean LodgeSouth Australia
Perched on a rugged cliff with views over Hanson Bay and the ocean, the Southern Ocean Lodge is a pioneering eco-lodge. Located in the southwest of Kangaroo Island, this wilderness and wellness retreat is surrounded by wild terrain, dramatic coastline, and unique wildlife leading to the region’s status as the Australian Galapagos.
The 21 luxurious suites stretch along the clifftop, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing cinematic views of the coast and wilderness. Inside, sustainable materials are complemented by bespoke furniture and local artworks. Outside, each suite has a private deck, while the Osprey Pavilion has its own plunge pool.
The restaurant showcases southern Australian produce, complemented by a range of premium local wines and beers, and sunset drinks are served each evening.
Guests enjoy a range of experiences including guided tours, quad bike safaris, mountain biking, and kayaking. Alternatively, retreat to the Southern Spa for some pampering with a spectacular view.
Southern Ocean Lodge Information
Location & Getting There
Located on Kangaroo Island, this iconic and pioneering lodge is perched on a cliff along Hanson Bay, which is a 50-minute drive from Kingscote Airport or a 90-minute drive from the island's ferry terminal. There are regular 30-minute flights between Adelaide and Kingscote, as well as regular 45-minute ferry transfers between Cape Jervis on the mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Private charter flights can be arranged from Adelaide to Kingscote or Snug Cove, an exclusive private airfield just a 30-minutes drive from the Lodge.
The 21 glass-fronted suites all provide captivating views of the Southern Ocean. Interiors feature lavish king beds, a sunken lounge, dramatic glass-walled bathrooms along with an outdoor terrace with a relaxing day bed. There is also a walk-in wardrobe, complimentary room bar, twice-daily housekeeping, optional climate control, heated floors, and a music system.
There is a huge range of offers available at Southern Ocean Lodge. Go on guided island excursions with knowledgeable guides, visit the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, discover the island's epicurean delights, go beach fishing, coastal clifftop trekking, and mountain biking.
Children over the age of 6 are welcome, with babysitting services offered.
- The Southern Spa offering a selection of spa treatments, a steam room, and a chill lounge
- Bar in the Great Room, and individual complimentary bars in each suite
- Experience the extraordinary wildlife of Kangaroo Island on guided excursions, including possums, wallabies, sea lions, seals, koalas, and kangaroos
- Bespoke experiences including quad bike safari, mountain biking, kayak adventure, and guided adventure hikes
- Sunrise Excursion to Seal Bay Conservation Park
- Kangaroo & Kanapés evening excursion
- Nocturnal tour at the Hanson Bay Sanctuary
The architecture of this lodge is out-of-this-world. From the moment the double doors swing open upon arrival you’re transported into a luxurious escape of limestone, warm timbers, and views of the ever-changing sea. The suites, which stretch along the clifftop, also come with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing cinematic views of the coast and wilderness.
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