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Southern Ocean Lodge

| Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

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  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
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Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style.

Twenty-one luxe suites commanding mesmerizing views of the Southern Ocean cantilever along the coast, creating the ultimate fusion between a breathtaking wilderness setting and unbridled creature comforts. Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is both a dynamic delight for the senses and a true gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island; the ‘"produce to plate" approach is a real passion for Chef Tim Bourke and his team. Celebrated as Australia’s culinary capital, the rich soils and pure rains of South Australia inspire artisan growers to produce a bounty of premium, fresh and often organic food and wines.

The Southern Spa is a private oasis of calm, perched high on a cliff top and commanding dramatic views of the Southern Ocean stretching toward the Antarctic. A destination in its own right, the spa fuses the unique landscape and location of Southern Ocean Lodge with the acclaimed Australian-made Li’Tya range of spa products and professional staff.

Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of selected guided island excursions is designed daily and included in the tariff, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife and discover the Island's unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxe. The Southern Ocean Lodge guide introduces sea lions at Seal Bay, guides an exploration of the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, and leads a journey through coastal flora along the limestone clifftops.

The Lodge welcomes children 10 years old and above.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Southern Ocean Lodge
  • Hanson Bay Road
  • Kingscote
  • Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223
  • Australia

Location Summary
Widely acclaimed as Australia's Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions. Covering almost 4,500 square kilometers, it is Australia's third largest island and offers the best of the mainland on a smaller, more intimate scale. With more than one third of the island declared as Conservation or National Park, visitors readily come face-to-face with prolific bird and animal species such as New Zealand fur seals, koalas, kangaroos, Australian sea lions, ospreys, echidnas and much more. Flanked by the indomitable Southern Ocean, dramatic coastal vistas and sculptured landscapes lay unspoiled by development and riddled with sheer limestone cliffs, sheltered coves, rocky headlands, and deserted stretches of sugar-white sand.

Directions to Hotel
Flight/Drive: 30 minute flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Kangaroo Island – Kingscote (KGC) the Lodge is a 50 minute drive from the airport or 90 minute drive from the ferry terminal.

Ferry/Drive: Regular 45 minute ferry transfers between Cape Jervis on the mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Cape Jervis is a picturesque two hour drive from Adelaide

Highlights & Reviews

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The Lodge works closely with Kangaroo Island's multi-award winning, internationally renowned team of expert guides led by Craig Wickham at Exceptional Kangaroo Island. Informed with an impressive knowledge of Kangaroo Island’s natural heritage and great tales of the island’s history, EKI guides lead the Southern Ocean Lodge signature half-day Wonders of KI tour to the vast wilderness Flinders Chase National Park and have an uncanny skill at spotting wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and echidnas amongst the dense scrub along the way. EKI also offer a range of full day private tours to Southern Ocean Lodge guests seeking a tailored, private experience, a specialist itinerary or to explore further afield.
Meeting Space
A spectacular venue for boutique meetings and incentives, the Lodge features an intimate fully equipped meeting lounge.
Fine Dining On Site
The daily changing menu honors fine local ingredients with a cuisine style at once sophisticated and simple to promote the intense purity of flavors and to create a very special dining experience, unique to the Island and to Southern Ocean Lodge.
Child Programs
Southern Ocean Lodge welcomes children 10 years and over.
Spa Facility
A signature spa menu offers a selection of traditional and cutting edge treatments. A steam room and chill lounge complement an international spa design showcase.
Ecological Tourism
Seal Bay is home to Australia's third largest colony of Australian sea lions. An old farm provides the setting for the headquarters for Flinders Chase National Park which covers the entire west end of the Island
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.
Theatre Museums
The Lighthouse Keepers domain.
Recommended Rooms
The Flinders Suite features floor to ceiling glass to embrace 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 with day bed invites.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Theatre & Museums

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Southern Ocean Lodge
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia