The Experience

Southern Ocean Lodge

Widely regarded as Australia’s Galapagos and home to abundant native wildlife and spectacular natural beauty, Kangaroo Island sits a mere 15km from the shores of mainland South Australia. As Australia’s third largest, the Island is 155km long by 55km wide and covers some 4,500 sq km.  With 21 national and conservation parks, Kangaroo Island has established itself as a premiere destination for nature lovers of all types. The Islands prolific wildlife includes kangaroos, koalas, seals and sea lions, echidnas and a variety of birdlife, all revelling in this zoo without fences.


A destination for all seasons, Kangaroo Islands climate is as dynamic as the scenery from season to season the Island yields fresh perspectives. The Mediterranean climate produces warm summers and temperate winters. Daytime temperatures range from 25-35C in summer to 14-18C in winter.


Perched on a dramatic cliff top above the wild Southern Ocean, the Lodge comprises 21 luxe suites, each with breathtaking coastal panoramas. Featuring an environmentally sensitive design, the spacious suites embody the highest level of design integrity. Every consideration has been given to navigating the fine balance between nature, comfort and contemporary style.  All suites feature lavish King beds, sunken lounge, dramatic glass walled bathroom and outdoor terrace with occasional seating and daybed. Other features include walk-in robe, complimentary room bar, optional climate control, heated floors, wireless internet, music system, premium amenities, safe and telephone. Bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and backpacks are provided along with twice daily housekeeping and signature evening turndown service.

Restaurant & Bar

A spectacular sweeping panorama of Hanson Bay provides a dramatic backdrop for savouring contemporary Australian cuisine, showcasing the freshest island and local seasonal produce. A convivial open bar and walk-in cellar highlight premium South Australian wines and beers whilst elegant interiors and personal service ensure a memorable dining experience.  Rates include full gourmet breakfast, light lunch, 4-course dinner with inspired daily menu, selected alcoholic and all non-alcoholic beverages.

The Great Room

The design pinnacle of the Lodge, the Great Room features floor to ceiling glass windows with full frontal panoramas and a sumptuous array of lounge choices. Outdoor seating areas and a heated wet-edge plunge pool invite total immersion in the pristine surroundings.

Baudin Lounge

A serene and private place to escape, read a book, watch a movie, enjoy a nature presentation or challenge a friend to a board game! Featuring a comprehensive reference library, interpretive display, movie and game library and the lounge can also be used for intimate meetings and events.

Capacity: 20 boardroom / 40 theatre style

Experiences & Adventures: Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete Kangaroo Island experience. With exceptional guided adventures and experiences included in the nightly tariff, all guests will enjoy a personalized experiential touring itinerary of the Islands unique natural attractions. A range of signature activities are offered daily allowing guests to encounter rich and varied wildlife, indulge in world-class food and wine and discover the Island’s unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxe. Rates include exceptional guided experiences and adventures. A range of private touring itineraries are available at additional cost.

Southern Spa: Housed in its own stunning pavilion, the Southern Spa is an intimate and private oasis of calm set amongst coastal drama. A signature spa menu offers a range of Litya rejuvenation and relaxation treatments, inspired by the Aboriginal dreamtime.  Three treatment rooms, a steam room and chill lounge offer the ultimate pampering experience.

Services: Reception and boutique, business lounge, wireless internet, DVD, CD and reference library, daily laundry service (no dry cleaning) and postal service. Mobile/cell reception is limited on Kangaroo Island. All major credit cards are accepted at the Lodge.

Access: Located at Hanson Bay on the Islands south-west coast, the Lodge is a 50 or 90 minute drive from the airport or ferry terminal respectively. Regional Express (Rex) provide regular daily flights (30 mins) from Adelaide (ADL) to Kangaroo Island Kingscote (KGC). A 15kg luggage limit per person applies. Airport storage facilities are available for excess. Private charters can be arranged to a nearby airfield. SeaLink operate regular 45 minute ferry transfers between Cape Jervis on the mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Cape Jervis is an easy two hour drive from Adelaide.

Transfers: The Lodge operates luxury vehicle transfers connecting with all flights (included in rate). Private transfers are available at additional cost. Pre or post private touring is also an excellent transfer option. Car hire is available from Kingscote airport or Penneshaw.

Children: Southern Ocean Lodge welcomes children six years and over.

What to Bring

Dress is smart casual at Southern Ocean Lodge. Comfortable walking shoes, spray jacket and a warm top are recommended year-round, with additional warm clothing options suggested for the cooler months. Hat, camera, sunscreen and a keen sense of adventure are a must!

Every day is an all-inclusive, make-your-own adventure at globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge. Island-inspired dining and premium beverages are included, and guests enjoy a personalized itinerary of Signature Experiences, such as sighting wildlife or exploring the natural wonders of Flinders Chase National Park. An optional menu of Bespoke Experiences offers further exploration. The lodge commands pristine views of coastal bushland and the wild Southern Ocean beyond. Your suite (one of 21) boasts a king bed, heated limestone floors, local artwork, a sunken lounge, a glass-surround bathroom and an outdoor terrace.In the Know

The homemade lamingtons — little sponge cakes dipped in chocolate and coconut — are a must! –Penny Spencer Sydney, Australia Distance from Kingscote Airport (KGC): 50 mi/80 km Guests Receive:

    • (suite upgrade applies from Flinders Suite to Ocean Retreat only)
  • Full breakfast for up to two in room guests, in restaurant
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • (suite upgrade applies from Flinders Suite to Ocean Retreat only)
  • An AUD $50 spa credit per person – maximum of 2 per suite
    • (cannot be combined and must be applied to individual treatments; no cash value if not redeemed)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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