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Southern Ocean Lodge


Southern Ocean Lodge aims to provide an iconic accommodation experience on Kangaroo Island and is designed to be a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standard.

Located at Hanson bay on the Island's south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer / Kelly Hill National Parks. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf the sensitive design showcases a full frontal panorama and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island's major attractions. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with Kangaroo island vernacular and an amazing coastal color palette, creating a unique eco-chic style.

Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalized interpretative activities and modern wellness spa ensures its status as a South Australian icon.

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, 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.

Against this stunning natural backdrop rests a distinguished epicurean culture, ably supported by a profusion of fresh seafood, unique local produce and the acclaimed vignerons of South Australia's Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley regions. A veritable feast for the senses, Kangaroo Island is a beacon for discerning travelers wishing to experience the very essence of Australia.


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Room Information

Flinders Suite
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, en suite with oversized rain shower and in-suite bar. An outdoor terrace with day bed invites.

Ocean Retreat
The Ocean Retreat is a delight. With fabulous views of the Southern Ocean and generously spaced at 75m², the Ocean Retreat is perfect for spending time at leisure. Lavishly appointed king bedding, sunken lounge with hand cut limestone EcoSmart fireplace, walk-in robe and in-suite bar feature. A bathroom overlooking the ocean boasts an irresistible freestanding tub and oversized rain shower. Step outside to private terrace with day bed.

Ocean Premium
Perfect for an unforgettable family sojourn, the Ocean Premium features two generously sized bedrooms, each with walk-in robe and en suite. 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 Premium is a luxe retreat for all.

Remarkable Suite

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 en suite. Revel in the landscape on an expansive outdoor terrace with day lounge and private spa bath.

Osprey Pavilion

The super premium Osprey Pavilion is the ultimate in luxury, perfect for a special occasion with soul stirring panoramic views of the ocean, white-sanded beach and untouched coastal wilderness.

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 fireplace, 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 awe-inspiring outdoor terrace with sun lounges and private plunge spa extends into the coast for a personal nature meets luxury experience. It's the wow!
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Things To Do

Wonder of Kangaroo Island Tour: This half day tour is the perfect introduction to Kangaroo Island. Learn about the wildlife while you pass the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, and, Cape Barren Geese where you might see a koala taking a nap in a eucalypts tree.

Seal Bay: Meet Australia’s third largest Australian sea lion colony. You will be guided by a naturalist who will teach you all about the lives of these creatures.

Coastal Clifftop Walk: Take in the views while you balance along the edge of the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay or Cape Younghusband. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the memories.

History at Grassdale: Go back in time at historic island property of Grassdale where you will learn about early island history. You can often find kangaroos and wallabies while you try a drink and “Kanapé,” a Southern Australian dish. 

Adventure: Leaving from the lodge, test your limits on a Quad Bike Safari to Hanson Bay, or maybe embark on a kayak journey on the South West River. You can also catch the big one while beach fishing. The Nocturnal Tour provides an alternative perspective to the sights normally seen during the day and nature hikes and trails will take you to remote locations like: Snake lagoon, Platypus Waterhole, and Kelly Hill.

Art Gallery Tours: Artistic inspiration is everywhere on Kangaroo Island. See how the landscape and culture has impacted the works of artist at the Rustic Blue and Kangaroo Fine Art Gallery.
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Sample Itineraries

Southern Ocean Lodge can be included in any of our itineraries. Call a Swain Destinations Specialist today at 1-800-227-9246.





Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.