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Southern Ocean Lodge

Newly reopened in December 2023, 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
Cleverly designed to embrace views of the magnificent Southern Ocean, the Flinders Suite features king or twin beds, a spacious walk-in robe and in-suite bar. A curved lounge provides a comfortable nook for surveying the scene and comes complete with an EcoSmart fireplace clad in local limestone. An ensuite bathroom boasts a twin vanity, freestanding bath and oversized rain shower while an outdoor terrace invites an easy connection with the landscape.

Remarkable Suite
Perfect for friends and families travelling together, the Remarkable Suite offers two king bedrooms (one bedroom offers optional twin beds), each with walk-in robe and spacious ensuite bathroom with deep bathtub. A curved lounge is warmed by an EcoSmart fireplace, an ideal space for languishing with a drink from the bar as the sun softens. Outside on the terrace, a plunge pool hovers atop the coastal heath, creating a horizon effect with the Southern Ocean beyond.

Osprey Suite
Shaped like an amphitheatre, the Osprey Suite showcases 270-degree views of the ocean and untouched coastal wilderness. The lounge is perfect for observing the drama of the outdoors and comes complete with premium bar and EcoSmart fireplace. Watch the waves roll into the shore from the comfort of the king ‘Baillie Bed’ and bathe in the grand bathroom boasting an oversized bath and deluxe rain shower. A spectacular outdoor terrace with an infinity-edge pool invites a plunge into the landscape.

Ocean Pavilion West
Ocean Pavilion West showcases the spectacularly wild surrounds, gloriously observed from the central lounge with its dramatic suspended fireplace. Two bedrooms offer king Baillie Beds (one bedroom offers a ‘Hollywood style’ twin option), walk-in robes and ensuite bathrooms. While outdoors on the expansive terrace, an infinity-edge pool reaches out to the horizon for a personal nature-meets-luxury experience.

Ocean Pavilion East
Ocean Pavilion East offers an entertainers’ lounge with stunning coastal vistas framed by floor-to-ceiling glass, warmed by an EcoSmart fireplace. Two bedrooms feature king Baillie Beds (one bedroom offers a ‘Hollywood style’ twin option), walk-in robes and ensuite bathrooms. Outside on the sun terrace, a plunge pool invites a refreshing dip in between adventures or temptingly under the stars at night.

The pavilion may be configured as four bedrooms and bathrooms accommodating up to 8 guests, or as a combination of two separate two bedroom/bathroom suites, ideal for 2-4 guests.

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, and Admirals Arch.

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.

Southern Sundowners:
 Soak up the history of the early island settlers of Grassdale, a historic property set nearby to the lodge. Sip South Australian beverages and nibble on snacks, as kangaroos venture out of their resting spots at twilight to graze in the open grassland.

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.



Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia



Available Amenities:

Fitness Center

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining


Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.