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.
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.
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.
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.