Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
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 colour palette, creating a unique eco chic style.
Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalised interpretative activities and modern wellness spa ensures its status as a South Australian icon.
Location and Transfers
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. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s south-west coast, the Lodge is a 50 minute drive from the airport or 90 minute drive from the ferry terminal. Transport options to and from Kangaroo Island are many and varied for domestic and international travellers, please call our staff for details
Twenty-one luxe suites commanding mesmerising views of the Southern Ocean cantilever along the coast, creating the ultimate fusion between a breathtaking wilderness setting and unbridled creature comforts.
Interiors feature lavish king beds, sunken lounge, dramatic glass walled bathroom featuring Southern Spa amenities and outdoor terrace with occasional seating and daybed. Other features include; walk-in robe, complimentary room bar, twice daily housekeeping, optional climate control, heated floors, internet, music system (with MP3 input), safe and telephone. Televisions are in selected suites only.
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
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 fire place, 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 Family Retreat features two generously sized bedrooms, each with walk-in robe and ensuite. 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 Family Retreat 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 ensuite. 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 fire, 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
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 daily changing menu honours these fine local ingredients with a cuisine style at once sophisticated and simple to promote the intense purity of flavours and to create a very special dining experience, unique to the Island and to Southern Ocean Lodge.
An excellent range of diverse Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines and beers has been hand selected to comprise the beverage menu. Rates include all dining and all beverages (cellarmasters list additional)
Facilities and Activities
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 in a ‘zoo without fences’ 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. A menu of Bespoke Experiences offers further exploration and excellent private charters are also available. Discover epicurean delights, visit local artists, or step off the beaten track to encounter wildlife in Australia’s own Galapagos