Overlooking Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island’s south-west coast, Southern Ocean Lodge delivers stunning ocean views from its luxury suites. The Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a place of refined comfort and luxury.
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 kilometres, it is Australia’s third largest island and offers the best of the mainland on a smaller, more intimate scale. The Island sits a mere 15km from the shores of mainland South Australia. 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.
Southern Ocean Lodge provides an iconic accommodation experience on the Island and is designed to be a heaven of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standards. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with Kangaroo Island vernacular and an amazing coastal colour palette, creating a unique eco chic style. The location, amazing views, contemporary environmental design, terroir sourced food and beverages, personalised activities and modern wellness spa ensure its status as an Australian icon.
The twenty-one luxe suites offer splendid views of the Southern Ocean cantilever along the coast, creating the ultimate fusion between a breathtaking wilderness setting and unbridled creature comforts. The interior features lavish king beds, a sunken lounge, glass walled bathroom featuring Southern Spa amenities and outdoors terrace with occasional seating and daybed. Signature design elements such as sandblasted limestone floors and recycled spotted gum feature walls, as well as contemporary bespoke furnishings and artworks commissioned from local Kangaroo Island artisans harness the natural theatre of this dramatic landscape and environs.
Also dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is a pleasure for the senses. Relax with a true gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island; the ‘produce to plate’ approach is a real passion for Chef Jack Ingram 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.
The Southern Spa is a private oasis of calm, perched high on a cliff top and commanding dramatic views of the Southern Ocean stretching toward the Antarctic. A signature spa menu offers a selection of traditional and cutting edge treatments. A steam room and chill lounge complement an international spa design showcase. Combined with the crisp Antarctic highly oxygenised air from the pounding surf, the Southern Spa invites guests to immerse in a pure, natural environment that is assured to rejuvenate and relax.
Images courtesy of Southern Ocean Lodge
Written by Frank