As you make your way through the rolling hills and lush forests of Kangaroo Island on one of the island’s only two main roads, take the time to experience the unique nature this beautiful gem off the coast of Australia has to offer. As you arrive at your abode, the Southern Ocean Lodge emerges from the craggy cliffs dropping to beaches and dramatic shadow blue waters and the hotel staff readily greets you with warm smiles and a bottle of champagne as a welcome.

Location

How far is the lodge from the airport? What kind of nature awaits me?

Experience the very best of the mainland on a smaller, more intimate and relaxed scale as most of the island is a beautiful sanctuary of nature and pure bliss protected by national parks and Australian conservations. As you come face-to-face with unique wildlife, enjoy exclusive coastal panoramas flanked by sheltered coves and the dramatic, indomitable Southern Ocean just waiting to mesmerize you.

Key Facts

  • Australia’s third largest island
  • lodge is located at the Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island’s south west coast
  • merely a 30-minute drive from the airport on Kangaroo Island

What is special?

  • the hotel is gracefully perched atop a secluded cliff offering endless views of the vastness of the Southern Ocean
  • on a more intimate scale, discover the best of Australia mixed with pure nature as more than one third of the island is declared as Conservation or National Park
  • dramatic coastal views and unspoiled, beautifully sculpted landscapes of limestone cliffs, deserted stretches and sugar-white sand are sure to make your jaw drop

What do the guests say?

  • guests are sad to leave and even the most experienced travelers are in awe of this pretty unknown place   
  • highly requested by couples and honeymooners
  • guests especially enjoy the resorts secluded location and its private island feel

Accommodation

How big will my room be? Will I have a view of the surroundings?

As the lodge doors swings open to stunningly gleaming walls encased by a unique limestone green and windows that seem to bring the outdoors inside, experience cliffs dropping into pristinely white beaches that simply beckon for you to explore. Enjoy utter bliss as you plunge into a bed filled with a mountains of cozy pillows and bedding as you enjoy views that are seemingly straight from a postcard.

Key Facts

  • 21 suites spread over five categories
  • rooms and suites are between 65 and 120 square meters
  • all rooms provide lavish king beds, heated floors and a glass-walled bathroom

What is special?

  • wake up to coastal views that stretch out in the endless horizon as each room has its own spectacular view to behold
  • book yourself into jaw-dropping views as the super-private Osprey Suite has a separate sunken lounge and a freestanding oval, handmade stone bath
  • draw yourself an exclusively blissful two-person bath as the scent of honey-vanilla daze fills the air and views of frolicking dolphins send you into utter relaxation

What do the guests say?

  • vacationers especially enjoy taking baths and showers whilst gazing upon the wild nature surrounding them
  • visitors love having the ocean breeze flow through the open space in their villas  
  • guests loved that the hotel is especially designed to direct attention to the wild surroundings while at the sametime enjoying the warmth of your cozy room

Pools & Spa

What types of treatments await me? Which ingredients are being used in the spa?

Taking grande and respectful inspiration of Australia’s unique and impressive heritage, the acclaimed Southern Lodge Spa makes use of ancient Aboriginal massage techniques using locally inspired products, sure to have you feeling utterly refreshed and reinvigorated. Experience uniquely intuitive therapists soothe away your stress and watch as the magic unfolds underneath the southern sky’s unparalleled magic

Key Facts

  • a signature spa menu with a selection of traditional and cutting-edge treatments drawing on Australian heritage with Aboriginal massage techniques
  • infinity-edge plunge pool on the terrace as well as a variety of hot tubs
  • the treatments are made up of natural and local island-produced beauty ingredients including mineral salts, Australian pink clay, eucalyptus, lavender and honey

What is special?

  • enjoy the luxurious spa area and its international design as steam rooms, chill lounges and rain showers set the perfect atmosphere for ultimate relaxation
  • make your way along an excitingly wiggly boardwalk to the Southern Spa area perched high atop cliffs, majestically secluded from the main lodge
  • soothe away your stress as you get your blood circulation flowing by first sweating out toxins in the steam room and then heading out into the refreshing sea air

What do the guests say?

  • visitors truly enjoy stepping into steam rooms, relaxing showers and heated soaking pools in order to experience ultimate relaxation
  • guests love greeting the morning sun in the yoga pavilion with a set of sun salutations
  • the spa is exactly what most guests need after a long day of exploring the island and should not to be missed

Culinary

Where can I relax with a luxurious drink? What kind of menus await me?

Discover the Ocean Lodge’s world class cuisine as simple dishes are impeccably cooked and created to inspire the depths of your most hidden imagination. Produce is fresh and uniquely local as greens and honey from the local bees are carefully selected from gardens over the lush hills of Hanson Bay. Indulge in these fine dining creations and enjoy the benefits that come with living somewhere so incredibly remote.

Key Facts

  • five-course tasting menu or four-course à la carte dining
  • seasonal change of the luxurious dishes
  • open-plan bar in the Great Room sits right next to the restaura

What is special?

  • spend your relaxing day reeling in a fresh catch straight from the Hanson Bay and celebrate by letting world class chefs cook up your delicious fillet
  • enjoy an unique restaurant setting that allows you to dine inside or out to the soothing sound of waves splashing against the cliffs
  • watch as the local climates put on a dramatic performance from behind the comfort of the restaurant’s grand windows

What do the guests say?

  • guests are especially blown away by the wonderful staff and service
  • vacationers express their amazement of how good the food is, despite the lodge being in such a remote area
  • guests cannot decide which restaurant they consider the best as all of them are absolutely delightful

Activities

What kinds of activities await me? Where can I simply lounge around and enjoy the views?

Truly extraordinary native bush gardens, seal colonies and remarkably rare breeds await to be explored and observed by adventure hungry souls excited to drink in Australia’s natural beauty. As wildflowers sway in the soft Kangaroo Island breeze, either embark on an unforgettable adventure or snuggle up with chunky woven blankets in your cozy hotel room and enjoy the view of mother nature surrounding you.

Key Facts

  • half-day excursions organized by the hotel to the unique granite boulders of the Remarkable Rocks
  • on-site library lounge with board games and DVDs
  • the lodge offers mountain bikes for rent

What is special?

  • embark on an extraordinary adventure as you sip bubbly while watching colonies of sea lions during the slowly rising morning sun nearby Seal Bay
  • embrace the exclusive chance to discover Australia’s unique wildlife and canapés with kangaroos, wallabies and koalas roaming the Kelly Hill National Park
  • allow the hotel to plan exclusive 4-day excursions and experience coastal cliff-top walks, spot the platypus, one of the most distinct animals on the planet, in local waterholes and embark on exciting marine tours

What do the guests say?

  • guests make unforgettable memories at the lodge and describe it as a “must stay”, at least once in your life
  • guests often praise how tirelessly the staff works to make each activity exceed your wildest expectations
  • the perfect environment for lounging by the ocean and lazying the day away