Southern Ocean Lodge


Set on a secluded clifftop on the wild west coast of Kangaroo Island, Southern Ocean Lodge is where untamed natural beauty meets contemporary luxury and warm hospitality.

Why you'll love it here

  • Escape to this remote retreat, situated on the wild west coast of Kangaroo Island
  • Savour spectacular views of the Southern Ocean from the magnificent Great Room – the hub of the lodge
  • Head down to the walk-in cellar to sample a diverse selection of Southern Australian wines and beers
  • Enjoy unforgettable wildlife experiences, from feeding the wallabies to walking amongst the seals on Seal Bay


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Welcoming guests back following an extensive rebuild in 2023, Southern Ocean Lodge comprises just 25 contemporary suites and pavilions with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and chic limestone floors. Luxuriate in your stylish sanctuary with an EcoSmart fireplace, original works by local Kangaroo Island artists and unbroken views of the infinite Southern Ocean.

The dining experience at Southern Ocean Lodge is a gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island, with ingredients sourced from local artisan providers and South Australia’s mainland regions. Breakfast, lunch and four-course dinners are included in your stay and are served in the main lodge restaurant overlooking Hanson Bay.

Relax in The Great Room where Kangaroo Island’s wilderness surrounds you, listening to the pounding waves of the Southern Ocean from the outside deck or while soaking in the heated outdoor plunge pool.

Adjoining both Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer National Parks, the emphasis on any stay at Southern Ocean Lodge is discovering the great outdoors, the unique landscapes, flora and fauna of Kangaroo Island.

A choice of signature experiences is included at Southern Ocean Lodge, a half-day excursion takes you to Flinders Chase National Park where you can marvel at the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, rock formations carved by thousands of years of wind, rain and pounding waves. Walk among the Australian sea lion colony with a Lodge naturalist at Seal Bay and witness the antics of kangaroos and wallabies as they graze at Grassdale while you enjoy a glass of local wine and canapes.

If after a day of adventure and discovering Kangaroo Island’s delights you feel the need for a revitalising body treatment or soothing massage, Southern Spa offers a menu of rejuvenating treatments using Australian-made spa products and Kangaroo Island ingredients.

Southern Ocean Lodge welcomes children 10-years-old and over.

Flinders Suite

Flinders Suite

Perfect for couples, the Flinders Suite can comfortably sleep up to two guests. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from your private outdoor terrace, a spacious curved lounge area, a signature king-sized ‘Ballie Bed’ and a sophisticated ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower. It also features an EcoSmart fireplace, an in-suite bar and a walk-in wardrobe for the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.
Remarkable Suite

Remarkable Suite

The Remarkable Suite offers a generous living space for up to four guests. Boasting two bedrooms, each with a signature king-sized ‘Ballie Bed’, two ensuite bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and bathtubs, a curved lounge area with an EcoSmart fireplace and a premium in-suite bar. Take in panoramic views of the Southern Ocean from your private terrace and take a cooling dip in your tranquil plunge pool.
Osprey Suite

Osprey Suite

Showcasing 270° ocean and wilderness views, the Osprey suite is ideal for one or two guests. Highlights of this spectacular suite include a signature king-sized ‘Ballie Bed’, an ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and bathtub, a separate sunken lounge with an EcoSmart fireplace and a premium in-suite bar. These one-of-a-kind suites also feature a private terrace and a horizon-edge plunge pool for taking in awe-inspiring sunsets.
Ocean Pavilion

Ocean Pavilion

The ultra-exclusive Ocean Pavilion is the highest level of accommodation at Southern Ocean Lodge. Designed as an owners’ residence, it’s ideal for larger groups or families, sleeping up to eight guests in its four king bedrooms. It also features two lounges (one with a suspended feature fireplace), four ensuite bathrooms with oversized rain showers and freestanding baths, a premium in-suite bar and outdoor terraces with plunge pools for admiring the 180° coastal views.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with inspired daily changing menus (included)
  • Open bar with premium wines and spirits (a cellar masters list is available at an additional cost)
  • Daily signature experience (included)
  • In-suite bar (included)

Southern Ocean Lodge offers a range of signature and bespoke experiences to showcase Kangaroo Island's stunning natural wonders. Adventure-seekers can embark on guided treks, coastal walks and enjoy many wildlife encounters.

The ‘Wonders of KI ‘tour takes guests into the Flinders Chase National Park where they can expect to see local koalas, Cape Barren geese, New Zealand fur seals at Admirals Arch, kangaroos resting in the shade and Rosenberg’s goannas.

The lodge also takes guests on an excursion to Seal Bay – one of the only remaining accessible colonies of Australian sea lions. Here, guests can walk amongst these marine mammals on the island’s pristine sands. Alternatively, guests can head out into the night on a ‘Nocturnal Tour’ to spot Tamar wallabies, possums and koalas.

For history buffs, the ‘Southern Sundowners’ experience is a must do. Each night, this tour takes guests into ‘Grassdale’ – an original Kangaroo Island settlers’ property – to mingle, sip on some fine Kangaroo Island wine and learn about the history of the island.

Other thrilling activities include quad bike tours and exhilarating sandboarding expeditions for those who like action-packed days.

Or, for guests keen to just relax, the Southern Spa provides a tranquil oasis, where guests can indulge in rejuvenating treatments while gazing out at the breathtaking ocean views.

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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 17 hours - 23 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks. There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 26,699,482
  • National languages: English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Australia if you have a British passport - apply online

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