Modern Australian luxury meets secluded beach escape at Southern Ocean Lodge, an iconic resort nestled amongst the coastal cliffs of Kangaroo Island. Considered the Galapagos of Australia, Kangaroo Island is rich with wildlife and natural attractions—guests of the Lodge may spot sea lions at Seal Bay, or catch a koala napping in a eucalyptus tree. A variety of signature experiences are included in your rate, ensuring plenty of opportunities to explore the island. At the resort, guests will enjoy world-class dining for all meals under the direction of Chef Alastair Waddell, or delight in the soothing treatments at the Southern Spa. Whatever your ideal vacation, you are sure to find a piece of it at Southern Ocean Lodge.
There are four different types of suites and one special pavilion at Southern Ocean Lodge, providing an array of accommodation options. Each suite follows the bright, contemporary design of the entire resort, encased with glass floor-length windows for remarkable views of the Southern Ocean. All suites include walk-in closets, complimentary bars, housekeeping twice daily, climate control, heated floors, Internet connection, and more. All meals and beverages (including premium wines and beers) are included in your room rate, as well as certain excursions and activities.
The bright and airy Flinders Suites offers 213 square feet of contemporary ocean luxury, ideal for one or two guests. Enjoy stunning ocean views through floor-length windows encircling a chic sunken lounge area, which opens onto a private terrace with an irresistible daybed. Bedroom features king or twin beds with an elegant ensuite bath and walk-in closet. All premium amenities included. Sleeps up to 2 adults with 1 King or 2 Singles.
With 246 square feet of space, the luxurious Ocean Retreat is perfect for two guests. Floor to ceiling glass windows allow for breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean from the sunken lounge area, with hand-carved stone fireplace and in-suite bar area. The spacious king bedroom leads to a large walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with standalone tub, his-and-hers sinks, and a large rain shower. All premium amenities included. Sleeps to 2 adults with 1 King; 3 with optional rollaway bed.
A modern sunken living room sits at the center of the spacious Ocean Premium suite (390 ft2). The master king bedroom features a walk-in closet and ensuite master bath with a separate toilet area, large rain shower, standalone tub, and his-and-hers vanities. A second bedroom hosts two twin beds and ensuite bathroom. Enjoy a breezy afternoon on the large private terrace, with daybed and comfortable arm chairs. All premium amenities included. Sleeps up to 4 guests with 1 King and 2 Singles; 5 with optional rollaway bed.
The Remarkable Suite (390 ft2) is a slice of luxury ideal for a couple’s romantic getaway. A generous sunken living room features in-suite bar and Ecosmart fireplace, leading onto an expansive terrace with daybed and outdoor spa pool. The luxury continues into the massive king bedroom, with walk-in closet and master ensuite bathroom where a handmade timber tub sits overlooking the ocean. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King; 3 with optional rollaway bed.
Theone-of-a-kind Osprey Pavilion (390 ft2) is the most luxurious accommodation at Southern Ocean Lodge. The exclusive suite sits atop an isolated coastal dune, with a unique circular design and floor-length glass windows overlooking the ocean just a few yards away. An outdoor plunge pool extends over the edge of the terrace, for an experience that is both relaxing and awe-inspiring. An ample king bedroom with walk-in closet extends to an elegant master bath, with a sculpted granite bath, heated floors, and a large rain shower. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King; 3 with optional rollaway bed.
A contemporary, circular dining room paneled with glass offers vast ocean views to accompany a delectable meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in The Restaurant at Southern Ocean Lodge, with daily menus that highlight Southern Australian flavors. Known for its rich soil and pure rain, the region is highly regarded as Australia’s culinary capital. Executive Chef Alastair Waddell hones in on this ideal, favoring a "produce to plate" philosophy that makes each dining experience a unique one.
As the day begins, guests might enjoy a fresh-baked pastry with Kangaroo Island’s renowned Ligurian Honey, or a local sheep’s yogurt with free-range egg omelette. Lunchtime consists of a three-course menu, with light fare ideal for fueling a day of exploring or relaxing. A sample menu includes fresh salad with fresh regional produce, a local mushroom risotto, or a catch of the day. Finish the afternoon on the sunny terrace with a gourmet cheese plate and a glass of Australian Shiraz. Dinner take a more refined turn—guests can make their own selections, or choose the chef’s tasting menu for the evening. Menu items may include a king crab salad, grain-fed beef, local pink snapper, or house-made gnocchi. Desserts flavored with Kangaroo Island lavender and honey round out a delicious evening.
Guests are invited to relax with a drink in the comfort of their room, or convene in the Great Room after dinner. Sunset cocktails are served every afternoon. While excellent wine pairings are served with lunch and dinner, guests are free to visit the walk-in cellar and choose their own bottle, with recommendations from the cellar master’s list available.
The lush diversity of Kangaroo Island makes for a fascinating experience during your stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. Included in your rate are certain signature experiences catered to your personal interests, such as guided visits to Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and a beach tour of Seal Bay. On the "Kangaroos & Kanapés" excursion, participants will learn about the island’s history and observe kangaroos in their natural habitat while sipping local premium beverages and enjoying hors d’oeuvres until sundown. For an additional cost, guests can try beach fishing, kayaking, a bike safari, or visit a platypus waterhole. There’s sure to be an adventure for every traveler—even if that means spending the afternoon at the luscious Southern Spa.
he Southern Spa is an ode to its dynamic natural surroundings, highlighting the landscape in its design and drawing on the elements in every treatment. Choose from a rejuvenating facial therapy, such as the Southern Karmal, which ends in a natural clay mask and head massage, or the Mariner’s Rhyme designed for men. Various body treatments are available, such as the Kodo rhythmic massage inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques, or the 2-hour Southern Soujourn that combines full body exfoliation, a mud wrap, and a massage. The Spa uses only Li’Tya products, a natural line that draws on native techniques and ingredients to provide a purifying and nourishing experience.
*Available for an additional fee.