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Southern Ocean Lodge

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Globally celebrated and highly anticipated, the new-look Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island sets the enduring benchmark for luxury experiential travel in Australia. Sensitively designed to blend seamlessly with the wildly beautiful landscape, Southern Ocean Lodge appears to float along its secluded clifftop setting.

It has been over three years after Baillie Lodges’ award-winning flagship property Southern Ocean Lodge was razed in the Kangaroo Island bushfires, and now the rebuild of the globally celebrated luxury lodge has been completed!

The new-look Southern Ocean Lodge is open for Bookings from 6Dec 2023.

All gourmet dining daily and help-yourself bar stocked with premium beverages

Generous in-suite bar with a selection of snacks and beverages, replenished daily

Signature guided experiences exploring the wonders of Kangaroo Island

Return Kangaroo Island Airport transfers

Use of lodge facilities including swimming pool, gymnasium and electronic bikes


Classic SOL
Experience the beauty of Kangaroo Island over three nights with generous standard inclusions plus more. The Classic SOL package combines generous savings on the nightly rate with bonus lodge credit for use towards a treatment in the Southern Spa, the cellarmasters list and boutique.

Enjoy generous standard inclusions, plus:

  • Significant savings
  • $100 lodge credit

Minimum stay: 3 nights

From $3,060 per night in a Flinders Suite

Classic SOL package terms
Minimum three-night stay. All rates quoted in Australian Dollars and inclusive of 10% GST. Rates apply per suite, per night for a maximum of two guests. Not combinable with other packages.

Baillie Escape
Only have time for a quick break? Hop down to Kangaroo Island and rewild in style and enjoy all dining and beverages daily and an itinerary of signature guided excursions.

Enjoy generous standard inclusions:

  • All beverages including premium wines and spirits
  • All dining including four-course dinner and matched wines
  • Daily replenished in-suite bar
  • Signature guided experiences
  • Return Kangaroo Island Airport transfers

Minimum stay: 2 nights

From $3,400 per night in a Flinders Suite

Baillie Escape package terms
Minimum two-night stay. All rates quoted in Australian Dollars and inclusive of 10% GST. Rates apply per suite, per night for a maximum of two guests. Not combinable with other packages.

Southern Welcome
Baillie Lodges has the very best of South Australia’s food, wine and wilderness experiences covered in one grand adventure: The Southern Welcome. Combine a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge with two nights or more at her Barossa Valley sister The Louise and enjoy complimentary limousine return transfers from Adelaide Airport for a seamless, premium experience. Welcome to the south!

The Southern Welcome package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation or more in a Stonewell Suite at The Louise
  • Return Lux Sedan transfers
  • Daily gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks and snacks, gourmet dinner with matched wines in Appellation, daily replenished in-suite bar

Minimum stay: 2 nights

From $3,000 for two nights in a Stonewell Suite

Southern Welcome terms
All flights are additional and may be booked by guests; Qantas operates direct flights between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Offer includes minimum two-night stay at The Louise. All rates quoted in Australian Dollars and inclusive of 10% GST. Rates on the Southern Welcome add-on start at $3,000 in a Stonewell Suite at The Louise and apply per suite, for a maximum of two guests. Guests may choose to upgrade their suite type or extend their stay at an additional charge. Additional person rate applies for more than two people sharing a suite (based on select suite types). Subject to availability, not combinable with any other offer.

Terms and conditions

  • *Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Rates may differ at time of booking due to seasonality, international exchange rates and availability. For additional room types and further information on terms and conditions, please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking

Twenty-five luxury suites ease along the curve of Kangaroo Island’s limestone cliffs, each with open views of the Southern Ocean and rolling coastal wilderness. Signature design elements such as limestone floors and blackwood feature walls combine with custom-designed furnishings and works commissioned from South Australian artists to offer private house seats for the natural theatre of this dramatic landscape

Flinders Suite


The Flinders Suite features floor to ceiling glass to embrace views of the magnificent Southern Ocean and rugged coastline. After a day’s exploring, the sunken lounge is the perfect place to relax and reflect.

Southern Ocean Lodge Flinder Suite

Remarkable Suite


With alluring views of the Southern Ocean and a deluxe limestone fireplace, the Remarkable Suite is perfect for spending time at leisure, soaking in the plunge pool or watching the flames dance in the fireplace with nightcap in hand.

Southern Ocean Lodge Remarkable Suite

Osprey Suite


The premium Osprey Suite combines striking architectural design with soul stirring panoramic views of the Southern Ocean to create an unforgettable nature-meets-luxury experience. Perfect for a special occasion.

Southern Ocean Lodge Osprey Suite Terrace

Ocean Pavilion


The ultra-premium Ocean Pavilion sits high on the clifftop, cleverly designed to offer a single owners’ residence or two separate suites to create the ultimate Kangaroo Island hideaway for families and friends travelling together.

Southern Ocean Lodge Ocean Pavilion

What’s New

Optimised views

SOL 2.0 will largely maintain the original lodge footprint with 25 luxurious guest suites easing along the coastline. In a deft design manoeuvre, each of the suites has been reoriented to offer even better views of the ocean and coastal wilderness, where the eye was always drawn to the glorious sunrise, sea mists and thundering cobalt waves breaking on the shore.


New features

A new ultra-premium suite, the 625m2 Ocean Pavilion which follows the ‘owner’s residence’ style pavilions across the Baillie Lodges portfolio, sits remotely offering expansive views of the Southern Ocean, outdoor terrace with wet-edge pool and private accommodation with up to four bedrooms and bathrooms, or a combination of two separate suites.

The Osprey, Remarkable and Flinders suites will be reinstated with upgrades and layout tweaks to make the most of the coastal outlook.


Main lodge enhancements

Near perfect in its original incarnation, the main lodge is comfortingly familiar with the Great Room and suspended feature fireplace at its heart. Enhancements include a private dining ‘snug’ adjoining the walk-in cellar and an edgeless pool curving along the sun terrace. A new location for the Southern Spa allows space for three treatment rooms, gymnasium, a sauna and hot and cold plunge pools with bushland views.


Local loyalties

The rebuild of SOL 2.0 will see the return of the lodge’s original architect Max Pritchard along with his partner Andrew Gunner. The new lodge will once again be a champion of South Australian and KI suppliers of food and beverages, where a commitment to using exclusively local produce is a veritable boon to the regional economy.


Eat and Drink

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 Jed Archdeacon 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).


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 destination in its own right, the spa fuses the unique landscape and location of Southern Ocean Lodge with the acclaimed Australian-made Li’Tya range of spa products and professional staff.

A signature spa menu offers a selection of traditional and cutting edge treatments. A steam room, chill out lounge and spa cuisine program will 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.


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.

Kangaroo Island sits a mere 15km from the shores of South Australia. Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island, spanning 155km in length by 55km in width. Southern Ocean Lodge is located at Hanson Bay on the island’s south-west coast, a 50-minute drive from the airport or 90-minute drive from the ferry terminal. There are several transport options to and from Kangaroo Island to suit domestic and international travellers.


Contact Us

Contact our Luxury Hotel Specialist team on: 1300 308 081 Quoting reference #3064

(During Business Hours)