Southern Ocean Lodge

Currently closed due to Jan 2020 bushfire. We'll keep you posted on when the lodge will re-open.
Globally celebrated and multi-award winning, Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australia’s most acclaimed wilderness lodge. Sensitively designed to blend seamlessly with the wildly beautiful landscape, Southern Ocean Lodge appears to float along its secluded clifftop setting. With floor-to-ceiling windows commanding mesmerizing views of the Southern Ocean, twenty-one luxurious suites cascade along the coast, offering an easy encounter with the lodge's breathtaking wilderness setting. Showcasing exclusively local and regional produce, dining at Southern Ocean Lodge plates up a gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island and the greater expanse of South Australia.The flagship of the Baillie Lodges portfolio, Southern Ocean Lodge opened in 2008 to instant and ongoing global acclaim and quickly assumed a dedicated following of guests seeking extraordinary accommodation, world-class dining, unforgettable experiences and first-name service.

The satellite Southern Spa is reached via a coastal boardwalk, set above the native mallee. A menu of signature spa treatments features the Australian-made Li’Tya spa care range and Aboriginal massage techniques. Widely acclaimed as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions. Southern Ocean Lodge is surrounded by pristine conservation sanctuaries and national parks.

Twenty-one luxury suites cantilever along the curve of limestone cliffs, each with open views of the Southern Ocean and undulating coastal wilderness. Signature design elements such as sandblasted limestone floors and recycled spotted gum feature walls, as well as contemporary custom furnishings and works commissioned from Kangaroo Island artists offer private house seats for the natural theatre of this dramatic landscape.

Flinders Suite

The Flinders Suite features floor to ceiling glass to embrace uninterrupted views of the magnificent Southern Ocean and rugged coastline. After a day's exploring, the sunken lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind. An outdoor terrace with day bed invites you to pause for a moment and contemplate the ever-changing vista.

Ocean Retreat

The Ocean Retreat is an airy, spacious suite with outdoor terrace and generous daybed. With a deluxe limestone fireplace, it’s perfect for relaxing, soaking in the bathtub or watching the flames dance with nightcap in hand.

Ocean Premium

Open and airy, with a generous outdoor terrace and sliding doors to welcome the outdoors in, the Ocean Pavilion is perfect for two or more guests traveling together, featuring two generously sized bedrooms and a central lounge with fire place.

Remarkable Suite

The aptly named Remarkable Suite is a decadent, whiskey-toned retreat, with sophisticated, sexy interiors featuring club chairs, coffee table fireplace and wooden bathtub. An outdoor terrace with lounge and private spa invites a leisurely afternoon.

Osprey Pavilion

The super premium Osprey Pavilion is the ultimate in luxury, perfect for a special occasion with soul stirring panoramic views of the ocean, white-sanded beach and untouched coastal wilderness.

Kangaroo Island offers a range of off-the-beaten-track options for guests looking to explore more or perhaps pursue a special interest. Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of guided island excursions is designed daily, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife around the ‘zoo without fences’ and discover the island’s unique natural attractions.

Wonders of KI

One of the most essential experiences of Kangaroo Island is the half day guided tour of the magnificent Flinders Chase National Park. The 32,660-hectare Flinders Chase National Park is a spectacular wilderness of dense bush and scrub stretching to the coast. The tour breaks at Admirals Arch, where the red-topped Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottages offer a perfect photo opportunity. Constructed from some 2,000 pieces of local stone in 1906, the lighthouse holds a fascinating history of personal survival, with building materials and subsequently the family’s food supplies delivered via a winch up the sheer 92-metre cliff at Weirs Cove.

Hiking & Nature  Walks

Kangaroo Island offers keen walkers an incredible array of options for self-guided hikes. The KI Wilderness Trail is a five-day, 61km trail developed by National Parks South Australia and is on track to be one of Australia’s great walks, coursing through the hinterland of the natural heritage sanctuary created in the planning of Southern Ocean Lodge.

Kangas and Kanapés

Soak up the history of the early island settlers at Grassdale, a historic island property where local wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies congregate to graze as the sun sets.


Discover Island Heritage

Discover the fascinating natural heritage of this wild island. Resident naturalist staff provide insights to the island’s discovery and its many spectacular attractions.

Quad Bike Safari

Join local company Bush Getaway Adventures for a thrilling and educational quad bike tour exploring the diverse terrain of Kangaroo Island.

Rocky River Waterholes

This scenic hike through the Flinders Chase National Park weaves through a diverse range of ecosystems including the habitat of the shy platypus.

Kangaroo Island Marine Tours
Zip along Kangaroo Island’s protected north coast with renowned operator Kangaroo Island Marine Tours and explore the pristine coastal and marine environments with thrill-seeking options to ocean raft or swim with wild dolphins.


Southern Ocean Lodge was destroyed in the bushfires that spread with speed and ferocity across the western end of Kangaroo Island in January 2020. Most importantly, all guests and our staff are safe. We owe a huge debt of thanks to our amazing team at Southern Ocean Lodge and to the South Australia Country Fire Service whose crews and volunteers worked so hard to protect lives and landscape.

We are immediately committed to rebuilding the lodge, and to taking a leading role in whatever ways we can to help rebuild the tourism industry on Kangaroo Island. Whilst it’s currently too early to estimate a date for re-opening we’d like to reassure everyone that the recreation of Southern Ocean Lodge is our next focus.