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Southern Ocean Lodge

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge is an architecturally pioneering luxury lodge, dramatically perched on a cliff top on the southern coast of Kangaroo Island. It is the perfect luxury base from which to explore the natural wonderland of Kangaroo Island.

At a Glance

  • The activities at the Lodge make the most of the spectacular scenery of Kangaroo Island

  • This is the most dramatic contemporary lodge on Kangaroo Island and is unrivalled in design

  • The cutting edge Spa is the perfect place to relax after a day of adventure

  • Every single Suite at the property has mesmerising views of the Southern Ocean

  • Make your own cocktails with artisan spirits, hand-made on the island

Honeymoon, Wildlife, Adventure, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

This hotel certainly has the WOW factor! Make sure you take time to enjoy the panoramic views from the lodge in between experiencing all the incredible wildlife Kangaroo Island has to offer.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The country’s second largest island, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s equivalent to the Galapagos.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Mountain bikes are lined up outside and very rarely used. They have some fun mountain bike tracks so take one out and explore the local area yourself.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Southern Ocean Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to South Australia


Kangaroo Island boasts outstanding natural beauty and its relative isolation since European settlement has ensured an abundance of wildlife in a stunning and protected natural environment. Southern Ocean Lodge is located at Hanson Bay on the island's southwest coast, and adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer/Kelly Hill National Parks.

Set back from a cliff with the pounding surf below, this iconic, luxury lodge has a full frontal panorama of the stunning coastline and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island's key attractions. Southern Ocean Lodge provides a level of style and sophistication not currently found on Kangaroo Island. Set in natural bushland overlooking a spectacular section of coastline, the organic luxury of the contemporary lodge will ensure guests have every opportunity to relax and explore the Island’s wonders with a dash of indulgence.

Each of the twenty-one luxurious suites features lavish king sleeping areas, a sunken lounge, dramatic glass walled bathroom and outdoor terrace with occasional seating and daybed. The hip suites have been cleverly designed to bring the outside in with huge glass walls, fusing the breathtaking scenery outside and plentiful creature comforts inside.

A sweeping panorama of Hanson Bay is a dramatic backdrop for enjoying contemporary Australian cuisine and the daily changing menu honours the abundance of fine local ingredients available. During your stay you might like to try your luck at beach fishing - the chef will be delighted to cook your catch for you.

Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete Kangaroo Island experience and selected guided experiences are included in your stay here - encounter rich and varied wildlife, indulge in world class food and wine, and discover the island's unique natural attractions, often on an exclusive basis and always with a touch of luxury.

Cooking lessons focusing on island produce and fresh seafood are a great way to take a little piece if Southern Ocean Lodge home with you and for those in need of a special treat, the signature spa menu offers a range of traditional and cutting edge spa experiences including relaxation treatments inspired by the Aboriginal dreamtime.


Southern Ocean Lodge's 21 luxurious, spacious suites all have king size beds, sunken lounges, dramatic glass walled bathrooms and plenty of outdoor living space. There are 11 Flinders Suites, five slightly larger Ocean Retreats with open fireplace and two Family Suites which have two bedrooms and bathrooms and a separate living room with TV/DVD. The two Remarkable Suites have the added luxury of a spa bath on their terrace as does the stunning Osprey Pavilion, the ultimate in state-of-the-art luxe.


Children over the age of six are welcomed at Southern Ocean Lodge and there is plenty to do to keep children and their families who have a keen sense of adventure entertained here. The lodge has a very personalized approach to their guests' needs and will be able to tailor your stay to the needs of your family.


The Southern Ocean Lodge's restaurant serves the most wonderful breakfasts, lunches and dinners all focused on fresh local produce and intense flavors. The relaxed home from home feel means guests are welcome to help themselves to drinks and relax in the Great Room, Baudin Lounge or by the Jacuzzi. Sunset drinks are served daily and are a great way for guests and staff to get to know each other. There is also a dramatic cliff top spa with pampering treatments, steam room and chill out lounge.


Southern Ocean Lodge offers a huge range of nature activities for all the family ranging from quad bike safaris, kayak adventures, beach fishing, coastal treks, wildlife spotting, epicurean adventures, whale watching and bush picnics. Bespoke experiences and private charters are available at an extra cost.

Location & Directions

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island sits a mere 15km from the shores of mainland South Australia. As Australia's third largest, the island is 155km long by 55km wide. Southern Ocean Lodge is located at Hanson Bay on the Island's south-west coast.

When to go

Kangaroo Island's climate is best described as temperate. Temperatures tend to be a few degrees cooler in summer and warmer in winter than on mainland South Australia. The sea plays a large role in the island's daily weather pattern. Conditions can change frequently during the day, so pack warm clothes, even during a summer vacation.

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