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Southern Ocean Lodge - At a Glance

Work is well underway on the rebuild of Baillie Lodges flagship property Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, three years after the luxury lodge was razed by bushfires. Created by the lodge’s original architect, South Australia-based Max Pritchard, the new property will bear almost the same footprint as the original, with 25 luxurious guest suites easing along the coastline newly reoriented to take in more of the ocean and coastal wilderness views. Included is the new ultra-premium Ocean Pavilion which follows the ‘owner’s residence’ style private pavilions across the portfolio, and features a wet-edge pool, terrace and four bedrooms and bathrooms. A new location for the Southern Spa allows space for three treatment rooms, a gymnasium, sauna and hot and cold plunge pools. Environmental sustainability is core to the design of Southern Ocean Lodge with a boost to water-capture and solar power generation plus clever planting of fire-retardant native plants and natural buffers to the wilderness.  

The $50million project will host up to 50 guests with opening planned for December 2023.  

Dubbed ‘SOL 2.0’, the new-look lodge is slated to open in the second half of 2023. Learn more about the rebuild.

In tribute to the original Southern Ocean Lodge, the website is still very much live and is a wonderful source of memories, Kangaroo Island information and inspiration for planning return trips in the not-so-distant future.

Southern Ocean Lodge’s sister properties Longitude 131ºSilky Oaks Lodge, Capella Lodge, and The Louise along with thirteen other lodges across this vast continent, are welcoming guests daily, delivering their amazing and uniquely Australian experiences.


Kangaroo Island wildlife
More than one third of the island is covered by national and conservation parks. Kangaroo Island is a haven for kangaroos, wallabies, possums, frogs, bandicoots, koalas, platypus, sea-lions and fur-seals ... the list goes on. Find out more »

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