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Southern Ocean Lodge closure announcement:

Baillie Lodges regrets to advise that Southern Ocean Lodge on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has sustained significant damage by bushfire and the property is now closed.

Currently, a reopening date has not been determined. The Southern Ocean Lodge team will embark on contacting guests as well as travel industry partners to make alternative arrangements for upcoming reservations.

Should you require further information or support at this time, please contact Baillie Lodges Reservations Team on +61 2 9918 4355 or email

Southern Ocean Lodge’s sister properties Longitude 131Silky Oaks Lodge and Capella Lodge, along with fourteen other lodges across this vast continent, are welcoming guests daily, and operating as normal, to deliver their amazing and uniquely Australian experiences.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia’s celebrated multi award winning luxury lodge experience, regarded amongst the finest in the world. Sensitively designed to float amongst the untouched coastal drama of Kangaroo Island’s south west coast and commanding spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views, the celebrated world-class lodge offers a unique fusion of nature and luxury.

Arrival into the Great Room at the lodge is a truly memorable moment and the start of an extraordinary experience.

The Great Room is the centre of activity; guests plan the day ahead, enjoy exceptional Island-inspired dining in the Restaurant, or a relaxed drink at the convivial open bar with an exclusively South Australian wine selection.

21 organic luxe suites feature bespoke furnishings, lavish sleeping areas, sunken lounge, glass-walled ensuite and outdoor terrace, each with breathtaking views to the great Southern Ocean. Locally commissioned designer furnishings, recycled timbers, hand cut limestone walls and sandblasted floors complement a groundbreaking sustainable philosophy to promote a true and unique sense of place.

Exceptional guided adventures invite guests to experience the pristine landscapes and abundant wildlife on Australia’s own Galapagos first hand; a walk amongst sea lions or a close encounter with a kangaroo.

The secluded Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals to relax and rejuvenate.

All inclusive rates, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offer guests the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience.

'At Southern Ocean Lodge the mix of fabulousness and nature finds new frisson...It's bold, it's progressive, it's queen of the wilderness wonderland. Southern Ocean Lodge is really a pair of cool, calm binoculars focused on an astonishing place'. Melinda Stevens, Travel Editor announces Tatler 'Hotel of the Year' Winner, Southern Ocean Lodge


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Remarkable Rocks
One of the most distinctive images of this island, widely regarded as Australia's Galapagos, is Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park. Perched above the sea, the impressive rocks form what appears to be a cluster of precariously balanced granite boulders. This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years. The golden orange lichen covering some of the rocks offers visitors wonderful photo opportunities at different times of the day. Interpretation signs share the story of how these intriguing rocks were formed.

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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Baillie Lodges is a dynamic portfolio of luxury lodges created by the partnership of James and Hayley Baillie, setting new benchmarks for premium .experiential travel in unique Australian style. Find out more »


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