It’s hard to imagine a more sympathetic tribute to the wild beauty of Kangaroo Island than Southern Ocean Lodge. This celebrated retreat, perched on a rise above Hanson Bay, takes full advantage of the surrounding nature without disturbing it. Cosseted from the elements in modernist suites that favour refined comfort over ostentation, myriad thoughtful details from organic furnishings to warm limestone underfoot create a feeling of relaxed luxury.
The social hub of the lodge is the Great Room, a breathtaking designer space of restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge framing remarkable views of the rugged coastline. With a passion for providing a real ‘sense of place’, dining is a true gastronomic journey with the best and freshest regional ingredients honoured across every menu. A generous ‘at-home’ feel welcomes, with a convivial open bar and walk-in cellar featuring an exclusively South Australian wine selection.
The great outdoors live up to their name with a Galapagos-sized contingent of endemic and unusual wildlife. Naturalist guides lead guests to first-hand experiences; a walk amongst the sea lions, spotting a soaring osprey or coming up close to a kangaroo are just some of the island’s many privileges. The secluded Southern Spa, housed in its own stunning cliff top pavilion, features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals to relax and rejuvenate, inspired by the Aboriginal dreamtime.
To find a retreat this exceptional in a location this remote only adds to the wonder that is Southern Ocean Lodge.
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