Southern Ocean Lodge

Location: South Australia | Australia

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Nestled on the rugged, untouched coastline of Kangaroo Island’s Hanson Bay, the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge blends perfectly into its natural environment. From its enviable clifftop position, experience breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness, and dine on delicious locally sourced food.

*Southern Ocean Lodge has been badly affected by the bush fires in Australia in 2019/2020 and is not currently operational. Please contact us for further details and updates*

Perfect forNature lovers and couples.
In the knowStay in the premium Osprey Pavilion for a few extra indulgences, including a warming open fire and your own private plunge pool.

Recommended for...

  • Honeymoon
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  • Luxury Hotel
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Southern Ocean Lodge has a beautiful setting on Hanson Bay, on a wild stretch of coastline overlooking the ocean. It adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer national parks, on Kangaroo Island’s south-west coast.

Rooms at Southern Ocean Lodge

There are 21 spacious, luxurious suites at Southern Ocean Lodge, cantilevered above the ocean and designed to blend seamlessly into the natural environment.

They are light and airy, with sunken lounges, heated floors, oval stone baths and spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The interiors are influenced by the colours of the coast, and feature sandblasted limestone floors, recycled timbers, artworks and bespoke furnishings by local artisans, and fireplaces to cosy up by in the evening. Take in the panoramic views from your terrace or hot tub.

Food & Drink

The beautiful Great Room is the place to be at Southern Ocean Lodge. Peruse the extensive south Australian wine list at the convivial open bar, or dine on the finest local ingredients at the restaurant.

The lodge has a 'produce to plate' philosophy, utilising local, fresh and organic produce. Cuisine is sophisticated, yet simple, in order to emphasise the intensity of the flavours and to showcase the many delicious flavours of south Australia. Enjoy homemade granola and buttermilk pancakes with Kangaroo Island honey for breakfast, and fresh seafood for al fresco lunches. In the evening, linger over sunset drinks followed by a gourmet four-course dinner with dishes including crab salad, grain-fed beef and local cheeses, washed down with a bottle of wine which you can pick yourself from the walk-in cellar.


At the secluded and inviting spa, the signature menu features a range of traditional and modern treatments, teamed with Kangaroo Island botanicals, guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate. There's also an infinity-edge plunge pool - or you can swim in the sea at Hanson Bay, a short walk away. 

Activities at Southern Ocean Lodge

Watch kangaroos leap over the horizon, or come face to face with a sea lion, a koala or an echidna. The lodge’s guided island tours and excursions allow you to see the island’s wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitat and explore the beauty of your surroundings, including walks along the limestone cliffs, rocky headlands and pristine white sand beaches that you'll have all to yourself - and don't miss the aptly-named Remarkable Rocks, which aren't far away. 

Bespoke experiences include epicurean adventures, visits to local artists and off-the-beaten-track wildlife encounters.

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Hotel location

Kangaroo Island sits 15km from the shores of south Australia, and can be reached via a 30-minute flight from Adelaide to Kingscote airport on the island (private flights can be arranged from Adelaide and other cities), or via a 45-minute ferry journey between Cape Jervis (a scenic 2-hour drive from Adelaide) and Penneshaw. Southern Ocean Lodge is a 50-minute drive from the airport or a 90-minute drive from the ferry terminal. Transfers can be arranged to the lodge.

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