Billed as ‘Australia’s first true luxury lodge’, Southern Ocean is a tour-de-force of contemporary design. Its indulgent suites, fine-dining restaurant and considered spa are dramatically perched atop a cliff, commanding stunning views of Kangaroo Island’s wilderness and pretty south coast.
The lodge’s 21, privileged suites each curve along the coast, making the most of spectacular wilderness views with private terraces and sunken lounges. It’s all realised in the lodge’s signature modernist style, summed up by limestone fireplaces and bespoke furnishings. The complimentary room bar is a nice touch. And, even the bathrooms, complete with rain showers and deep-soaking tubs, feature floor-to-ceiling views. Upgrades mix in plunge-spa terrace baths with 180° panoramas.
Given that Kangaroo Island has become something of a foodie’s favourite for its farm-to-table produce and fresher-than-fresh superb, you’ll be utterly delighted with Southern Ocean’s dining. All meals are included in the room rate, with excitingly innovative menus changing daily to showcase only the very best of the island’s seasonal produce. It’s all washed down with an extensive selection of included wines, sourced locally and from across Australia. There’s also an impressive array of dining settings, with the outdoor terrace and wine cellar among the highlights.
Positioned on the island’s remote, southwest coast, you’ll be perfectly poised to explore the region’s spectacular natural beauty on a range of included excursions. Let naturalist and photographer guides bring you among sleepy koalas, grazing wallabies and, yes, hopping kangaroos. You’ll also be treated island tours and clifftop walks.
Each day, you’ll then return to complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés along with the comforts of the lodge’s superb spa. Here, considered treatments and massages make use of island botanicals as guests are treated to yet more of those gorgeous views.