Georgia Hopkins

Southern Ocean Lodge
  • Where:Kangaroo Island, Aus
  • Why:For some remote island luxury.
  • When:November 2015
  • Who:Sister time.
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Southern Ocean Lodge: blending seamlessly into its rugged surroundings.

Sweet dreams are guaranteed here.

Rock steady.

The colors of Kangaroo Island.

This incredible beach will be yours only, and is only 10mins walk from the lodge.

Desserts like this (twice a day).

Not a bad view from the breakfast table...

Happy place.

The king of all the suites.

Rainbows on your plate.


Incredible clifftop walks.

Our picnic spot of choice.

The killer view that welcomes you on arrival.

Highs & Lows

  • The location: a rugged, remote and pristine setting atop the limestone cliffs of Kangaroo Island.

  • The food: fresh, seasonal, and local where possible - Ally Waddell (ex-Qualia on Hamilton Island) heads up the impressive kitchen.

  • The views: hard to beat.

  • The design: clean lines, environmentally-considered, and still relevant 8 years on.

  • The open bar: the most impressive wine cellar and biggest range of spirits we have seen in a bar (let alone an open bar) anywhere in the world. Our pick: Bailie Lodges’ very own craft gin label, bailies 9. Produced in small batches using fresh botanicals including a KI native juniper, coriander, cardamon, cinnamon, and more.

  • The selection of magazines: an impressive array (and endless supply) of the most current food, travel, design, style, and fashion magazines.

  • The service: friendly, welcoming, non-obtrusive.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Award-winning, architecturally delightful, remote luxury lodge.

  • Vibe

    Super chilled.

  • Location

    Kangaroo Island, South Australia (Australia’s answer to the Galápagos).

  • Rooms

    21 suites.

  • Music

    Quietly in the background.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Max Pritchard.

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but a lovely spa.

  • Restaurant

    Yes - fresh, local, seasonal. Really impressive.

  • Bar

    Yes - the most expansive and generous open bar we have ever seen.

  • Minibar

    Yes, excellent.

  • Children

    Didn't see any.

  • Price

    Up there.

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