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The multi award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering an exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Perched atop a secluded cliff amongst the untouched drama of the island’s southwest, the Twenty-one luxurious glass-fronted suites each command panoramic views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. The social hub of the lodge is the Great Room, an intimate and sophisticated designer space and restaurant, cocktail bar, and lounge. Guests can relish in exceptional Island-inspired dining in the Restaurant or a relaxed drink at the bar and walk-in cellar, all while enjoying remarkable views of the rugged coastline. From the fresh regional ingredients used in the restaurant, the Aboriginal Dreamtime-inspired treatments at the secluded spa, to the lodge’s groundbreaking sustainable philosophy, the Southern Ocean Lodge is the perfect fusion of nature and luxury.

Twenty-one suites feature soaring glass fronts which offer mesmerizing views of the Southern Ocean and rugged Kangaroo Island coastline. Sandblasted limestone floors, recycled spotted gum tree walls, contemporary bespoke furnishings, and artworks commissioned from local Kangaroo Island artisans exude a unique eco-chic style that blends perfectly with the outdoors.

Interiors feature lavish king beds, sunken lounges, dramatic glass-walled bathrooms featuring Southern Spa amenities and outdoor terraces. Other premium amenities include; walk-in closet, complimentary room bar, twice daily housekeeping, climate control, heated floors, high-speed internet, and music systems, safe, and telephone.

Executive Chef Asher Blackford and his team are devoted to creating a dynamic, gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island, with a true ‘produce to plate’ philosophy. Celebrated as Australia’s culinary capital, the rich soils and pure rains of South Australia inspire artisan growers to produce a bounty of premium, fresh and often organic food and wines. The daily-changing menu honors these local ingredients with a cuisine style both sophisticated yet simplistic, unique to the Island and to Southern Ocean Lodge. An excellent range of diverse Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines and beers has been hand selected to comprise the beverage menu.

On the Map: Kangaroo Island is a nature lover’s paradise, located just across the water from Cape Jervis, in South Australia. The Island is reached via ferry from Cape Jervis and is roughly 210 km (130 miles) southwest of Adelaide. 

Accessible from the mainland by ferry (a 45-minute ride), Kangaroo Island is a must-see for those traveling to South Australia. As the third-largest island off the coast of mainland Australia, visitors should plan to stay for a night or two rather than going for a day trip. The island is a pristine wilderness that has offered protection to populations of native animals. As the island is rich in fertile lands and surrounded by pristine waters, it produces some of the country’s finest gourmet foods, so foodies should get ready to spend the majority of their time here eating. While there are plenty of natural settings to enjoy the wildlife of the island, there are also a few wildlife educational parks including Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and Raptor Domain at Seal Bay. For adventure enthusiasts, try out sandboarding on the dunes or adventure caving in one of the island’s many caves. With abundant wildlife, delicious cuisine, adventurous activities, and serene beaches, Kangaroo Island is sure to satisfy everyone in your family. 

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