Southern Ocean Lodge
About Us

Baillie Lodges

Baillie Lodges is a dynamic company created by the partnership of James and Hayley Baillie. Founded in 2003, the venture aims to set new benchmarks for premium experiential travel in a unique Australian style. The Baillies’ passion to create luxury lodges in places of unique natural significance is renowned, and their integrity in the tourism industry stems from a synchronising of both experience and personal interests. James was founding Managing Director of P&O Australian Resorts and Hayley worked on board the world’s best expedition ships creating programs to enhance guests’ nature and adventure experiences.

Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island was the first property in the Baillie Lodges boutique portfolio and is much-loved by new and returning guests seeking ‘barefoot luxury’, fresh cuisine and first-name service in a subtropical escape.

Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australian luxury defined. Multi-award winning and globally renowned, the Lodge’s dramatic coastal location, architectural integrity, fine regional cuisine and guided interpretive adventures have ensured its place as a local and international destination of choice.

Longitude 131° joined the collection in 2013.  The unique tented ‘campsite’ amid the timeless desert of Central Australia overlooks fabled outback icon Uluru.  The retreat offers immersion in the dual World Heritage-listed wilderness in the purest sense.

The Baillie Lodges properties are honoured as ‘first 15’ founding members of Luxury Lodges of Australia, celebrating a new era of Australian experiential luxury accommodation and adventure. James Baillie sits as Chair of the distinguished collective.

Baillie Lodges Newsletter

Read the latest in luxe_essential*, Baillie Lodges’ newsletter and a roundup of news and events at Capella Lodge, Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge.Learn more ››

Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island's celebrated boutique lodge

The first luxury lodge in the world’s last paradise Learn more ››

Captain Kangaroo!

Australia’s answer to the Galapagos makes a giant leap forward.  Read on to see what the New York Times has to say about Southern Ocean Lodge… Learn more ››

Kangaroo Island Experiences & Adventures

Guests to Southern Ocean Lodge will enjoy a complete KI experience in a minimum two night stay.  Read more about our exceptional guided experiences and adventures. Learn more ››

Kangaroo Island's first luxury lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australian luxury defined.  Twenty-one luxe suites in which to indulge and immerse in the spectacular coastal surroundings of Kangaroo Island. Learn more ››

KI Classic Rates

Looking for a tremendous incentive to stay longer?  KI Classic rates offer a discount bonus when staying three nights or more, plus $50 Southern Spa and Bespoke Experience vouchers and all standard inclusions.  It’s the quintessential island stay! Learn more ››

KI Food Safari 2016

Just one Safari suite left! The fabulously popular KI Food Safari returns in 2016 and charts a route of culinary discovery across Kangaroo Island in search of fabulous food and wine, hand-picked straight from the source. Be guided on your journey by icons of the Australian foodie field. Reserve your place now! Learn more ››

Luxury Lodges of Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge is honoured as a ‘first 15’ founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of luxury lodges in extraordinary Australian destinations.  Learn more ››

Remarkable Retreat | Stay 4, Pay 3

Experience the rugged beauty of Kangaroo Island and save in style.  Enjoy a complimentary night when staying four, epicurean hamper of island treats and Southern Spa and Bespoke Experience credits valued at $50 each. Valid 1 May – 30 September 2016 inclusive. Learn more ››

SOL Video

View the Southern Ocean Lodge video detailing the Lodge, the wilderness destination in which it sits and the ways our guests can best experience it.  Be there now! Learn more ››

Southern Ocean Lodge - a unique conference destination

Regroup, recharge and reinvigorate far away from the normal work environment – premium facilities and tailored adventure activities combine to deliver a spectacular venue for boutique meetings and incentives. Learn more ››

Southern Ocean Lodge Spa Retreat

Kangaroo Island is considered one of Earth’s last unspoilt refuges… the perfect place to spoil yourself! Learn more ››

Where the wild things are...

Just a short hop from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with what and who is truly important to you. Discover your true spirit on Kangaroo Island… Let yourself go. Learn more ››

Peter Hughes from the Telegraph UK writes:

“Southern Ocean was one of the earliest of Australia’s luxury wilderness lodges. The fact that it brought high style to Kangaroo Island with the rest of the continent at its disposal says much about the singularity of the place.”