Southern Ocean Lodge About Us
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.