Southern Ocean Lodge


Kangaroo Island is widely regarded as Australia’s Galapagos with its abundance of native wildlife thriving in freedom. For those with a pioneering spirit, an unforgettable adventure of education and exploration awaits. We excel at creating nature-based expeditions tailored to specific interest groups and travel programs, with Southern Ocean Lodge as luxe base-camp. Exciting specialist itineraries may be operated on a small group or sole use basis, for stays from three to seven nights. Rates typically include interpretive walks and informative lectures, all land and marine experiences, luxury accommodation, all gourmet dining and premium beverages, domestic airfares and an expedition kit.

Exceptional guided experiences and adventures will allow a first hand wildlife encounter accompanied by renowned KI naturalist Craig Wickham. Learn about the island’s dramatic past with stories of ships dashed against rocks by night; revel in the surrounding pristine wilderness, be invigorated by the cobalt blue ocean against the chalk white limestone cliffs and perhaps marvel as a Southern Right Whale slips by, tipping a fin in salute en route to the Great Australian Bight to calve. Dine decadently and enjoy the lodge as your island home, in the company of fellow expeditioners and good friends.

“If you want a memory of a lifetime Expedition week is very special. Be pampered, wined & dined, meet really nice people, be busy or do nothing. You will never forget it.”

Susie Davison

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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… Read 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 ››

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 ››

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.” Read more

'My room's a wreck', writes Escape's Gillian Cummings...

Read Gillian’s experience of exploring Kangaroo Island’s bountiful natural assets and wildlife while ensconced in the award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge. More here

Hop on the Flying Kangaroo to KI!

Freedom isn’t a state of mind, it’s an island. And from December 2017 you can fly with Qantas direct to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide year round, or from Melbourne during December and January. Hop to it, here