Globally celebrated and multi-award winning, Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australia’s most acclaimed wilderness lodge. Sensitively designed to blend seamlessly with the wildly beautiful landscape, Southern Ocean Lodge appears to float along its secluded clifftop setting.
The Baillie Lodges experience embraces the luxury of travel. A stay with Baillie Lodges is about connection with the landscape, its culture and wildlife, a celebration of superb regional cuisine and luxurious lodgings. It offers a genuine sense of place, a union of sights, scents and tastes that immerses guests in their surrounds. Guest itineraries are tailor-made, creating a personal, lasting connection with the destination. A stay with Baillie Lodges offers time to reconnect with the people and places that matter most.
Envisioned by life and business partners James and Hayley Baillie, Southern Ocean Lodge was designed by Kangaroo Island-born architect Max Pritchard. The lodge’s clever, contemporary design welcomes the outside in. From a distance it resembles the waves of the ocean or layers of the limestone cliffs.
Luxury of Oz
Luxury Lodges of Australia is a collection of independent luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations. There are currently 19 lodges in this stellar collection of the nation’s most lauded and highly-sought after properties. Southern Ocean Lodge is a founding member.
Our commitment to the environment
The Baillie Lodges environmental commitment is best expressed by each lodge’s interaction with its local natural and cultural surroundings. View our sustainability policy.
99% of the land cleared in the construction of Southern Ocean Lodge is protected to guarantee its pristine state for future generations. Native vegetation clearing at Southern Ocean Lodge was minimised by using existing fire-trails or tracks.
The lodge is situated among national parks and conservation sanctuaries, and is a mecca for native wildlife. Boardwalks and walking tracks minimise the potential ‘edge effect’ of guest movements, and ensure the native flora continues to thrive.
Both the aspect and architectural design of the lodge were planned to maximise benefits of the lodge’s location and the destination’s natural weather patterns. Low-energy flow-through ventilation and double glazing offer natural acclimatisation in every season.
Water is harvested from all roof surfaces at Southern Ocean Lodge and stored in tanks with a total capacity in excess of 1.5 million litres. A key aim is to have the property rainwater self-sufficient nine out of every ten years.
Life partners John Hird and Alison Heath have been lodge managers of Southern Ocean Lodge since 2012, steering daily operations with the sole aim of delivering the best luxury lodge experience in Australia. Many happy guests and a mantle-piece full of travel awards attest the wonderful job they do.
There is so much to like! The location, comfortable accommodation, service and food but what really impressed us was the flexibility and attention to accommodating individual’s tastes, choices, desires and wishes! A superior holiday experience with a beautifully organised schedule which was seamlessly carried out.Daniel & Lynne, Australia June 2019
When you combine such rugged beauty with luxury, you get the best of both worlds.Jo McKay Qantas Travel Insider
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