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Spa

A short boardwalk through wild coastal heath leads to the secluded Southern Spa, a satellite set above the towering limestone cliffs of Kangaroo Island’s Hanson Bay. Guests enter to experience the tranquility of the spa’s lounge or venture to the steam room. Each treatment room looks to the wild Southern Ocean, inspiring images of the last great wilderness, the Antarctic. View Spa Menu and book online.

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A tranquil oasis

A physical and spiritual retreat, the Southern Spa revives body and soul with the island’s natural beauty products as the osprey soars in the blue skies above. Emerge to breathe the pure air delivered straight from the southern skies.

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Island
inspired

A signature menu of spa treatments embraces the island’s bounty of natural beauty products: lavender, eucalyptus, Ligurian honey and hand-gathered sea salt.

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Indigenous wisdom

The Southern Spa features Li’Tya spa care products. Meaning ‘of the earth’, Li’Tya embraces a practice of healing rituals that combine Aboriginal massage techniques with botanical beauty essences. The Li’Tya spa experience combines a range of sensory therapies that purify, nourish and harmonise the body using the earthy wisdom of ancient Aboriginal medicines and healing philosophy.

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Let the
journey begin

To ensure the Aboriginal teachings are genuinely practised at the Southern Spa, the small team of therapists is regularly trained by Li’Tya professionals on the source and traditional use of Australian native ingredients.

Spa Menu

Each Southern Spa treatment is a personal journey. Guest are invited to select a therapy that resonates most with their mood or desired focus, and each treatment may be tailored with the addition of a Spa Essential for a complete mind, body and soul treat. All Southern Spa treatments journeys commence with a traditional Aboriginal welcome ceremony and foot soak.

Browse the range of treatments and complete the form below to submit your booking online or contact the lodge on +61 8 8559 7347. Download a printable menu here.

  • Facial Therapies

    Dihlbi Bio Active Facial

    Intensive high performance facial 90 minutes $280

    Using the bio active formulas of banksia flower, Kakadu plum and native fragonia, this potent treatment supports the skin with a luxurious age defying serum targeting visible signs of aging. An intensive bi-phase mask is applied to reduce inflammation and stimulates cellular renewal, leaving the skin toned and visibly luminous.

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    Southern Karmal

    Signature facial treatment 75 minutes $220

    The Southern Karmal invokes the aromas of wattle, lilly pilly and lemon myrtle, traditionally used in Aboriginal medicines. Surrender to a soothing facial massage before a natural clay mask is applied to purify and balance the skin. A hair mask nourishes the scalp, regenerating and restoring lustre. A nourishing clay mask soothes the hands, whilst a head and hand massage leaves you feeling nurtured and refreshed.

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    Sea Spirit

    Rejuvenating facial 60 minutes $180

    This anti-aging facial uses powerful marine nutrients and native plant extracts along with a high content of amino acids, refining and clarifying skin. Relax with your choice of hand and foot massage. An Aboriginal-inspired pressure point facial massage for the face and shoulders invigorates muscles. The serene ritual is complete with a Li’Tya Paudi scalp massage.

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    Mariner’s Rhyme

    Facial designed for men 60 minutes $180

    This facial uses the properties of grass lilly to heal and soothe, Kakadu Plum to restore skin and a blend of essnetial oils to nurture and hydrate. A herbal kelp hydrating polish detoxifies and remineralises the skin, leaving it free of impurities while achieving a smooth look and feel.

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  • Body Elements

    Kodo Massage

    Li’Tya relaxation massage 60 minutes $180

    This rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques, which work to rebalance energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. Muscular aches are relieved by massaging pressure points with swirling movements to ground and uplift, leaving the body’s energies renewed and refreshed. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to address personal needs.

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    Kodo Massage

    Li’Tya relaxation massage 90 minutes $240

    An extended version of the Kodo Massage, this rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques, which work to rebalance energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. Muscular aches are relieved by massaging pressure points with swirling movements to ground and uplift, leaving the body’s energies renewed and refreshed. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to address personal needs.

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    Kodo Island Rocks

    Australian stone therapy 90 minutes $270

    Cocooned in a bundle of warmth, this nurturing and therapeutic treatment integrates massage with warmed basalt and ancient primordial stones sourced from north-western Australia, hand-carved to suit specific body needs. The magic of the rocks works with the body’s pressure points to leave your body and soul uplifted and dancing with joy.

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    Island Essence Massage

    Therapeutic massage 75 minutes $220

    This massage incorporates a firmer technique combining acupressure, Swedish and focussed techniques with particular attention given to any problem areas. A series of languid strokes enhanced by use of Emu Bay lavender balm have a calming effect, combining with eucalyptus to improve circulation and ease muscle or joint pains.

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    Marma Kodo

    Pregnancy massage 60 minutes $190

    This specifically designed nurturing and rhythmic body massage is inspired by the Aboriginal Dreamtime to tone and realign energy flow, enhancing balance and wellness for mother and child. Supported by the Southern Spa purpose-designed massage table, mothers have the opportunity to both centre and completely relax, soothed by a macadamia and camellia pregnancy oil blend.

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    Marma Kodo

    Pregnancy massage 90 minutes $250

    An extended version of the Marma Kodo, this specifically designed nurturing and rhythmic body massage is inspired by the Aboriginal Dreamtime to tone and realign energy flow, enhancing balance and wellness for mother and child. Supported by the Southern Spa purpose-designed massage table, mothers have the opportunity to both centre and completely relax, soothed by a macadamia and camellia pregnancy oil blend.

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  • Body Rituals

    Southern Sojourn

    Body exfoliation, mud wrap and massage 2 hours $320

    Unwind, relax and nourish your body with this complete rejuvenation experience. Begin with an energising native mint body exfoliation before being cocooned in warm, vitamin-packed pearl and kelp body mud which works to cleanse and deliver essential nutrients to the skin. Follow with a quandong-infused scalp massage inspired by Aboriginal bush medicines. Indulge body and soul in a rhythmic Kodo massage to complete this truly holistic spa experience.

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    Untouched Horizons

    Facial, hand and foot therapy 90 minutes $280

    An anti-aging facial designed to revitalise and replenish, Untouched Horizons uses marine minerals and potent native plant extracts such as marine algae, bull kelp and mother of pearl to smooth and restore vitality in the skin. This powerful yet serene Aboriginal-inspired facial massage uplifts and restores. While your skin is purified and hydrated, hands and feet are treated with masks and massage lotions using the Munthari Berry to heal and protect.

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    Ligurian Honey and Almond Wrap

    Massage, body exfoliation, body mask, water therapy 90 minutes $270

    Kangaroo Island’s pure Ligurian honey combined with natural almond contains vitamin E and minerals to lighten skin blemishes, cleanse and provide nourishment for a bright, clear skin. A back massage eases tensions and aches, while a lavender body exfoliation softens skin before a rich blend of ground almonds and honey is applied to the body. Cocooned in a comforting wrap, relax and allow the treatment to be absorbed. Refresh under the pure island rainwater shower and emerge with glowing soft skin.

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    Remarkable Man

    Steam, back exfoliation and massage, facial designed for men 90 minutes $280

    A revitalising therapy designed especially for men, this complete treatment begins with an invigorating lemon myrtle desert salt back exfoliation. Follow with a steam to detoxify and relax. Unwind with a back, neck, shoulder and scalp massage using Li’Tya detox oil and signature massage techniques. Enjoy a gentle face cleanse and deeper exfoliation treatment. Finish with a relaxing facial massage, restoring tone and leaving skin refreshed and calm.

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    Baudin’s Foot Therapy

    The ultimate feet treat 60 minutes $180

    Soak away tensions and treat your soul to this wonderfully relaxing and grounding treatment. Begin with a warm foot soak infused with island-grown eucalyptus and gentle exfoliation using local mineral salts. Next, a nourishing pepperberry and Tasmanian peat pedimask is applied to stimulate circulation, leaving feet beautifully smooth. Enjoy a scalp, neck and shoulder massage to ease pains and tension. Finish with an Emu Bay peppermint, lavender and lemon foot butter treatment to lock in nutrients and moisture. Step out with happy feet!

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    Mano Ritual

    Rejuvenating hand treatment 60 minutes $180

    Drift away on the scent of lavender gathered from the farm at Emu Bay as your hands are bathed and shoulders massaged. A smoothing cream applied to hands and arms prepares the skin to receive a herbal kelp hydrating mask, whilst your scalp neck and shoulders receive their due attention. Gently awaken to a reviving hand massage.

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  • Signature Ceremonies

    The Dreaming

    Complete face and body treatment 3 hours $480

    The ultimate spa journey. Experience ancient rituals used by Aboriginal Australians over thousands of years. Using traditional healing techniques this deeply therapeutic treatment encourages you to embrace the escape of a body wrap, followed by a Kodo massage, indulgent facial, hair mask and decadent hand and foot treatments. Yield to the ultimate renewal and potency of this experience through the power of nourishing Australian native plant essential oils and extracts, cleansing earth ochres and purifying desert salts.

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    Mala Mayi

    Body exfoliation, mud wrap, Kodo massage, hair and scalp treatment 2 hours $330

    Mineral salts sourced from below ancient riverbeds combined with native botanicals are used to invigorate body and soul through a full body exfoliation. The pure embrace of your chosen body mud takes you on a journey of escape as fingertips massage a warm quandong mask into your scalp. Following a warm and calming shower, the rhythmic Kodo massage leaves you spiritually invigorated. Emerge feeling alive and rebalanced with refreshingly smooth skin.

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    A Touch of SOL

    Couple’s ceremony – steam, back exfoliation, full body massage and facial 2 hours $700 couple

    Let healing hands take you on a journey together from a sea salt and native mint back exfoliation to an aromatic steam. Surrender to a rhythmic body massage utilising the wonderfully refreshing ocean oil blend combining frangipani, ylang ylang, sandalwood and clary sage to evoke the Southern Ocean outside and to ground the spirit. Finish with a delicate facial treatment using the purest Australian marine essentials.

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  • Spa Essentials

    Select an enhancement therapy from the menu below for a more tailored approach to your spa treatment.

    Osprey’s Ascent

    Hair and scalp ritual 15 minutes $50

    Surrender your senses to ancient Aboriginal massage techniques that invoke spiritual balance and contentment. A luxurious infusing hair mask set with warm towels conditions and deeply nourishes the scalp and hair.

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    Island Renewal

    Nourishing facial 30 minutes $100

    Designed to revitalise skin with the use of marine nutrients, marine algae, bull kelp, and finally crushed mother of pearl, your skin is cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated before being treated with a deeply relaxing pressure point facial, shoulder massage and Li’Tya Paudi scalp massage.

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    Salt Therapy Exfoliation

    Back exfoliation 15 minutes $50

    Revive tired back muscles with a cleansing exfoliation using pink desert salts. As a finishing touch, the application of an aromatic lotion will leave your skin vibrant and replenished.

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    Focus Massage

    Remedial massage therapy 30 minutes $100

    Feel tension melt away during this dedicated massage on any specified areas of concern. The perfect addition to any treatment.

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  • Considerations

    The Southern Spa reflects an environment of relaxation and harmony. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to relax and enjoy the purifying properties of the steam room. For your comfort we suggest showering before all treatments. Lockers and robes are provided in the Spa.

    Please inform your therapist of any health concerns that you may have or if you are, or may be pregnant. Your treatment has been reserved especially for you, however, we understand that plans change. We require five hours’ notice to change or cancel a booking. Without notice the full charge may still apply.

Spa Bookings

Please use the form below to request a Spa Booking and we will contact you to confirm your treatment(s). The Southern Spa is reserved exclusively for in-house guests.

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Lodge

Coastal glamour

Southern Ocean Lodge aims to provide an iconic accommodation experience on Kangaroo Island and is designed to be a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy.

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A sensory journey

Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is both a dynamic delight for the senses and a true gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island.

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Unforgettable encounters

A signature itinerary of selected guided island excursions is designed daily and included in the tariff, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences’.

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