Southern Ocean Lodge: Plan Your Stay

Located in Kangaroo Island, Australia

How to Get There

By Air:

Regional Express (Rex) provides regular daily flights (30 mins) from Adelaide (ADL) to Kangaroo Island, Kingscote (KGC). A 15 kg (33 lb) luggage limit per person applies; any excess may be uplifted or stored at Adelaide Airport for a nominal fee. Southern Ocean Lodge is a 50-minute drive from the airport.

Charter Flights:

Private charter flights are available from Adelaide to Kingscote or to Snug Cove, an exclusive private airfield just 30 minutes drive from the lodge.


SeaLink operates regular 45-minute ferry transfers between Cape Jervis on the mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Cape Jervis is a picturesque two-hour drive from Adelaide. The lodge is a 90-minute drive from the ferry terminal.

Car Hire:

Many mainland car hire companies have restrictions regarding their vehicles being driven on Kangaroo Island, and/or boarding the ferry. It’s best to check terms with the operator. A good option is to hire a car on the island; Budget and Hertz operate both at Kingscote Airport and from the ferry terminal at Penneshaw.

What to Expect

Cell phone reception is limited on Kangaroo Island.

Weather and Seasons

A Mediterranean climate, Kangaroo Island typically has hot, dry summers with temperatures around 60-80°F from December through February. Cool, mild winters last from June to August with temperatures around 50-65°F; wildlife is most active during this time. Spring (September-November) and fall (March-May) are true shoulder seasons with temperatures ranging from the upper 40s to 80s.

What to Bring

Dress is smart but casual at Southern Ocean Lodge. Comfortable walking shoes, a windbreaker, and a warm top are recommended year-round, with additional layers and warm socks and gloves suggested for the cooler months. Hat, camera, sunscreen, and a keen sense of adventure are a must!

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