Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete Kangaroo Island experience. With select guided island experiences included in the nightly cost, guests may create their own itinerary of the island's unique natural attractions. A range of signature activities are offered daily, often with exclusive access, allowing guests to encounter rich and varied wildlife, sample local food and wine, and discover the island's unique geology. A menu of activities available at additional cost (the lodge refers to them as Bespoke Experiences) presents even more opportunities to explore. Southern Ocean Lodge works in partnership with renowned island tour operator Exceptional Kangaroo Island to provide a number of these activities.
The lodge’s Signature Experiences are included in the cost and are provided with fellow guests at scheduled times. Private touring can be arranged at an additional cost subject to availability.
Half-day guided journey into Flinders Chase National Park showcasing several of the island’s natural icons: the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to a fur seal colony.
Exclusive guided walk on the beach amid Australia’s third largest colony of sea lions.
Scenic guided walk atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay.
A Signature sunset drinks experience at nearby Grassdale, a historic island property, includes premium South Australian beverages, canapés, and kangaroo.
An informative visual presentation led by resident naturalist guides.
The lodge is surrounded by pristine wilderness and offers a range of graded walking experiences and a medium-grade mountain bike loop track.
In addition to the included Signature activities, the lodge offers a host of other opportunities so that you may tailor an itinerary to your interests. These Bespoke Experiences operate on a limited basis with fellow guests, and charges apply.
Fun, interpretive quad bike tour through the surrounding wilderness and Hanson Bay Sanctuary.
Guided adventure paddle along the calm waters of the South West River.
Cast a line into the Southern Ocean from the beach, enjoy the solitude and the surf, and perhaps catch your dinner!
Take a walk after dark in the nearby Hanson Bay Sanctuary and discover the “nightlife” of Kangaroo Island.
Travel to other parts of the island to explore on foot on a range of easy- to medium-grade treks.
Head to soaring sand dunes with your family to ride toboggans and fly kites, take an epicureans’s tour of local producers, or visit local art galleries. The lodge provides a range of private experiences to suit many different interests.
The lodge offers cars for hire, so that guests can explore the island on their own during their stay.
Under the direction of acclaimed chef Tim Bourke, the restaurant serves up world-class, beautifully designed dishes using ingredients sourced from local farms and artisans. Highlights include ligurian honey, sheep’s milk ricotta, marron (crayfish) and regionally farmed barramundi (seabass). The convivial open bar and walk-in wine cellar feature an exclusively South Australian wine selection.
The Southern Spa is housed in its own stunning cliff top pavilion and offers an array of treatments inspired by Aboriginal traditions and using many ingredients found on the island, including lavender, pink clay, and ligurian honey.
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