Southern Ocean Lodge

Reopening in December 2023, Southern Ocean Lodge combines elegant design, superb clifftop views and the best in food & wine to offer a luxurious Kangaroo Island stay.

Southern Ocean Lodge has defined Australian experiential luxury. Elegant design, architecture, warm yet understated service and superb food and wine offer an unparalleled guest experience in a wild cliff-top setting. Combining immersive guiding by Exceptional Kangaroo Island's knowledgable local hosts, fortunate visitors access the very best of Kangaroo Island.


Southern Ocean Lodge has set the standard for immersive luxury experiential accommodation in Australia. From the outset, our team at Exceptional Kangaroo Island have enjoyed a close association with the Lodge team, and have hosted many guests on private tour experiences.

The Lodge offers a selection of all-inclusive experiences, each is short duration (1 – 4 hour) and mainly located within 30 minutes drive, and guided by their in-house Experiences Team. Where the services of Exceptional Kangaroo Island come into play is with those guests with either minimal time or want private experiences throughout their stay.

Efficient tour options include starting at the airport and ending at the Lodge or touring on departure and ending at the airport – negating the need for arrival or departure transfers, ensuring guests make the best use of often limited leisure time and maximise their enjoyment of this beautiful property. Exceptional Kangaroo Island offers Southern Ocean Lodge guests access to regions and experiences not included in the suite of Lodge experiences including our signature elegant al fresco dining.

Guests can choose wildlife encounters, landscape exploration, local food and wine producers, family-friendly activities, multi-mode adventures, meeting wildlife researchers or activities suited to those celebrating special events. We can also focus on photography, birdwatching, and even visiting local artists studios.



Location: Hanson Bay
Luxury Lodge
Children: Age 10+
Touring: Private only


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Exceptional Kangaroo Island has recommenced private and small group touring operations, operated in a COVID-safe manner.