Originally inhabited by Australia Aborigines and later settled by sailors and whalers in the early 1800’s, Kangaroo Island is a mere 30-minute flight (70 miles) from Adelaide. Only 93 miles long and 35 miles wide, over one-quarter of the island is made up of national parks and wilderness protection areas.  This is a wildlife-rich island, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and sea lions. Seal Bay Conservation Park hosts a large colony of Australian sea lions. Kangaroo Island has recently added outstanding wineries and its genetically pure Ligurian honey bees to its list of compelling attractions.

Seals at Seal Bay Kangaroo Island South Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge

We feel a stay at this luxury 21-suite, environmentally friendly lodge is reason alone to visit Kangaroo Island! Located between two national parks, the entire lodge offers striking ocean views in a dramatic setting—this is truly a very special place. The lodge features a contemporary design with limestone floors, glass-walled baths and outdoor terraces. Guided excursions to the nearby flora and fauna are included in your stay here. Recent clients were especially impressed with the lodge’s locally procured Australian cuisine/wine selection and the small, very nice spa.


Private & Group Outdoor Activities

Quad Bike Safari Fun

Interpretive quad bike tour through the surrounding wilderness and Hanson Bay Sanctuary


Kayak Adventure Guided

Adventure paddle along the calm waters of the South West River.


Beach Fishing

Cast a line into the Southern Ocean, immerse in the solitude of the landscape and maybe catch dinner!


Nocturnal Tour

Visit the nearby Hanson Bay Sanctuary and discover a world that comes alive when the sun goes down.


Guided Adventure Hikes

A range of easy to medium grade treks are available for avid bushwalkers to enjoy


Half Day Special Interest Tours

Southern Ocean Lodge offers a diverse range of private experiences from the epicurean to the artistic, water-based or specific family interests.


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