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Australia’s “Crown Jewel” Kangaroo Island Resort Opens Anew, 4 Years After Devastating Bushfires

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Australia’s Southern Ocean Lodge has 25 suites strung along the clifftops of Kangaroo Island

 

Four years ago, Southern Ocean Lodge and all of 112 hectares (276 acres) of its protected Kangaroo Island wilderness were consumed by wildfire. Now, Baillie Lodges’ flagship all-inclusive, all-suites resort is open again. Combining contemporary design, world-class dining, unique wellness experiences at Southern Spa, and a commitment to nature and sustainability, Southern Ocean Lodge celebrates the resilient spirit of Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island is located 13 kilometres (8 miles) off the coast of southern Australia, via a comfortable 45 minute ferry trip from Cape Jervis or a short 30 minute flight from Adelaide. It is one of the best places in the country to see koalas, kangaroos, sea lions and seals, and other wild animals. Throw in a hyper-local food and you’ll see why Kangaroo Island and Southern Ocean Resort is a bucket list destination unlike any other.

 

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The Great Room is a glorious gathering spot for guests

 

Returning guests will find a similar footprint to its award-winning original design, but a few stunning adds complement the breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean.

Among them is the magnificent (jaw dropping!) Great Room, which will be the place to gather, thanks to floor-too-ceiling windows and terrace that now boasts a wet-edge pool. Guest will also find the new ultra-premium Ocean Pavilion, designed to offer a single four-bedroom owner’s residence or two separate two-bedroom suites for families and friends travelling together.

A spacious new Southern Spa has three treatment rooms, a gymnasium, sauna and hot and cold plunge pools. Behind the scenes, cutting-edge technology includes rainwater water capture systems and solar power generation, smart building materials, and 45,000 biodiverse native plants propagated onsite and planted around the resort. 

The Resort At a Glance

  • 25 All-inclusive, All-Suite Resort Built into Nature:

    • Twenty-five suites ease along the curve of Australia’s Kangaroo Island’s limestone cliffs, with open views of the Southern Ocean and rolling coastal wilderness. Each of the glass-fronted suites—all named after shipwrecks on the island—has private decks, fireplaces and sink-in bathtubs. A stay at the property is all-inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner with inspired menus changed daily; an open bar with premium wines and spirits; an in-suite bar station; signature experiences, and Kangaroo Island Airport transfers.

  • The “Australian Galapagos”:

    • Australia’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island sits a mere nine miles from the shores of South Australia on the mainland. ‘KI’ (as the locals call it), is celebrated for its stunning coastal landscapes and native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and echidnas. Centrally located between Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park, Southern Ocean Lodge is the perfect luxurious base for Australian adventure and peers out to the Southern Ocean

  • Destination-Inspired Dining:

    • Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is an exclusively local affair, with a bounty of premium ingredients for the kitchen’s dynamic, produce-driven menus pairing with premium South Australian wines to create a real taste of Kangaroo Island. The Baillie Lodges’ Culinary Philosophy is to source local produce for its daily changing menu based on Kangaroo Island’s distinguished epicurean community.

  • Southern Spa:

    • Nestled amongst native bushland alongside Southern Ocean Lodge, the Southern Spa offers a menu of treatments inspired by the island’s bounty of natural beauty products like lavender, eucalyptus and Ligurian honey alongside the Australian-made alkeme spa care range to provide for an entirely locally inspired spa experience.

  • Pioneering Experiential Luxury:

    • Baillie Lodges is an intimate portfolio of luxury lodges setting new benchmarks for premium experiential travel. A stay at the portfolio’s flagship property includes a host of signature experiences, allowing guests to explore the wonders of Kangaroo Island through world-class nature tours and scenic excursions.

  • Sustainability at SOL:

    • The Baillie Lodges environmental commitment is best expressed by each lodge’s interaction with its natural environment, the local community and its culture. From a dynamic environmental management plan with a reverse osmosis water system and hybrid solar infrastructure to choosing to almost exclusively work with local growers and producers, Southern Ocean Lodge is committed to supporting traveling for good. More detail on the Sustainability Backgrounder here.

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Relax amidst Kangaroo Island nature at the new Southern Spa

About Baillie Lodges

A dynamic portfolio of luxury lodges in extraordinary destinations created by the partnership of James and Hayley Baillie. Combining world-class local dining, design that welcomes the outside in, interiors that reflect the environment and its community as well as genuine, first name service, the collection is renowned for setting benchmarks in premium experiential travel. www.baillielodges.com.au

Plan your trip: www.Australia.com

 

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Photos courtesy of Southern Ocean Lodge

BSY Editor

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