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Australia | Southern Ocean Lodge


WHY: Post-ILTM trip 
WHEN: September 2014 
WHO: Colleagues and friends

Luxurious digs in a stunning setting, surrounded by nature.


TYPE: Cliffside luxury lodge.

ROOMS: Twenty-one luxurious suites, all with mesmerizing views of the Souther Ocean. All rooms are designed immaculately, with a sunken lounge, dramatic glass walled bathroom featuring Southern Spa amenities, and an outdoor terrace with seating and daybed.

POOL/GYM: There's a small, infinity-edged plunge pool on the outdoor terrace, and hot tubs in some suites. Alternatively, you can have a swim in the surf below. No gym on property, but there's still plenty of physical excursions which will allow you to complete your daily exercise quota.

RESTAURANT: Under the direction of Executive Chef Jack Ingram, the sole restaurant incorporates local ingredients into their delicious dishes, with a menu that changes daily. There's also an incredible selection of Australian wines and beers, all of which are included in the rate.


VIBE: Chic, intimate, secluded, adventurous.

BAR: There's a self-serve bar located in the main gathering area. There is also a nightly happy hour with the hotel mangers, so they get to know all the guests. It's a great way to meet new people and share stories about your day of exploration!

SPA: There is an amazing spa located in the cliffs with incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Featuring a steam room, chill lounge, signature treatments, and spa journeys, as well as Australian-made Li’Tya range of spa products. Prepare for complete tranquility!

WIFI: Complimentary throughout, though can be spotty.

KIDS: Children aged six or older are welcome, and many of the lodge's activities will be a perfect fit. That said, kids 11 and older may get the most out of the experience.

LOCATION: Kangaroo Island, Australia, 15 kilometers off the South Australia mainland, and just 30 minutes flying time from Adelaide. Alternatively, the ferry provides a more scenic option, taking about four hours (including driving time) from Adelaide to the Lodge. 




Full breakfast for up to two in room guests, in restaurant
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (applies from Flinders Suite to Ocean Retreat only)
One AUD$50 spa credit per person (maximum of two per suite)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


- A few things -

With more than one third of the island declared as conservation land or national park, Southern Ocean Lodge not only offers an extraordinary luxury lodge experience at the hotel, but they also offer one-of-a-kind experiences off property. Included in the rates, the signature itineraries of selected guided island excursions are designed daily allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences’ and discover the island’s unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxe.

A personal favorite was the Kangaroos and Canapés excursion -- we got up close and personal with the kangaroos, and learned a great deal about what makes them such unique and fascinating animals.