TripAdvisor Review

This is a world class lodge at what seems like the end of the world… I have been doing reviews since 2009 and have probably given less than ten five star ratings, but the Southern Ocean Lodge deserves more than a five. We were picked up at the Kingscote airport by two staff members from […]

Rare Wonder

A sight to stir the spirit, captured by Thomas, a Longitude 131 guide, who had these words about the moment: ‘We went out worried about not giving our guests a good experience, but Mother Nature had our back and delivered a glorious sunset and that rainbow that legitimately brought a tear to my eye. The […]

Hiking Kangaroo Island from Southern Ocean Lodge

Opening in October 2016, the KI Wilderness Trail is a five-day, 61km trail developed by National Parks South Australia and is on track to be one of Australia’s great walks. The trail begins at the Flinders Chase Visitors Centre, takes in the Platypus Waterholes and Snake Lagoon, Cape du Couedic, Sanderson Bay, Grassdale and Kelly […]

“Minymaku-ipi” (Healthy Breasts)

Around 670km south west of Alice Springs via Uluru, and just 7km east of the West Australian border lies the remote indigenous Kaltukatjara community, known otherwise by its European name, Docker River. With just 355 residents, Kaltukatjara is part of the spectacular Petermann Ranges and accessible only by tough, dirt roads; it’s one of Australia’s […]

Baillie Lodges’ luxe_essential*

It’s been a busy year at Baillie Lodges, the five-day KI Wilderness Trail has officially opened on Kangaroo Island, plans are set to become reality at Longitude 131°, where guests will soon be enjoying new dining and lounge-surrounds along with a dedicated spa, pool and dune-top bar. But first we have plans for unforgettable festive […]

Lemon Barley Longi-pops!

Just in time for the Australian summer, try these refreshingly zingy icy pole treats, perfect to beat the heat! Lemon Barley Icy Poles Makes 10 icy poles Begin this recipe 1 day ahead. You will need 10 x ½ cup-capacity (125ml) icy pole moulds and 10 wooden paddle pop sticks. 85g pearl barley Finely grated […]

Caitlin’s Adventures on Lord Howe Island

Capella’s resident naturalist guide, Experiences Manager Caitlin Woods came to Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island to joining the lodge’s restaurant team. Multi-talented for sure, Caitlin’s true skills and interests quickly showed to be in the great outdoors, and the qualified marine biologist began to put together interpretive nature excursions around the island […]

In Bed With… Capella Lodge

Coral seen from the sky on arrival and the promise of perfect days on Lord Howe, so begins photographer and hotel reviewer Rhiannon Taylor’s stay at Capella Lodge. Checking out of the internet and any mobile phone coverage, Rhiannon quickly gets the off-grid luxury and relaxed, stylish vibe on offer at the lodge. A surprise […]

In Bed With… Southern Ocean Lodge

Photographer and popular travel blogger Rhiannon Taylor stayed at Southern Ocean Lodge to write a post for her online magazine, In Bed With. In a beautifully written and photographed post, Rhiannon recounts her experience of Kangaroo Island and of its most famous luxury lodge, from boarding the two-propellered plane for the journey to KI and […]

Longitude 131° Partners with Ernabella Arts for Ceramics Education

Longitude 131° is excited to be part of a new partnership with Ernabella Arts Inc, Australia’s oldest indigenous arts centre at the remote indigenous community at Pukatja, one of the 13 homeland communities that make up the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Lands, which will see funding for an education program for its artists and residents as […]