Southern Ocean Lodge Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

Kangaroo Island’s multi award-winning luxury retreat Southern Ocean Lodge celebrates ten years of operations on March 29th, offering a chance to reflect on the boost generated to the island and South Australian economies over the decade. The Baillie Lodges property envisioned by life and business partners James and Hayley Baillie was an ambitious project for […]

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With the reinvention of outback icon Longitude 131° and Qantas commencing direct flights to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide and Melbourne, 2017 was one to remember! Now that 2018 is well and truly underway, Baillie Lodges is excited to announce refurbishment plans for Capella Lodge which will close for a four-month renovation program. Catch up on […]

Ernabella Artists Hit the Tiles

Hayley Baillie and the team at Longitude 131° worked with artists from several outback Indigenous communities to commission incredible works for the lodge’s 2017 refurbishment. Vibrant ceramics and artworks from nearby Indigenous communities feature throughout the property, rich in colour and textures and offering a cultural connection with the land’s Traditional Owners. Works were commissioned […]

TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Longitude 131° is a TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner! Based on the reviews and opinions from millions of travellers, Travellers’ Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can give – placing the lodge in the top 1% of hotels. In 2018 the lodge is recognised in no less than six categories including Australia’s Top 25 […]

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 […]

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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 […]