Cactus, Caravans and Chef Hats

Former Southern Ocean Lodge staff follow-up with foodie success on Kangaroo Island From a local Kingscote café to an award-winning bistro in Penneshaw and a quirkily refurbished caravan selling bite-sized food and cocktails at Emu Bay, former Southern Ocean Lodge staff have set-up a range of entrepreneurial food outlets on Kangaroo Island. With an abundant […]

#BLWanderluxe Instagram Content Contest

Instagram offers a first-hand visual insight into daily moments that inspire, bringing you closer to the people, places and things that you love. As the Baillie Lodges teams have some of the best ‘offices’ in the world, we thought it would be great idea to offer our Instagram friends insider access to the happenings at […]

Longitude 131˚ Celebrates a Vibrant Partnership with Ernabella Arts

Since Baillie Lodges assumed management in November 2013, Longitude 131˚ has developed a mutually rewarding, multi-faceted partnership with indigenous arts community Ernabella. Located some 250km – or a 30-minute scenic flight – from Uluru in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Ernabella now supplies its vibrant ceramics and canvases to Longitude 131˚ for display around […]

In Profile: Executive Chef – Cooper Dickson

Capella Executive Chef Cooper Dickson spends his time away from the kitchen on the hunt for food – either fishing the oceans surrounding the tiny island in the Tasman Sea for its abundant tuna and kingfish or roaming Lord Howe’s sheltered coves and hidden shores for the chance to forage for edible sea vegetables. A […]

Longitude 131° Artists Among Wynne Prize 2018 Winners

This year’s exhibition of the Wynne Prize winners and finalists currently running at the Art Gallery of New South Wales features a large number of Indigenous artworks. Following a record number of 15 Indigenous landscape artists finalists – or more than a third – selected for last year’s Wynne Prize, this year’s collection sees Aboriginal […]

Kangaroo Island’s Renowned Ligurian Honey

Kangaroo Island is home to the world’s only genetically-pure population of the renowned Ligurian honey bee. A pure strain of any species is rare these days, especially in the world of bees where continental population shifts resulted in the crossing of species for centuries. Since the bees were first imported in the 1880s from the […]

In Profile: Executive Chef – Asher Blackford

In May 2018 it’s coming up for 12 months since chef Asher Blackford took the lead in the kitchen at Southern Ocean Lodge. With a history of running and owning his own restaurants in Brisbane and Melbourne, the move to take up the role as Head Chef of one of Australia’s best known luxury lodges […]

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 […]