Southern Ocean Lodge

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 […]

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 […]

Walk Among the Locals at Seal Bay

Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest sea lion colony, home to around 1,000 Australian Sea Lions who surf the waves to shore and – once on land – make tracks and burrow in the protected sand dunes and coastal scrub. An excursion to Seal Bay is included in a signature […]

Kangaroo Island’s School Students Float Out Aquaponics for Southern Ocean Lodge

Students at Kangaroo Island Community Education’s Parndana Campus have created a groundbreaking ‘aquaponics’ project, which now provides sustainably produced barramundi and a range of hydroponic herbs to Southern Ocean Lodge to the delight of the kitchen team and the relish of its guests. Established in 2004, the school’s Rural Production facility incorporates aquaculture, agriculture and […]

KI’s Islander Estate Makes its Mark on The Australian

Frenchman and celebrated winemaker Jacques Lurton first travelled to Kangaroo Island on his honeymoon in 1997 – he fell in love with the island (as well as his new bride!) and considered it an ideal place to to establish a vineyard. It was an unlikely match, but he vowed to return, and three years later, […]

Blogger Vanessa Jackman Falls for Southern Ocean Lodge

Earlier in the year we welcomed Vanessa Jackman, an Australian lawyer turned freelance photographer, based in the UK to discover Kangaroo Island and Southern Ocean Lodge.  It’s been a happy transition, and to date, her photographs have appeared in British/American/Australian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar US, Marie Claire Australia to name a few… She also writes an […]

Southern Ocean Lodge Awarded Best Lodge by Gourmet Travellers

The annual Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards are amongst the world’s most prestigious accolades for Australian travel and tourism products. The 2013 Awards were announced in a gala presentation at one of Melbourne’s most exciting restaurants, Conservatory. And, without further a-do, we are thrilled to announce the winner of the Best Lodge 2013 is, drum roll, […]

‘My Stay’ by Man in the Know, Ian Swain

We all flew from Sydney and easily made the connection to REX Airlines for the short hop to Kangaroo Island, home to Southern Ocean Lodge. Once we landed, there stood Craig Wickham of Exceptional Kangaroo Island, the best tour operator in Australia and a great friend! I have known Craig for over 25 years and […]

Dream Getaways | 52 Extraordinary Australian Journeys

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend magazine has compiled a to-die-for selection of Australian getaways – one for every week of the year in fact!  Here’s what Australia’s favourite cook, Maggie Beer had to say about her dream pick – Southern Ocean Lodge: MAGGIE BEER, cook, restaurateur, author The experience: Consistency, attention to detail and […]

A Living Memory | Southern Ocean Sourdough

One of the most popular masterclass activities Chef Tim Bourke runs during the annual KI Food Safari at Southern Ocean Lodge is making sourdough bread. Using Southern Ocean Lodge’s own starter, which has its own origins in the Laucke family mill in mainland Adelaide, guests on the Food Safari learn how to make the delicious, […]