Southern Ocean Lodge

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, […]

Southern Ocean Lodge Launches Own Gin

Southern Ocean Lodge has launched its own gin, baillies 9.  Blended specially by Kangaroo Island’s resident distillers of fine, wild spirits, John and Sarah Lark of KI Spirits. baillies 9 is produced in small batches using fresh botanicals including a KI native juniper, called myoporum insulare. Batches are prepared seasonally and in small quantities, using Australia’s […]

Not Quite Nigella Settles In

Setting off from Goolwa at about 10:30am, with our roadie box of lovely snacks from Juliet at The Australasian in tow, Mr NQN and I have one stop in mind: Kangaroo Island, population 4,500 people (and apparently 1 person per thousand sheep!). Packing our bags into the Audi convertible we stop by cute little seaside towns like Middleton […]

Robb Report Rates Southern Ocean Lodge

The prestigious and widely acclaimed barometer of all things luxury around the world, The Robb Report has just released its Report and nominations for the World’s Top 100 Resorts. Included in the list of earth’s most exclusive retreats is… Southern Ocean Lodge, in the company of fellow Luxury Lodges of Australia properties, Saffire and Wolgan […]

Janine Mackintosh | Art of Nature

The distinctive artworks of Janine Mackintosh are well known to visitors and fans of Southern Ocean Lodge; five of the beautiful leaf mandalas add texture and intrigue to the restaurant, set into the limestone wall that snakes right throughout the Lodge lounging areas. Janine’s works also have a significant presence in the Lodge’s art gallery, […]