We are so excited to be working once again with architect Max Pritchard on the ‘Southern Ocean Lodge 2.0’ project. We all agree there are many aspects of the original lodge design that were a success from the outset, while other elements may be enhanced to enrich the guest experience of the lodge and landscape. So, there’ll be some well-loved elements recreated, and some pleasant surprises in the lodge’s next iteration.
‘Sunshine’, the lodge’s well-loved kangaroo sculpture who stood at the upper lounge near reception to welcome guests was incredibly found still valiantly standing amongst the ashes after the fires had passed through. Now, after some TLC from his creator, Kangaroo Island artist Indiana James, Sunshine has been fully restored to his farmer glory and is waiting to be reinstalled to his place in the lodge reception, a symbol of Baillie Lodges’ resilient spirit and determination to rebuild.