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The rebuild of Baillie Lodges’ award-winning flagship property Southern Ocean Lodge is underway. Dubbed ‘SOL 2.0’, the new-look lodge is slated to open in the second half of 2023. Learn more about the rebuild.

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Located just 15km from the South Australian coast and graced with sweeping horizons of pristine wilderness, Kangaroo Island is treasured as Australia’s Galapagos. Kangaroos, koalas, seals, sealions, dolphins and whales frolic freely to everyone’s delight in this ‘zoo without fences’. Southern Ocean Lodge is located close to the island’s natural icons on the south west coast, allowing guests easy access while also affording an exclusive wilderness encounter.

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Near perfect in its original incarnation, the design of the main lodge will be comfortingly familiar with the Great Room and suspended feature fireplace at its heart. Enhancements include a private dining ‘snug’ adjoining the walk-in cellar and an edgeless pool curving along the sun terrace. A new location for the Southern Spa allows space for three treatment rooms, gymnasium, a sauna and hot and cold plunge pools with bushland views.

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Fine food and wine were at the heart of Southern Ocean Lodge and the new operation will once again be a champion of island-based and regional suppliers of food and beverages, where a commitment to using exclusively local produce is a veritable boon to the regional economy whilst offering guests a genuine sense of place, a concept essential to the Baillie Lodges guest experience.

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A personalised itinerary of Kangaroo Island’s landscape and wildlife will see guests marvelling at fur seals at Admirals Arch, exploring the very Remarkable Rocks, roaming among sea lions at Seal Bay and sleepy koalas at Hanson Bay Sanctuary. Additionally, a range of bespoke adventures and private charters will be offered to discover the island’s artists or food and wine producers.

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For more information about the Baillie Lodges portfolio of luxury lodges in extraordinary locations please download our brochure.