Southern Ocean Lodge Tour

Half Day or Less

It’s hard to imagine a more sympathetic tribute to the wild beauty of Kangaroo Island than Southern Ocean Lodge. This celebrated retreat, perched on a rise above Hanson Bay, takes full advantage of the surrounding nature without disturbing it.

The Great Room is a breathtaking designer space of restaurant, bar and lounge framing remarkable views of rugged coastline. With a passion for providing a real ‘sense of place’, dining is a true gastronomic journey with the best and freshest regional ingredients honoured across every menu. A generous ‘at-home’ feel flows throughout with a convivial open bar and walk-in cellar featuring an exclusively South Australian wine selection.

Twenty-one modern suites feature custom furnishings and local artworks to create feeling of relaxed luxury. The great outdoors live up to their name with a Galapagos-sized contingent of endemic and unusual wildlife. Naturalist guides lead guests to first-hand experiences; a walk amongst the sea lions, spotting a soaring osprey or coming up close to a kangaroo are just some of the island’s many privileges. The secluded Southern Spa, housed in its own stunning cliff top pavilion, features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals to relax and rejuvenate, inspired by the Aboriginal dreamtime.


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An up-close and personal encounter with sea lions at sunrise is a unique way to start the day for guests at Southern Ocean Lodge. The award-winning luxury lodge on Kangaroo Island’s remote southwest coast offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime private moment with these impressive mammals as the day breaks over Seal Bay.

Bookable on a private basis for solo travelers, couples, families and small groups, the Seal Bay Sunrise Exclusive guarantees private access to the Seal Bay Conservation Park and promises a tranquil and unforgettable experience with the resident sea lions.

Around a thousand sea lions live at Seal Bay, making it Australia’s third-largest sea lion colony. Reminiscent of the Galapagos, sea lions frolic in abundance in the sand dunes, on the beach and in the waves to the delight of visitors. By special arrangement with South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources which manages the Park, the Lodge has exclusive access to Seal Bay in the quiet of the morning before it opens to the public.

The Seal Bay Sunrise Exclusive includes a personally-guided encounter with sea lions led by a Southern Ocean Lodge guide, followed by a gourmet breakfast served on the beach at Bales Beach.

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