Southern Ocean Lodge, the dramatic retreat that set the bar for small luxury properties in Australia, reopened today on the wild and windswept Kangaroo Island off the country’s southern coast. The Lodge opened in 2008 on a dramatic bluff, facing the relentless Southern Ocean surf below. Fabled among luxury travelers, bushfires decimated it in 2019 and 2020. After three years of rebuilding, the lodge has been reborn.
South Ocean Lodge is the brainchild of legendary Australian hoteliers and designers James and Hayley Baillie, founder of Baillie Lodges. The husband-and-wife team also created such landmark Australian resorts as Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest, Longitude 131 at
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