Amid the wild landscapes of Australia’s hippest open pantry, join Executive Chef Asher Blackford, Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed and Tom Jack from Mitolo Wines’ Bocca di Lupo who together present a fresh new ‘short take’ on the popular KI Food Safari. Think long weekend packed with gourmet adventures, long lunches, cooking masterclasses and visits to Kangaroo Island’s community of artisan producers. Kicking off from July 12-15, 2019 with Southern Ocean Lodge as your luxury base, this is one not to miss. Learn more here bit.ly/KIFS2019
Escape.com.au's Amanda Woods revisits her time at Southern Ocean Lodge, where she finds even the best photos don’t capture the true power of the view from her suite. Hypnotised by the ocean and its crashing waves, Amanda discovers the limestone caves beneath the lodge are the reason she feels like her bed is 'gently moving in time with each crashing sound'. A wine cellar stocked with her 'go-to red', staff with a talent for 'pleasant surprises' and food with 'flavour not fluf...f', made it so hard for her to say 'hooroo' to the lodge. Authentic Kangaroo Island Luxury Lodges of Australia South Australia 展开
Life after the lodge... This month's blog post catches up with five former Southern Ocean Lodge staff who have gone onto set up their own foodie businesses on the wild food bowl that is Kangaroo Island. Meet Yen and Louis who opened the Cactus Cafe, Jack and Vanessa who head up Sunset Food & Wine and Emily, whose popup caravan-cafe Mini deLights looks set to stay right where it is. Read all about their latest adventures right here:
The calm, assuring smile of our Assistant Lodge Manager says it all: Angelique knows every single detail of your stay and she will not rest until they are perfectly delivered. Hailing from South Africa's Singita safari lodge, she now happily calls Authentic Kangaroo Island her Aussie home, indulging in her love of nature hikes to explore its rugged beauty whenever she can. Ange is quite simply, our angel!... Australia.com South Australia Luxury Lodges of Australia 展开
Chef Asher Blackford has appeared a couple of times recently on local ABC Radio in Adelaide chatting live on air about the fabulous South Australian produce he cooks with at Southern Ocean Lodge. This time he's appeared on Radio Adelaide's Soundtrack of Your Life, running DJ David Heath through his favourite tunes. So, if you're planning to cook up a storm, tune in here and channel Asher in your kitchen! ... Radio Adelaide South Australia Authentic Kangaroo Island 展开
Lodge Managers John Hird and Alison Heath have been running the show since 2012, steering the daily operations with the sole aim of delivering the best luxury lodge experience in Australia. Many guests and a mantlepiece full of travel awards attest they do a wonderful job. They’ve hosted royalty, contended with Mother Nature, staged many a successful marriage proposal and serenaded the restaurant when the lodge turned 10 this year! They’ve learnt to be pretty good parents too..., acting as ‘mum and dad’ to around 48 staff who live on site. After six years they happily say, ‘We still get the biggest kick out of opening up those double doors when our guests arrive!’. Big thanks to John and Al who through their dedication make Southern Ocean Lodge much more than a hotel, they make it a home. Australia.com South Australia Authentic Kangaroo Island Luxury Lodges of Australia 展开
A carpet of living green stretches to the horizon, not a man-made structure in sight. There are no traffic lights, connectivity is blissfully patchy and as one of less than fifty guests, you can hear yourself think. Time to plan your escape... Australia.com South Australia Authentic Kangaroo Island Luxury Lodges of Australia
All suites welcome uninterrupted views of sky and sea and the seemingly unending vegetation that blankets the inland. The panoramas all say 'rugged, raw, untamed' but inside, every feature is sophisticated, whether it’s the architectural grandeur or smaller design details like heated limestone floors, rain showers and soft linens. The perfect paradox...
March 29, 2008: The rusted steel doors of the lodge open to welcome the first guests, the Norton’s, from Queensland to reveal the mod-meets-magnificent retreat beyond. James and Hayley Baillie truly, deeply believed ‘if they built it, they would come’ - and they did! In the decade just gone, the enduring design by the KI-born architect Max Pritchard has hosted more than 37,000 guests from 40 countries, put Kangaroo Island on the world’s stage and been credited as a pioneer of experiential luxury lodging in Australia. To all who supported the dream, contributed to the project - thank you! To our dedicated lodge managers and team past and present, you transcend the experience from hotel to home - we salute you! #SOL10andtimeless Australia.com South Australia Authentic Kangaroo Island Luxury Lodges of Australia
The KI Food Safari returns in 2018 starring Australia’s favourite foodie, Maggie Beer. Be treated to a delicious itinerary of gourmet adventures, tastings and masterclasses, as well as visits to Kangaroo Island’s expanding community of artisan producers. Combining the clifftop luxury of Southern Ocean Lodge over seven nights and including return airfares from Adelaide, this is one not to miss! To book your seat on safari call us on 02 9918 4355. Hungry for more details, find them here https://goo.gl/DRzSbJ
Congratulations to Dudley Wines - Kangaroo Island, recently named as a winner in the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards! Jeff Howard, the patriarch and family member with the original vision of creating a high-quality Kangaroo Island cellar door tourism experience, is grinning from ear to ear under his bushy beard, “We have been growing and growing over such a short time, so we know we are doing something right! Our customers tell us that too", he said. Cheers to the Dudley team on a top local drop!