Southern Ocean Lodge Getting there
Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island’s south-west coast at Hanson Bay. Kangaroo Island is 15km off the mainland of South Australia.
Rex Regional Express (www.rex.com.au; 13 17 13) operates regular 30-minute flights from Adelaide Airport (www.adelaideairport.com.au) to Kangaroo Island Kingscote Airport. Arriving guests should note that there is a 15kg luggage limit per person on flights into Kangaroo Island, however excess baggage can be stored at Adelaide Airport for a small fee. Private charter flights are also available from the General Aviation Terminal at Adelaide Airport to Kingscote Airport or Snug Cove Airfield. The latter is a 30-minute drive from the Lodge. For more information on charter flights head to Altitude Aviation (www.altitudeaviation.com.au; 1800 747 300) or Air South (www.airsouth.com.au; 1300 247 768).
Many mainland car hire companies have restrictions regarding their vehicles being driven on Kangaroo Island and/or boarding the ferry, so it’s best to hire a car when you arrive. There are rental desks at the airport and the ferry terminal.
SeaLink (www.sealink.com.au; 13 13 01) operates regular 45-minute ferry transfers between Cape Jervis on the mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Opting to take the ferry means guests can choose to take their own wheels. Cape Jervis is a scenic two hour drive from Adelaide and once you land at Penneshaw it’s a 90-minute drive to the Lodge.