Picture this: a luxury lodge sitting atop of a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast commanding uninterrupted views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.

It is any wonder that Baillie Lodges’ flagship property Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island has been earned itself the title of the best hotel in Australia in this year’s coveted Travel + Leisure magazine Top 100 Hotels List?

The luxury lodge is also the only Australian property to rank on this year’s world-renowned list.

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Southern Ocean Lodge Australia.

Southern Ocean Lodge has kept its leading position as best Australian hotel from the 2018 list, with a score of 97.43 out of a possible 100, placing it in 21st place (and marking the hotel’s seventh year running on the list).

Southern Ocean Lodge was nominated best Australian hotel in the Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Hotels list.

Baillie Lodges Chairman and CEO James Baillie said they were “very proud to be the best – and only – Australian hotel in the World’s Top 100 Hotels List”.

Kangaroo Island Lodge

“We value this recognition particularly as it’s a reader-driven list, so it’s a real testimony to the property’s timeless design, exceptional service, locally-sourced food and wine and wildly beautiful location, which all contribute to its enduring appeal for visitors from Australia and overseas”.

Baillie Lodges Chairman and CEO James Baillie

The full list of Travel + Leisure’s world’s best hotels can be viewed here. Or see more about the lodge at www.southernoceanlodge.com.au.