Tuesday 5 May 2009

A Remarkable Retreat | Celebrate the cool season on Kangaroo Island at Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge celebrates the Kangaroo Island cool season with the Remarkable Retreat bonus package, including local epicurean delights, Southern Spa treatments and one complimentary night’s accommodation when staying four.

The cool season sees Kangaroo Island at its wild, wintry best; the island comes alive as the Southern Ocean is first heaving, twisted by fierce storms with stories of ships dashed against rocks by night; then glassy calm, cobalt blue against the chalk white limestone cliffs as a Southern Right Whale might slip by, tipping a fin in salute en route to the Great Australian Bight to calve.

It’s the scene of a winter’s tale – full of adventure and folklore, and of quiet contemplation of wilderness at its most pure. It’s a green season; rivers rush, rich pastures grow to tickle the sheep’s tummies, an abundance of native wildlife emerges from the shelter of the shade so precious in summer to roam freely, to the delight of all. Kangaroo and koala joeys venture from their mothers’ pouches, and the female echidna heads a train of up to eight keen male contenders, who’ll follow her till the prickly end!

Arrive to the luxe base camp from which to both retreat and experience it all - Southern Ocean Lodge, by an eerie cathedral pathway of dense, ghostly white Mallee. A haven of relaxed luxury and welcoming sophistication, floor to ceiling windows in the Great Room open to the grand sweep of untouched horizons of sea and land. It’s the perfect season for eating and drinking well - guests experience a wealth of fine local cuisine; free farmed lamb, beef, chicken and eggs, sheeps milk yoghurts and cheeses and organic greens, or enjoy a smooth SA red in the warm glow of the suspended fireplace. Contemporary suites styled with local limestone and custom furnishings invite time spent relaxing with a book or the company of a loved one, with the spectacular Southern Ocean beyond.

Stay four nights on the Remarkable Retreat from just $2,700 per person, including one night’s accommodation with our compliments, and save up to $3,600 in the super luxe Osprey Pavilion. Guests can retreat to a treatment at the secluded Southern Spa with two $50 spa treatment vouchers and take home a hamper of KI epicurean delights for a lasting gastronomic memory of their very own winter’s tale. Valid May 1 – August 31, 2009.

Limited time bonus: reserve a retreat before May 31, 2009 and receive a complimentary upgrade to the next superior suite – be quick to stay and save in style!

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