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Kangaroo Island in South Australia has been described as 'one of earth's last unspoilt refuges'. It's a place to find koalas hanging out in trees, seals lounging on beaches, platypus, wallabies, goannas, and of course kangaroos. You'll also find a brand new luxury lodge there. The exclusive Southern Ocean Lodge, located on a rugged cliff on Hanson Bay, opened in March of this year to rave reviews.

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Kangaroo Island (dubbed Australia's Galapagos) is seven times the size of Singapore at 4,500 sq km. And half of the native bushland remains the same way it was when the island was discovered. In fact, over one-third of the island is under conservation.

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Southern Ocean Lodge has 21 rooms, all with ocean views. The style is 'eco chic', making the most of the natural vistas with panoramic windows that cantilever along the coast, but ensuring abundant creature comforts inside.

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Interiors feature sandblasted limestone floors and recycled spotted gum feature walls, as well as furnishings and artworks by local Kangaroo Island artisans.

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There's a vast sunken lounge and outdoor lounging space, as well as all the conveniences modern travelers expect in their rooms – complimentary room bar, twice daily housekeeping, climate control, heated floors, internet, music system – but interestingly, TVs are only available in certain suites. With backdrops like these, who needs pay-per-view? RM

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  • Cathy

    August 23, 2008

    I’ve just wandered upon your blog via stumble. This is an absolutely beautiful place. Have you actually been to all of these places?

    Africa has always been one of my life’s dreams. I can even speak a little Tigrinian.

  • Susan Sly

    August 23, 2008

    I really enjoyed this website. Do you have any information on the costs of the accommadations, if someone wanted to visit there.
    Thank-you

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