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Our 2012 Hideaway of the Year, Southern Ocean Lodge, suffered calamitous damage as a result of the wildfires that devastated South Australia’s Kangaroo Island in early 2020. Now construction of a new lodge is underway, with an opening slated for the second half of 2023. Version 2.0 will maintain the original footprint of 25 clifftop suites, as well as feature a new, ultra-luxurious 6,675-square-foot Ocean Pavilion, which will come with four bedrooms and a private infinity-edge pool. The lodge’s Great Room, with its suspended fireplace, will seem comfortingly familiar to return guests. However, enhancements will include a private dining area adjacent to the walk-in cellar. And a new location for the spa will allow space for three treatment rooms, as well as a gymnasium, a sauna and hot and cold plunge pools with bushland views. New infrastructure will include solar power generation, enabling the property to run off-grid, as well as convert bore water to fresh water by a reverse osmosis system.