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One group of our Ultimate Viewers landed in South Australia to explore the Outback, meet some of Australia's furry residents and sip on world-famous wine—and you can too! Recreate their incredible trip with this complete itinerary.
Where We Stayed:
Southern Ocean Lodge: Commanding spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views, Southern Ocean Lodge is situated amongst the coastal drama of spectacular Hanson Bay, and affords guests a unique and timeless nature experience. Twenty-one indulgent suites have been designed with uncompromising sensitivity to the pristine environment, the ultimate fusion of nature and luxury. Since it's opening in March 2008, Southern Ocean Lodge has won numerous awards and received world-wide recognition.
What We Saw:
Seal Bay Conservation Park: Seal Bay Conservation Park was proclaimed in 1972 to protect the Australian sea lion—one of the rarest seal species in the world with only 12,000 remaining in its natural habitat. Seal Bay is home to about 700 Australia sea lions—5 percent of the world's total. The tour is conducted by Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours.
What We Did:
Coastal Cliff Top Walk: Starting right on the Lodge's doorstep atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay, this easy walk affords a bird's-eye view of thundering waves crashing along the coastline. Experience and learn about local flora, fauna and coastline ecosystems.
Wonders of Kangaroo Island Tour: This half-day experience is a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island's wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal landscapes. Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and a fur seal colony are just some of the trip highlights. The tour is conducted by Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours.
Southern Spa: This secluded spa is a private oasis of calm, perched high on a cliff top and commanding dramatic views of the Southern Ocean stretching toward the Antarctic.
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour: Discover and learn about the nocturnal animals of Kangaroo Island in their natural habitat and environment. View koalas, tammar wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, bats and possums.
Where We Traveled
The Barossa — view itinerary