Capella Lodge
About Us

About Us

Baillie Lodges is a dynamic company created by the partnership of James and Hayley Baillie. Founded in 2003, the venture aims to set new benchmarks for premium experiential travel in a unique Australian style. The Baillies’ passion to create luxury lodges in places of unique natural significance is renowned, and their integrity in the tourism industry stems from a synchronising of both experience and personal interests. James was founding Managing Director of P&O Australian Resorts and Hayley worked on board the world’s best expedition ships creating programs to enhance guests’ nature and adventure experiences.

Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island was the first property in the Baillie Lodges boutique portfolio and is much-loved by new and returning guests seeking ‘barefoot luxury’, fresh cuisine and first-name service in a subtropical escape.

Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australian luxury defined. Multi-award winning and globally renowned, the Lodge’s dramatic coastal location, architectural integrity, fine regional cuisine and guided interpretive adventures have ensured its place as a local and international destination of choice.

Longitude 131° joined the collection in 2013.  The unique tented ‘campsite’ amid the timeless desert of Central Australia overlooks fabled outback icon Uluru.  The retreat offers immersion in the dual World Heritage-listed wilderness in the purest sense.

The Baillie Lodges properties are honoured as ‘first 15’ founding members of Luxury Lodges of Australia, celebrating a new era of Australian experiential luxury accommodation and adventure. James Baillie sits as Chair of the distinguished collective.

Take off with free flights and a free night!

Escape to paradise with free flights and complimentary night when staying seven (Stay 7 Pay 6) with our super-luxe fly free offer.  Valid for stays May 28 – September 30, 2016 inclusive. Learn more ››

Lord Howe Luxe | Stay 7 Pay 6 Bonus Offer

Get away and enjoy a complimentary night with our Stay 7 Pay 6 offer + bonus French Champagne and Capella Spa treatment vouchers. Lord Howe Luxe! Valid for stays April 1 – November 30, 2016 inclusive. Learn more ››

Baillie Lodges Newsletter

Read the latest in luxe_essential*, Baillie Lodges’ newsletter and a roundup of news and events at Capella Lodge, Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge. Learn more ››

Luxury Lodges of Australia

Capella Lodge is honoured as a ‘first 15’ founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of luxury lodges in extraordinary Australian destinations. Learn more ››

Dreaming of a Lord Howe getaway?

Escape it all and relax in luxury on our Kentia Dreaming offer, combining bonus night (Stay 4 Pay 3), epicurean treats and spa credit.  Solo special available. Valid 1 May – 31 August 2016 inclusive. Learn more ››

Take a Remarkable Retreat

Experience the coastal glamour of Kangaroo Island at Southern Ocean Lodge. Stay four nights and indulge with a bonus night (Stay 4 Pay 3), a selection of gourmet treats and spa and adventure credits. Valid 1 May-30 September 2016 inclusive. Learn more ››

Southern Ocean Lodge

A big sister to Capella Lodge, Southern Ocean Lodge has inspired overwhelming local and international acclaim on the rugged clifftops of the wildly beautiful Kangaroo Island. Learn more ››

Wildlife meets the good life

With Capella as luxe base camp, Helen Anderson met a cast of thousands. Read on to enjoy her recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald Learn more ››

From island to outback...

Capella Lodge has an outback sister… Longitude 131°, the acclaimed luxury wilderness camp overlooking Uluru. It’s the quintessential experience of the Red Centre.  Learn more ››

Capella Video

Watch our short film and see how good life can be!  Celebrated as an ode to understated luxury on the subtropical island haven, this is barefoot luxury at its best! Learn more ››