Saffire Freycinet rises from its surroundings as a premium boutique property that is truly in touch with the beauty and depth of nature. Staying at Saffire is an experience designed to enrich and uplift, giving a new perspective in this unique environment.
Saffire connects with its environment to generate an authentic, enriching, rejuvenating and uplifting experience.
Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to tailored, one-on-one experiences and service, Saffire’s approach is not constrained by traditional five-star ratings and standards, but instead sets a bold new direction for holidays and accommodation in Australia.
Dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent and self-selected dining options; inspiring accommodation spaces and an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation, Saffire will change the way you feel about taking time out, and about day-to-day living.
Saffire is boutique not only in its size, with just 20 accommodation suites, but in its approach to making your well-deserved break last a lifetime.
The Freycinet Peninsula extends south-eastwards from Tasmania’s coastline and is a fully protected national park, including the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. Saffire is located on the inside of the gentle curve of sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania.
Saffire overlooks the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins come to play; calamari and squid in-season spawn in the rocky outcrops; local farms produce fresh, succulent oysters in some of the world’s cleanest waters; and fishing boats and trawlers bring in their daily catch of rock lobster, scallops and deep sea fish, dripping and salty-sweet straight from the ocean.
The dominant view from Saffire’s every window is the pink-hued granite of the peninsula’s Hazards Mountains, providing a spectacular and ever-changing backdrop from morning to nightfall.
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All of our suites are luxuriously appointed, featuring the best in design and furnishings and capturing the unique nature of the surrounding coastline. All suites are designed for the utmost privacy while taking in the magnificent views of the Hazards Mountains, crystal-clear blue waters and white sandy beaches.
The furnishings feature an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary, with locally made timber pieces alongside mid-century classics such as chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames and Herman Miller.
All beds have luxurious 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and suites include Wi Fi internet access and flat screen televisions. Our mini-bars (included in your suite rate for the duration of your stay) are stocked with premium Tasmanian produce, wine and beers. A small selection of reading materials is available in your room, but if you have any particular preferences please let us know.
The suites are designed to relax and rejuvenate, indulge in reading and lazing the days away, and to find connection with the environment to heal and restore balance.
Things To Do
Tasmanian Devil Experience
The Tasmanian Devil Experience offers a rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting, and to participate in the quest to save this endangered species from extinction. A Guided experience where you will meet some of the resident population of Tasmanian devils and observe them as they feed and interact. You will hear the story of the Tasmanian devil—the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial—and the crucial effort to find a cure for Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
Activities With a Guide
Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm: Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm located within an internationally significant wetland in this unique and educational experience. Develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology, plus a taste for prized Freycinet Pacific Oysters in a beautiful setting.
Wineglass Lookout Walk: The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park is a must see during your stay at Saffire. Join one of our informative guides on a walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Learn about the Peninsula’s rich history and behold the infamous white sandy beach on this two-hour walking adventure. The trip also offers an up-close opportunity to learn about the diverse flora and fauna within this magical part of Tasmania.
Shorter Walks of Freycinet: Join one of our knowledgeable guides for an easy two-hour tour of two of the popular shorter walks of the Freycinet Peninsula – Cape Tourville and Sleepy Bay. Your first walk will be around the Cape Tourville Lighthouse with stunning views of the Tasman Sea as well as glimpses of Wineglass Bay. During this easy stroll you will learn about the abundant sea life below as well as the plant communities found within the National Park. Your next stop will be Sleepy Bay, where you will descend gently graded steps to the rocky shoreline while learning about the geology and how The Hazards mountain range was formed.
Wine and Vine Adventures:Wine lovers will delight in this enjoyable and educational activity on offer. At the local Freycinet Winery you will learn the art of wine-making and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare, and some wine tastings of course! The alluring atmosphere, friendly staff and beautiful vineyard setting, in addition to the tastings, will leave you feeling warm inside.
Pelican Bay Canoeing and Bird Watching: Unwind and absorb the breathtaking beauty of the Swanport estuary on this canoeing adventure at the mouth of the internationally significant Moulting Lagoon Wetland. Observe the flocks of pelicans that dwell along the coastline and gaze into the crystal clear waters teeming with marine life, while our professional guides unravel the mysteries of the Freycinet Peninsula.
Archery: Unleash the Robin Hood within and let our guides introduce you to the world of archery. Come and have a go on our 15m long archery range and learn how to shoot a recurve bow. Archery is suitable for almost anyone of any physical ability. So why not try something new and shoot some arrows at our targets. Available for teenagers through to adults. Maximum four people on the range at any time.
Cooking Demonstration: Love your food? Enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn a dish from one of our fantastic chefs. You will watch and learn in this interactive environment how one of Palate’s creative and delicious dishes is prepared. This is a must-do activity for lovers of luxury dining.
Mixology: Meet in the Lounge for a mixology masterclass where we will show you how to muddle, stir and shake up your favorite classic cocktails, as well as share some Saffire exclusive innovations. See you there!
Kite Flying: Release your inner child or keep your young ones entertained with bright-colored kites piercing the clear blue backdrop of the skies above Freycinet. With a range of kites to suit everyone from kids through to advanced fliers, why not challenge your family and friends - or one of our guides - to a bit of fun? Take to the beach, feel the wind in your hair and let yourself go as the kite takes the tension away. Who knows, you may even find a new passion in your life.
At Your Leisure
Mountain Biking: Challenge yourself mountain biking along the fire-trails of Coles Bay Conservation Area. This fun activity offers an opportunity to observe Tasmania’s endemic bird and plant species that reside on the Peninsula. We’ll equip you with a bike plus all the accessories needed for a comfortable and memorable self-guided adventure.
Kayaking: Paddle in the calm and tranquil waters of Muirs Beach wetland, located directly in front of Saffire. Sit-on-top kayaks are available to paddle at your leisure behind the windswept sand dunes amongst coastal bushland. You will enjoy the paddle if you delight in bird watching, plant identifying or just being on the water (two double and two single kayaks available).
Fishing: Go fishing straight off the rocky shoreline in front of Saffire. Flathead, flounder, calamari squid and Australian salmon can be caught in Great Oyster Bay. Fishing rods and tackle are available to try your luck (four fishing rods are available).
Saffire Freycinet can be included in any of our itineraries. Call a Swain Destinations Specialist today at 1-800-227-9246.