Saffire is a luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast, capturing the essence of this unique region and connecting 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 crayfish, scallops, and deep sea fish, dripping and salty-sweet straight from the ocean.
Saffire is located mid-way along Tasmania’s East Coast. All of Australia’s major airlines conduct daily flights into Hobart and Launceston from most capital cities. For visitors wishing to make their own pace, the Spirit of Tasmania sails daily between Melbourne and Devonport. There is a range of transport options allowing you to choose your mode of arrival at Saffire.
The climate is similar to the south of France, with more than 300 days of sunshine and mean temperatures of around 23°Celsius (73.4° Fahrenheit) in January and 14°Celsius (57.2° Fahrenheit) in July.
Tasmania has four distinct seasons. Summer is warm with sunny days and mild evenings. The weather is more stable between the months of February and April, from mid-summer to late autumn. Autumn provides the classical transition to winter with cool to frosty nights and clear cool days with deciduous trees displaying autumn colours and losing leaves. Winter is characterised by sudden storms, shorter daylight hours and even snow on the highest Hazards peaks. Spring brings showers and new growth, warming to summer.
No matter when you come bring a warm jacket and a rain jacket. If you are coming in the cooler months, it’s best to bring clothing you can layer because even the winter sun is quite warm. Jumpers are recommended for the evenings, all year round. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended to allow you to fully explore the natural wonders of the Freycinet Peninsula.
As part of your Saffire stay, they gift to you a complimentary Welcoming Spa Experience, with your choice of treatment selected from this Welcoming Spa Experience Menu. Deluxe and Luxury suites please choose 60 minutes of treatment time, and Premium suites a treatment package lasting 120 minutes.
Bookings prior to arrival are preferred, so they encourage you to talk to one of the spa consultants to determine the treatments that best serve your needs and that you will most enjoy. As a couple, if you would like to share your treatment time together please discuss your preferred options with your spa consultant.
For your Face
Enjoy an exquisitely relaxing and refreshing Saffire Spa Facial. Revitalise your complexion with cleansing, exfoliation, toning, a masque, and hydration, personally customised for your skin with precious serums.
For your Body
Their Saffire Body Spa combines a refreshing body scrub and relaxing massage balanced with a decadent finish – Saffire’s exclusive body crème with pure sapphire dust to balance and hydrate.
For your Well-Being
Relax and restore your well-being with a quality Welcoming Massage.
For your Feet
Your feet deserve care and attention. Immerse them in the luscious Saffire Foot Treatment, served with a blissful scalp massage.
Included in your Saffire accommodation is a broad range of activities that will offer innovative options for all styles of travellers and moods. From 1 hour to 3 hours and included in your rates, these activities are your opportunity to engage and connect with this stunning location. From adventure to romance, rejuvenation to exploration Saffire Freycinet activities add greater depth and dimension to your stay.
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 of 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 sight to behold during your stay at Saffire. Join one of the informative guides on a walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Learn about the Peninsulas 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.
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 the obligatory wine tastings. The alluring atmosphere, friendly staff, and beautiful vineyard setting, in addition to the samples, will leave you feeling warm inside.
Pelican Bay Canoeing and Bird-watching – Unwind and absorb the breathtaking beauty of the Great Swanport estuary on this canoeing adventure, situated 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 the professional guides unravel the mysteries of the Freycinet Peninsula.
With a Chef
Cooking class – Food enthusiasts have the opportunity to cook alongside a master Saffire chef. In this one-hour cook-up, you will learn how to prepare a famous, creative and delicious dish sure to impress loved ones. A must do activity for lovers of luxury dining!
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. Well, 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).
Jogging – For joggers and walkers, choose between bushland or beach for your daily dose of endorphins. Well, point you the right way.
Beach Games – Partake in beach activities on Muirs Beach, located directly in front of Saffire. There is a large range of activities including volleyball, beach cricket, sand castle building, bocce, quoits and ultimate frisbee. Enjoy the sunshine and have playful contests on the beach. The (guiding) team is eagerly available to join you.
Star gazing – Star gazers have the opportunity to be enchanted by the bewildering Freycinet night skies through the state-of-the-art telescope. End the evening with an insightful gaze at the heavens.
Hammocks – Hammocks are available to suspend in the private setting of your suite. An ideal way to spend an afternoon is to lie back in a hammock, read a book and soak up the sunshine.
Board Games – Take pleasure in the picturesque backdrop of the Hazards either in the privacy of your suite or in the cosy warmth of the Saffire Lounge, whilst engaging in a game of Yahtzee, Scrabble, Cluedo, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit or Chess (many other board games and Nintendo Wii console available).
Four Premium Suites have facilities for Saffire’s highly acclaimed Chef to cook for you in your Suite. Served to your private dining room can be anything from à la carte to degustation; even your favourite dish.