Saffire Freycinet

A coastal sanctuary with irresistible views

A modern and ultra-luxe getaway

Designed to embrace its stunning surroundings, Saffire is a natural treasure tucked away on Tasmania’s undisturbed shores. Located on what was once a caravan park site, a great deal of time has been spent revegetating the site with 30,000 native plants to encourage a return to its natural form. This boutique lodge has been showered in praise since opening in 2010. Its unique stingray-shaped design was carefully crafted to blend into the surrounding environment while creating a modern and ultra-luxe getaway.

Its 20 luxury suites boast unadulterated views across Great Oyster Bay to the Hazards Mountain Range, all from the comfort of absolute luxury. The décor throughout is warm and earthy and the premium suites have spacious living areas, a private kitchen and dining room where the chef can come and cook for you. They also have private courtyard plunge pools.

Saffire has an emphasis on supporting the local environment and uses local, seasonal and organic produce in the restaurant that is grown in the chef’s garden. The lodge also works with the Save the Tasmanian Devil program, set up in response to the decline of more than 80 percent of the native marsupials due to an infectious cancer. In a one-hectare, free-range devil enclosure, Saffire provides mature devils with a safe environment and also gives guests the rare opportunity to see the devils in a natural habitat.

As well as learning about conservation efforts in the region, Saffire guests can indulge in a multitude of complimentary experiences, from visiting a working oyster farm to sample Pacific oysters and regional wines to guided vineyard tours, canoeing, bird watching or nature walks. If that all sounds a bit much, then you can always just head to the state-of-the-art spa for the ultimate pampering.


20 luxury suites



Guided walks

Bird watching

Oyster farm visits

Mountain biking

Positive Impact

The original Saffire Freycinet site was a caravan park and backpackers’ accommodation, and so had suffered a great deal of degradation and erosion. The Saffire site occupies a small portion of what had been cleared and eroded, and so a great deal of time has been spent revegetating the site with 30,000 native plants to encourage a return to its natural form. Consideration has also been given to bushfire management, collection and conservation of rainwater, minimal use of night lighting of landscaped areas, construction management and the long-term maintenance of the site.

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Places to combine Saffire Freycinet with


Victoria and Melbourne

Lake House Daylesford
Slow down to the rural pace of life at this elegant lakeside retreat with a multi-award winning restaurant, a collection of the region’s best artwork, secluded waterfront suites and expansive grounds of olive groves and dappled forests. This alluring house on the shores of Lake Daylesford draws foodies from across the world to its celebrated restaurant that serves up modern Australian fare. The menu is reflective of the seasons and local produce is brought in daily from neighbouring farms to be masterfully crafted into culinary delights by the co-owner and head chef. Their award-winning cellar perfectly compliments your dining experience. Choose from spacious suites and rooms resting on the waterfront with private lake access, or the luxurious lodge suites and studios, individually designed with contemporary country décor. Each suite has an indulgent ensuite featuring textured stone and marble with heated floors and is decorated with original artwork from Lake House proprietor and resident artist Allan Wolf-Tasker. Your day begins with the aromas of freshly baking bread, ground coffee and seasonal flowers which are brought in daily. Later stroll the numerous walking tracks through poplars and pine oaks which are home to kokkaburras, cockatoos and gang gangs. Take in the collection of artwork that is dotted around the edible gardens, relax in a quiet nook overlooking the tennis courts, or nestle down in front of the open fire with a book from the library. For the ultimate relaxation head to the state-of-the-art spa, with ten different decadent treatment areas.

Queenstown and Wanaka

Blanket Bay
Often adorned with flowers beneath a clear blue New Zealand sky, the rustic yet elegant stone lodge of Blanket Bay sits perched upon the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The establishment is found in an typical South Island alpine setting of vast valleys and great mountains. There is a luxury element found throughout all the the 12 residences, from the separate chalet cottages to the spacious lodge rooms and suites, both enjoying incredible views and plenty of natural light. There is a charming antiquity to the spaces, beautiful timber beams reaching up along the ceiling and refined wooden furnishing adding to the already classic atmosphere. When it comes to wining and dining, there is no letting up of world-class service. The menu is forever changing, making the utmost of the kitchen’s access to locally-sourced ingredients and produce. What you will find are modern, innovative takes on classical dishes incorporating fresh fish, lamb and venison and an array of fruits and vegetables grown in the region. Forget about your troubles at the spa, embracing the unbridled pleasures of the sauna and Jacuzzi. Ease away those aches and pains with a massage by a professional therapist, ideally after a hard workout in the fitness centre or a few laps in the heated pool. There are few other places on earth with so many activities and adventures on offer, from the numerous hiking trails meandering up mountain ranges, fly fishing hotspots in the pools, runs, rivers and smaller mountain lakes, heli-skiing in winter, jet boating and kayaking. Tackle 4WD tours and vineyard and art trails. Horse riding enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the available tracks while golfers of any calibre will surely revel in the splendour and beauty of championship-standard Jack’s Point Golf Course.