With its distinctive design and 20 rooms, Saffire is a luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast. Surrounded by Tasmanian wilderness, Saffire does feel exclusive, complemented by excellent service and impressive care.
Each room has glorious views of the Hazards Mountains and Great Oyster Bay and have an eclectic combination of traditional and contemporary elements. Saffire’s use of timber and stone links the interiors with the surroundings, accentuating the natural coastal beauty and dramatic scenery.
The Palate restaurant’s focus is on freshness, be that from the sea or the farm. The wines in Tasmania are excellent, and complement the dining.
There is an array of activities on offer to suit, with deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore. Take a visit to Schouten Island, which is home to penguin rookeries and seal colonies and from May to November, this remote island is the place to spot migrating Southern Right whales.
The spa can cap off a fabulous day – or get your day off to the best possible start.
Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, largely protected within parks and reserves. On the Tasman Peninsula, the 19th-century Port Arthur penal settlement is now an open-air museum. In Hobart, the port capital, Salamanca Place’s Georgian warehouses now house galleries and boutiques. The Museum of Old and New Art has a contemporary edge.