experiences

"It’s a view that’s impossible to describe – and impossible to escape. Not that you’d want to!"

Complimentary Experiences

Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary range of activities gives you options for every mood and every moment. Lasting from one hour to three hours, these activities are your opportunity to engage and connect with Freycinet’s stunning natural wonders and attractions. Adventure, romance, rejuvenation or exploration, our complimentary experiences and activities add greater depth and dimension to your stay in Tasmania.

WITH A GUIDE

Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm
Don a pair of waders and visit a working oyster farm located in a beautiful setting within an internationally significant wetland and ornithological site. Develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology, plus a taste for prized Pacific oysters.

Wineglass Lookout Walk
Freycinet National Park is a must see during your stay at Saffire Freycinet. Join one of our informative guides on a walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Learn about the Peninsula’s rich history and acquaint yourself with one of the world’s most famous beaches on this two-hour walking adventure.

Shorter walks of Freycinet
Join one of our guides for an easy two-hour tour, which combines two of the popular shorter walks of the Freycinet Peninsula. Your first walk will be around the Cape Tourville lighthouse, with stunning views of the Tasman Sea and glimpses of Wineglass Bay. The second walk is to Sleepy Bay, where you will descend gently graded steps to the rocky shoreline, while learning about how the Hazards mountain range was formed.

Wine and vine adventures
A wine lover's delight! At the local Freycinet Winery, you will learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare – and some wine tastings of course!

Pelican Bay canoeing and bird-watching
Unwind and absorb the breathtaking beauty of the Swanport estuary on this guided canoeing adventure at the mouth of the internationally significant Moulting Lagoon wetland. Observe the flocks of pelicans and gaze into the crystal clear waters teeming with marine life.

Archery
Unleash the Robin Hood within! Our guides will introduce you to the world of archery on our private archery range and teach you the finer points of shooting a recurve bow.

FOR THE PALATE

Cooking demonstration
Love your food? Watch, learn and participate as one of Palate’s creative and delicious dishes is prepared from start to finish. This is an interactive, 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 favourite classic cocktails, as well as share some Saffire exclusive innovations. See you there!

AT YOUR LEISURE

Active

Kite flying
Release your inner child or keep your young ones entertained with a range of kites to suit everyone, from kids through to advanced flyers. Why not challenge your family, friends or one of our guides to a bit of fun?

Mountain biking
Mountain biking offers an opportunity to observe Freycinet’s natural assets at close quarters. We’ll equip you with a bike, plus all the accessories you’ll need 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 Freycinet. Sit-on-top kayaks are available to paddle at your leisure behind the windswept sand dunes amongst coastal bushland.

Fishing
Go fishing off the rocky shoreline in front of Saffire. Flathead, flounder, calamari squid and Australian salmon can be caught in Great Oyster Bay. Four fishing rods are available.

Jogging
For joggers and walkers, choose between bushland or beach for your daily dose of endorphins. We’ll point you in the right direction!

Beach games
Enjoy the sunshine and test your competitive skills on beautiful Muirs Beach, located directly in front of Saffire. We offer a large range of activities including volleyball, beach cricket, kite flying, sand castle building, bocce, quoits and ultimate frisbee. Our eager guiding team is available to join you.

Golfing
If golf is your sport, Saffire Freycinet is blessed with several picturesque, challenging and enjoyable nine-hole courses within two to 35 minutes' drive. Saffire will happily provide golf clubs and bags and even assist with transport on request. For an additional fee, you can enjoy an assessment of your game from golf professional Greg Patmore.

RELAXED

Hammocks
An ideal way to spend an afternoon is to lie back in a hammock, read a book and soak up the sunshine. We have hammocks available to suspend in the private setting of your suite, to help you slow down and escape from routine during your holiday stay.

Board games
Take in the picturesque backdrop of the Hazards, either in the privacy of your suite or in the cosy warmth of the Saffire Freycinet lounge, while engaging in a game of Yahtzee, Scrabble, Cluedo, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit or chess (many other board games and Nintendo Wii console available).

Kids activities
Our own Saffire book of games, puzzles and challenges is available for children aged 7 to 13.
Your children can also enjoy our board games, beach games, kite flying, Nintendo Wii, quoits, treasure hunt, craft activities and children’s bikes.

Signature Experiences

If you want to deepen your discovery of Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast, Saffire Freycinet’s breathtaking Signature Experiences can be purchased prior to or upon your arrival. Saffire’s facilitated experiences are at an additional cost to our accommodation packages and offer one-hour to full-day dynamic expeditions throughout Freycinet National Park.

Schouten Island Half Day Experience
Enjoy close-up interactions with soaring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on your way to Schouten Island aboard our purpose-built vessel, Saffire. The adventure also includes a visit to culturally significant sites of past and present inhabitants, including the Australian fur seal. Morning tea is included and prepared by the team of chefs at Saffire. Cost $250 per person, minimum four people.

Wineglass Bay by Water Experience
Come aboard our purpose-built vessel, Saffire, to discover the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, you will stop off at one of many white sandy beaches that are dotted around the Freycinet coastline. Stretch your legs with a short, guided walk, or try your luck fishing with our skipper. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before a leisurely cruise back into Great Oyster Bay. Cost is $395 per person, minimum four people.

Saffire Sparkling Cruise
Relax for an hour and a half in the afternoon aboard our purpose-built vessel, Saffire. Cruise the Freycinet coastline, enjoy fascinating stories of the East Coast and its characters – then disembark on a remote and secluded beach to stroll on pristine, white sand, soak up some sunshine and maybe even take a dip in the pure, turquoise water. On the return voyage, if you’re in the mood for excitement, your Saffire skipper will entertain you with some high-speed action. Cost $140 per person, minimum four people.

Friendly Beaches Quad Bike Experience
Saffire Freycinet invites thrill-seekers on a quad bike tour along four-wheel drive tracks through coastal heathland to southern Friendly Beaches in the Freycinet National Park. Join our adventurous guides on an exciting and challenging half-day adventure. Early bookings essential! (A valid driver's licence is required to operate the quad bikes. Learner's licences are not accepted. Maximum of three drivers plus one passenger per tour permittted.) Cost $150 per person.

Third-Party Experiences

With the Freycinet National Park on your doorstep, there’s a world of deserted islands, wild bushlands, secluded beaches and other Tasmanian attractions to explore. Our third-party experiences place you in the hands of local operators who have an intimate knowledge of the environs, and are hand chosen by Saffire Freycinet for the quality of their services.

FLY TO AND SAIL PORT DAVEY AND BATHURST HARBOUR

Destination, Bathurst Harbour via Freycinet, with a fly past of the southern islands, two-night stopover in iconic Bathurst Harbour, with a flight over Lake Pedder and, if the weather allows, land on the Gordon River. 5-7 days recommended.

Start with a special treat - a night or two at Saffire and build from there.

You will be picked up from the beach in Coles Bay by the Tasmanian Air Adventures seaplane for the flight to Port Davey, where you will be transferred by dinghy to the luxurious sailing vessel Entourage for two days of sailing adventure. After two nights aboard, you will be taken for a scenic flight over Lake Pedder to Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River (landing conditional on weather conditions) and then delivered back to the Hobart waterfront.

Price and inclusions provided on request. Please contact Saffire Freycinet on 1800 SAFFIRE or email info@saffire-freycinet.com.au

Conditions apply. Season limited to period from 1 March to 30 April. Limited availability. Subject to weather conditions.

Entourage Sailing
For more details, images and options visit entouragesailing.com.au

SEAPLANE EXPERIENCE

Direct Seaplane Transfer: Hobart Waterfront to/from Saffire
Arrive and depart at our luxury resort, Saffire Freycinet Tasmania, in style, with a direct scenic seaplane transfer between Saffire (Coles Bay) and the Hobart waterfront. Experience the spectacular scenery of Mount Wellington, the River Derwent, Maria Island, Schouten Island, Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula.

  • Cost: $1320
  • Flight Time: 45-minute flight
  • Passengers: Max 4 passengers


Transfer via Port Arthur
Arrive and depart at our luxury resort, Saffire Freycinet Tasmania, in style, with the added bonus of visiting Port Arthur by seaplane. Wonderful views of the River Derwent, Tasman Peninsula and the Port Arthur historic convict settlement. Experience the stunning east coast scenery towards Saffire, including towering cliffs, Maria Island, Schouten Island, and views of Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula.

  • Cost: $1760 including aircraft positioning flight
  • Flight Time: Hobart - Port Arthur 20 minutes, Port Arthur - Saffire 45 minutes
  • Passengers: Max 4 passengers


Transfer via Gordon River
Spectacular views of the city of Hobart, Mount Wellington and of the mountains and lakes of the pristine World Heritage Wilderness Area. Approaching the Gordon and Franklin Rivers, with spectacular landing on the Gordon River. Disembark for a short walk to the beautiful Sir John Falls.

  • Cost: $2530 including aircraft positioning flight
  • Flight Time: Hobart - Gordon River 50 minutes, Gordon River - Saffire 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Passengers: Max 4 passengers


Saffire Freycinet to Port Arthur return
Follow the stunning east coast towards Port Arthur, including views of Maria Island, Eaglehawk Neck and numerous towering sea cliffs. See the Port Arthur historic convict settlement from the air, before landing on the calm waters of the adjacent bay for close-up views of the historic site from the water. Return to Saffire with views of the coastline, including Wineglass Bay, before landing in Coles Bay.

  • Cost: $2640 for complete package, including aircraft positioning flights
  • Tour Time: 2 x 45 minute flights
  • Passengers: Max 4 passengers


Saffire to Gordon River and Western Wilderness return
Head over the mountains and lakes of the Highlands and the pristine World Heritage Wilderness Area. Approaching the Gordon and Franklin Rivers, with a spectacular landing on the Gordon River. Disembark for a short walk to the beautiful Sir John Falls. Enjoy the World Heritage Area and Highlands, before landing back at our luxury resort in Tasmania, Saffire Freycinet.

  • Cost: $3520 for complete package, including aircraft positioning flights
  • Tour Time: 2 x 1 hour 15 minute flights
  • Passengers: Max 4 passengers


Wineglass and Freycinet Scenic Seaplane Flight
Spectacular 30-minute scenic flight to and from Saffire Freycinet (Coles Bay). Take in the spectacular coast, cliffs and beaches of the Freycinet Peninsula, including Wineglass Bay, Schouten Island, and the Hazards mountain range & Hazards Beach.

  • Cost: $1760 for complete package, including aircraft positioning flights
  • Tour Time: 30 minutes
  • Passengers: Max 4 passengers


Note: Flights to/from Saffire to position the aircraft for the Saffire Experiences may also be used as transfer flights at no extra cost, subject to additional weight restrictions. Please contact Saffire Freycinet for further details on info@saffire-freycinet.com.au or 1800 SAFFIRE.`

MEADOWBANK WILDERNESS AND WINE

The Meadowbank Wilderness and Wine Experience offers two flight options:

South West Tasmania (Freycinet – Hobart – Melaleuca – Meadowbank – Freycinet)

  • Single Engine – $4720 per plane load (inc. GST) 6-seater up to 4 passengers and guide
  • Twin Engine – $6776 per plane load (inc. GST) 10-seater up to 8 passengers and guide

Tasman Peninsula (Freycinet – Maria Island – Meadowbank – Freycinet)

  • Single Engine - $4114 per plane load (inc. GST) 6-seater up to 4 passengers and guide
  • Twin Engine - $5687 per plane load (inc. GST) 10-seater up to 8 passengers and guide

Fly over World Heritage rainforest and rugged coastline before landing at Bathurst Harbour. After enjoying a short stroll and boat ride around the harbour, the plane sets off past Tasmania’s fabled Federation Peak to Meadowbank Vineyard. Lunch is hosted at the winery by the Ellis family, as wine and stories of the property flow freely. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon before the short flight along the Derwent Valley towards home.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact Saffire Freycinet at 1800 SAFFIRE or email info@saffire-freycinet.com.au.


HELICOPTER EXPERIENCES

Helicopter experiences can be tailored to each guest and can range from fly-fishing to playing a round of golf at the internationally renowned Barnbougle Dunes or Lost Farm golf courses.
Cost: POA

For more information please visit: www.rotorlift.com.au