This 20-suite luxury lodge is located on Australia’s Tasmanian Coast adjacent to Coles Bay and overlooking the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. The name “Saffire” comes from the abundance of sapphires found in Tasmania. Just a two-minute walk from the beach, the Saffire is striking in appearance; the organic roof is constructed of curved Tasmanian wood. All suites include floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the gorgeous landscape and abundant wildlife. As the Saffire’s website notes, “Saffire Freycinet takes its inspiration from the colors of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards mountains, the white beaches, sapphire waters and the grey-green of the native bushland.”
For adventure seekers, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with the Australian outdoors. From guided hikes and bird-watching tours to golfing and mountain biking. The Saffire even offers a “Tasmanian Devil Experience,” which offers guests the rare opportunity to encounter this endangered species (and the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial) in a natural setting. Ever wanted to learn archery? Guides at the Saffire introduce guests to the world of archery on the lodge’s private archery range. Saffire also offers spa facilities and an on-site gym for guests to enjoy for those looking for a bit of relaxation.
Australia leaving you hungry, mate? Check out Palate Restaurant, where the head chef, Hugh Whitehouse, uses the freshest local produce to provide a delicious dining experience for all.