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.
Tasmanian honey production is on the rise, with some local apiaries drawing international attention for their sweet, decadent and golden produce. This honey already forms part of the unforgettable culinary encounter here at Saffire, but now guests can learn the secrets behind the sweetness in our brand new Beekeeping Experience. In perhaps our most immersive offering yet, guests can don a full-body apiarist suit and venture into an onsite Saffire apiary, with hives overlooking the Hazards Mountains. With the safety and guidance of Saffire Horticulturalist, Rob ‘The Bee Man’ Barker, guests will not only approach the hives, but extract honeycomb to witness the breathtaking natural phenomenon of honey-making by Tasmanian bees. Such immersion in nature is as exciting as it is fascinating, particularly when considering that bees are the cornerstone of our eco-system – without which our world would be a very different place. Experience the wonder of Tasmanian nature at its most raw, captivating and sweet.
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.
The Tasmanian Devil Experience
Offers you the rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting, and to participate in the quest to save this endangered species from extinction. Led by your knowledgeable guides, you’ll visit Saffire’s free-range Tasmanian devil enclosure, where you’ll meet some of our resident population of Tasmanian devils and observe them as they feed and interact. You’ll hear the story of the Tasmanian devil and the crucial effort to find a cure for Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
Wineglass Lookout Walk
The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park is a ‘must see’ sight to behold during your stay at Saffire. Join one of our informative guides on a walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Learn about the peninsula’s rich history and behold the famous 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.
Freycinet Bays and Capes Walk
Join one of our knowledgeable guides for an easy two-hour tour which combines two of the popular shorter walks of Freycinet Peninsula – Cape Tourville and Sleepy Bay. Your first walk will be around the Cape Tourville Lighthouse with stunning views of the Tasman Sea as well as glimpses of Wineglass Bay. During this easy stroll you will learn about the abundant sea life below as well as the plant communities found within the national park. The second walk will be to Sleepy Bay, where you will descend gently graded steps to the rocky shoreline while learning about the geology and how The Hazards mountain range was formed.
Pelican Bay Kayaking and Bird-watching
Unwind and absorb the breathtaking beauty of the Great Swanport estuary on this kayaking 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 our professional guides unravel the mysteries of Freycinet Peninsula.
Connection to Country
Take a coastal stroll along the beach from Saffire with our indigenous guide Mick Quilliam. Discover the history of the Oyster Bay people, taking in the beauty of the coastal tracks and rock platforms and the wonders of the fauna and flora right on our doorstep. Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and your own connection to country.
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Stand Up Paddle Boards are available to use at your leisure in the sheltered waters off Muirs Beach. This self-guided experience is suitable for beginner’s to experienced Stand Up Paddle Board users. Enjoy the view of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards mountain range while paddling along the beach directly in front of Saffire Freycinet.
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.
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.
For joggers and walkers, choose between bushland or beach for your daily dose of endorphins. We’ll point you in the right direction!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
Unleash the Robin Hood within and let our guides introduce you to the world of archery. Come and have a go on our 15m long on-site archery range and learn how to shoot a recurve bow. Archery is suitable for almost anyone of any physical ability, so why not try something new and shoot some arrows at our targets? It’s a fantastic way to release the tensions of the outside world. We allow a maximum of four people on the range at any time. Available for teenagers through to adults.
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.
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. Additional charges apply.
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. Additional charges apply.
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.) Additional charges apply.
Bespoke Tasmania Tours
Bespoke Tasmania – Bespoke Tour Operator of the Year, Australia – Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2019 & 2017.
Specialising in exclusive excursions for Saffire house guests. Discover the “behind the gates” Tasmania, not accessible to the general public.
Bespoke tours tailored entirely to your personal interests, time-frames, and of course, all ages.
Some options include, visits to rare and significant heritage private properties; meet with inspirational local producers and craftsmen; discover Tassie’s endearing wildlife; view fascinating private world class collections including exceptional insights at MONA.
Tours can incorporate your travelling time to and from Saffire or during your stay.
Half / Full / Multi day excursions available.
For further information contact Kim Dudson, Bespoke Tasmania.
Wineglass Bay by Water Experience
Discover the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay on a picturesque boat journey aboard Saffire. Let your guide and skipper take you back in time as you discover the history of Freycinet Peninsula while taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that surrounds you. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back into Great Oyster Bay whilst passing pristine white sandy beaches that are dotted around the Freycinet coastline. Additional charges apply.
One of Tasmania’s great wilderness properties, Currawong Lakes, provides its guests with a premium dry fly fishing experience. The property boasts exceptional hatches of aquatic and terrestrial insect life. Dry fly fishing is available on most days at a location on one of three lakes, whatever the wind direction or weather conditions. Of particular note are the hatches of Red Spinners which start regularly in late October and continue on until the end of the Tasmanian trout season in late March. While this particular spot is known by keen anglers worldwide, this is a unique opportunity to learn how to fly fish in a fun and safe environment. Personal tutorials are available upon request. Additional charges apply. Included in the experience are your transfers and all equipment.
Test your aim at one of Australia’s premier clay target shooting ranges. Located an hour from Saffire, our guides will transfer you to Currawong Lakes where you will be able to try your hand at clay target shooting. It is suitable for all levels – from beginner to expert. Hosted by property owners Richard and Meryn Krimmer, this is a chance to experience one of Tasmania’s great wilderness properties, while also experiencing all the fun of skeet shooting in a warm and safe environment. Included in the experience are your transfers and all equipment. Additional charges apply.
Le Pique Nique
Explore iconic Wineglass Bay on a guided 5km walk, taking you to the crystal white sands and azure waters of South Hazards beach. Loaded with history and untouched beauty, you’ll then be greeted by one of Saffire guides who will indulge you with a gourmet picnic of locally sourced produce, served with a distinctly French flavour. Enjoy charcuterie, local oysters, barbequed seafood and free range meats, farmhouse cheese and petit desserts before being ‘chauffeured’ back aboard our Saffire vessel via the peninsula’s spectacular fiery red coastline. Additional charges apply.
Freycinet Air has been conducting scenic flights around the stunningly beautiful Freycinet National Park since 1997 with an impeccable safety record. The tours depart Friendly Beaches airport and offer a variety of flight routes including Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Schouten Island, Maria Island, Bay of Fires and Port Arthur. Tours can be tailored to each guest in order to cater for your specific needs.
For more information please visit: freycinetair.com.au
Maria Island Walk
Combine the 4-day award winning Maria Island Walk with a 2-night stay at the luxurious Saffire Freycinet. On the final day of the walk, transfer direct to Saffire Freycinet either by chartered plane, helicopter, Saffire Freycinet executive transfer service or private car hire. Transfer costs are not included.
For more information on this unique experience, call Maria Island Walk on 03 6234 2999 or visit www.mariaislandwalk.com.au
Escape to Port Davey
Escape to Port Davey with Tasmanian Boat Charters.
Explore pristine & rugged wilderness on an all-inclusive, guided expedition cruise through Southwest Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. Ashore and afloat, our small group tours discover this untouched landscape on daily guided excursions lead by your expert skipper & guide. Offering tailored 4-, 5- & 7-day itineraries, accommodation aboard a boutique floating hotel and gourmet fare prepared by guest chefs, it’s perfect for those eager for adventure, but not so keen on roughing it.
• Return flights from Hobart to Bathurst Harbour
• Accommodation aboard custom-built vessel Odalisque
• Expert skipper, interpretive guide and guest chef
• Menu featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
• Fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
• Tailored itineraries – jet boat excursions, walking, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing …
• National Parks Pass
• Wet weather gear
Departures from Hobart between January to May. Maximum of 6 guests per group.
For more information please visit: tasmanianboatcharters.com.au/
Awaken your naturally, adventurous self through connection with Tasmania’s unique environment, history and culture using the world’s most exciting e-bike technology.
Adventures are hosted as private, customised day trips using pedal-assisted electric mountain bikes to experience the wildlife, beaches and cultural stories of Maria Island National Park and Bangor on Tasmania’s sublime east coast.
Immerse yourself for a day in wild Tasmania and return with tales to share.
Unique Experience Options:
- On Country Adventure with co-host Sheldon Thomas – Tasmanian Aboriginal culture & ceremony guide.
- Summer Snorkel/Ride Adventure exploring Maria Island National Park and marine reserve above and below water.
- Fly/Ride Adventure. Scenic flight and e-bike adventure of Maria Island National Park or Bangor with optional onward flight to MACq 01 Hotel.
For more information please visit: tasmanianebikeadventures.com.au