Experiences

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.

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Beekeeping Experience

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 a nearby private 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.

Shorter Walks of Freycinet

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.

Archery

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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 $275 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 $160 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 $240 per person.

Bespoke Tasmania Tours

Would you go to Versailles without visiting Paris? Enhance your Saffire experience by seeing the best of Hobart and surrounds. Explore Australia’s second oldest capital with its prized colonial architecture (and Foodie Capital) plus wonderful landscapes exhibiting seasonal delights. Half-day or full-day excursions available.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact Kim Dudson on +61 429 636 348 or visit www.bespoketasmania.com

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. Cost $325 per person, minimum four people.

Fly Fishing

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. Included in the experience are your transfers and all equipment.

Currawong Clays

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. Cost $350 per person, minimum four people.

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. Cost $450 per person, minimum four people.

Scenic Flights

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.

Tour Inclusions:
• 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/