The Freycinet Peninsula extends south-eastwards from Tasmania’s coastline and is a fully protected national park, including the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. Saffire is located on the inside of the gentle curve of sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania.
Saffire overlooks the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins come to play; calamari and squid in-season spawn in the rocky outcrops; local farms produce fresh, succulent oysters in some of the world’s cleanest waters; and fishing boats and trawlers bring in their daily catch of rock lobster, scallops and deep sea fish, dripping and salty-sweet straight from the ocean.
The dominant view from Saffire’s every window is the pink-hued granite of the peninsula’s Hazards Mountains, providing a spectacular and ever-changing backdrop from morning to nightfall.
2532 Coles Bay Rd
Coles Bay Tasmania Australia 7215
Without a hint of exaggeration, it’s one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen.”
Saffire Freycinet is located mid-way along Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast, just two and a half hours’ scenic drive from Hobart and two hours’ drive from Launceston. Hobart and Launceston are a 60-minute flight from Melbourne or 105 minutes from Sydney. Australia’s major airlines conduct daily flights into Hobart and Launceston from most capital cities.
The Spirit of Tasmania also sails daily between Melbourne and Devonport, allowing you to bring your own vehicle, and there is a range of transport options for your ultimate journey to Saffire Freycinet. If you choose to drive yourself, be prepared for some stunning coastal scenery along the way. If you prefer to fly, Saffire Freycinet is just a 30–minute scenic flight away. Saffire offers its own chaffeured limousine service from Hobart or Launceston.
BY AIR – ABOVE & BEYOND
Travel in style and comfort in Above & Beyond’s seven seater De Havilland Beaver seaplane and experience the beauty of the east coast from the air. Transfers are offered to and from Saffire, to the heart of Hobart City with a spectacular water landing and take off. Hobart Airport transfers are also available, which are a nice 45 minutes by air directly to your destination, taking in some of the state’s most pristine views, including the world-famous Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.
BY AIR – THYLACINE AIR
Arrive in luxury with superb efficiency, directly into Saffire’s closest airport amidst the Freycinet National Park. Friendly Beaches Airstrip is a short 15-minute drive, to connect to your ultimate destination.
You will travel in complete comfort and style, in the BMW designed interior of our superb PC-12NG pressurised turbine aircraft. Highly experienced, former airline pilots will be your crew.
Friendly Beaches is a 20-minute flight from Hobart or Launceston. Or commence your journey from much further afield; fly direct from Hamilton Island, Ayers Rock, or Kangaroo Island to Friendly Beaches. We look forward to tailoring your personal itinerary.
Operations to Friendly Beaches Airstrip are scheduled to commence from October 2021.
Saffire Freycinet has even catered for that moment when you step off your flight at Hobart Airport. Our Airport Lounge provides unsurpassed service, a touch of luxury – and the chance to catch your breath before your journey to Saffire Freycinet.
The Saffire Freycinet team will meet you as you disembark your flight then guide you to the lounge where refreshments and the opportunity of a relaxing shower await. We take care of every detail. Our airport lounge host can assist you with your baggage and during the check-in process.
While you are waiting, you are welcome to use the in-lounge internet facilities or log in on your own device via our Wi-Fi. You can take a moment to plan an itinerary of attractions and places to visit in Tasmania. Reading materials and television facilities are also provided.
Ask about the Saffire Airport Lounge (open daily 9am-5pm) when booking your stay at Saffire Freycinet.