Discover luxury wilderness retreats, spectacular walking trails, pink-hued mountains of rock, pristine white beaches, and native wildlife in Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast.
Overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet is a premium luxury lodge immersed in nature. Featuring luxurious suites, decorated with a confection of classic and contemporary furnishings, some with private plunge pools and decks give Saffire some of its sparkle. Some of the suites are larger than a mid-size home. With an exclusive day spa, restaurant, and guest lounge and bar, at Saffire you can relax, indulge and feel truly inspired in the unique nature of the surrounding coastline. Saffire is located around a three hour drive from Hobart or approximately two and a half hours from Launceston.
With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of The Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a great base for exploring the Freycinet Peninsula. The lodge is a place to relax and rejuvenate and to experience nature's wild harmony without sacrificing comfort. The Wineglass Premier Cabin is the top-of-the-range featuring a spacious open-plan; quality fittings; a double spa bath and private balcony, located close to the main lodge building with easy access to Richardson's Beach. Freycinet Lodge is a comfortable two and a half hour drive from Hobart or Launceston.
Freycinet Experience Walk
Freycinet Experience Walk is a day-by-day guided trek along the Freycinet Peninsula which includes both coastal and mountain walking. The Freycinet Experience Walk takes you along deserted beaches, up pink granite Mount Graham and through the heart of the rich native heathlands of the Freycinet National Park. At the end of each day you'll relax and enjoy local produce and regional wines at Friendly Beaches Lodge. The walk covers between 3-16 kilometres (1.8-9 miles) per day, depending on which walking option you choose. Regardless of your route choice you will travel from the southern to the north tip of the Freycinet Peninsula in a continuous journey. You do not have to carry your own backpack. Walks operate from November to the end of April.
Wineglass Bay Cruises
One of the best ways to take in the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula is by taking a cruise around the coast. Giving you a unique perspective of the Freycinet Peninsula’s sheer granite cliffs, sea caves and hidden coves Wineglass Bay Cruises take you from Coles Bay, you’ll stop for lunch at Wineglass Bay and enjoy a ploughman’s lunch of delicious Tasmanian produce prepared by the Head Chef at Freycinet Lodge. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and migrating whales. If you’re interested in the history and natural heritage and ecosystems of the area, the local skipper will be a wealth of knowledge.
All 4 Adventures
If you want to reach the most secluded points in Freycinet National Park, you can take a quad bike tour with ALL4Adventure. Add Bluestone Bay to your bucket list - a quiet cove within the national park that is not easily accessible. Named for its characteristically blue boulders, the bay is surrounded by spectacular cliffs and lined with smooth rounded rocks.
Freycinet Adventures offer guided sea kayak tours into the heart of Freycinet National Park. Tours depart from the town of Coles Bay at the foot of the Hazard Mountain Range, meaning you’ll be surrounded by the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay and the Tasman sea when you set off on your kayaking adventure. Day tours and expedition tours run year round and no prior experience is necessary.
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