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Global hangout: Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

Discover the luxury eco-lodge perched on Tasmania’s answer to the Amalfi Coastline at your peril: you’ll never want to leave

  • By Lucy Wildman, Scene magazine
  • Published: 12:41 November 14, 2012
  • Scene

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Saffire Freycinet oozes the kind of laid-back calm originally desired by the developer – albeit with a flawless, five-star spin.

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Tasmania may be better known as a bushwalker’s paradise, but the arrival of uber-glam eco lodge Saffire Freycinet has transformed this beautiful wilderness into a bona-fide must-visit for the luxe-loving traveller. Set facing the magnificent pink granite Hazard Mountains across Great Oyster Bay, the development, designed by award-winning Tasmanian company Circa Architecture, is both dramatic and discreet.

Conceptually organic so that it reflects its environment, the sprawling glass-panelled structure is inspired by the breathtaking peaks, the ocean and the stingrays that live in the crystal clear waters of the bay.

Created to channel the intimate spirit of the Coles Bay ‘shacks’ – beachside boltholes that pepper the area’s coastline – the contemporary resort, built to strict environmental principles with a hefty commitment to sustainability, oozes the kind of laid-back calm originally desired by the developer – albeit with a flawless, five-star spin. With each of the resort’s 20 uber-private luxury suites boasting seamless views of the spectacular surroundings, the vibe is that of the ultimate natural sanctuary – made all the more glorious by the latest hi-tech developments in luxury living, stunning interior design and a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude from your perennially, genuinely smiley hosts.

With award-winning Executive Chef Hugh Whitehouse presiding over Saffire’s Palate Restaurant, where world-class food created only from locally grown or caught produce is served alongside outstanding local wines; a magnificent spa using uber-luxe Natura Bissé products and a host of activities on offer to further discover the bush and beaches of the astonishingly beautiful East Coast, if this is holidaying with a heart, we’re all for being eternal eco-tourists.

Inside Info
Fancy catching your own dinner? Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm, or take a cookery class with one of the resorts’s chefs.

Details
Suites from Dh5,700 including luxury breakfast, lunch and dinner, all activities and more | Coles Bay Road, Tasmania | +61 3 625 67 888 | www.saffirefreycinet.com.au

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