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With sweeping views across the Hazard Mountains, Saffire is a lodge bridging luxury and the great Tasmanian wilderness.
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Saffire's award-winning design concept maximises the stunning surrounding landscape, bringing the natural colours and materials in while opening up the interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows. The 20 suites are spacious and contemporary, with touches of Tasmanian timber and stone, each with a private deck and unspoilt views. Opt for a Signature Suite for a bath with a view of Oyster Bay, or a Private Pavilion for your own plunge pool and dining room where you can enjoy in-suite dining.
Speaking of food, Saffire's kitchen is all about organic seasonal ingredients, hand-picked from the chef's garden, locally-sourced from surrounding farms, or freshly caught from the sea. 'Palate' serves a daily changing a la carte menu showcasing the day's recommendations; otherwise head chef Hugh Whitehouse encourages input and requests to create a tailored dining experience. It is no surprise then that they are big on wine, showing off over 320 different labels, some as local as the vineyard over the hill, matched with your meal or enjoyed solo in the eclectic Saffire Lounge.
Included in your stay are a number of experiences to make the most of the unique natural surroundings from cooking demonstrations, vineyard tours and mixology to mountain biking, canoeing and fishing. You even have the rare opportunity to get up close to Tasmanian devils, or don a pair of waders and visit the local oyster farm.
At an extra cost, see yourself quad biking through coastal heathland, speeding to Wineglass Bay by private boat or swooping overhead in a helicopter. When it's time to simply relax and indulge, flop into a hammock or make your way to the spa to enjoy your complimentary experience.