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With the Freycinet National Park on the doorstep, there’s a world of deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore from SaffireSaffire has developed a range of activities to suit all ages and interests, from bushwalks to gourmet picnics in remote locations and quad biking through the national park.

Included in all Saffire accommodation bookings is a broad range of activities offering innovative options for all styles of travellers and moods. From 1 hour to 3 hours, these activities offer the opportunity for guests to engage and connect with this stunning location. From adventure to romance, rejuvenation to exploration the Saffire range of activities add greater depth and dimension to a visit to Freycinet.

“It's actually quite hard to drag yourself out of the room, but the effort is rewarded.” Peter Shadbolt, Financial Times UK

Some examples include:

- Experience the contrast between wetland ecology and the massive life of the Tasman Sea on a Quad Bike excursion.

- Slip on waders and take a walk into the secret life of oysters and mussels at Freycinet Marine Farm.

- Don a jacket and spend an hour with Saffire'srenowned Chef to learn the methods behind some innovative “two hat” culinary delights. Tastings essential!

- Venture out on mountain bikes on a specially devised interpretive route or, for those wanting a longer and more technical adventure book one of the Saffire guides to tackle the much more rugged track from Cape Tourville.

- Fringing Saffire is a variety of seemingly untouched pockets of paradise amongst gorgeous coastal reserve. For those “in the know” of minimal impact techniques, these places can be the ideal setting for a gourmet picnic “for two” hamper. Absorb the magical atmosphere of the distant Hazards while enjoying quality Tasmanian fare.

- The Saffire 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.

Designed for guests to deepen their East Coast discovery, Saffire's Signature Experiences are not included in the accommodation rate, but can be purchased prior to or upon arrival. The Schouten Island Experience, exclusive to Saffire guests, is a unqiue journey to a harsh and unforgiving place, yet a place so fertile that people have been drawn there for thousands of years.

Schouten Island’s vast and abundant eco-system has played a part in early Aboriginal settlement, and farming, mining and fishing in the area. Now, it is part of the Freycinet National Park, a rarely explored, wild, unpredictable, delicate and unforgettable place both above and below the sea.

The Saffire team can also arrange helicopter transfers to experience the world-class Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course.

A recommended third-party experience, situated at Currawong Lakes, is to test your aim at one of Australia's premier clay target shooting ranges or participate in a premium dry fly fishing experience. 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.

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Tasmanian Devil Experience
The Tasmanian Devil Experience offers you the rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting. Watch video »

Indigenous Connections
Take a coastal stroll along the beach just in front of Saffire with Saffire’s indigenous guide Mick Quilliam. Guests will discover the history of the local Tasmanian indigenous Oyster Bay people, taking in the beauty of the coastal tracks and rock platforms and the wonders of the fauna and flora right on Saffire’s doorstep. Learn about their connection to the environment in this unique part of Tasmania. Guests will sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and discover their own connection to country. Find out more »

The "Saffire"
Custom built for Saffire, to take guests on the exclusive access Schouten Island Experience. Find out more »

Spa Saffire
A haven of relaxation, restoration and transformation, with a bespoke spa menu created by celebrity facialist Marionne De Candia, Spa Guru Kirien Withers and natural therapy aficionado Dr Jean Laing. Find out more »

Freycinet wildlife
An amazing array of bird and wildlife may be sighted at Freycinet inlcuding seals, whales, dolphins, penguins and a multitude of land and sea birds including the majestic sea eagle.

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