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Saffire is about 2.5 hours' drive from Hobart (195km) although allowing three hours for a comfortable drive is recommended. Travelling from Hobart take the Tasman Highway (A3) to Sorell and continue up the East Coast through Orford and Swansea. Continue north along the Tasman Highway (A3) to the Coles Bay turnoff (C302) to the right. The turnoff is very well signposted, but it can appear quickly. From the turnoff, Saffire is approximately 25km along Coles Bay Road on the right.

To reach Saffire from Launceston (approximately 2.5 hours), take the Midland Highway (A1) to Campbell Town and turn left onto the B34 heading towards Lake Leake. Continue along the B34 to the Tasman Highway (A3). From there turn left, heading north up the coast to the Coles Bay turnoff (C302 - approximately 10 kms). Saffire is on the right about 25km along Coles Bay Road.

Driving at night, especially around dawn and dusk can be hazardous as the wildlife is abundant at those times. Caution should be taken at any time however.

Helicopter, light plane and chauffeur-driven transfers can also be arranged. Air transfers to Saffire are available by both Fixed Wing and Helicopter.

The landing strip is located at Friendly Beaches, a short 10 minute drive from the Lodge. Saffire Guest Services team would arrange transfer to and from Saffire to meet connections.  Travel times to and from Hobart are approximately 40 minutes by air. 

Saffire can also arrange a Fly Drive package where guests would be met on arrival at Friendly Beaches by Overdrive Car Hire with their chosen Premium Vehicle.  This gives guests the best of both worlds, arrival by a scenic Helicopter Transfer and the freedom of their own vehicle.

For current pricing and options please contact the Guest Services team at Saffire on


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