Close encounters

Aug 04, 2020


Lee Mylne, for The Australian gives a run down of the 2020 whale watching season, as they make their way north to warmer waters to breed. Listing Pretty Beach House on the central coast of NSW, Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania and Sal Salis Ningaloo on the West Coast, as exclusive options offered for those who want to avoid crowds and experience whale encounters with a touch of luxury. 

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Feb 11, 2018 | Surrounded by national parks and calm waters Pretty Beach House is the essence of laid back luxury - Jenn Hiller. More »

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Apr 21, 2020 | Exclusive by virtue of their remoteness, their special location and the small number of guests … More »

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Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

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Oct 26, 2016 | Lonely Planet names Sal Salis 4th best place to stay in the world. More »

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Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

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May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and the wild and remote south … More »

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Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a … More »

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Aug 01, 2018 | Watch the recent coverage from Channel 7’s Sunrise  'A hidden paradise'. More »

Aug 01, 2018 | Watch the recent coverage from Channel 7’s Sunrise  'A hidden paradise'. More »

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