World Wetlands Day

Feb 01, 2022

From the monsoonal Mary River floodplains in the Northern Territory’s Top End to the rivers and estuaries of Moulting Lagoon on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia’s wetlands are not only vital habitat for biodiversity, but they also bring people and nature closer together.

Wetlands are a distinct ecosystem that is either permanently or seasonally flooded by water, such as coastal estuaries, mudflats, mangroves, saltmarshes, coral reefs, floodplain lakes, billabongs, swamps, marshes, alpine bogs and peatlands. Considered among the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems on Earth, wetlands provide an essential refuge to myriad of both aquatic and terrestrial plant and animal species, with many endemic flora and fauna being completely dependent on these ecosystems. So crucial are these habitats that in 1971, an intergovernmental treaty was made for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources, with Australia being one of the first countries to sign.

The Top End wetlands support vast populations of waterbirds and unique wildlife, home to extraordinary numbers of magpie geese as well as both saltwater crocodile and freshwater crocodile, as well as bull sharks, sawfish, and dugong due to the floodplain inflow channel diffusing into vast seasonal swamps before reaching the sea through several tidal channels. Compared to other coastal floodplains in the Northern Territory, this feature results in greater areas of wetland habitats flooded over extended periods and an extremely complex and productive system, a vast wilderness region of over 300km2. The floodplain is dominated by a mix of sedge and grass communities and large paperbark forests in the north, and fringed by open eucalypt woodland and pockets of monsoon forest.

Wild Bush Luxury’s lodge on the floodplain, Bamurru Plains brings guests into this unique environment on a very Australian style safari. 10 bungalows with meshed sides, a veil between guests and the natural world, allowing connection with the sights and sounds of life on the floodplain. Knowledgeable field guides provide insight and access to the wild and remote region, with airboat trips out on the floodplains and open sided safari vehicles providing the best possible vantage point to view agile wallabies, estuarine crocodiles, brumbies, buffalo and some of the 236 bird species on the property.

Much further south, on the east coast of Tasmania, adjacent to Freycinet Peninsula is the Ramsar wetland sanctuary of Moulting Lagoon. The catchment area of the two rivers totals just over 900km2 and is an important breeding area for black swan and hosts particularly large summer concentrations of Australian shelduck, chestnut teal and the largest known flocks of greenshank and sharp-tailed sandpiper in Tasmania. As well as the resident population of waterbirds, 12 species of migrating waders breed in the Arctic region during the northern hemisphere summer and migrate south to Moulting Lagoon for the southern hemisphere summer on an epic migration. The lagoon supports 13 rare plant species as well as an almost continuous belt of samphire, fringed by salt marsh rush and tussock grass. Beyond that, the lower, wetter areas support paperbark melaleuca, silver wattle and oyster bay pines.

Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet blends mankind and nature, framing the alluring views of the Freycinet Peninsula. Guests can experience the wetlands on a Marine Farm experience, and don waders to venture into the tidal flats and enjoy eating oysters fresh from the water and learn about the extraordinary journeys taken by migratory birds. A guided kayak along the mouth of the Moulting Lagoon wetland provides an excellent bird watching opportunity and to and witness the crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life.

The Ramsar Convention guidelines emphasise that ‘human use on a sustainable basis is entirely compatible with Ramsar principles and wetland conservation in general’. The wise use of wetlands deliver benefits for human well-being now and into the future, like economic and social sustainability, the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, and prevention of disease and natural disaster.

Guests often want to be aware of not just sustainable tourism best practices and sustainable operations, but to know that their visit is in some shape or form is an active contributor to environmental preservation and regeneration, and the enrichment and well-being of local communities and cultures.

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Feb 04, 2022 | The Telegraph and Tourism Australia include three Luxury Lodges of Australia in "Five of the best luxury holidays to Australia". More »

May 17, 2021 | Wild Bush Luxury offers experiential travel both sustainable and meaningful without sacrificing luxury. More »

May 17, 2021 | Wild Bush Luxury offers experiential travel both sustainable and meaningful without sacrificing luxury. More »

May 17, 2021 | Wild Bush Luxury offers experiential travel both sustainable and meaningful without sacrificing luxury. More »

May 20, 2022 | The Mercury reveals Saffire Freycinet was named best luxury hotel in Australia, best luxury hotel in the South Pacific and … More »

May 20, 2022 | The Mercury reveals Saffire Freycinet was named best luxury hotel in Australia, best luxury hotel … More »

May 20, 2022 | The Mercury reveals Saffire Freycinet was named best luxury hotel in Australia, best luxury hotel in the South Pacific and 20th best luxury hotel in the world in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2022. More »

Jun 14, 2021 | Qantas Magazine explores the power of human connection and corporate getaways as Alexandra Carlton lists The Louise and Bamurru Plains … More »

Jun 14, 2021 | Qantas Magazine explores the power of human connection and corporate getaways as Alexandra Carlton lists … More »

Jun 14, 2021 | Qantas Magazine explores the power of human connection and corporate getaways as Alexandra Carlton lists The Louise and Bamurru Plains as 'experiential off-site' must do's. More »

Jun 21, 2022 | Australia Next June 2022 showcases Luxury Lodges The Louise and Saffire Freycinet for Business Events Australia. More »

Jun 21, 2022 | Australia Next June 2022 showcases Luxury Lodges The Louise and Saffire Freycinet for Business Events … More »

Jun 21, 2022 | Australia Next June 2022 showcases Luxury Lodges The Louise and Saffire Freycinet for Business Events Australia. More »

Aug 10, 2021 | The Australian features 5 Luxury Lodges Of Australia for the best ways to experience our natural wonders. More »

Aug 10, 2021 | The Australian features 5 Luxury Lodges Of Australia for the best ways to experience our … More »

Aug 10, 2021 | The Australian features 5 Luxury Lodges Of Australia for the best ways to experience our natural wonders. More »

Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen garden. More »

Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen … More »

Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen garden. More »

Feb 12, 2022 | Australian Traveller magazine recently featured 'Inside Tasmania's famous luxury hotel: Saffire Freycinet' by writer Catherine Marshall. More »

Feb 12, 2022 | Australian Traveller magazine recently featured 'Inside Tasmania's famous luxury hotel: Saffire Freycinet' by writer Catherine … More »

Feb 12, 2022 | Australian Traveller magazine recently featured 'Inside Tasmania's famous luxury hotel: Saffire Freycinet' by writer Catherine Marshall. More »

Feb 03, 2022 | The Weekend Australian features the round-the-clock safari at Bamurru Plains in this week's edition of Travel + Luxury. More »

Feb 03, 2022 | The Weekend Australian features the round-the-clock safari at Bamurru Plains in this week's edition of … More »

Feb 03, 2022 | The Weekend Australian features the round-the-clock safari at Bamurru Plains in this week's edition of Travel + Luxury. More »

Feb 10, 2022 | 16 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in the latest edition of QANTAS Travel Insider. More »

Feb 10, 2022 | 16 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in the latest edition of QANTAS Travel Insider. More »

Feb 10, 2022 | 16 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in the latest edition of QANTAS Travel Insider. More »

Apr 10, 2022 | With Freycinet National Park on your doorstep, there’s a world of deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore … More »

Apr 10, 2022 | With Freycinet National Park on your doorstep, there’s a world of deserted islands, wild bushland … More »

Apr 10, 2022 | With Freycinet National Park on your doorstep, there’s a world of deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore from Saffire Freycinet. More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 23, 2021 | These coastal honeymoon destinations offer stunning beach vistas and the option to do it all or do nothing at all... More »

Aug 23, 2021 | These coastal honeymoon destinations offer stunning beach vistas and the option to do it all … More »

Aug 23, 2021 | These coastal honeymoon destinations offer stunning beach vistas and the option to do it all or do nothing at all... More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. … More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Saffire Freycinet takes home their 9th Gold Award at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Saffire Freycinet takes home their 9th Gold Award at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Saffire Freycinet takes home their 9th Gold Award at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 19, 2021 | Business Events Australia list Saffire Freycinet and Lake House as top hands-on foodie experiences for authentic group activities. More »

Nov 19, 2021 | Business Events Australia list Saffire Freycinet and Lake House as top hands-on foodie experiences for … More »

Nov 19, 2021 | Business Events Australia list Saffire Freycinet and Lake House as top hands-on foodie experiences for authentic group activities. More »

Nov 15, 2021 | The AFR reports amid the desire for space and seclusion, more Australians plan to travel and linger longer these Summer … More »

Nov 15, 2021 | The AFR reports amid the desire for space and seclusion, more Australians plan to travel … More »

Nov 15, 2021 | The AFR reports amid the desire for space and seclusion, more Australians plan to travel and linger longer these Summer holidays. More »

Feb 24, 2022 | The Australian reports Tasmania is now one of Australia’s most sought-after holiday locales, with iconic Saffire Freycinet on the list … More »

Feb 24, 2022 | The Australian reports Tasmania is now one of Australia’s most sought-after holiday locales, with iconic … More »

Feb 24, 2022 | The Australian reports Tasmania is now one of Australia’s most sought-after holiday locales, with iconic Saffire Freycinet on the list of the very best luxury accommodation. More »

Mar 03, 2022 | With the much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders, businesses can enjoy exclusive use of some of Australia’s luxury lodges and … More »

Mar 03, 2022 | With the much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders, businesses can enjoy exclusive use of some … More »

Mar 03, 2022 | With the much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders, businesses can enjoy exclusive use of some of Australia’s luxury lodges and have the place all to yourself. More »

Mar 01, 2022 | Each year on March 3rd, World Wildlife Day draws attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically … More »

Mar 01, 2022 | Each year on March 3rd, World Wildlife Day draws attention to the conservation status of … More »

Mar 01, 2022 | Each year on March 3rd, World Wildlife Day draws attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild flora and fauna. More »

Apr 07, 2022 | Anything but your typical country retreats, Traveller notes the six best Australian luxury lodges. More »

Apr 07, 2022 | Anything but your typical country retreats, Traveller notes the six best Australian luxury lodges. More »

Apr 07, 2022 | Anything but your typical country retreats, Traveller notes the six best Australian luxury lodges. More »

Apr 14, 2022 | Saffire Freycinet won gold at the 2021 Australian Tourism Awards for Best 5 Star Luxury Accomodation. More »

Apr 14, 2022 | Saffire Freycinet won gold at the 2021 Australian Tourism Awards for Best 5 Star Luxury … More »

Apr 14, 2022 | Saffire Freycinet won gold at the 2021 Australian Tourism Awards for Best 5 Star Luxury Accomodation. More »

May 12, 2022 | Travel Insider writer Kirsten Galliot, experiences first hand that not even the rain can bring things to a standstill on … More »

May 12, 2022 | Travel Insider writer Kirsten Galliot, experiences first hand that not even the rain can bring … More »

May 12, 2022 | Travel Insider writer Kirsten Galliot, experiences first hand that not even the rain can bring things to a standstill on Freycinet Peninsular where time marches on. More »

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