The smallest state and at the same time the largest island in Australia
From rustic chic of Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains to stylish elegance on Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania overlooking the Coles Bay of Freycinet Peninsula. Be secluded, be surrounded by the sea and the wildlife, far away from the crowds, but with access to every conceivable luxury. The Saffire Freyinet also offers a selection of experiences that you can´t miss. The most beautiful and interesting experiences for me are: (www.saffire-freycinet.com.au)
1. Wineglass lookout walk with the million-dollar view
The guided two-hour hike leads over hill and dale and countless stairs, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the white beach of this famous crescent-shaped bay, located in the internationally renowned Freycinet National Park.
2. Schouten Island
The only negative part of this absolutely unique excursion – it starts quite early in the morning and this means it is a little bit cold and sometimes really stormy. But the wonderful staff of Freycinet provides you with a weatherproof lined overcoat with hood. However, this coat with the telling name “Stormy” is of no use against the stormy waves, as the Tasmanian Sea might be very bumpy at the beginning of the cruise.
Aboard the purpose-built vessel, called Saffire, you cruise the Freycinet coastline and you are going around an uninhabited, rocky island. There, the sight of the many sea lions will put a smile on your face, too. You will also learn a lot about Tasmanian´s geological past and you will hear fascinating stories of the East Coast.
3. Marine Oyster Farm
Don´t be put off by the monstrous fishing pants. Just get dressed and smile! This is the only way you can wade through the Tasman sea with dry feet. The passionate farmer, possibly Toni, will pick you the best oysters in the world and tell you everything you want to know about oyster farming. Finally, you can sip the fresh oysters with a glass of champagne at the table, which is set in a crisp white setting in the middle of the Tasman Sea.
4. The Tasmanian Devil Experience
Saffire Freycinet offers you the rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting, the Saffire´s free range Tasmanian devil enclosure, located a few steps from your Pavilion. Unfortunately, the population of these animals is in rapid decline due to a facial tumor disease which develops rapidly and is fatal.
As regards the accommodation, the luxury and signature suites are great, but I recommend one of the two private pavilions, as they offer the highest standard of luxury and privacy. See the photos below from our private Amos and you will book!
And in the unlikely event that you are still not convinced about booking a stay, then let me tell you that at the Palate Restaurant you will be pampered like God in France. Palate is the most exclusive restaurant in Tasmania and the food is the most exquisite in Tasmania. Whatever you choose, you can be sure, it will be the best choice, you won´t be disappointed!
Saffire Freycinet offers real luxury, even at the Airport. You can use the private lounge before your return flight!
THE EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY AS WELL AS THE SAFFIRE FREYCINET ARE 2 ICONS OF THE AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL INDUSTRY. YOU HAVE TO PAY A VISIT TO EACH OF THESE 2 INCOMPARABLY SPECIAL SECLUDED LUXURY ACCOMODATIONS FOR AT LEAST 3 NIGTHS!
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