Discover the extraordinary sights, sounds and tastes of Tasmania on this leisurely self-drive journey from Hobart to Freycinet National Park. Spend two days exploring the attractions of Hobart at your own pace before revelling in the stunning beauty of Freycinet National Park from the intimate seclusion of Saffire Freycinet, dominated by the pink granite peaks of the Hazards.
- Explore the highlights of Hobart at your own pace
- Accommodation at Tasmania’s luxury coastal sanctuary, Saffire Freycinet
- Accommodation at Macq 01 Hotel, Hobart
- Choose from an array of activities, including private wine tastings, a guided walk to Wineglass Bay, a fishing expedition, kayaking or mountain bike riding
Day 1: Arrive Hobart
Arrive into the Apple Isle and collect your rental car* at Hobart Airport. Drive to your waterfront hotel with the rest of the day to relax or explore the surrounds.
Days 2-3: Hobart
Enjoy 2 days at leisure to explore the sites around Hobart. You may choose to visit Battery Point and Victoria Docks, or stroll around the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. A fast ferry can take you to visit MONA, the breathtaking and utterly brilliant Museum of Old and New Art, or you may choose to head to the 1,271 metre summit of Mt. Wellington for a stunning view over the city. Further afield you could visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic site, Bruny Island or tranquil Huon Valley.
MACq01 | B
Day 4: Hobart – Freycinet National Park
Leave the city behind and drive up the East Coast to the majestic mountains, azure bays and white beaches of Freycinet National Park. Settle into luxury boutique lodge, Saffire Freycinet, and soak up the landscape and views of the Hazards mountain range across Great Oyster Bay. Tonight, dine at Palate, possibly Tasmania’s most exclusive restaurant.
Saffire Freycinet | BLD
Days 5-6: Freycinet National Park
Relax, indulge and enjoy the beautiful coastal reserve with your choice of activities. Take a guided walk to stunning Wineglass Bay with a gourmet picnic thrown in. Or perhaps a fishing expedition, kayaking or mountain biking. Savour the local drop at private tastings at Freycinet Vineyard or tour a local oyster farm before tasting the salty bounty. Take time out for a complimentary spa treatment or visit Saffire’s open-range Tasmanian Devil enclosure and assist with saving this endangered species from extinction. And for more adventure head out on a gourmet quad bike expedition or join the Captain aboard Saffire, a purpose-built vessel, for close-up interactions with soaring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs. With so much on offer you’ll be dazzled and delighted.
Saffire Freycinet | BLD
Day 7: Freycinet – Depart Hobart
Drive yourself back to Hobart Airport and return your rental car* before checking in for your home bound flight.
Departures & Rates
Tasmania in Style
Abercrombie & Kent Tour
Per Person for Two Adults: From $5,000
Single Supplement rates are available on request.
This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.
Magnificent in every detail, Saffire is defined by its subtle but chic interiors, and a fluid architectural design. Water is a strong theme here with reflective ponds, calming spas and the sanctuary’s pool. Glass has been cleverly used throughout, creating a sense that the sanctuary and the environment are the same space.
All the suites are luxuriously appointed, featuring the best in design and furnishings. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary, with locally made timber pieces alongside mid-century classics such as chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames and Herman Miller.
Beautiful though Saffire is, however, it plays second fiddle to the surrounding landscapes. The powder-white sandy beaches are as undisturbed and uncrowded as they were in the early 1800s, when French explorer Nicholas Baudin stepped ashore. Southern Right Whales continue on their annual migration in intensely turquoise waters, and wildlife roams the heath and forests in abundance.
Why we like it
- All suites have private courtyards and decks with views of the Hazards Mountains, crystal-clear blue waters and white sandy beaches
- Saffire is a luxury sanctuary on Tasmania’s east coast
- The restaurant, Palate, showcases the best Tasmania has to offer
- Spa Saffire is wonderful – highly trained therapists offer an array of innovative treatments
- Other facilities include a ‘classic cool’ lounge with panoramic views, a courtyard, a gym, a magnificent collection of artwork, mountain bikes, kayaks, cookery classes and a wide range of excursions and experiences
MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart
A unique hotel of unlimited intrigue, MACq 01 is inspired by the stories of Tasmania and its most colourful characters. Located in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront, this storytelling hotel offers an informal luxury setting. From the rooms and decor to the service, the food, the entertainment, the views and even the people you meet within its walls, MACq 01 has been designed to offer a quintessentially Tasmanian experience like no other. Inside the hotel, you’ll encounter the essence of Tasmania amidst a cornucopia of delights: fresh Tassie produce, a roaring open fire, trinkets and curiosities of the distant past, touches of live entertainment, all surrounded by the stories and characters that have made Tasmania the unforgettable place it is today.
Why we like it
- Each room in unique with a design inspired by a different Tasmanian character
- Amazing views of Hobart harbour and surrounds
- Gourmet restaurant serving the finest local ingredients
- Suites offer butler service