Spectacular Tasmania – Experience the unpredictable, the quirky, the cool.

Tasmania has taken out the top spot in the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2020 prestigious annual readers’ choice awards as the best island in the world.  Visit and see for yourself. 

Stay at the Best
At MACq01 the style is relaxed informal luxury right on the Hobart waterfront. Saffire Freycinet, the sublime gem in Coles Bay celebrates natural beauty and fare, the very best of Tasmania. The perfect combination!


A Fly/Drive combo offers you the perfect Tassie Experience.
Freycinet is 2.5 hours by road from Hobart.  Hire a car – luxury/4WD/sports vehicles – or we can arrange a helicopter transfer one way or return. 
At MACq 01 Hotel the style is relaxed informal luxury.
This is a storytelling hotel right on the Hobart waterfront.

The timber-clad Macq01, anchored beside the Derwent on Macquarie Wharf, captures the island’s colourful past in 114 rooms themed around historical figures, indigenous warriors, errant sailors and whaler ghosts.

Stylish ground-floor public areas such as the Lounge, with a river-stone fire pit and Indigenous artefacts, have lavish water outlooks.

Dine at the renowned Old Wharf Restaurant where you’ll delight in Tasmania’s celebrated produce and growers.

The Story Bar is the perfect location for a cocktail at the end of the night whilst the award winning Evolve Spirit Bar offers a selection of rare spirits in an intimate setting famous for its ornate design and warm hospitality.

MACq01 Hobart Rates and Packages

Stay and Save Rates – Room Only
Based on 2 night minimum stay subject to availability

Room Type                                     Rate per room per night

  • Hunter Street Room                       $192
  • Superior Hunter Street Room          $224
  • Superior Waterfront Room              $248
  • Superior Corner Suite                     $296
  • Executive Corner Suite                   $296
  • Premium Waterfront Suite              $360
  • Executive Waterfront Suite             $360
  • Luxury Waterfront Suite                 $680

Please enquire for further seasonal special offers and packages.

Hobart Highlights
  • Take the ferry to Mona – Museum of Old and New Art
  • Salamanca Market
  • See the magnificent view from Mt Wellington just 30mins away from town
  • Day trip to Bruny Island
  • Day trip to Port Arthur
Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania’s East Coast is all design and luxury along with generous hospitality, stunning views and unforgetable culinary offerings.

The first thing you’ll notice about Saffire is the striking architecture and the sweeping views.  Comprising of 20 large luxury suites with private courtyards, placed a discreet distance away from a main lodge housing the lounge, bar, restaurants and spa.

The restaurant celebrates local produce and everything has a local connection – a farm down the road, the vineyard over the hill; seafood pulled dripping from the bay that afternoon.

Renew your energy after a day of adventures at Saffire’s Day Spa where you’ll be pampered with Tasmania’s natural products and professionals.

This is one of the few luxury lodges to welcome children of any age. The warm hospitality of the staff is second to none and the on-site Saffire host will recommend plenty to see and do.

The self-guided activities include mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, archery and fishing.  Complimentary guided activities include a tour of nearby Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm, a two-hour walk to Wineglass Bay, wine tastings at Freycinet Winery and bird-watching at Pelican Bay. There’s a chef’s cooking class and cocktail mixology lessons.

Enjoy these Experiences all included for free.

The Saffire Beekeeping Experience will show the the secret world of bees.  You’ll be decked out in a full-body apaiarist suit under the guidance of the Saffire Horticulturist.

You’ll don waders and visit the Fareycinet Marine Farm Experience to stand knee deep and shuck fresh oysters to devour!

The Tasmanian Devil Experience visits  Saffire’s open range enclosure and experience a rare encounter with the endangered largest carnivorous marsupials.  You’ll learn of the challenges that threaten the species’ survival and the Save the Devil program.

Four signature experiences cost extra but deserve the extra outlay. There’s a three-hour adventure cruise out to uninhabited Schouten Island and an  encounter with the resident Australian fur seals.

For thrill-seekers, there’s the Great Oyster Bay Blast, an hour-long hoon around the bay to Moulting Lagoon and Hazards Beach or a half-day quad-biking expedition along 4WD tracks through the National Park to Friendly Beaches.

Saffire Freycinet All Inclusive Rates

Regardless of room type, you will want for absolutely nothing during your stay at Saffire.  Rates are subject to availability.

Room Type                        Rate per night – minimum 2 night stay

  • Luxury Suite                     $2100
  • Signature Suite                $2400
  • Private Pavilion                $2800 

Rates include

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lunch & dinner selected dining veverages
  • Lounge bar beverages
  • In suite mini-bar
  • Property credits starting at $100 per stay for use at the spa
  • Saffire complimentary experiences and activities