Saffire luxury resort on Tasmania's East Coast is the only choice for a truly opulent winter escape or romantic getaway
(PRWEB) September 3, 2010
Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is an island of rare beauty, wild landscapes and striking waterways. It’s a place to bathe the senses, to draw back to a quieter way of life, whilst relishing the Apple Isle’s culinary wonders and award-winning wines along the way. All this and more is on offer along Tasmania’s rugged East Coast, which by air, boat or car makes for one of Australia’s best luxury travel destinations. Make it a trip to remember by taking advantage of a special offer to stay at Australia's newset luxury resort - Saffire - exclusive to Abercrombie & Kent Australia.
With its convenient proximity to Tasmania’s major centres, Tasmania’s East Coast provides the perfect setting for a luxurious weekend escape. Savour the flavour and beauty of Tasmania’s unspoilt East Coast with a relaxing driving holiday from Hobart to Launceston, taking in the sights at Tasmania’s most luxurious new resort Saffire.
Australia’s most southern city, Hobart, is the gateway to Tasmania’s East Coast, and offers plenty of attractions for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. Nestled in the foothills of the imposing Mount Wellington, Hobart offers a bustling urban centre amidst spectacular natural scenery. Water abounds in Hobart, with the Derwent River meandering its way into the glistening Tasman Sea via pristine bays, abundant estuaries and the wild Storm Bay.
No visit to Hobart is complete without a wander through the bustling outdoor markets of Salamanca Place. Flanked by 19th century Georgian warehouses, Salamanca Market is a flourish of fine art, local crafts and fresh produce set in Hobart’s cultural hub and near Hobart’s mouth-watering waterfront restaurant precinct. Whilst at the waterfront, harbour cruises afford breathtaking views of this historic city, which dates back to 1804 and is Australia’s second oldest capital city only to Sydney.
From Hobart, the Tasmanian East Coast beckons, with the historic village of Richmond the first port of call en route to Launceston and a great pick for an interesting walking tour. Known for its well-preserved Georgian architecture, and steeped in Tasmania’s convict history, attractions include the heritage-listed Richmond Bridge and Richmond Gaol, Australia’s oldest prison. The neighbouring village of Triabunna makes for an indulgent lunch stop, with excellent fishing, scallops and abalone to be had.
Back on the road again, time is well spent at Coles Bay, which sits at the foot of the granite Hazards mountains and on the edge of the world-renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay - surely the jewel of the Tasmanian East Coast. From here, Tasmania’s newest luxury resort is just a short drive away, along unspoilt coastline.
Upon arrival at Saffire, guests are as impressed by the dramatic natural surrounds, as by the resort itself. Only recently opened in May 2010, Saffire is a secluded five star resort overlooking Great Oyster Bay and the majestic Hazards Ranges. Including these stunning views into the Saffire experience was well executed by award winning architects Morris-Nunn & Associates in a design that seamlessly weaves the area’s natural beauty with the resorts’ luxurious interiors. At a total cost exceeding $32 million, this resort is the largest private tourism investment in Tasmania in 20 years, making Saffire the only choice for a truly opulent winter escape or romantic getaway.
Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent is now offering a Saffire exclusive – be one of the first to stay at Australia’s newest luxury resort, and receive a complimentary Schouten Island Experience valued at $990 AUD per couple – for the first 20 bookings only*. The Schouten Island Experience is Saffire’s signature experience, exclusive to Saffire guests.
Booking Period: 19 August 2010 – 15 October 2010
Travel Period: 19 August 2010 – 20 December 2010
*Terms & Conditions Apply – please visit Abercrombie & Kent Australia for more information.
Established in Nairobi in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent is the original luxury travel company and a specialist in private adventure travel with a reputation for first class service. With branches worldwide, A&K is considered a leader in exceptional travel and is the premium choice for private guided tours and luxury holidays in Australia. With roots in traditional African safari, Abercrombie & Kent has refined adventure travel to deliver the ultimate luxury holiday experience. Catering exclusively to the most discerning of traveller, A&K are renowned for upmarket and exotic journeys, taking guests to the most beautiful and remote parts of the world in the utmost style and luxury.