A holiday in Tasmania may feel like a trip to the end of the earth. A reward for the long journey? The Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania's first world-class retreat. Spread across 11 lush acres, it is a reimagination of a beachfront shack, with an aesthetic that takes full advantage of the area's natural beauty. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the craggy Hazards mountain range, while light-filled living rooms face Great Oyster Bay. Most indulgent touch: each guest is given a complimentary treatment at the 1,600-square-foot spa.
Room to Book:
For ultimate privacy, opt for either Suite 1 (Mayson) or 20 (Whimbrel), at either end of the property.
It may sound grungy, but the best of the complimentary excursions is the trip to the working marine farm—a dilapidated but charming setup where everyone gets the chance to don waders and pluck fresh oysters right out of the ocean.