Luxury Lodges of Australia
Australia's high end experiential travel landscape has changed. In recent years, Australia has seen the emergence and consolidation of a new breed of exceptional luxury properties and experiences. These properties have joined forces to showcase Australia’s unique style of sophisticated, carefree, barefoot, experiential luxury.
Luxury Lodges of Australia is a collection of independent luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations.
In 2010, a number of Australia’s leading independent high-end tourism property owners formed Luxury Lodges of Australia. It is a member-owned, marketing association to promote both domestically and internationally the uniquely Australian breed of luxury experiential lodges. Saffire is one of these lodges.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
The Henry Jones is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, and one of a handful of art hotels in the world.
Created within Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, the Henry Jones Art Hotel merges historic and modern, blending the original 19th century architecture of the city with modern design and contemporary art.
Art and design are woven into the fabric of the Henry Jones. The hotel partners with a diverse range of Tasmanian artists to present a continuously changing exhibition of over 400 artworks. Every space is a canvas for artistic expression—from the art itself to exquisite furniture design and award-winning architectural elements—creating a singular environment and experience in which art is the focus.
The hotel’s 56 individually designed rooms and suites reflect Henry Jones’ characteristic fusion of art, heritage, tradition and nature. Sleek modernity complements untouched heritage features, nineteenth century sandstone walls frame contemporary artworks, and original windows reveal views of Hobart’s harbour, city, mountains and built history.
Overdrive Car Hire
Pickup your sports or luxury car of choice from the Saffire Lounge at Hobart Airport, and head to the fabulous Great Eastern Drive, covering some of the world famous Targa Tasmania routes. The winding road heads north through amazing countryside dotted with small historic and scenic coastal towns. Take in the stunning views of unspoilt country, drive alongside sweeping beaches, and visit vineyards renown for award winning cool climate wines. Maybe a coffee at Kate’s Berry Farm or in the quaint seaside town of Swansea? Then arrive in style, having experienced one of the Australia’s best drives, to a welcoming champagne and the delights ahead. A two hour drive remains a lifelong memory.