Tasmania’s whisky is among the best on the planet, putting this little island on the world map for yet another reason. This fact has been well-publicised in recent years, but an interesting fact has slipped under the radar: Tasmania is also producing world-class gin! This year, Saffire will pay tribute to these incredible local gins by sampling some of the State’s best, alongside our whiskies throughout the event.

Until 1992, Australian laws prohibited boutique distilleries from producing spirits. One man lobbied the Federal government to have those laws overturned, then began distilling whisky at an exceptional standard in his home State of Tasmania. This man, often referred to as the Godfather of Australian whisky, is Bill Lark of Lark Distillery and he will be joining us for the weekend. Also along for the experience will be Myfanwy Kernke from Shene Estate & Distillery, producers of the increasingly popular Poltergeist gin. We can’t give away all our surprises for the weekend, but we are also excited to be welcoming an A-List international whisky expert and some award-winning entertainment. You’ll have to wait and see who!

You can expect Todd Adams and his kitchen team to tantalise your culinary desires with Saffire’s signature faire. When not eating and drinking the best Saffire has to offer, you can expect to participate in a few surprise activities and some seriously Whisky Business. Dust off those kilts and polish your sporran!

Accommodation, meals, whiskies, gins and beverages are all included and of course you'll enjoy the many unique attractions of Saffire.


Luxury Suite $4,800 (two nights, all-inclusive)

Signature Suite $5,400 (two nights, all-inclusive)

Private Pavilion $6,200 (two nights, all-inclusive)


Helicopter flight with Bill Lark to his 'peat bog' in the central highlands  $2,100 per person

Clay shooting and whisky tasting at the stunning Currawong Lakes Property  $450 per person

Join us for a winter weekend of warmth, friendship and good cheer. Places are limited and demand will be high - call us now on 03 6256 7888 or email host@saffire-freycinet.com.au

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Whisky Business


Friday, 11 August

12 noon - 2pm: Guests are welcome to arrive at their leisure for a casual sit down lunch in the restaurant.

2pm - 6.30pm: Spend the afternoon settling into your suite. If you prefer, Saffire will have a range of activities taking place including the iconic marine farm tour.

6.30pm - 9pm: An evening with a stand up cocktail style dinner. While chefs Todd and Hugh have prepared a very special menu just for this dinner, it will be the entertainment who star throughout the evening.

SATURDAY, 12 August

7am - 10am: A la carte breakfast at guests’ leisure.

9am - 11am: A range of Saffire activities and experiences will be launched this morning including Wineglass Bay lookout walk and the Schouten Island cruise. Optional experiences of flying to the Lark peat bog or clay shooting and whisky tasting at Currwaong Lakes property, will be available for today only and is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Please note this activity is limited in numbers, and will need to be booked in advance.

12noon - 2.30pm: Casual sit down lunch in the restaurant.

3.30pm - 5pm: Whisky tasting flight. A very special chance to join an interactive session hosted by Craig from Lark Distillery – comparing old world Scottish whiskey to new world Tasmanian whisky. And for those who prefer, there is always the spa to relax and unwind in.

7pm - 11pm: A fine time for a whisky by the fire. Pre-dinner drinks hosted by Hugh, Todd and the distillers before moving in for the formal dinner around 7.30pm. The dinner menu has been designed especially for this evening by executive chef Todd and Executive Food and Beverage Manager Hugh. It will be a six-course menu with matching whisky and wine offerings.


7am - 10am: A la Carte Breakfast at guests' leisure.