Q&A

Matt Casey

GM of Saffire Hotel

Best restaurant: Richardson’s has amazing views of Great Oyster Bay, and you’re also treated to local seafood and an extensive wine list.
*Best spot:** The southern end of Friendly Beaches, via Saffire’s quad bike. You’ll find crystal-white sands bordered by fiery red granite with some of the world’s clearest waters. It’s absolute paradise and can only be reached by quad bike.
Best local secret: Accessible only via boat, the Seal Haul off Schouten Island is populated by over 50 Australian fur seals.
Best view: Freycinet Air offers scenic flights over Wineglass Bay across Great Oyster Bay and over Friendly Beaches. From November to May you’ll get amazing sightings of whales and whale calves – and pods of dolphins all year round. For walkers, it is impossible to beat the view of Wineglass Bay from the Lookout, an easy climb from our car park just a few minutes from Saffire.

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