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Bicheno, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's stunning east coast, is known for its laid-back lifestyle and outdoor activities. If a holiday relaxing by white, sandy beaches, dining on fresh seafood and playing leisurely games of golf sounds appealing, you'll love Bicheno. More than 700 people live in the town, and water's its lifeblood. Crayfish, abalone and Australian salmon are often brought ashore with the daily fishing catch. You can explore the coast at your own pace in a sea kayak, or pick up some local knowledge on a guided boat trip. Marine life and sea birds abound in Governors Island Marine Reserve and stay dry in a glass-bottomed boat or scuba dive amid sheer rock walls, deep fissures, caves, sponges and sea whips. Tasmania is considered one of the best temperate water dive sites in the world. There is plenty to do on dry land as well. Motor tricycle tours, a Grape Escape wine tour, and walks to Rocking Rock and the blowhole or along the sandbar to Diamond Island Nature Reserve are popular. Penguin tours are one of the town's most popular attractions, while the local wildlife park has a wide array of fauna, including kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and pelicans. Waterfalls tumble to tranquil lakes and river ravines in nearby Douglas&Apsley National Park, while to the south, in Freycinet National Park, you can take the famous walk to Wineglass Bay, one of the best beaches in the world. Formerly known as Waubs Boat Harbour, Bicheno was established as a whaling centre in 1803. The town was named after James Ebenezer Bicheno and expanded in 1854 with the discovery of coal in the Denison River. Bicheno has mild weather, with an average maximum of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and 14.5 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit) in June. The town is 182 kilometres (113 miles) north east of Hobart via the Tasman Highway.


Bicheno: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bicheno Golf Club Incorporated

Bicheno Golf Club Incorporated offers a nine-hole course on Tasmania's sunny East Coast at Bicheno.
The course is set in beautiful surrounds, with native trees lining the course and a coastal beach directly adjacent. Bicheno's golf course is meticulously maintained and offers golfers a challenging round. You may even be fortunate to spot the resident deer and Cape Barren geese. Wildlife and abundant native parrots are a highlight of the course. You can play at the club seven days a week and golf clubs and buggies are available for hire. The comfortable clubhouse is well-equipped for you to enjoy full bar facilities in a friendly atmosphere following your game.
While you are on the East Coast, take advantage of the many attractions including coastal wineries and beautiful national parks. Take a fairy penguin tour during the evening at Diamond Island where you can watch penguins make their way up the beach to nest. Freycinet National Park is a 30-minute drive, where you will find magnificent Wineglass Bay. After your round of golf, book in at a nearby restaurant and enjoy fresh Tasmanian seafood with views over the water.
Bicheno is just over a two-hour drive south-east of Launceston (174 km).

Tasman Highway
Bicheno, TAS, 7215

Located 4.5K from Bicheno

East Coast Natureworld

East Coast Natureworld is set amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons. The perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique animals, birds, reptiles. Operating for over thirty years, Natureworld offers a more intimate, interactive, and ultimately enjoyable experience with Tasmanian wildlife. Originally a birdlife park, Natureworld has evolved into a nature world, where Tasmanian wildlife, birdlife and flora can be seen and appreciated by all. With 150 acres of forest, lagoon and beach frontage the extensive park grounds allow you to wander around at your own leisure. Wheel chair and pram friendly paths allow all to experience the uniqueness of Tasmania up close. Tasmanian devil feeding times are 1000, 1230 and 1530 daily. There is food and drink served for most of the day in the Gallery Cafe. For the wildlife photography enthusiast there is an extensive display of Tasmanian wildlife photography. The shop has a wide range of souvenirs with a wildlife and Tasmania theme.
Bicheno is a two-hour-and-15-minute drive (177 kilometres) from Hobart.

18356 Tasman Highway
Bicheno, TAS, 7215

Located 5.5K from Bicheno

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley National Park is a few kilometres north of Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast.
This beautiful park features dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay pines.
Walks include the 20-minute return stroll to the Apsley Waterhole, the three-hour Apsley Gorge circuit and the three-day north-south bushwalk through the park.
Douglas-Apsley National Park is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the quaint towns along Tasmania's beautiful east coast. While in the area you can also swim, snorkel or try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Nearby are coastal wineries and renowned Wineglass Bay in nearby Freycinet National Park.
Douglas-Apsley National Park is just over a two-hour drive (174 kilometres) southeast of Launceston.

Bicheno, TAS, 7215

Located 14.7K from Bicheno

Bicheno: Events

Bicheno Food and Wine Festival

Get along to one of Tasmania's best food and wine festivals held on a magnificent waterfront site in the town of Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast.
Enjoy a day of exciting events that will bring you up close and personal with leading local wine and beer makers; chefs; food producers and gourmet innovators from Tasmania's sunny East Coast. Indulge your senses with our world famous crayfish, heavenly mussels, delectable oysters, amazing tacos, game burgers, paella, sweet treats and more.
Kick back on the grass with a glass of "something local" and enjoy live music from some of Tasmania's best blues and roots musicians. Stroll along the rows of food and wine stalls.
There are cooking classes and face painting for the kids, a home brew competition, demonstrations and tastings, a vintage surfboard exhibit and even a "pop up" caf? that only serves chocolate cake!

Event Dates
      19th Nov

Burgess Street
Bicheno, TAS, 7215

Located 0.3K from Bicheno

Bicheno: Travel Tips

Bicheno Visitor Information Centre

The East Coast Visitor Information Network comprises of four visitor centres located on the stunning East Coast of Tasmania at St Helens, Bicheno, Swansea and Triabunna. Our friendly and professional staff offer tourism information and can assist you with booking tours and accommodation whilst also offering the best unbiased local knowledge.
Discover the pristine beaches of our iconic Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay. Take a cruise, a penguin tour, visit one of the museums or experience a bird's eye view of the Freycinet coast with a scenic flight or discover the beauty of Maria Island all of which our friendly staff can help you to arrange.

41B Foster Street
Bicheno, TAS, 7215

Located 0.1K from Bicheno

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