Holidays in Bicheno Blowhole

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Bicheno

Get sprayed by salty water from up close or witness the power of nature from a safe distance at this powerful natural water feature in a dramatic coastal setting.

Bicheno Blowhole is a spectacular natural phenomena that is powered by the waves of the Tasman Sea. Millennia of erosion has caused this coastal fountain to be moulded out of solid granite. The large, upright boulder that towers right beside the blowhole is a dramatic addition to this fascinating scene.

Drive to the far end of the Bicheno Esplanade to see the full force of the blowhole. Find a good vantage point to watch as the waves rush through the underground channel and erupt out of the narrow opening in the rock at irregular intervals. The sea spray soars high into the air before raining back down on the surrounding rocks and those standing too close.

The persistently pounding waves have smoothed much of the rocky surface the east coast into flowing lines, with smooth dips and sharp crevices, a naturally sculpted boundary between land and sea. See how many of the granite boulders resemble natural works of art, brightly painted with either green seaweed or orange lichen.

If you don’t mind getting showered by sea spray, get even closer up to play with the unpredictable eruptions of this powerful blowhole. Stay clear of the actual hole itself though, because the eruptions are powerful enough to topple you over and the wet rocks are slippery.

Explore more of the dramatic coastal scenery of Bicheno by wandering along the town’s coastal path. Look for seals on distant rocky islands in the ocean and flocks of noisy seabirds.

Come back at dusk to see the rocks take on a beautiful orange glow as the sun sets on the horizon. Wait quietly in the twilight for a chance to see Tasmania’s fairy penguins waddle across the rocks to hidden burrows in the coastal shrub. Don’t shine your torches onto the penguins, and stay still because they are easily spooked. Join a tour to increase your chances of spotting these little creatures and find out the reason behind their nightly ritual from a local guide.

The Bicheno Blowhole is freely accessible to the public at all times. You can either drive or walk to here from the center of the small seaside town of Bicheno. You can park for free at the end of the Esplanade.

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357 Cheap Hotels Near Bicheno Blowhole

Beachfront At Bicheno
Beachfront At Bicheno
4 out of 5
232 Tasman Highway, Corner of Sinclair St, Bicheno, TAS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$119 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Bicheno Penguin Tours, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration and Whalers Lookout. Bicheno ...
4.3/5Excellent! (828 reviews)
"Really pleased with our stay. We’re already planning a return visit if we are unable to travel interstate later in the year."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

Beachfront At Bicheno
Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$135 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this cottage is steps away from Bicheno Penguin Tours, Denison Beach and Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration. Diamond Island Nature ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (443 reviews)
"Very nice clean quiet place to live, hotel staff are very friendly and considerately."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Bicheno by the Bay
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
4 out of 5
69 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
With direct access to the beach, this Bicheno motel is next to a golf course, steps away from Denison Beach, Waubs Beach and Redbill Beach. Governor Island Marine ...
3.5/5Good! (252 reviews)
"Great location and excellent views. Wonderful to wake to the sounds of penguins!"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
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Wintersun Gardens Motel
Wintersun Gardens Motel
3 out of 5
35 Gordon Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$100 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Wintersun Gardens Motel
Beachfront At Bicheno
Beachfront At Bicheno
4 out of 5
232 Tasman Highway, Corner of Sinclair St, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$119 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Beachfront At Bicheno
Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$135 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Bicheno by the Bay
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
4 out of 5
69 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
2 out of 5
4 Champ Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$104 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
4 out of 5
23 Fraser Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$195 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
Douglas St Bicheno, close to the Blowhole
Douglas St Bicheno, close to the Blowhole
2/3 Douglas Street, Bicheno, TAS
Douglas St Bicheno, close to the Blowhole
Self Contained Holiday Unit
Self Contained Holiday Unit
6 Champ St, Unit 15B, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$154 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Self Contained Holiday Unit
Cod Rock Point
Cod Rock Point
3 out of 5
2 Murray Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$280 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Cod Rock Point
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