Holidays in Bicheno Blowhole

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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.

337 Cheap Hotels Near Bicheno Blowhole

Beachfront At Bicheno
Beachfront At Bicheno
4 out of 5
232 Tasman Highway, Corner of Sinclair St, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$123 per night from 12 Jul. to 13 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star motel in Bicheno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (898 reviews)
"Stayed here for one night and it was adequate. Room was clean and comfortable overall."

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2022

Beachfront At Bicheno
Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
The price is AU$145 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Bicheno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (479 reviews)
"Over our expectation, the place was so clean and well furnished, perfect location to walk to the blowhole and the shops . Highly recommended, we will be back again !"

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2022

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, 7215
The price is AU$201 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star beach motel in Bicheno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (287 reviews)
"We've stayed in a studio apartment and everything you need for your stay was in the room. It's a great size room. The hotel restaurant serves delicious food at reasonable prices and the staff is friendly and very helpful. As part of your stay you can spot penguins at night and also the beach in front ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr. 2022

Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Bicheno Blowhole Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
2 out of 5
4 Champ Street, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
The price is AU$104 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
Beachfront At Bicheno
Beachfront At Bicheno
4 out of 5
232 Tasman Highway, Corner of Sinclair St, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
The price is AU$123 per night from 12 Jul. to 13 Jul.
Beachfront At Bicheno
Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
The price is AU$145 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
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, 7215
The price is AU$201 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Wintersun Gardens Motel
Wintersun Gardens Motel
3 out of 5
35 Gordon Street, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
The price is AU$105 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Wintersun Gardens Motel
TasShacks
TasShacks
3 out of 5
29 Banksia Street, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
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Douglas St Bicheno, close to the Blowhole
Douglas St Bicheno, close to the Blowhole
Bicheno, TAS
Douglas St Bicheno, close to the Blowhole
Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
4 out of 5
23 Fraser Street, Bicheno, TAS, 7215
The price is AU$204 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
Self Contained Holiday Unit
Self Contained Holiday Unit
Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$209 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Self Contained Holiday Unit
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.