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Bicheno

Travel Guide
Tasmania featuring tranquil scenes, general coastal views and a coastal town

Find stunning beaches, rolling surf, rich marine life and a colony of fairy penguins at this gateway to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.

Bicheno is a sleepy little fishing village on Tasmania’s eastern coast, known for its beautiful beaches studded with orange lichen-covered rocks, fascinating wildlife and fresh local seafood. A relaxed beach town with its own charms, Bicheno is also a great base for exploring Tasmania’s renowned east coast. Discover Freycinet National Park, Apsley Gorge and, just outside town, wineries that produce some of Tasmania’s premier pinot noir and sauvignon blanc.

A former whaling port, Bicheno’s maritime history stretches back to 1803. Spot whales in Waub’s Bay between July and November or find out about the local Aboriginal woman after whom the bay was named at her gravesite, located near the beachside tennis courts. Stroll along the gorgeous main beach and peer into rock pools. The orange lichen set against the blue of the ocean makes this spot a favourite among nature photographers. Trek along the Foreshore Walking Track to the peak of Whalers’ Lookout for magnificent views.

Join the locals taking part in the daily early morning ocean swim at Waub’s Bay Beach. When the swell is up, take out a surfboard. You can also go diving in the nearby Governor Island Marine Reserve and see schools of fish in the clear waters.Wander through Bicheno’s main street to find fishmongers selling crayfish, abalone and scallops, and providores specialising in local produce. Pack a picnic and collect some local wines.

As dusk falls, join a fairy penguin tour to see the little creatures coming in from a day in the ocean to their rookery on the beach. Tours can be booked in the town centre.

Time your visit with the Bicheno Food & Wine Festival, held every November, to experience some of the region’s excellent local produce.

Bicheno is just under 2 hours by car from Launceston Airport, which has car rental facilities. Catching a charter bus from Launceston or Hobart is another option. You can explore Bicheno village on foot. Shuttle buses leave daily for Freycinet National Park. Surrounding hiking trails and beaches are within a 40-minute drive.

Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$109 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this cottage is steps away from Bicheno Penguin Tours, Apsley Conservation Area and Lookout Rock State Reserve. Governor Island Marine ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (440 reviews)
"Very nice clean quiet place to live, hotel staff are very friendly and considerately."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Bicheno by the Bay
Beachfront At Bicheno
Beachfront At Bicheno
4 out of 5
232 Tasman Highway, Corner of Sinclair St, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$122 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
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! (816 reviews)
"Our room had an uninterrupted view of the ocean. Beautiful."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Beachfront At Bicheno
Tidelines of Bicheno
Tidelines of Bicheno
4 out of 5
20 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$118 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Apsley Conservation Area, Waubs Beach and Bicheno Penguin Tours. Redbill Beach and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (299 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay would recommend."

Reviewed on 6 May 2021

Tidelines of Bicheno
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.
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
2 out of 5
4 Champ Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$98 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
This family-friendly Bicheno campsite is located near the beach, just steps away from Apsley Conservation Area and Bicheno Penguin Tours. Waubs Beach and Whalers ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Reception staff extremely helpful and more than happy to answer any queries we had. Cabin very warm and heating is fantastic. Perfect location across from IGA and shopping village as well as close to Bicheno Blowhole. Perfect place to stay if you want to be close to Bicheno Penguin Tours. Outdoor ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park
Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$109 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this cottage is steps away from Bicheno Penguin Tours, Apsley Conservation Area and Lookout Rock State Reserve. Governor Island Marine ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (440 reviews)
"Very nice clean quiet place to live, hotel staff are very friendly and considerately."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Bicheno by the Bay
Tidelines of Bicheno
Tidelines of Bicheno
4 out of 5
20 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, TAS
The price is AU$118 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Apsley Conservation Area, Waubs Beach and Bicheno Penguin Tours. Redbill Beach and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (299 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay would recommend."

Reviewed on 6 May 2021

Tidelines of Bicheno
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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