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BichenoAustralia

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.

Top hotels in Bicheno

Bicheno Cabin Park
Bicheno Cabin Park
3 out of 5
30 Tasman Highway, Corner of Murray Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is £62 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated by the sea, this campsite is steps away from Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Denison Beach and Redbill Beach. Waubs Beach and Diamond Island ...

4.4/5Excellent! (258 reviews)

"Centrally located units, supplied with everything you would need, clean comfy bedding and walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Bicheno Cabin Park
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
4 out of 5
69 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS
The price is £90 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

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. Apsley Conservation ...

3.5/5Good! (239 reviews)
A very quiet location

"A very quiet location with private access to the beach"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show
Wintersun Gardens Motel
Wintersun Gardens Motel
3 out of 5
35 Gordon Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is £59 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Situated near the beach, this motel is steps away from Bicheno Penguin Tours, Bicheno Blowhole and Whalers Lookout. Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration ...

4.3/5Excellent! (669 reviews)

"Nice well kept gardens. Quiet.area easy to find. Rooms basic but comfortable enough."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Wintersun Gardens Motel
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bicheno

Bicheno Cabin Park
Bicheno Cabin Park
3 out of 5
30 Tasman Highway, Corner of Murray Street, Bicheno, TAS
The price is £62 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated by the sea, this campsite is steps away from Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Denison Beach and Redbill Beach. Waubs Beach and Diamond Island ...

4.4/5Excellent! (258 reviews)

"Centrally located units, supplied with everything you would need, clean comfy bedding and walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Bicheno Cabin Park
Bicheno by the Bay
Bicheno by the Bay
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Bicheno, TAS
The price is £70 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Situated near the beach, this cottage is steps away from Bicheno Penguin Tours, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration and Denison Beach. Redbill Beach and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (421 reviews)

"A nice motel, within walking distance of everything in Bicheno (though that's not saying much, as Bicheno is so small). The WiFi Internet was reliable and reasonably fast."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Bicheno by the Bay
Tidelines of Bicheno
Tidelines of Bicheno
4 out of 5
20 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, TAS
The price is £54 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is steps away from Denison Beach, Redbill Beach and Diamond Island Nature Reserve. Apsley Conservation Area and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (291 reviews)

"Loved our stay, cosy lodge like rooms. Its great that the accommodation is pet friendly. Great location over the road from some amazing coastal walking tracks. Great value for money!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

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.

Popular places to visit in Bicheno

Bicheno Blowhole
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Bicheno Blowhole

4.5/5(5 reviews)

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.

East Coast Natureworld
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East Coast Natureworld

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Why not meet the animals who call East Coast Natureworld home during your holiday in Bicheno? While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration

Admire the fascinating motorbikes, learn some motoring history or browse the shop of this Tasmanian tribute to all things motorcycling.

Freycinet National Park
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Freycinet National Park

5/5(14 reviews)

Taste fresh oysters, climb pink granite mountain cliffs, laze on stunning beaches and swim with dolphins at this national park on Tasmania’s east coast.

Wineglass Bay
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Wineglass Bay

5/5(12 reviews)

Hike through native bushland and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of this sweep of white sand protected by pink granite mountains in Freycinet National Park.

Devil’s Corner Cellar Door
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Devil’s Corner Cellar Door

4.5/5(4 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Devil’s Corner Cellar Door during your travels to Apslawn. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Bicheno

Wineglass Bay Cruise
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Wineglass Bay Cruise

£92
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Quad Bike 2-Hour Adventure: Freycinet National Park
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Quad Bike 2-Hour Adventure: Freycinet National Park

£99
Per adult
The Freycinet Paddle
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The Freycinet Paddle

£63
Per adult

Reviews of Bicheno

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Enjoyed its Fooreshore Walkway and the Blowhole.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2019

Simple very pleasant small seaside town

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