About the area
Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania
Turquoise waters, squeaky white sand, ocean spray, bright orange lichen on rocks, surfing, fishing and beachcombing for ocean treasures. Bicheno is a place to do everything, or do nothing. The best of Tasmania’s East coast comes together in Bicheno, only two hours from Launceston, and just over two hours from Hobart, it is the perfect place to base yourself for your East Coast holiday. Bicheno Penguin Tours, glass bottom boat rides, rock pools, blowhole and self guided walks around the foreshore and lookouts will give you a sense of the quintessential Bicheno lifestyle. There are many things to do in this magical part of Tasmania.
Things to do
Exploring Bicheno on foot is a great way to check out the shops, galleries, bakery, Farm Shed East Coast Wine Centre, and most importantly the Tasmanian beaches. Bicheno is the perfect location to use as a base to explore Tasmania’s East Coast. Only 30 minutes drive to Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and 20 minutes to Douglas Apsley National Park. If wine is your thing, you have the East Coast Wine Trail weaving its way through spectacular country side, with several vineyards to visit along the Great Eastern Drive, this includes spectacular Devil's Corner Cellar Door and White Sands Estate. If getting up close with the Tasmanian wildlife excites you, Devils in the Dark Tours depart from Bicheno and the East Coast Nature World wildlife park is only a nine minute drive North on the Great Eastern Drive.
If the above isn't enough to keep you occupied on your vacation, the Lobster Shack is another hot spot to purchase fresh seafood, or be a little more adventurous and contact Glass Bottom Boat Rides. Awarded "Best Australian Dive Resort" for 2005 & 2007, Bicheno Dive Tours can also satisfy the adventurous soul. Waubs Bay Gallery, the Bicheno Motorcycle Museum & Restoration and the Earth Land Sea Art Gallery can cater for a more relaxed stay at Bicheno, Tasmania. Tiger Adventure Tours Tasmania trawl the secret destinations of the East Coast of Tasmania that can only be accessed by 4x4, by boat, select See-All Fishing & Marine Tours to see it all from the water.
Bicheno hosts a nine hole Golf course and clubhouse, eight minutes drive north plus the local Bowls/RSL Club is located in the township of Bicheno. Your holiday starts and ends in Bicheno, on the East Coast of Tasmania.
Other attractions nearby
THINKING ABOUT COLES BAY?
Not far from the beautiful beachside town of Bicheno, is Coles Bay and the famous Freycinet National Park. Just a 30-minute drive away from the entrance to Wineglass Bay and many walking tracks in and around the Freycinet National Park. Walks can vary from just visiting the Wineglass Bay Lookout to venturing all the way around to Hazards Beach for more of a hike or even the climb up to the top of Mount Amos.
If walking isn’t your thing, Wineglass Bay Cruises have you covered with a luxury cruise and views from the water, chances of dolphin viewing is also very high. Want to get to Wineglass Bay fast? The Freycinet Aqua Taxi runs water transportation departing from Coles Bay. Long lunching can become a reality, literally with The Long Lunch Tours Co covering catering for the Coles Bay and Freycinet Area. Freycinet Air Tours can show you the Peninsula from a more unique angle, view the beautiful mountain, crisp blue water and white sand from the sky, make your trip a once in a lifetime experience. Taste some of Tasmania’s freshest seafood at Freycinet Marine Farm, located on the Freycinet Peninsula.
When you return back to base camp and revive and recover, The Bay of Fires is just a 1 hour and 20-minute drive from Bicheno. Bay of Fires Eco Tours can heighten the experience with a boat tour of the stunning Tasmanian sights.