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Bicheno - Accommodation and Attractions

Bicheno is a family seaside holiday town with lots to see and do, good accommodation, excellent fishing and close to wildlife.

Located north of the Freycinet Peninsula, Bicheno sits on Tasmania's beautiful east coast. Offshore, the Governor Island Marine Reserve has some of the best diving spots in Australia, with kelp-covered reefs and spectacular sponge gardens. This water wonderland can also be experienced by glass-bottomed  boat.

There's plenty to do on dry land as well, with popular penguin tours that let you get up close - really close - to fairy penguins at dusk and scenic walks to Rocking Rock, the Blowhole and along the sandbar to Diamond Island Nature Reserve.

The local wildlife park also has lots of animals to meet up close, including kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and pelicans.

More natural wonders can be found at the nearby Douglas-Apsley National Park and Freycinet National Park.

For foodies, there's a bounty of fresh seafood in this fishing town, from crayfish, abalone to delicious Australian salmon.

All types of accommodation are available in Bicheno and free campsites are dotted along the coast in parks and reserves.

Bicheno is a 2 hr 30-min drive (182 km) north-east of Hobart.

Local tips

  • Take a tour of the local wineries
  • Walk to Wineglass Bay in nearby Freycinet National Park