Bicheno is a beachside town and one of the East Coast’s best-loved holiday destinations with sparkling ocean beaches, beautiful coastal scenery, fresh seafood and a huge choice of great places to stay.

This is the place for swimming, foreshore walks, beachcombing, fishing and fantastic wildlife experiences. Join a guided tour to see local wildlife including Little Penguins and Tasmanian Devils, visit a nature wildlife park, or take a drive to nearby Douglas Apsley National Park to see native forests and waterfalls.

Try snorkelling at Waub’s Bay to see abundant marine life, experience the underwater environment from the comfort of the glass bottom boat tour, for experienced scuba divers, explore the Governor Island Marine Reserve.

Bicheno also has great cafes and restaurants, shops and a huge choice of accommodation. And, if you’re visiting in the spring, don’t miss the chance to taste luscious east coast produce and cuisine at the annual Bicheno Food and Wine Festival—a celebration of the region’s best food and wine, held here each November.


Getting there

Bicheno is 2hrs and 21mins from Hobart and 2hrs and 5min from Launceston.


Must do’s

  • Visit the Bicheno blowhole, which is spectacular when the tides are right
  • The foreshore walk with its spectacular scenery is great for photos at sunrise and sunset from Peggy’s Point
  • The walk to Diamond Island along Redbill Beach may be rewarded with access to the Diamond Island reserve if the tide allows
  • The walk to the top of the Whalers Lookout rock offers fabulous views of the coastline, town and the chance of whale sightings
  • The History Trail with interpretive signs is an informative account of the village’s origins and early development



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