Bicheno is located 164km southeast of Launceston
on the east coast of Tasmania. The seaside township offers picturesque scenery, coastal walking trails, diving and snorkelling, penguin tours, Nature World and close vicinity to the stunning Freycinet National Park
The foreshore is very scenic and can be explored on the 3km foreshore footway which follows the coast from Redbill Point to The Blow Hole. On a day with swell the blow hole is impressive.
Governor Island Marine Reserve
offshore from the Esplanade offers spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities with underwater cliffs and caves inhabiting a variety of marine life.
Diving gear and tours are available from the Dive Centre. Alternatively glass-bottom boat tours are operated from the Esplanade.
Little Penguins come ashore at dusk here. Take a guided tour and learn from your guide about the local penguins and their habitats. Tours can be booked at the Visitor Centre and are run each evening.
Nature World offers you the opportunity to see Tasmanian Devils and a variety of other Australian native animals up close. Kangaroos and wallabies roam free within the park and a walk through bird avery also allows you to interact with the wildlife. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm and feeding times are scheduled at 10am and 4pm daily from September to April and at 3.30pm May to August.
The stunning Freycinet National Park and its beautiful Wine Glass Bay is just 40km from town. The magnificent crescent shaped bay can be seen from a lookout, the walk being 3km return, or beach access involves a 6km return walk of moderate difficulty.
This area offers a variety of water activities, plenty of nature and wilderness walking trails. It’s also a great place to base camp if exploring the national park.
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Destinations in Tasmania
Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers
Freycinet National Park
Mt Field National Park
Return from Bicheno to Tasmania