Backpacking Bicheno

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    CHECK OUT THE BICHENO BLOWHOLE WHERE WATER WASHES INTO A ROCK CAVE THEN SPOUTS UP IN THE AIR: Photo - Geoff Murray, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    EXPLORE THE STUNNING SCENERY OF ASPLEY NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Owen Hughes, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    VISIT ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD - WINEGLASS BAY IN FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Southern Cross Television, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Bicheno Highlights

  • Mild climate, white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine make it a great place for various outdoor activities such as bushwalking, sea kayaking, swimming, fishing and scuba diving.

  • Apsley National Park is nearby, where you can see some stunning scenery, including waterfalls, gorges, eucalypt forest and the local wildlife.

  • Freycinet National Park is about 40 km south. This is where you can take a visit to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Wineglass Bay.

  • Explore the fascinating underwater scenery and sea life in Governor's Island Marine Reserve on a scuba diving trip.

  • Penguin tours are one of the town's most popular attractions.

  • East Coast Natureworld is a great place to experience Tasmania's unique and amazing animals, birds, reptiles and plant life.

  • Check out the Bicheno Blowhole where water washes into a rock cave and is forced up through a narrow rock formation and spouts up in air.

About Bicheno

Population 900

The laid back little town of Bicheno is a picturesque seaside resort and fishing town on Tasmania's east coast, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula. It has a mild climate, white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine.

Tourism is becoming increasingly important to Bicheno and the surrounding coastline and countryside are great places for various outdoor activities such as bushwalking, sea kayaking, swimming, fishing and scuba diving.

Apsley National Park is nearby. Here you can see some stunning scenery, including waterfalls, gorges, eucalypt forest and local wildlife. Freycinet National Park is about 40 km south and this is where you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Wineglass Bay.

Just off the coast is the Governor's Island Marine Reserve. Here you can explore the fascinating underwater scenery and sea life by taking a scuba diving trip.

There are also the other local natural attractions worth a visit, such as the Blowhole and Diamond Island Nature Reserve.

One of the most popular attractions in town is going on the Penguin tour, which allows you to get up close to these cute little creatures.

There is also the East Coast Natureworld, where you can see some of Tasmania's unique and amazing animals, birds, reptiles and plant life.

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Bicheno Visitor Information Centre

41B Foster Street
Bicheno, Tasmania
Phone (03) 6375 1500
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