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Bicheno Tasmania

BICHENO

BICHENO is an interesting, old whaling town on the Central EAST COAST of Tasmania.

It is part of a long strip of towns, including; St HELENS, St MARYS, COLES BAY, SWANSEA and ORFORD that make up a geographic unity called the EAST COAST. Driving on the straight A3 Tasman Highway is easy.

From Bicheno the DOUGLAS APSLEY National Park is just to the North. You are 30 minutes from FREYCINET National Park, SWANSEA, LAKE LEAKE and MEETUS FALLS. You are 50 minutes from St MARYS.

You are one hour from ORFORD, MARIA ISLAND and CAMPBELL TOWN and 80 minutes from St HELENS. You are a long 3 hours from HOBART, DEVONPORT and PORT ARTHUR.

NEARBY: the EAST COAST REGION, SWANSEA, St MARYS, ORFORD, CAMPBELL TOWN, MARIA ISLAND and FREYCINET

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TOURIST information is located at 41 Foster Street, Bicheno. Telephone (03) 6375 1500 or www.tasmaniaseastcoast.com.au

SIGHTS: Bicheno is the centre of the East Coast fishing industry. It is a former whaling town. Many fishing charters are based in Bicheno. The area also has excellent beaches and their associated water activities. The rocks around Bicheno are famous for their red streaks. This is why Bicheno is a major holiday area for Tasmanians. Bicheno is also in the centre of the EAST COAST area, so it is a great place to stay for touring the other sights of the East Coast of Tasmania. The attractions in or near Bicheno include the;

ROUTE: Bicheno is located on the Central EAST COAST on the A3 Tasman Highway. Access from the Midlands from CAMPBELL TOWN is by driving East on B34 Lake Leake Road.

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17/ This is Schouten Beach. A walking track around the golf course begins a the top left. On the distant horizon is the Freycinet Peninsula.

1/ Bicheno is on the East Coast of Tasmania. It is a major pleasure boat haven and a popular beach holiday resort. It dates from a whaling town founded in the 1850s.

Bicheno Tasmania

2/ This view looks North from Bicheno across McClean Bay to the North East Coast beyond.

Bicheno Tasmania

3/ Note the variety of rocks, shapes and colors that make the coast near Bicheno so interesting.

Bicheno Tasmania

4/ This view shows the famous red rocks of the East Coast of Tasmania.

Bicheno Tasmania

5/ The Blowhole of Bicheno throws a jet of water high into the air. Photographers love to capture the interesting splash patterns it forms. The rock on the left is at least 4 metres high.

Bicheno Tasmania

6/ This view is from the whalers lookout of Bicheno. It looks across Waubs Gulch to the Governor Islands.

Bicheno Tasmania

7/ This is looking South from the whalers lookout at Bicheno. The trees to the left are ancient pencil pines.

Bicheno Tasmania

8/ This view looks North from Bicheno into the setting sun across Waubs Bay towards Diamond Island.

Bicheno Tasmania

9/ Bicheno boasts a large number of modern shops.

Bicheno Tasmania

10/ This is the modern Bendigo Bank building of Bicheno.

Bicheno Tasmania

11/ The RSL hall (a war veterans club) is decorated with a British 25 pounder howitzer.

Bicheno Tasmania

12/ This is the Bicheno Community Church. It is shared between the Catholics and Anglicans.

Bicheno Tasmania

13/ These boilers once processed whale fat. Bicheno was once a whaling town. Note the child for a size comparison.

Bicheno Tasmania

14/ The East Coast of Tasmania near Bicheno suffered bush fires in 2012. This photo shows the effects of the fires in a strangely beautiful way.

 

Nature World, Bicheno, Tasmania

1/ Nature World is just North of Bicheno. It has a great selection of animals. In this photo you can see an emu, two kangaroos, a Shetland pony and a goose all living together in peace.

Nature World, Bicheno, Tasmania

2/ Budgies are beautiful birds that come in a huge variety of colors. They are popular with many people as pets. This one at Nature World Bicheno looked quite friendly.

Nature World, Bicheno, Tasmania

3/ You really don't want to step on this large snake. Fortunately, snakes usually avoid contact with people. You can see a selection of Tasmania snakes at Nature World Bicheno

 

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