Nearby: St HELENS, ORFORD, FREYCINET, St COLUMBA FALLS, BICHENO, SWANSEA, MARIA ISLAND, EAST COAST REGION
- NATURE WORLD
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.
2/ This view looks north across McClean Bay. The sea really is this blue.
3/ Note the variety of rocks, shapes and colors that make this coast so interesting.
4/ This view shows the famous red rocks of the east coast.
5/ The Blowhole throws a jet of water high into the air. Photographers love to capture the interesting splashes. The rock on the left is at least 4 metres high.
6/ This view is from the Whalers Lookout. It looks across Waubs Gulch to the Governor Islands.
7/ This is looking south from the Whalers Lookout. The trees to the left are ancient pencil pines.
8/ This view looks north into the setting sun across Waubs Bay towards Diamond Island.
9/ Bicheno boasts a large number of modern shops.
10/ This is the modern Bendigo Bank building.
11/ The RSL hall (war veterans club) is decorated with a British 25 pounder howitzer.
12/ This is the Bicheno Community Church. It is shared between the Catholics and Anglicans.
13/ These boilers once processed whale fat. Note the child for a size comparison.
14/ The east coast suffered bush fires in 2012. This photo shows the effects of the fires in a strangely beautiful way.
1/ Nature World has a great selection of animals. Here you can see an emu, two kangaroos, a Shetland pony and a goose, all living together in peace.
2/ Budgies are very beautiful birds that come in a huge variety of colors. They are popular with many people as pets.
3/ You really don't want to step on a snake. Fortunately, snakes usually avoid contact with people.