East Coast Tasmania
Tasmania’s east coast is full of surprises. From award winning vineyards to delicious berry farms, there will be something for everyone. Tasmania is know for its cool climate wines, award-winning cheeses and delicious seafood. Our clean, air and sparkling fresh water is also ideal for producing cider, whisky and gin. You'll find our boutique breweries and distilleries showcasing their wares at cellar doors throughout the state..
Stop in at one of the busy coastal towns of Orford, Swansea, Bicheno or St Helens.
Self Drive Distances
Hobart to Port Arthur 1 hr 10 min / 95 km
Port Arthur to Orford 1 hr 31 min / 121 km
Orford to Coles Bay 1 hr 30 min / 115 km
Coles Bay to St Helens 1 hr 31 min / 114 km
St Helens to Derby 1 hr 03 min / 66 km
Derby to Bridport 49 min / 54 km1 hr 10 min / 78 km
Launceston to Deloraine 36 min / 51 km
Deloraine to Devonport 39 min / 51 km
Devonport to Stanley1 hr 33 min / 125 km
Stanley to Cradle Mountain 2 hr 34 min /
Cradle Mountain to Strahan 2 hr 11 min / 147 km
Strahan to Lake St Clair (Derwent Bridge) 1 hr 34 min / 126 km
Lake St Clair to New Norfolk 1 hr 56 min / 140 km
New Norfolk to Hobart32 min / 35 km
Bicheno, East Coast Tasmania
Located 176 kilometres south east of Launceston and 182 kilometres north east of Hobart (via the Tasman Highway), Bicheno is known for its excellent fishing, its beautiful white sand beaches with their turquoise waters and its interesting coastal walks which include some superb rocky outcrops and spectacular blowholes.
Things To See
East Coast Natureworld
A Birdlife and Animal Park on the northern side of the town offers an opportunity to see the diverse fauna of the region including Forester kangaroos, Bennett's wallabies, Tasmanian devils, Cape Barren Geese and pelicans.
Diamond Island Nature Reserve
Just off the coast to the north of Bicheno is the Diamond Island Nature Reserve. It is possible to walk across from the mainland at low tide. The island is home to large numbers of fairy penguins. It is a popular walk for visitors.
Grave of Waubedebar
Near the tennis courts is the grave of Waubedebar (after whom Waub's Harbour was named) an Aboriginal woman who saved two white men when their boat was smashed against the rocks during a storm. It is said that snowdrops bloom on her grave every spring.
Further down the coast (follow the signs to the south of the town) it is possible to see the town's famous Rocking Rock (a huge 80 tonne piece of granite balanced so that it rocks with the movement of the tide) and the very impressive local blowhole. Be careful! In the right conditions it is very easy to get soaked by the unexpected wave. Tourist Information
Bicheno Visitor Information Centre
Bicheno TAS 7215
What People Say
Falcon cabin, Craggy Peaks
Both Peter and Hayden were extremely accomodating and we thouroughly enjoyed our stay in this modern accomodation which was in a beautiful and quiet location.
January 2017 ·