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DISTANCES: Launceston 174, Hobart 195

Bicheno is one of Tasmania’s most popular and important holiday resorts combining the mild east coast climate, sparkling ocean beaches, coastal scenery, a good range of accommodation options and a number of interesting visitor attractions and craft galleries.

Its long and colourful history dates back to well before the days when leisure became the principal industry. About the year 1803, sealers and whalers used Waubs Boat Harbour, as Bicheno was then known, as a shelter for their boats.

The town is an important fishing centre, being home port for many crayfishing and abalone boats.


Situated 7 km north of Bicheno, East Coast Nature World covers an area of 32 ha, most of which is natural bushland. Two aquariums with live crayfish, eels, scalefish and many other forms of sea life.

Waubedebar’s grave (near Silver Sands). 

Easily reached lookouts on Bicheno’s twin hills.  Take a guided tour to see the penguins.

Bicheno Blowhole and foreshore walk.

Further afield, the sandstone cliffs aptly named The Porches, Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay.

A range of walking tracks are available to the visitor.


9-hole golf course, bowling Sinclair St, tennis - public court, badminton at Bicheno Hall, launching ramp The Gulch, fishing - surf, rock, spear & sea, crayfish & bream (estuary Denison & Douglas Rivers).