Previously called Waubs Harbour, the town was renamed after a prominent person in the area during the times of British colonialism. The former name was in memory of a young Aboriginal girl who was stolen from her family and then went on to perform heroic acts.
Take a fishing trip with experienced locals to catch a variety of fish and seafood; the waters are home to scallops, crayfish, abalone, trevally, and more. If you just want to look at a range of marine life rather than catching it, there are two nice aquariums in the town. The lovely beaches offer swimming, paddling, sunbathing, and surfing. The famous world champion swimmer Shane Gould comes from Bicheno and you can pay a visit to the museum that proudly displays all of his glorious medals. The nearby Diamond Island is home to a penguin colony and it is a very popular daytrip from the town. You can visit the grave of Wauba Debar, the Aboriginal girl that the town was first named after.
Not far from Bicheno is the fabulous Freycinet coast only a half hour drive away, where you can take a walk to admire Wine Glass Bay and Coles Bay in the beautiful Freycinet National Park, or sample some incredible wine from the Freycinet Vineyards.
You can easily find all the essential items in a variety of shops throughout the town. There is a well-stocked supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, newsagents and more. There is also a good selection of places to eat and drink to cater to the many holiday-makers.
Just a two and a half hours’ drive away from both Hobart and Launceston, you can book a cheap flight to Hobart or arrange a great deal on a flight to Launceston. As well as excellent flights we also have a great selection of hotels in Bicheno so take a break in this amazing region.
Hotels in Bicheno start at AU$67 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.