Activities

Redbill Beach

A five minute walk.  Here you can enjoy swimming in the beautiful turquoise waters or relaxing on the pristine white sand.  This is also one of the East Coasts' most popular surf beaches.  A coastal track starts here and leads you around to The Gulch and Governor Island. 

 

The Gulch  

A ten minute stroll on the coastal track from Peggy's Point.  Here you can purchase fresh seafood and observe local fisherman coming and going in this busy waterway.  

 

Governor Island

Governor Island Marine Reserve, with its spectacular underwater scenery, is recognised as one of the best temperate diving locations in Australia. The marine reserve includes Governor Island and all waters and other islands within a 400m diameter semi-circle from the eastern shoreline of Governor Island. The entire marine reserve is a fully protected ‘no-take’ area. Fishing and other extractive activities are prohibited.

 

Bicheno’s Glass Bottom Boat

The trips are subject to weather, so please telephone ahead for a daily update on conditions and sailing times. You can also check the blackboard at the office/museum at the Gulch in Bicheno. Tours take 45 minutes. Experience: Cruise, Educational…

 

Diamond Island

For those interested in nature, it'’s possible at low tide to walk out from the main beach to Diamond Island nature reserve, a low granite island just off Bicheno, where there is a colony of fairy penguins.

 

Bicheno Blowhole 

A natural wonder within walking distance.

 

Whalers Lookout

Follow the track up onto Whalers Lookout for beautiful views of Bicheno. Look for the rock orchids.

 

Bicheno town centre

Where you can enjoy cafes and restaurants and visit the local Tourist Information Centre. Services include ATM, Supermarket, Petrol Station, Newsagents, Hardware Store, Post Office, Chemist, Award Winning Butcher, plus numerous other specialty stores to explore. 

 

Dive Centre and Fishing Charters

Visit the Tourist Information Centre for details. 

 

Douglas-Apsley Gorge National Park 

Rugged river gorges, waterfalls and tranquil pools with large stands of dry eucalypt forest and pockets of rain forest.  An ideal place for a cool swim. 

 

Freycinet National Park 

Only half an hour drive to this magnificent red granite mountain range and the well known Wine Glass Bay. 

 

Rugged Granite Coast Line 

Scattered with white sandy beaches offering splendid views, picnicking, surfing, photography. 

 

Nature World

Bicheno's sanctuary for wildlife is a five minute drive.

 

Bicheno Penguin Tours

Booking office is located in the heart of Bicheno and they offer nightly tours.

 

Wineries 

Numerous note worthy wineries are dotted around the coast.

 

Coastal and Bush Walks / Drives 

Bicheno is an ideal base for day trips to Douglas-Apsley National Park, Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay, Swansea, St Helens, Campbell Town, Ross and Lake Leake Falls.

 

Bicheno Motorcycle Museum and Restoration

At Bicheno Motorcycle Museum and Restoration every motorcycle is handled and restored with meticulous detail and individual attention.

 

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