Welcome to Bicheno


European settlement began here when whalers and sealers came to the Gulch in 1803. The town became known as Waubs Bay Harbour, to honour an Aboriginal woman, Waubedebar, rescued two drowning men when their boat was wrecked offshore. After her death in 1832, the settlement bore her name until the 1840s when it was renamed after James Ebenezer Bicheno, once colonial secretary of Van Diemen’s Land.


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$507.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHANWe leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island.You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visitAustralia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild RiverNational Park and end the day in Strahan.Overnight: StrahanDay 2: WILD WEST COASTIn the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of HentyDunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at yourown expense).Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTONAround 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire NationalPark, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around DoveLake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield,the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENOWe make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where we visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBARTAn early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.(Breakfast)

$675.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tasmania 7-Day Tour: Bruny Island, Cradle Mtn, Wineglass Bay

Day 1: Richmond, Port Arthur and Tasman PeninsulaStart in Richmond, then travel to the Tasman Peninsula and the former prison settlement of Port Arthur, where you will spend three hours with a walking tour and harbor cruise. Admire the view of Eaglehawk Neck and enjoy walking to the Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen & Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park. On the way back to Hobart taste delicious Federation Chocolate. Overnight – Hobart Hostel Day 2: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair and World Heritage WildernessThe highlight today is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with walks to Russell Falls and panoramic views at Donaghy’s Hill. Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 3: Montezuma Falls, Strahan and Henty DunesVisits Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest. Wander through ancient rain forests, enjoy lunch in Strahan and run on the giant Henty sand dunes.Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 4: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey and Salmon TastingEnjoy the Cradle Mountains on an easy walk or a challenging hike. Stop for lunch in Sheffield, the town of murals.Taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon, then visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge.Overnight :Launceston Backpackers (dorms & hostel doubles), Batman Fawkner Hotel Day 5: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting and BichenoThe Bay of Fires is consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches. On the way there taste delicious cheese at Pyengana. Walk to the beach to see penguins come ashore.Overnight: Seaview at Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and motel rooms) Day 6: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and Kate's Berry FarmVisit a wildlife sanctuary to see rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (own expense). Visit famous Wineglass Bay, in the Freycinet National Park. Walk up Mt Amos or down to the beach, then visit Kate's Berry Farm. Overnight: Hobart Hostel Day 7: Bruny Island to HobartTaste Bruny Island cheese and walk to the Neck Lookout at the center of the island for panoramic views. At Cape Bruny, walk to the lighthouse and watch the surf. At Adventure Bay, choose between a Bruny Island Cruise (own expense) or the Fluted Cape walk. On the way back to the ferry, there is an opportunity to purchase fantastic local oysters.Please Note: The order of touring may vary depending on day of the week.

$602.61 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan. Overnight: Strahan   Day 2: WILD WEST COAST In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast) Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston. Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast) Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where we visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal). Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)   Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart. Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast) Day 6: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, we head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.

$1168.70 Outdoor Activities

Freycinet Retreat Guided Walk

Day One:Hotel pickups will commence at 0800 and we will be leaving Hobart by 0830.On the drive to Freycinet we will collect produce along the way, first stop will be at Wicked Cheese, followed by morning tea at Kelvedon beach where we glimpse the Freycinet Peninsula. The next stop will be to get virgin pressed olive oil from a local producer before heading to Milton winery for a tasting and to pick up our wine for the weekend.We continue to the 'Gulch' at Bicheno to pick up our fresh seafood for the three days and enjoy lunch. After lunch we will head to the Farm Shed to sample some of the 20 wineries the East Coast of Tasmania has to offer.Following Bicheno we arrive at Sleepy Bay on the Freycinet Peninsular, where we welcome you to Freycinet and enjoy a short walk over lichen covered granite.  Day Two:Begin the day with a cooked breakfast followed by a short walk to the wineglass bay lookout, we will then proceed to walk along Freycinet Peninsular; down to wineglass bay beach across to Hazards Beach finishing our walk at Cooks Beach where a boat will be waiting to take us back. Throughout the day we offer morning tea and lunch  ... Option to swim also.Day Three:Start the day with a morning walk from our accommodation to Coles Bay, with views of picnic island and Hazards mountains. After the walk we drive to Springvale Estate where we have lunch and a wine tasting, before we drive back to Hobart.

$3650.72 Cultural & Theme Tours

8-Day Tasman Wildlife and Wilderness Encounter Including Accommodation

Day 1/Wednesday                 LAUNCESTON – CRADLE MOUNTAIN Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel (Standard room or similar)          Meals: L Day 2/Thursday                     CRADLE MOUNTAIN AND DOVE LAKE Acommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel (Standard room or similar)          Meals: B/L Day 3/Friday                          CRADLE MOUNTAIN – CENTRAL HIGHLANDS Accommodation: Thousand lakes lodge                                                         Meals: B/L/D                           Day 4/Saturday                      EAST COAST – BICHENO Accommodation: Beachfront at Bicheno, Standard (or similar)                    Meals: B/L Day 5/Sunday                         FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK – WINEGLASS BAY Accommodation: Beachfront at Bicheno (Standard or similar)                     Meals: B/L Day 6/Monday                       MARIA ISLAND – HOBART Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor (Mountain View or similar)         Meals: B/L Day 7/Tuesday                       MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK – BONORONG Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor (Mountain View or similar)         Meals: B/L Day 8/Wednesday                 SOUTHWEST WORLD HERITAGE TOUR   Meals: B/L