Top ChoiceItalian in Bicheno


This expertly managed outfit does Italian staples much better than most – homemade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and arancini for example, with the occasional Nepali curry sneaking on board. The breakfasts border on...

Top ChoiceNatural Feature in Bicheno


One of those rare blowholes that still plies its trade, even on fairly benign days, with geysers of white water surging up through a crack in the coastal rocks with a thunderous boom when waves roll in. Don’t get...

Seafood in Bicheno

Lobster Shack

Sit on the outside deck of this waterside shack and you'll think you're at the railings of a ship. The lobster comes myriad ways – baked, grilled, inside rolls – and there's a host of other briny bites, including...

Museum in Bicheno

Bicheno Motorcycle Museum

Andrew Quin got his first Honda at age four, and has been hooked on motorbikes ever since. You don’t have to know your Benellis from your Bultacos to enjoy his wonderful museum out the back of his bike-repair...

Fish & Chips in Bicheno

The Gulch Fish & Chips

Home to Tasmanian Coastal Seafoods, this little shack on the Gulch foreshore cooks brilliant fish and chips, straight off the boat. What's cooking depends on the catch of the day: flathead, trevalla, ling, stripy...

Island in Bicheno

Diamond Island

Off the northern end of Redbill Beach is this photogenic granite outcrop, connected to the mainland via a short, semi-submerged, sandy isthmus – at low tide you can wade across to the island.

Food & Drink in Bicheno

Bicheno Food & Wine Festival

On one frenzied Saturday in November, Bicheno bursts forth with food and wine stalls, cooking classes, live music, home-brew beer competitions and vintage surf exhibits. Great fun!

Beach in Bicheno

Redbill Beach

How white do you like your sand, and how clear your water? Redefine your definition of both at Bicheno’s long surf beach.

National Park in Bicheno

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Four kilometres north of Bicheno is the turn-off to Douglas-Apsley, an impressive park, with rocky peaks, eucalypt forest, waterfalls, abundant bird and animal life and a river gorge with deep swimming holes –...

Zoo in Bicheno


About 7km north of Bicheno, this wildlife park is overrun with native and non-native wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, wallabies, quolls, snakes, wombats and enormous 'roos. There are devil feedings daily at...

Marine Reserve in Bicheno

Governor Island Marine Reserve

This marine reserve just offshore from Bicheno is a top diving spot, with kelp gardens and a deep drop-off that's home to myriad sponges and fish. Contact Bicheno Dive Centre if you want to get down into it.

Bakery in Bicheno

Blue Edge Bakery

Blue Edge does serviceable sandwiches, pies, Cornish pasties, cakes and salads in a room all a-waft with the aromas of freshly baked bread. The chicken and camembert pie will right your rudder. Cooked breakfasts...

Landmark in Bicheno

Waubedebar's Grave

The final resting place of Waubedebar, the local Aboriginal woman who fished a couple of hapless sailors from the surf in the early 1800s. Waubs Beach, in front of the grave, is named in her honour.

Natural Feature in Bicheno

The Gulch

In between the craggy rockscape of little Governor Island and the Bicheno shoreline is this deep ocean ravine, where the town's fishing fleet shelters from the Tasman Sea swells.

Viewpoint in Bicheno

Whalers Hill

Scramble up to this lofty lookout, looking north along the coast, and scan the horizon for whales: 'Thar she blows!'

Seafood in Bicheno

Sea Life Centre Restaurant

The best thing about this place – an '80s aquarium successfully reincarnated as a seafood restaurant – is the view over the startlingly blue waters of Waubs Bay. (If you're here in November or December you might...