Bicheno Attractions

Bicheno Attractions

Douglas-Apsley National Park


A few kilometres north of Bicheno is the entrance to the Douglas-Apsley National Park, with its dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay pines. Walks include the 20 minute Panarama of Bicheno Coastlinereturn stroll to the Apsley Waterhole, the three hour Apsley Gorge circuit and the three day north-south bushwalk through the park. (To reach the start of the three day walk, turn south on the MG forestry road 5 km south of St Marys.) Root rot (Phytophthora cinnamomii) is a problem in the area  please clean boots and tent pegs before and after visiting the park.

Freycinet National Park .

Home to the stunning Wine Glass Bay, Freycinet is a popular national park with great walking trails that offer superb beaches, bays, dunes and lagoons for magnificent panoramas.


East Coast Natureworld .Watch the penguins

Come see the animals that define Australia's uniqueness at this 30,000-hectare wildlife park. Tasmanian devils, emus, wombats, kangaroos, pelicans, wallabies, black swans, and more can be found in this parkland around lagoons, lakes, canals, and sandy beaches. Visitors can also take a ride on the Pelican Express, stop at Old MacDonald's Farm, and lunch at the restaurant.



Shops and Restaurants

A variety of shops are within easy walking distance from the Bicheno Dive Centre and all lines are well catered for. Counter meals or first class restaurants are even closer with takeaways also available



Banking

Bicheno only has limited banking facilities, access to STATE and COMMONWEALTH branch agents are available in the POST OFFICE and EFTPOS available at other stores.



Facilities

Industry:

Commercial Crayfishing, boats are moored in the beautiful Waubs Bay and at The Gulch.
Tourism to Bicheno is increasing, giving rise to a variety of accommodation, eateries, retail shops & hospitality related employment (seasonal).

Health:

Bicheno Community Health Centre: Doctors surgery, treatment room, visiting specialists, health information.
Pharmacy
Ambulance: well appointed vehicles, volunteer staffed.

Religion:

Community Church: Anglican & Uniting co-operating Parish, Roman Catholic, East Coast Christian church

Public Facilities:

Bicheno Library
Bicheno Online Access Centre
Memorial Hall
Sports Oval
Public Toilets
Waubs bay [main beach] with cold water showers
Lions Park - BBQ, playground
The Triangle - town centre park
Scattered foreshore rest areas
Foreshore footway
Boat ramp
Whalers Lookout
The Gulch
The Blow Hole

Community Clubs:

Bicheno Garden Club
Bicheno RSL & Bowls Club
Bicheno Golf Club