Bicheno, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast, is known for its laid-back lifestyle and outdoor activities. If a holiday relaxing by white sandy beaches, dining on fresh seafood, and playing leisurely games of golf sounds appealing, you’ll love Bicheno.
You can explore the coast at your own pace in a sea kayak, or pick up some local knowledge on a guided boat trip. Marine life and seabirds abound in Governor Island Marine Reserve. Stay dry in a glass-bottomed boat or scuba dive amid sheer rock walls, deep fissures, caves, sponges, and sea whips. Tasmania is considered one of the best temperate water dive sites in the world.
There is plenty to do on dry land as well. Motor tricycle tours, a Grape Escape wine tour, and walks to Rocking Rock and the blowhole or along the sandbar to Diamond Island Nature Reserve are popular. Penguin tours are one of the town’s most popular attractions, while the local wildlife park has a wide array of fauna, including kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, and pelicans.
Set on seven acres of ocean frontage bushland, Bicheno Hideaway features four fully self-contained chalets and the Boathouse with ocean views from the private decks, each equipped with BBQs. The property is home to an abundance of bird and wild life including Bennett wallabies, potoroos, possums, and echidnas. The chalets offer complete tranquillity and privacy in a natural setting with the sound of waves breaking on the rocks below. Books, a wide selection of DVDs, fishing gear, and bicycles can be borrowed from reception. All the chalets have dining and living areas and kitchenettes.
- Total privacy and seclusion
- Safe swimming
- Approximately three kilometers to Bicheno’s restaurants and attractions
- The best sunrises over the ocean
- Only a short drive to the famous Freycinet and Apsley National Parks
- Enjoy the morning on your own private rocks by the ocean
- Have a glass of wine while awaiting the moonrise
- Your body and soul will be totally in harmony by the time you have to leave us – reluctantly
- A gentle ten minute stroll along a signed walking track will take you to a pristine private beach with good swimming and snorkelling conditions
- They have a variety of wildlife including possums, bandicoots, wombats and wallabies and their star guest Bob, a hand reared Bennett wallaby that comes our to be fed at dusk
- There is an orchard and duck pond housing Muscovy ducks, bantams
- and bantam ducks
Decorated in a maritime theme and featuring original artwork, the Boathouse can accommodate up to seven people in three separate bedrooms and a single bedroom. The décor with its eclectic furnishings and wood burning stove also provides a romantic retreat for just one couple. The main bedroom with a king size four poster bed includes an en-suite bathroom and ocean views from a private deck. The two queen bedrooms both with ocean views are situated at opposite ends of the house giving absolute privacy. There is a separate bathroom and toilet. The Boathouse is equipped with a full size kitchen, including a dishwashing machine and a wide five burner gas stove for gourmet cooking with fresh local produce. The spacious living area comprises a dining table seating eight and two leather sofas looking out onto a large deck encircling two gum trees. Equipped with BBQ and outside dining table, the deck is the perfect spot for alfresco dining and star gazing. Steps lead down from the deck towards the flat rocks of the foreshore. The Boathouse is ideal for family and group bookings and couples.
Chalet One comprises a four poster style queen bed closed off by romantic drapes in the main living area and a separate newly extended twin bedroom. Enjoy lying in bed, star gazing and watching the moon rise over the ocean. Chalet One is perfect for a family or friends travelling together.
Chalet Two includes a queen size bedroom, bunkroom sleeping three and living and dining area making it suitable for families. Chalet Three comprises one queen size bedroom, bathroom and living area. Situated at the end of the driveway, it is the most private of our chalets and popular with honeymoon couples.
Chalet Four is set back in the bushland with its own private garden and from its elevated position commands views across the bay. The largest of the four chalets, it comprises two queen size bedrooms, spacious living and dining area, and a full size kitchen. Ideal for two couples travelling in tandem.
Benches and picnic tables are strategically placed on our property with views out to sea where you can watch migrating humpback whales heading north in June and returning south in October and November. Dolphins, seals, and sea eagles are regulars around the bay. The red lichen coloured rock scape on the foreshore is unique to the east coast of Tasmania, South Africa, and Antarctica.
The nearest beach through the foreshore reserve track is a safe haven for swimming, snorkelling, and rock pooling. Snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, and fishing rods are available free of charge from reception.
Bicheno Hideaway features a large enclosed orchard with a variety of fruit trees including plum, apple, fig, mulberry, and pear plus a tranquil lily pond where wrens and honey eaters come for a quick dip at dusk. Opposite reception, there is an extensive vegetable and herb garden which guests are welcome to enjoy.
This is the ultimate escape to peace and quiet with a spectacular environment.
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