(Tassie Trip) Day 5 – Bicheno

June 10, 2015
boats, bicheno, tasmania

We arrived at Bicheno late afternoon on Day 4.  It was a long day and a long drive!  Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania about 185 km’s north east of Hobart.  We were booked into Wintersun Gardens Motel for the night.  Our room was very comfortable and it appeared that the bathroom had been recently renovated as it was lovely, fresh and modern!  The motel is surrounded by the most beautiful roses!  Here’s our car parked out the front of our room – No. 11.  This was taken the next morning!

motel room, bicheno, tasmania

Here are some pics of a rose in the garden bed outside our room (see the garden bed to the left of the car in the pic above).  They are photo’s of the same rose but I couldn’t decide which one to include, so guess what – you’re getting both! 😉

rose, garden, pink, nature

rose, garden, pink, nature

We settled in to our room but didn’t have long before we needed to head off for our Bicheno Penguin Tour.   The Bicheno Penguin Tour bus picked us up from a bus stop right near our motel and off we went!  Unfortunately, no cameras were allowed on the tour (for good reason!) so I have no photo’s to share with you but I do have a video for you that shows something similar to what we saw.  It was fabulous!  I loved every moment of it!  They are such cute and intriguing little creatures!

After the tour we were starving hungry so after a quick freshen up we headed to the Beachfront Bicheno Tavern Bistro/Restaurant and had the most scrummy meal!!  We only just made it in time before they closed orders.  Thank goodness we made it because it was the only place open in town where we could get dinner (so we were told)!

Sadly, we didn’t have much time in Bicheno and not enough time for a good explore! It is definitely a place I loved the feel of and the look of and would SO love to go back another time for a longer stay.  The next morning we had a quick drive around and I snapped some photo’s before we headed off to spend the day at Freycinet National Park before spending the night at St Marys.

Bicheno, Tasmania

Bicheno, Boats, Water

boats, bicheno, tasmania

boats, bicheno, tasmania

boat, bicheno, tasmania

seagull, bicheno, tasmania

This guy has two legs! We noticed they stand with one leg tucked up!

The next ‘Tassie Trip’ post will include photo’s taken in the Freycinet National Park.  What an absolutely stunning place!  I’m not sure if I’ll have all the photos edited in time for next Wednesday as there are SO many of them!   I may need to split the post into two or three!  I will know better when I’ve had a good look through them all! 😉

Here’s where to go to see Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, and Day 4 – Port Arthur of our Tassie Trip!

Ciao for now,


Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for #WordlessWednesday

and Agent Mystery Case for #WorthCasingWednesday

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  • Reply Kate June 10, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I loved Bicheno but like you didn’t get much time there. I will definitely go back and I’m looking forward to your next post as I never got to the Freycinet National Park!

    • Reply Min June 10, 2015 at 11:05 am

      I hope you enjoy the Freycinet photos when they come Kate. OMG – SO so so beautiful there. The colour of the water! The colours on the rocks! I have so many photos to sort through that I took there! 😉

  • Reply Deb @ inner compass designs June 10, 2015 at 7:58 am

    My hubby decided to use Bicheno as a base for part of our trip so we stayed there for I think 4 days and drove around to Freycinet etc. we had good simple and warm accommodation (self catering) so we’re very happy. The only thing we did not do was the penguin tour. Loving all your photos as expected xx

    • Reply Min June 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

      How lovely to have stayed 4 days in Bicheno Deb! It’s a great spot to travel back and forth to Freycinet. Where we stayed was really nice but if we were to stay for a longer period I think we would try to find somewhere closer to the main street and beachfront so everything was within walking distance etc. The motel we stayed at was a little more inland. Shame you didn’t do the penguin tour. I loved it so much! xo

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee June 10, 2015 at 8:20 am

    What a pretty beach! I’ve not heard of it before….

    • Reply Min June 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Now you’ve heard of it! All these places were new to me too! I only learned of a lot of them as we planned our trip! 🙂

  • Reply Sarah @ Sarah's Heart Writes June 10, 2015 at 8:47 am

    This looks like such an amazing place to visit. I have never been to Tasmania, but hope to soon and this will definitely be on my list. Great photos by the way. xx

    • Reply Min June 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Sarah! Oh Tasmania should definitely be on your bucket list. It’s such a diverse and beautiful place. I loved it there! 🙂 xo

  • Reply Kaz @ Melting Moments June 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Gorgeous! I’ve never been to Tassie but these pics make me want to 🙂

    • Reply Min June 10, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Hope you get there one day Kaz! 😉 x

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama June 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Gorgeous pics – brings back great memories when we visited there in 2001 x

    • Reply Min June 10, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Thanks Janet! 🙂 x

  • Reply Raychael aka Mystery Case June 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Gorgeous photos and what an amazing trip. Makes me want to hop on a plane and start exploring.

    • Reply Min June 11, 2015 at 9:08 am

      It all seems so long ago now! I love going to places I’ve never been before and there are MANY of those out there! Lol

  • Reply PatrickC June 10, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Min as usual your photos are of a really high standard. The fishing boats are my favourites. The bright reds contrast so well with the water. Really really eye catching, and the gull is beguiling.

    I cant wait to see the Freycinet photos.


    P.S. Sending you an email with a photo attached.

    • Reply Min June 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Patrick! I’m not that fussed on this lot of photos. My favourite would be the one of the fishing boats too (not the ones in the water). OMG – so many Freycinet photos to go through! 🙂

  • Reply Gael - The Vinyl Edition June 11, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    That brings back lovely memories, Min – we were there around 2 years ago. I really should get a photobook done of our trip, because even those things you have mentioned have lifted me.
    PS. I could have sworn we stayed in that motel but that exterior doesn’t look familiar. Maybe it was just one of the motels i looked at before we booked, the name sounds really familiar. Anyway…

    • Reply Min June 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      It was a lovely place there at Bicheno! Such a shame we didn’t have long there, or time to have a good explore! You could have stayed where we stayed because these ‘cabin’ type rooms were at the back whereas more ‘motel’ looking rooms were at the front. 😉 x

  • Reply Trish June 12, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Gorgeous shots.
    I’m so excited -we are dragon boat paddling in Tassie next year. I haven’t been there since 1992 (i think).
    Thanks for linking up.

    • Reply Min June 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Trish – wonder where in Tassie you’ll be dragon boat paddling? It’s so lovely over there! 1992 was the year I gave birth to my twins 🙂 x

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