Those were thriving days for the township,
with records showing that there were several hotels, a shop, and a wine and
spirit store. The police station built at that time still stands today. However,
eventually the mines closed and Bicheno faded from view until it gradually
evolved into a fishing village and holiday resort just prior to World War II.
The town then grew rapidly after the war and the fishing fleet increased from
three boats to twenty. Due to its location and climate, it is also now a very
popular holiday resort.
There is much to see and do in Bicheno and the
surrounding region, with something for
everyone including fishing, diving, bowls, animal parks, penguin tours, walks,
and golf to name a few.
Famous for its mild climate throughout the year, its
long white sandy beaches and clear blue water, you can also make Bicheno your
base to see the surrounding countryside, including
Freycinet National Park and Douglas Apsley National Park.
Check out our
listing of Bicheno
East Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.