This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bicheno. To help you make friends with Bicheno before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bicheno is a small, quiet but beautiful city on the east coast of Tasmania in Australia. Bicheno it's known for its amazing landscapes, walking tracks, natural attractions, and fresh and well cooked seafood -- all of this in a relaxing place with very friendly people. As this town is a small one, expect that most of people will start a conversation with you, be willing to share stories, giving you the chance to know the best spots to visit.
The best way to get to Bicheno is by car (this is the best way to visit whole of Tasmania, too), and after you arrive at the main road it's really easy for you to find everything (the cafes, restaurants, visitor information, supermarket, and shops are located in this main road), and you will not need to use the car, because everything is really close.
In Bicheno, you cannot miss the three-and-a-half kilometer coastal walking track, where you will have the chance to enjoy the landscapes of amazing bays and beaches, and the spectacular "Blowhole." Even if the walk is not too long, expect to take a little time to enjoy the scenic views.
Visit Douglas Apsley National Park (only four kilometers from Bicheno), one of the most beautiful forests in Tasmania -- it definitely deserves a visit (you need to buy the entrance ticket before, in Bicheno Visitor Center). Just thirty kilometers away, is St. Helens and the bay of Fires, one of the main attractions on the east coast of Tasmania -- you cannot miss it.
As Bicheno is a small city, there are not so many hostels, so book in advance. Bicheno hostels are very simple and humble, so don't expect a lot of luxury (but they are clean and with nice rates).
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