is one of Tasmania's most popular holiday destinations. It started life as
a sealing and whaling town and now is a coal mining port. Fairy penguins can
be observed on nearby Diamond Island. North of Bicheno is the Douglas-Apsley
National Park. It has a dry eucalypt forest,and it has numerous scenic attractions,
from Heritage Falls to calm water holes.
Two hills mark this busy fishing port and charming old resort, probably Tasmania’s first whaling station. Dock walls in the tiny and picturesque harbour, The Gulch, still have metal tethering rings coal ships used when mines operated on Denison River in the 1850s. The Sea Life Centre is popular with visitors. Along the coast are The Porches, sandstone cliffs with intricate designs carved by the waves, and Rocking Rock, 80 tonnes of granite rocked by the seas near the Blowhole. There are 20km of good beaches within easy distance. Located 176 kilometres south east of Launceston and 182 kilometres north east of