The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

A Tourist in Tasmania – Bicheno on the Bay


Bicheno is on the East Coast of Tasmania about 60 kilometres from Lake Leake, where I am staying with my sister.

Bicheno map

My first impression of Bicheno a couple of years ago was what a pretty coastal village it is and my opinion hasn’t changed – even though the weather was far from pleasant this time around.

This is how I first viewed it


And here’s how it looked yesterday –


On the way home we stopped at the Lookout over Moulting Lagoons which has been relocated off the winding Great Eastern Drive to Devil’s Corner Winery, which you might be interested to know is owned by Brown Brothers, who are well known for their magnificent wines from north-eastern Victoria. Too cold to get out of the car for a tasting today so we’re saving that up for a better day….


Love the sun shining on the hill in the distance!

And here’s one I prepared earlier – on a sunny day about 3 years ago!

Moulting Lagoons


The vines are all winter bare


As are the walnut trees at this large plantation at Cranbrook, south of Bicheno

Walnut Trees

Grey trees on a grey day

Walnut Trees

You can see how wet the ground is here.

Walnut Trees

So starkly bare!

Happy Campers:
Although Bicheno has a dump point it is not a designated RV Friendly Town, but well worth a day visit or a stop over for lunch overlooking the water. Not far from Bicheno and about 400 metres south of the turn off to Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula is The Pondering Frog, which is Tea Rooms with an RV Stopover for fully self-contained vehicles.  Call in for a snack and stay for the night!

the pondering frog tearoom

Let’s support these people who provide facilities for us happy campers!

Author: The Snail Trail

I’m a nomad who loves travelling Australia in my old campervan, Brutus the Beast, seeing amazing places and meeting fellow travellers.

4 thoughts on “A Tourist in Tasmania – Bicheno on the Bay

  1. Great post. I love Tassie, looking forward to going back one day soon. Cheers from a Melbournian.


  2. Tassie is a tourist’s paradise. So much to see and do – and the produce is divine. I look forward to returning soon. At the moment I am enjoying arm chair travelling – thank you Rosemary!! Your travels far and wide in our wonderful country should inspire all of us to follow suit.


    • Hi Sue, how lovely to hear from you. I’m in Tassie until April 2017 so if you are coming down before then be sure to let me know. It must be time for a girl’s lunch 😉


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