Guidebook for Douglas River

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Guidebook for Douglas River

Food Scene

Café wine bar deli, Bicheno’s local providore, wood fired pizza, breakfast lunch & dinner, signature Tasmanian roasted coffee & home-made cakes, east coast Tasmanian apples & seasonal fruit, Tasmanian wine & beer bottle shop. Dinner reservations recommended. Address: Shop 2/70 Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215 P 03 6375 1076
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Pasini's
70 Burgess St
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Café wine bar deli, Bicheno’s local providore, wood fired pizza, breakfast lunch & dinner, signature Tasmanian roasted coffee & home-made cakes, east coast Tasmanian apples & seasonal fruit, Tasmanian wine & beer bottle shop. Dinner reservations recommended. Address: Shop 2/70 Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215 P 03 6375 1076
Open from 6.00 am till 4.00 pm 7 days a week. Open 7 days serving award-winning bread, pies, yummy cakes, great coffee. Function catering and special occasion cakes to order. Chef-cooked breakfasts 7 am–11 am. Address: 55 Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215 P 03 6375 1972
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Blue Edge Bakery
55 Burgess St
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Open from 6.00 am till 4.00 pm 7 days a week. Open 7 days serving award-winning bread, pies, yummy cakes, great coffee. Function catering and special occasion cakes to order. Chef-cooked breakfasts 7 am–11 am. Address: 55 Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215 P 03 6375 1972
Beachfront Tavern Bistro – Great casual dining with stunning views of Waubs Bay. Menu featuring Tasmanian Seafood and Steaks. (Children welcome) Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner. Dinner reservations recommended. Address: Tasman Highway Bicheno 7215 P 6375 1111
Beachfront Bicheno - Bar, Bistro, Gaming & Accommodation
232 Tasman Hwy
Beachfront Tavern Bistro – Great casual dining with stunning views of Waubs Bay. Menu featuring Tasmanian Seafood and Steaks. (Children welcome) Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner. Dinner reservations recommended. Address: Tasman Highway Bicheno 7215 P 6375 1111
Quaint little ice cream parlour and aroma filled coffee shop proudly committed to using local Tasmanian produce and ingredients. Serving delicious ice cream, Tassie treats and coffee roasted in Hobart. The small shop is themed as an English beach hut with a relaxed and welcoming East Coast feel. A must visit when in Bicheno. Address: 69c Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215 ​
I Sea Scoops
69c Burgess St
Quaint little ice cream parlour and aroma filled coffee shop proudly committed to using local Tasmanian produce and ingredients. Serving delicious ice cream, Tassie treats and coffee roasted in Hobart. The small shop is themed as an English beach hut with a relaxed and welcoming East Coast feel. A must visit when in Bicheno. Address: 69c Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215 ​
Famous for their homemade chocolate coated berry ice creams. They also offer coffee, Devonshire teas , muffins, cherry wines, local liqueurs jams and gifts – especially frogs! . Address: 16494 Tasman Highway via Bicheno 7215 M: 0412631299 or 0449636981; no landline.
The Pondering Frog
16504 Tasman Highway
Famous for their homemade chocolate coated berry ice creams. They also offer coffee, Devonshire teas , muffins, cherry wines, local liqueurs jams and gifts – especially frogs! . Address: 16494 Tasman Highway via Bicheno 7215 M: 0412631299 or 0449636981; no landline.
Harvested daily. Beautiful Pacific Oysters, Tasmanian Blue Mussels, Scallops, abalone, calamari and Rock Lobster (when in season). Enjoy your seafood on our deck cooked or take away to enjoy later. Open 9am to 5pm 7 days a week. Address: 1784 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay TAS 7215 P 03 6257 0140
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Freycinet Marine Farm
1784 Coles Bay Rd
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Harvested daily. Beautiful Pacific Oysters, Tasmanian Blue Mussels, Scallops, abalone, calamari and Rock Lobster (when in season). Enjoy your seafood on our deck cooked or take away to enjoy later. Open 9am to 5pm 7 days a week. Address: 1784 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay TAS 7215 P 03 6257 0140
A small supermarket with an amazing range of goods and a high turnover, ensuring freshness. Groceries, dairy, bakery lines, frozen food, meat, deli, fruit and vegetables. Helpful and friendly staff. Address: 39 Foster Street, Bicheno 7215 P 03 6375 1388
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IGA Everyday Bicheno
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A small supermarket with an amazing range of goods and a high turnover, ensuring freshness. Groceries, dairy, bakery lines, frozen food, meat, deli, fruit and vegetables. Helpful and friendly staff. Address: 39 Foster Street, Bicheno 7215 P 03 6375 1388
White Sands Resort is a 200 acre beach side resort also home of Iron House Brewery, handcrafted brews made to traditional recipes from quality ingredients and Tasmanian water, sourced from our own spring. Address: 21554 Tasman Highway, Ironhouse Point P 03 6372 2228
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Iron House Brewery
21554 Tasman Hwy
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White Sands Resort is a 200 acre beach side resort also home of Iron House Brewery, handcrafted brews made to traditional recipes from quality ingredients and Tasmanian water, sourced from our own spring. Address: 21554 Tasman Highway, Ironhouse Point P 03 6372 2228
Grab a wood fired Pizza from Tombolo’s or some yummy seafood from Fishers. And a glass or bottle of wine to sit back and enjoy the wonderful view. Address: Cnr of Sherbourne Road and Tasman Highway, Apslaw P 03 6257 8881
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Grab a wood fired Pizza from Tombolo’s or some yummy seafood from Fishers. And a glass or bottle of wine to sit back and enjoy the wonderful view. Address: Cnr of Sherbourne Road and Tasman Highway, Apslaw P 03 6257 8881

Everything Else

This small family vineyard is located at Cranbrook, not far south of Swansea, and offers award winning wines including pinot noir, Gewürztraminer, chardonnay and sparkling. Savour fresh Tasmanian seafood matched with Spring Vale’s excellent wines when you dine in their pop-up vineyard seafood restaurant, located among the vines on the estate. Address: 130 Spring Vale Road, Cranbrook TAS 7190 P 03 6257 8208
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Spring Vale Vineyard
130 Springvale Rd
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This small family vineyard is located at Cranbrook, not far south of Swansea, and offers award winning wines including pinot noir, Gewürztraminer, chardonnay and sparkling. Savour fresh Tasmanian seafood matched with Spring Vale’s excellent wines when you dine in their pop-up vineyard seafood restaurant, located among the vines on the estate. Address: 130 Spring Vale Road, Cranbrook TAS 7190 P 03 6257 8208

Parks & Nature

From its deep river gorges and waterfalls to its dolerite capped plateau; from dry eucalypt forest and colourful heathlands to pockets of rainforest, Douglas-Apsley National Park is a place of surprising contrasts. This park is one of the few that conserve the diverse wealth of dry sclerophyll forest plants found on the east coast of Tasmania. The crystal clear waters that run through the park are a welcome sight on a hot summer's day. Whether you want a quick picnic by a tranquil stream, a rugged walk through forest and gorge, or a place to study rare plants and animals, Douglas-Apsley can provide it for you.
Douglas-Apsley
From its deep river gorges and waterfalls to its dolerite capped plateau; from dry eucalypt forest and colourful heathlands to pockets of rainforest, Douglas-Apsley National Park is a place of surprising contrasts. This park is one of the few that conserve the diverse wealth of dry sclerophyll forest plants found on the east coast of Tasmania. The crystal clear waters that run through the park are a welcome sight on a hot summer's day. Whether you want a quick picnic by a tranquil stream, a rugged walk through forest and gorge, or a place to study rare plants and animals, Douglas-Apsley can provide it for you.
Freycinet National Park consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park. Freycinet is effectively two eroded blocks of granite - the Hazards and the Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet sections of the peninsula - joined by a sand isthmus. Freycinet is a great place to go bird watching. You may be lucky enough to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of activities. Take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, trek the entire length of the Fr
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Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre
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Freycinet National Park consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park. Freycinet is effectively two eroded blocks of granite - the Hazards and the Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet sections of the peninsula - joined by a sand isthmus. Freycinet is a great place to go bird watching. You may be lucky enough to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of activities. Take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, trek the entire length of the Fr

Entertainment & Activities

A penguin tour is the best way to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to our tour and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away Bicheno Penguin Tours Town Centre Tasman Highway Bicheno 7215 Tasmania Australia (03) 6375 1333
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Bicheno Penguin Tours
70 Burgess Street
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A penguin tour is the best way to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to our tour and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away Bicheno Penguin Tours Town Centre Tasman Highway Bicheno 7215 Tasmania Australia (03) 6375 1333
East Coast Natureworld sits amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons. The perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique animals, birds, reptiles The extensive park grounds allow you to wander around at your own leisure. Wheel chair & pram friendly paths allow all to experience the uniqueness of Tasmania up close. Open from 9 to 5 daily except on the 25th of December (Christmas Day). Address is: 18356 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Tasmania Phone number is 61 3 6375 1311
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East Coast Natureworld
18356 Tasman Highway
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East Coast Natureworld sits amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons. The perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique animals, birds, reptiles The extensive park grounds allow you to wander around at your own leisure. Wheel chair & pram friendly paths allow all to experience the uniqueness of Tasmania up close. Open from 9 to 5 daily except on the 25th of December (Christmas Day). Address is: 18356 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Tasmania Phone number is 61 3 6375 1311