We started our day 4 in Tasmania with a great breakfast in Bryher at 91 George Street.
I like having a hot chocolate in the morning.
While my husband needs coffee for his long drive after this breakfast. It is beautifully brewed.
This is our breakfast: Baked egg and sourdough toast.
After filling up my belly, we set off to Campbell town. It took us about an hour of drive from Launceston to Campbell town. Campbell town is a historical town and situated on the Elizabeth River. This town is in the middle of Tasmania and is a service and supplies centre for people travelling between Launceston and Hobart. Its history started in early 1800s.
There is a convict brick trail along the High street. You can see the crime that the prisoner convicted on the bricks.
This is the park of Abel Tasmania Memorial. A park with so many seagulls.
This is the famous Red Bridge which was built by the convicts in 1830s. It is being used until now as it is part of the main highway.
After a short break in Campbell Town,we took our drive again and heading to Bicheno. On the way to Bicheno, there are a number vineyard and cellar doors. We can buy some good white wine for our seafood dinner tonight.
This first vineyard that we went was Spring Vale. There is small size (375ml) wine bottles available. They look cute and I bought one Chardonnay. I think it is a good idea to have small size wine bottle with 375ml as sometimes you do not want to drink so much.
The second one is the Devil’s corner cellar door and lookout. They serve oysters, pizza, ice cream and other food. The best thing about this vineyard is the marvelous view over the Sherbourne bay. It was so blue and wide with a clear sky.
This is the lookout of the Sherbourne Bay and we enjoy it with oysters.
After finishing the oyster, it is time for us to taste the wine in the cellar door. There were so many wines to choose between and we picked a Riesling
Finally, the Freycinet vineyard is our last stop. Among the three vineyards, I think their white wine is the best! For the same year of wine, Freycinet Vinyard is the best in the complexity of their white wine. The other two are just too pale to me. Their Sauvignon Blanc is recommended.
After buying all the wine we needed, we made our way to Bicheno.
We first buy some food for our dinner from a supermarket.
Tonight, we stay in Beachend Bicheno. This room is owned by Shane and you can book her accommodation in the her official website or many of the hotel booking website available online. The Bicheno Bicheno is very close to the Diamond Island Resort Bicheno. Therefore, there are many penguin living around!
Our room is on the right hand side of the house
The view from the balcony is magnificent.
We can see the Diamond Island Resort from our garden.
The room is nicely furnished.
After settling down in our accommodation,
We went to Tasmanian coastal seafood to buy oysters. A dozen of oysters costs 20 dollars. We arrived at around 4 pm and we are lucky to get the last pack of oysters.
Here is the address Lot 7215, LOT 1 Esplanade, Bicheno. It opens from 11am – 7:00pm. There is a restaurant nearby and the oysters taste very creamy.
Right next to the seafood shop, there is another shop selling fish and chips. The shop name is The Wharf Fish and Chips. On the other side of the building, there is a restaurant with some seats where you can enjoy your take away food there.
If you have enough time, you can take a ride on the glass bottom boat near the Tasmanian Coastal Seafood.
Seems like a dozen of oysters is not enough. We went to Lobster shark to buy another dozen of oysters. It costs 20 dollars for a dozen of oysters and a pack of sea urchin costs 15 dollars.
Here is the parking area of Lobster shark.
After buying all the food, we went back to Beachend Bicheno to enjoy our freshly bought sea urchin and oysters! The below photos were taken in our garden.
The oysters of lobster shark is more refreshing and their sea urchin is creamy. The oysters taste much fresher than those bought in Launceston Mud Bar & Restaurant. Honestly, the oysters from Mud Bar were not bad. They are just not as fresh as those sold in Bicheno.
We cooked our dinner with the steak bought in the supermarket. We found that it tasted much better than those we bought in Sydney!
At around 8pm, we went to the beach and wait for the sunset. When the sun was setting, it is the great time to see the fairy penguins!!!!!!!!
We did not take photo because the flash of the camera is not good for the penguin. Once the sky turning dark, you will a groups of penguin on-boarding. They were like a group of friends of 7-8 who teamed up together. If they heard any noise, they will be scared and ran back to the sea. The penguin lived in the bushes and rocks on the beaches and it takes us 5 minutes to walk from our house to the beaches. The owner told us that there were penguins living beneath our house too! Anyway, while we walked back to our house from the beach, we saw a number of cute little penguins walking on the same path as us.
Below is the map where I highlight in aqua color the place that the penguins live.
Below is the photo from Wikipedia showing you the penguins we met tonight.
Today is the most memorable day of my Tasmania. Not because of the delicious oyster but the fascinating view of my Beachend Bicheno accommodation and devil’s corner lookout. The amazing experience to see those little penguins boarding the shores has imprinted in my mind and will last forever.
Today is a day to remember.