We were intending to stay at Freycinet but balked at the prices asked at the 'lodge' and some reviews say there's nothing much there to warrant those prices. There are limited options at Coles bay so I looked at Bicheno, 3/4 of an hour north. Anchlia cottages looked appealing because there are only 2 lots on the property, one being a low level beach house with no view but the 2nd being a 2 storied, 3 bedroom cottage with a view, seabreeze and yes - penguins in the garden! Much better. Bicheno has advertised tours to go and locate penguins at dawn and dusk so it was a treat to see them roaming about without tagging along on an organised walk.
A very nice stay in a comfortable bed but don't wake up with a fright because a tall person will hit your head on the sloping attic ceiling! luckily there were no nightmares. There is a full kitchen which we didn't use as we arrived around 6pm and the town was closed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two fully self-contained apartments, Cod Rock Terrace - 2 story, 3 bedrooms sleeps up to 5 and Penguin Nook - 1 bedroom (queen and a single). Right on the waterfront on Cod Rock Point in the East Coast township of Bicheno. Penguins frequent the grounds around the apartments most of the year, and we front onto a 3 klm foreshore walk that goes around town to our blowhole. Both apartments have views over Waub's Bay and Cod Rock Terrace and views overlooking Diamond Island. Set in landscaped gardens with native gums that attract many bird species. All only 500 m or so from local shops and restaurants and only one half hour drive from the world-renowned Freycinet National Park/Wineglass Bay. A great place for at least a two night stopover. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchlia Waterfront Cottage Bicheno, Tasmania