A short 10 minute drive south from SEA STACKS is the coastal beach town of Bicheno. Famous for it’s pristine white sandy beaches, azure waters and imposing granite boulders, there are a number of great places to visit for a swim, a walk or just to take in the views. We suggest you take the time to soak up the coastline as this picturesque little town.
The Denison Rivulet and Denison Beach
SEA STACKS are situated on the banks of The Denison Rivulet, this estuary flows into the Tasman Sea. Denison Beach is a pristine, white sand beach with turquoise waters lining its shore. The beach runs for 9.5km with numerous natural rock formations to be discovered, the most prominent is The Porches which can be found at the northern end. Breeding Shore Birdlife found in the area include Hooded Plovers, Pied Oystercatchers and Red-Capped Plovers.
Located in the township of Bicheno, 10km south. Here you can enjoy swimming in the beautiful turquoise waters or relaxing on the pristine white sand. This is also one of the East Coasts' most popular surf beaches. A coastal track starts here and leads you around to The Gulch and Governor Island.
The Gulch & Governor Island
Here you can purchase fresh seafood and observe local fisherman coming and going in this busy but pristine waterway. Governor Island Marine Reserve, with its spectacular underwater scenery, is recognised as one of the best temperate diving locations in Australia. The marine reserve includes Governor Island and all waters and other islands within a 400m diameter semi-circle from the eastern shoreline of Governor Island. The entire marine reserve is a fully protected ‘no-take’ area. Fishing and other extractive activities are prohibited. Many types of native seabirds and a seal colony call Governor Island home.
For those interested in nature, it is possible at low tide to walk out along the white sandy beach to Diamond Island nature reserve, a low granite island just off Bicheno, where there is a colony of fairy penguins.
A natural wonder the blowhole hole in the granite rocks which concentrates even small waves into powerful jets of water. The Bicheno Blowhole is located right next to the water, along the sandy and granite coastline.
Follow the track up from Foster Street, Bicheno onto Whalers Lookout for beautiful views of Bicheno. Look for the rock orchids.