Pondering Frog Cafe – Donation – Bicheno – Tasmania

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What a great name, “Pondering Frog Cafe” and it’s a good place to sit and ponder where you will visit today. We stayed for a few days and got to see the Wineglass bay area, Campbell Town and Ross.

Camping At The Pondering Frog Cafe

As you drive in you will see the layout of the parking spaces on the board. Pick your spot and set yourself up. I headed into the cafe and spoke to the owner Lester who is a friendly and talkative bloke. If you want information on places to visit he’s your guy.

The camp is big enough for any size rig and you can use one of the water taps around the place as Gary the caretaker told us.

There are goats in the next paddock which was so nice to sit inside and out watching them.

Pondering Frog Cafe

This licensed cafe has everything. Loads of information on the surrounding areas, A Fire for winter, A lounge to relax on, and plenty of meal options. I had the scallop pie (when your in Tassie etc etc) They are also known for their ice cream but we didn’t get to try it.

Out the side of the cafe is the playground and some more goats as well as a alpaca.

Have A Drive

As Lester will tell you the Pondering Frog Cafe is a great place to base yourself at to see the surrounding areas.

Bicheno Blowhole

A great spot to see the blow hole and some more of those East Coast red rocks. If you don’t get to see bay of fires don’t worry just enjoy these.

Wineglass Bay Area

Only 35 km away. We had a drive and checked out a couple of lookouts. One of which was the lighthouse looking out from Coles bay to Wineglass Bay. Also, sleepy bay walk with amazing boulders that seem to have the centre cut out.

Campbell Town

This town has some really interesting convict history at your feet. Bricks with the names of convicts and what they were sentenced for. 14 years for stealing a hanky WOW!


We found Ross a much quainter place and worth a visit. It has a lovely tree lined main street and picturesque church. Ross also has an old female factory with its history pictured on its walls. Your free to walk in and walk around.

Ross also has a beautiful historic bridge and a phone box which you can dial and listen to story’s of memory’s from local residents.

The Pondering Frog Cafe is handy as it’s on the main highway. If you’re heading down the East Coast you’re probably going to pass it anyway. Pop in for a look, lunch or a chat with Lester. Even better stop for a few nights and check out Wineglass Bay and the surrounds.

More Information

  • Location : Bicheno
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  • State: Tasmania
  • Pets: Yes
  • Camp type : Cafe
  • Price : Donation
  • Water ? : Yes – A few taps around the camp you can use
  • Power ? : No
  • Will suit: All sized vehicles
  • Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
  • Drive time to nearby shops: cafe on site
  • Amenities : Water
  • Other : Licensed Cafe, Playground, Seating, bins, great information on local area.
  • WIFI & Phone Reception – Tested with Boost Mobile: Yes

We use Boost for our phone and internet while travelling as it has 3G & 4G coverage on the Telstra Mobile network.

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1 thought on “Pondering Frog Cafe – Donation – Bicheno – Tasmania

  1. I knew it, I just knew I should have purchased that larger Diary.
    Cheers Sue’n Laz.

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