Sitting along the banks of the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast, Devonport is a busy coastal city and Tasmania’s third largest city. Home to the arrival and departure point of the daily Spirit of Tasmania ferry to and from Melbourne, it provides a great base to explore the rugged region.


With beautiful mountainous and coastal views, the city is close to some of Tasmania’s most famous heritage towns and national parks including the stunning Cradle Mountain. Rich farmland envelopes the city, producing almost half of Tasmania’s vegetable crops. From Devonport you can follow the Cradle Coast Tasting Trail, exploring the handcrafted produce of the dedicated growers, inspired by the renowned ideal growing conditions of the region.

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Abundant in activities, there is plenty to do in Devonport with a selection of beautiful beaches offering rowing, sailing, kayaking and fishing, as well as mountainous walking and cycling tracks along the coastal trail to The Bluff showcasing the Aboriginal rock carvings. Rich in maritime history, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre proudly showcases an extensive model collection and you’ll also come across several museums, galleries, craft shops and the famous heritage-listed house of former Australian Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons.

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