Devonport City Guide
Nestled on Tasmania's northern coast, Devonport is a historic gem and an active seaport. While you're there, you can get a close look at Tasmania's fishing and produce industries. Many of the locals call the city "Australia's Market Garden"!
For a look at everything Devonport has to offer, take a cruise up and down the Mersey River. Along the way, you'll see fishermen heading in and out. Once you get closer to the Bass Strait, you may even see dolphins swimming, or the Spirit of Tasmania cruise ship heading to Melbourne!
Speaking of history, you can get plenty of it at the Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum. Located on a sacred Aboriginal site overlooking the Mersey River, the museum's most famous pieces are the ancient rock carvings that are more than 10,000 years old!
Another popular piece of history is the Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Built in 1889, the lighthouse itself is a beautiful sight - but the view you get standing next to it and looking out at the water is even better!
The Devonport Maritime Museum and Heritage Centre is another history hot spot. It features a collection of detailed models from the days of sail through the age of steam, to the present passenger ferries. Also check out the Don River Railway - Tasmania's railway museum. It has the largest collection of steam locomotive and passenger carriages in the state.
Eating is a popular pastime in Devonport thanks to its great produce. Ironically, many of the best places to eat can be found either on or near Best Street! One of the most popular eateries is the Dannebrog Café Bar and Grill - it may not be fancy, but the steak is a particular specialty!
If you like a room with a view, you'll be happy in Devonport. Most of the hotels can be found overlooking the banks of the Mersey River. Whether you are looking for a five-star hotel, or more budget-friendly accommodation, the Mersey River will be the perfect backdrop for your stay.