In a region with spectacular scenery, friendly locals and distinctive fresh produce, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Devonport.
A great place to start is at the Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, its candy-striped facade a striking contrast to the wild coastal landscape. Catch a ride on the historic Don River Railway or browse the collection at the Devonport Regional Art Gallery. Don’t miss a visit to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre to learn about the natural history of the strait and its islands.
Turn the region’s finest food and wine into an itinerary to suit your tastes by following the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail from Devonport, winding past cellar doors and farm stalls, cafes and providores. The trail spans more than 40 entrepreneurs who grow, make, create and serve their produce.
Base yourself in Devonport for easy exploration of Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek Caves, Narawntapu National Park and the storied town of Stanley, a 90-minute drive from Devonport along a scenic coastline. Stanley’s most prominent landmark is The Nut, a sheer-sided bluff rising from the water’s edge. Climb the walking trail to the summit, or take the chairlift for 360-degree views.