Devonport

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Overview

Bursting with fresh flavours, friendly locals and spectacular, jaw-dropping scenery. There’s nothing on earth quite like a visit to Tasmania's North West coast.

Devonport is where the wild Bass Strait meets the Mersey River and the expansive wilderness beyond. It’s also one of the best launchpads to discover the spectacular north-west corner of the Apple Isle.

With clear air, gourmet food, wine and natural beauty - It won’t take long to realise that there’s something truly special about this maritime city and the breathtaking region beyond.

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Discover Devonport’s endearing flavour via gourmet food and festivals, rugged wilderness and maritime history. 

  • Visit Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and explore the tracks ranging from an easy walk to challenging multi-day hikes, or try your hand at canyoning.
  • Take a drive to historic Stanley, hike up The Nut bluff and visit the famed Stanley Hotel and Highfield House.
  • Sway to the rhythm of the Devonport Jazz Festival, held annually in Winter.  
  • Take your taste buds on a tour through the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and visit farmers, winemakers, distillers, restaurants, breweries, and cafes along the way. 
  • Explore the Tarkine Drive in the North West corner to experience rainforests, wild rivers and dramatic landscapes in the wilderness.
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Where to go

From the coast to the mountains and all the magic in between - explore the north-west of Tasmania and discover a playground rich in stunning wilderness, adventure and the freshest of food experiences.

In and around Devonport

Nestled between ocean, river and mountains, Devonport offers the perfect launchpad to experience the unique culture of Tasmania

A great place to start is at the Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, with its candy-striped facade offering a striking contrast to the coastal views below. 

Take a ride on the historic Don River Railway or browse the collection at Devonport Regional Art Gallery.  And for a relaxing afternoon, have a drink at the Ghost Rock Vineyard cellar-door or at Southern Wild Distillery with their aptly named Mountain, Meadow or Ocean gins.

Cradle Mountain

Make tracks to the stunning Cradle Mountain to stretch your legs and fill your lungs with crisp alpine air in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Witness feeding time at a Tasmanian Devil sanctuary, walk the Dove Lake Circuit or explore the network of scenic mountain trails including the six day Overland Track - one of Australia’s most famous hikes. 

To reward all that walking, why not spoil yourself with a stay at the iconic Cradle Mountain Lodge where you can enjoy some downtime in the Waldheim Alpine Spa.

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Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Wind your taste buds through country roads, farmers’ markets and scenic towns to experience the gourmet flavours of North West Tasmania. 

Drive towards Launceston and stop at House of Anvers chocolatier, Ashgrove Cheese and the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm along the way. Wash it all down with a craft beer among the hop vines at Seven Sheds brewery in Railton.

Head to Stanley for dinner and try Cape Grim beef at the popular Stanley Hotel, or sample the fresh fish and chips at Hursey Seafoods. Read more on Travel Insider

Quick facts

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Currency

Australian Dollar (A$)

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Electricity

230V / 50Hz

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Population

30,497

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Seasons

Devonport has an oceanic, temperate climate. From December to January you'll love the long summer days with up to 14 hours of sunlight and temperatures ranging from 11°C to 23°C. In winter, temperatures drop with days averaging from 3°C to 13°C.

Getting around

From the airport

Devonport airport is located 10 kilometres from the city centre. Taxis and car hire are located outside the terminal building.

In and around the city

The best way to get around Devonport is to walk or cycle. There's also taxis, hire cars or  public transport with Merseylink. For longer trips through the state, Tassielink and Redline Coaches operate an extensive timetable to most major Tasmanian towns.

Devonport car hire

Enjoy great rates with Avis, Budget, Hertz or Thrifty and no booking fees. Qantas Frequent Flyers can also earn Qantas Points with Avis and Budget.

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