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.
Discover Devonport’s endearing flavour via gourmet food and festivals, rugged wilderness and maritime history.
- Visit Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National ParkOpens external site in a new window, 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 StanleyOpens external site in a new window, hike up The Nut bluff and visit the famed Stanley Hotel and Highfield House.
- Sway to the rhythm of the Devonport Jazz FestivalOpens external site in a new window, held annually in Winter.
- Take your taste buds on a tour through the Cradle to Coast Tasting TrailOpens external site in a new window 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.
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 TasmaniaOpens external site in a new window.
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 RailwayOpens external site in a new window or browse the collection at Devonport Regional Art GalleryOpens external site in a new window. And for a relaxing afternoon, have a drink at the Ghost Rock VineyardOpens external site in a new window cellar-door or at Southern Wild DistilleryOpens external site in a new window with their aptly named Mountain, Meadow or Ocean gins.
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 sanctuaryOpens external site in a new window, walk the Dove Lake Circuit or explore the network of scenic mountain trails including the six day Overland TrackOpens external site in a new window - 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.
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 AnversOpens external site in a new window chocolatier, Ashgrove CheeseOpens external site in a new window and the Christmas Hills Raspberry FarmOpens external site in a new window along the way. Wash it all down with a craft beer among the hop vines at Seven ShedsOpens external site in a new window brewery in Railton.
Head to Stanley for dinner and try Cape Grim beef at the popular Stanley HotelOpens external site in a new window, or sample the fresh fish and chips at Hursey SeafoodsOpens external site in a new window. Read more on Travel InsiderOpens external site.
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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.
From the airport
Devonport airportOpens external site in a new window 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, TassielinkOpens external site in a new window and Redline CoachesOpens external site in a new window operate an extensive timetable to most major Tasmanian towns.
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