Bursting with fresh flavours, friendly locals and spectacular, jaw-dropping scenery, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Devonport.
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 the Devonport Regional Gallery. Don’t miss the Bass Strait Maritime Centre to learn about the natural history of the Bass Strait and its islands.
Turn the region’s finest food and wine into an itinerary to suit your tastes by following the Tasting TrailOpens in a new tab or window from Devonport, winding past cellar doors and farm stalls, cafes and providores. The trail spans more than 37 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.
A little further afield and a short road trip away, explore the West Coast. Hop aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway for a nostalgic heritage rail journey into cool, temperate rainforest, or join a cruise along the Gordon River and explore Sarah Island, an historic penal colony with a dark story to tell.