This thriving port-side city is the perfect place to take in the shops, coffee, Tasmanian art and historical attractions.

Bluff Beach, Devonport


Devonport is a busy coastal city and hosts the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its voyage to and from Melbourne. It’s also the gateway to the North West and beyond, with a bounty of fresh produce on its doorstep and plenty to explore right in town.

Located on the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast, Devonport enjoys river, ocean and mountain views and is close to some of Tasmania’s best natural places, including stunning Cradle Mountain.

There are great beaches, rowing, sailing, kayaking and fishing. Walking and cycling tracks crisscross the city with plenty to see along the way including Aboriginal rock carvings on the coastal trail to The Bluff.

Families will also enjoy a ride on the Don River Railway steam train to Coles Beach (30-min return) as it winds its way along the eastern banks of the picturesque Don River.

Maritime history looms large; the Bass Strait Maritime Centre has an extensive model collection and interpretive display and you’ll also find several galleries, museums, craft shops and the heritage-listed house of former Australian Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, Home Hill.

Enjoy some pretty parks, including an arboretum (tree garden) that makes for a relaxing nature break. And with so much produce grown in the fertile soil of the Mersey-Forth valley, there’s no shortage of great food from pub meals and fish and chips to fine contemporary fare and farm gate delights.

Devonport also has plenty of places to stay, making it a great base to explore the many treasures of the region.

Devonport is a 1-hr drive (98 km) west of Launceston.

Local Tips

  • Visit the Devonport Regional Art Gallery with its collection of fine and decorative art and craft, with a predominant interest in 20th-century glass, ceramics and woodcraft.


Visitor Information

Devonport Visitor Centre
92 Formby Road, Devonport. Tas. 7310
Tel: (03) 6424 4466
Fax: (03) 6424 8476

Open: 7.30am – 3.30pm Weekdays, 7.30am – 1.30pm Weekends and Public Holidays.

Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday

How to Get There

Air (interstate)

QANTASLINK, Melbourne – Devonport airports. Tel: 13 13 13


SPIRIT OF TASMANIA, Melbourne – Devonport. Tel: 13 20 10


REDLINE COACHES. Tel: 1300 360 000

TASSIELINK COACHES. Tel: 1300 300 520

Bargain Car Rentals

Tasmanian owned and operated rental car company. Large range of well-maintained vehicles to meet any need including small or economy, mid-range and large vehicles up to 8, 12, 20 and 23 seat minibuses, utes, vans, trucks, campervans and motorhomes. Rates are inclusive, with no hidden or extra costs.

Tel: 1300 729 230

Road (self-drive)

From Hobart take the A1 Midlands Highway. From Launceston take the A1 Bass Highway. From the West Coast via Sheffield or the B18 and Bass Highway via Burnie.

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns

Devonport to: Cradle Mountain – 85km (1 hour 15 min), Deloraine – 49km (30 min), Latrobe – 10km (10 min), Launceston – 98km (1 hour), Sheffield – 30km (30 min), Ulverstone – 22 km (20 min).


B&B’s; backpackers; camping grounds, caravan and cabin parks; hotels and motels; self-contained apartments, cottages and units. Accommodation enquiries and bookings available at Visitor Information Centre.

Motor Homes

Self-contained motor homes/caravans can stay for 48 hours at Girdlestone Park, East Devonport and 72 hours at Horsehead Creek, Quoiba. Permits are required and can be obtained from the Devonport Visitor Centre at a cost of $10 per night.

Designated Sullage Point

Girdlestone Park, John Street, East Devonport.

Horsehead Creek, Devonport Road

Free Wi-Fi Areas

Rooke Street Mall & Devonport CBD

Four Ways Shopping Centre

Devonport Bluff

Devonport Visitor Centre, 92 Formby Rd, Devonport. Tel (03) 6424 4466

Devonport LINC, 21 Oldaker St, Devonport. Tel (03) 6421 5200

East Devonport CBD

Pioneer Park, East Devonport

Banks & ATMs.

ANZ Bank and ATM, 36 Rooke Street, Devonport.

Bendigo Bank and ATM, Rooke Street Mall, Devonport.

Commonwealth Bank and ATM, Rooke Street Mall, Devonport.

National Bank and ATM, Rooke Street Mall, Devonport.

Westpac Bank and ATM, 33 Stewart Street, Devonport.

Western Union Agent, 71 Wright Street, East Devonport.

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