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Devonport

Devonport sits the banks of the Mersey River and is Tasmania's third largest city. It is one of the Island's primary access points and home to the Spirit of Tasmania ferries. The city has a population of about 22,000 and is surrounded by rich, fertile soil that produces more than 40 per cent of Tasmania's vegetable crops. The roadsides are lined with fields of potatoes, carrots and the yellow and white pyrethrum flower used as a natural insecticide, and paddocks of grazing Friesian cows. You can explore Devonport's coastline by walking or cycling along Victoria Parade to the Bluff, where Tiagarra Aboriginal Centre explains the areas Aboriginal history and nearby rock carvings. Statues along the waterfront walk include those of Joseph Lyons, the only Tasmanian to have held the office of prime minister (1932&39), and his wife, 1940s Federal parliamentarian Dame Enid Lyons. Their National Trust residence at Home Hill is open to the public. The Spirit of Tasmania car and passenger ships are almost landmarks in this city. As they negotiate a U-turn in the Mersey River, they seem to be sailing right up the main street. There's so much maritime history in the town that a visit to the Maritime Museum is essential. The Don River Railway has an impressive collection of locomotives, including a steam train that travels to Coles beach. Devonport's Imaginarium is Tasmania's only science discovery centre and is full of hands-on activities. The Devonport Art Gallery is in a converted church and has some excellent works of regional artists. Devonport was originally settled as two towns, Formby and Torquay in 1826, but the towns were amalgamated in 1890. Devonport reaches an average maximum temperature of 21.5 degrees Celsius (70.5 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and 13 degrees Celsius (55.5 degrees Fahrenheit) in June. It is 98 kilometres (61 miles, or one hour's drive) west of Launceston on the Bass Highway (A2).

Devonport: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Devonport Regional Gallery


The Devonport Regional Gallery is a regional public art gallery in North West Tasmania.
Housed in a converted 19th century church in the town's centre, the Devonport Regional Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and public programs including events and workshops. The program showcases emerging artist's work in The Little Gallery, which is an annex to the Main Gallery. It is also home to Devonport City Council's Permanent Collection comprising textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings and works on paper by iconic Tasmanian and Australian artists.
Admission to the Devonport Regional Gallery is by donation and is open daily.
The Gallery will close its doors on Sunday 30 September in preparation for its relocation to the Devonport City Council's new cultural hub, the paranaple Art Centre, where the Gallery will reopen on Saturday 3 November 2018.
The Gallery is supported by the Devonport City Council, Arts Tasmania, Special Committee, Friends of the Gallery and the Gallery's young member's committee The Droogs. Other funding is received through the Australian Governments Deductible Gift Recipient Status.




45-47 Stewart Street
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 0.9K from Devonport

Tasmania - The Gift Shop (North West Regional Craft Centre)


A visit to the Tasmania Gift Shop is just one of the many things to see and do in and around Devonport, home port to the Spirit of Tasmania.
Free entry and located in the Devonport Central Business District.
Spend some time with them and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere browsing amongst their comprehensive displays of high quality Tasmanian made gifts whilst offering a good selection of souvenirs as well.
The range of products satisfies a variety of different tastes and budgets.
Extensive displays include local creative homewares and pottery, glass, woodcraft, photography, knits, small batch liquor, chocolate, fudge, honey, soaps, candles, jewellery, lavender products. All from many of Tasmania's finest makers and artisans.
The shop offers a broad selection of Tasmanian themed souvenir products including soft toys, books, cards, fridge magnets, T-shirts, socks, gloves, beanies and jackets, to name a few, for both adults and kids.
Enjoy having a look at some of the best Tasmania has to offer and choose a special gift for someone you care about.
Lots to look at, touch and feel.




6 Stewart Street
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.0K from Devonport

Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport


Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport is situated in parkland at the mouth of the Mersey River. Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history. A simulated experience 'Take the Helm of the SS Woniora' gives visitors a chance to test their skills and bring a 1910 steamer into the Mersey River or through the heads of Port Phillip Bay. The newly restored Julie Burgess ketch though, provides the real experience. Two-hour sailings operate from October through to the end of June on Wednesdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions, taking passengers out into Bass Strait and back!
We look forward to welcoming you!




6 Gloucester Avenue
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.4K from Devonport

Portside Gallery


This unique development of an open art studio and gallery features works of Gina, an award winning artist, photographer, poet working in a variety of media. Artworks are changed regularly and the artist is available to talk to onsite and holds open studio days where you can see the artist at work.
The artist works across media including painting, photography, assemblage, printmaking, mosaics, artist books and slow-stitched textiles. She also creates pendants and brooches using resin and vintage wallpapers, jewellery findings etc.
A small range of locally made products are brought in from time to time such as locally made Tasmanian keyrings, cast pewter pins and figurines, handmade soaps, chocolates, 'a gift of seeds', handmade cards, local jewellery, pottery and other speciality products.
This attraction is within walking distance of local beaches, parks and shopping strip. A small car hire company also runs from the property providing cars for visitors off the Spirit of Tasmania as well as internet bookings internationally and locally.
Finn the artist Gina at www.fynearts.com.au and on facebook - 'Portside Gallery'




1 Murray Street
East Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.5K from Devonport

Don River Railway


Passenger trains disappeared from Tasmania some time ago, except this one, a full size loco service from the Don Village Station to Coles Beach each day from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

After leaving Don Village, the route of the Don River Railway winds its way along the Eastern banks of the picturesque Don River, passing Restoration Siding where old vehicles are awaiting their turn for restoration at the hands of the craftsmen. During the 30 minute return journey you will pass through a nature reserve and you will also see many places of historical interest.

A steam locomotive pulls the train on most Sundays and public holidays and most of January (other than high fire danger days). For the remainder of the year, weekday trains are run with a vintage diesel locomotives or rail car. The collection of steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock is open for inspection at the Don Village Station, where there is also a souvenir and model shop.

No train services on Mondays and Tuesdays, except Monday of long weekends.




24 Forth Road
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 2.0K from Devonport

Home Hill


Now owned and operated by the National Trust, Home Hill was the family home of Tasmania's only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons - the first woman elected to Australia's federal parliament - and their 12 children.
Built for the family in 1916, it became their haven from public life and remains largely as it was when Dame Enid last lived there in 1981.
Dame Enid's style is evident throughout the house, with an amazing array of wallpapers from the 1940s to the 1970s beneath classic pressed tin ceilings; and in the garden through the rock walls and paths, the pond and the garden rooms.
Every part of Home Hill houses a rich collection of the political and personal mementos of two people who dedicated their lives to public service and their family, providing an unexpected insight into Australian political life and international relations during the momentous events of the mid-twentieth century.
Situated only a five-minute drive from either the centre of Devonport or the Spirit of Tasmania dock, Home Hill is accessible by guided tour only.
Bookings recommended. Age 6 and under free. Child price is for age 7 to 16.




77 Middle Road
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 2.1K from Devonport

Devonport: Events

Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations!


See in the new year at Devonport's family friendly New Year's Eve event, Skyfire. This is a great family event with free entry. It will run from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park.


Event Dates
2018
      31st Dec


Corner of Formby Road and Oldaker Street
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.0K from Devonport

2019 Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair


Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals and fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the fair, there will be lapidary machinery displays and children's gem sieving and gold/gem panning. Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend. Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free. 9am - 4pm both days.


Event Dates
2019
      23rd Mar
      24th Mar


Thomas Street,
East Devonport School gymnasium building
East Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.8K from Devonport

Devonport: Travel Tips

Devonport Visitor Centre


The Devonport Visitor Centre is staffed with skilled and knowledgeable locals who can provide Statewide expert travel information and bookings. The friendly experienced staff offer extensive itinerary and tour suggestions and reservations, Spirit of Tasmania bookings, National Park Passes, souvenirs, coffee, free Wi-Fi, as well as where to go, what to see and where to eat.
The Devonport Visitor Centre makes all your travelling plans easy for you.
Open seven days a week.





92 Formby Road
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.1K from Devonport

Devonport Cruise Terminal


The Devonport Cruise Terminal is located four kilometres (two and a half miles) from Devonport's city centre.
Devonport is centrally located in Tasmania's north-west, ideally located to explore the wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, tour some limestone caves, meet some of the native wildlife at nearby Narawntapu National Park, take a wilderness cruise at Strahan, explore historic Stanley. Visit some of our vineyards and indulge in some of our award-winning cool climate wines and magnificent local produce.
There are a wide range of tour options and activities available. The region offers spectacular breathtaking scenery and wilderness.
Most major cruise companies visit Tasmanian ports.




The Esplanade
East Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 1.4K from Devonport

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