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DevonportAustralia

Maritime history, beaches and a pretty riverside setting make this port town a pleasant spot to linger when touring Tasmania’s northwest coast.

Situated on the Mersey River and the Bass Strait Coast, Devonport encompasses an assortment of beaches as well as river and ocean views. The seaside setting provides plenty of water-based activities, such as sailing and kayaking. Water is not only a source of fun, but also of a rich maritime heritage. Learn about the city’s seagoing and shipbuilding past, explore the scenic coastline and enjoy summertime fun on the beach.

One way to get acquainted with Devonport is to take any of the walking or cycling trails. Among them is the Devonport City Walk that starts in the city centre and follows the Mersey River foreshore. Along the way, stop by the lighthouse and the Bicheno Blowhole, which sends water several metres in the air. The Eastern Foreshore Heritage Walk passes sites of historic interest, including the remains of a shipwreck from 1930.

Pick up additional insights into Devonport’s past with a visit to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre, located in the former residence of the Harbour Master. Follow the early history of ship building in the area, learn about the age of steamships and take the helm of a life-size steamer's bridge.

See the collection of steam locomotives and passenger carriages at Don River Railway, a railway museum. You can also take a train trip along part of the old Melrose line.

During the warm weather, spend some downtime on the beaches, several of which are close to the city centre. One of the most popular is Bluff Beach, which features a children's playground, picnic tables and barbecue grills. Head out to sea on a sailing trip or stay closer to the shore in a kayak. For more fun in the water, go to the Devonport Aquatic Centre and swim in its indoor and outdoor pools.

Devonport is located on Tasmania’s northwest coast and is the home of the Spirit of Tasmania. This vehicular ferry service connects the city with Melbourne on the Australian mainland. With beaches, history and great walking, there is lots to see and do in Devonport.

Where to stay in Devonport

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Top hotels in Devonport

Barclay Motor Inn
Barclay Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
112-114 North Fenton Street, Devonport, TAS
The price is £70 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Tiagarra Aboriginal Museum. Don River Railway is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (293 reviews)

"Light truck parking, comfortable bed and quiet location"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2020

Barclay Motor Inn
Sunrise Devonport
Sunrise Devonport
3.5 out of 5
140 North Fenton Street, Devonport, TAS

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bass Strait Maritime Centre and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Devonport Ferry Terminal. Bluff Beach and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (738 reviews)

"perfect stay, friendly staff easy parking, clean room and great location"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020

Sunrise Devonport
The Argosy
The Argosy
3 out of 5
221 Tarleton Street East, East Devonport, TAS
The price is £53 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Located in East Devonport, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Devonport Ferry Terminal, Devonport Regional Gallery and East Devonport Beach. Home Hill and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (599 reviews)

"Close to Waterfront plenty of parking. Hotel attached"…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

The Argosy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Devonport

Latrobe Art Apartments
Latrobe Art Apartments
3 out of 5
63-65 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS
The price is £70 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Located in Latrobe, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame and within 3 miles (5 km) of House of Anvers and Warrawee ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)

"The property is well placed for walking pretty much everywhere in Latrobe, from the bus stop at one end of town to Bells Parade, a park at the other end. We stayed in Cradle Mountain that has a lovely small patio, good for sitting in the afternoon sun. However, the bedroom and bathroom are upstairs, ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Latrobe Art Apartments
Discovery Parks – Devonport
Discovery Parks – Devonport
4 out of 5
13-19 Tarleton St, East Devonport, TAS
The price is £56 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct

Located in East Devonport, this beach campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of East Devonport Beach and Devonport Ferry Terminal. Pardoe Beach and Devonport Regional ...

4.4/5Excellent! (471 reviews)

"Very nice place to visit but the outside lights wouldn’t work"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Discovery Parks – Devonport
Sherwood View Accommodation
Sherwood View Accommodation
4 out of 5
298 Coalhill Road, Latrobe, TAS
The price is £76 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Latrobe, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Devonport Golf Club and Don River Railway. Devonport Ferry Terminal ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (126 reviews)
Sherwood View.....lovely and peaceful

"Wife and I spent one night prior to Spirit of Tas departure the next morning. Rode from Hobart and was greeted by friendly and obliging hosts and a room that was top shelf and exceeded our expectations....great value and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Sherwood View Accommodation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Devonport

Tasmanian Arboretum
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Tasmanian Arboretum

Explore the great outdoors at Tasmanian Arboretum, a lovely green space in Devonport. Stroll along the waterfront or visit the spas in the area.

Top things to do in Devonport

The Ultimate Tasmania Pass
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The Ultimate Tasmania Pass

£67
Per adult
Pedal-Powered Canoe Tour on Tamar River
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Pedal-Powered Canoe Tour on Tamar River

£25
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Master Gin Making Classes
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Master Gin Making Classes

£215
Per adult

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21 Jan 2020

Make sure you prebook transport from ferry to accomodation as there are no taxis waiting. Relaxing place, a bit oldy worldy. Don't just get off the ferry and drive through - stay a while.