Devonport

Travel Guide
Devonport featuring a bay or harbour and boating

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.

The Argosy
The Argosy
3 out of 5
221 Tarleton Street East, East Devonport, TAS
The price is AU$94 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (651 reviews)
"The location was very convenient for our purposes and the facilities suited our short stay. Parking was at the door of our unit. The meal was quick and enjoyable and a very reasonable price."

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2021

The Argosy
Gateway Hotel by Nightcap Plus
Gateway Hotel by Nightcap Plus
4 out of 5
16 Fenton Street, Devonport, TAS
The price is AU$126 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Located in the heart of Devonport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Devonport Regional Gallery, Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Bluff Beach. East Devonport ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (851 reviews)
"Beautiful room. Located in the middle of the city. Great service"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

Gateway Hotel by Nightcap Plus
Discovery Parks – Devonport
Discovery Parks – Devonport
4 out of 5
13-19 Tarleton St, East Devonport, TAS
The price is AU$122 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in East Devonport, this beach campsite is within a 5-minute walk of East Devonport Beach and Pardoe Beach. Devonport Ferry Terminal and Devonport Regional ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (499 reviews)
"The cabin was nice but terrible cold."

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2021

Discovery Parks – Devonport
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.
Abel Tasman Caravan Park
Abel Tasman Caravan Park
2 out of 5
6 Wright Street, East Devonport, TAS
The price is AU$114 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this East Devonport campsite is within 3 mi (5 km) of Devonport Ferry Terminal, Devonport Regional Gallery and Bass Strait Maritime Centre. ...
3.6/5 Good! (208 reviews)
"Our stay was very comfortable. We arrived late after getting of The Spirit of Tasmania. The reception we received was very kind and welcoming. Thank you. We will definitely be staying here again. Very convenient for first night in Tassie."

Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Abel Tasman Caravan Park
Discovery Parks – Devonport
Discovery Parks – Devonport
4 out of 5
13-19 Tarleton St, East Devonport, TAS
The price is AU$122 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in East Devonport, this beach campsite is within a 5-minute walk of East Devonport Beach and Pardoe Beach. Devonport Ferry Terminal and Devonport Regional ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (499 reviews)
"The cabin was nice but terrible cold."

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2021

Discovery Parks – Devonport
Sherwood View Accommodation
Sherwood View Accommodation
4 out of 5
298 Coalhill Road, Latrobe, TAS
The price is AU$129 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (132 reviews)
"Great accommodation"

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

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.

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