Backpacking Devonport

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    VIEW OF THE MERSEY BLUFF LIGHTHOUSE: Photo - N.R. Goldsmith, Knox Photographic Society, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    BLUFF BEACH, DEVONPORT: Photo - courtesy of Devonport City Council
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    HOME OF THE SPIRIT OF TASMANIA, WHICH PROVIDES REGULAR FERRY SERVICES TO MELBOURNE: Photo - courtesy of Devonport City Council
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Devonport Highlights

  • Surfers can try your luck with the very long, fast, left break at the Mersey River Mouth when conditions are right.

  • Explore Narawntapu National Park, which includes an historic farm and a complex of inlets, small islands, headlands, wetlands, dunes, lagoons and an amazing variety of plants and animals.

  • Visit the Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre & Museum, which displays petroglyphs (designs in rock) and exhibits that depict the traditional lifestyle of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

  • Visit the Don River Railway to see the display of steam and diesel engines and other rolling stock that has played an important part in Tasmania's rail history. You can also take a half hour ride on a genuine vintage train along the old Melrose line to Coles beach and back.

  • Spend some time at the Devonport Maritime Museum, which features a collection of detailed models from the days of sail through the age of steam to the present seagoing passenger ferries.


About Devonport

Population 25,000

Located on the northern coastline and the banks of the Mersey River, Devonport is Tasmania's third largest city.

It is the main entry point to Tasmania for those arriving by boat as this is the home to the Spirit of Tasmania ferries.

The city is also a good base to discover some of Tasmania's best national parks, food and wine experiences and history and heritage in the surrounding region.

Also, being Tasmania's third largest city, you will find plenty of places to shop, eat and grab a drink, along with all necessary services and facilities of a small city.

Orientation Map for Devonport


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Devonport Visitor Information Centre

92 Formby Road
Devonport, Tasmania
Phone 1800 649 514
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