If you are travelling to Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania, then Devonport will be your first port of call. On arriving at Tasmania the first thing you will see, will probably be the Mersey Bluff and the Bluff Lighthouse. Along with passenger ferries, the port is still active with the exportation of products from north Tasmania.

There are a number of museums and galleries around the town of interest to the visitor. The Don River Railway Museum is great for locomotive and transport lovers. To find out more about the Tasmanian Aborigines and Aboriginal art in the area then visit the Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural and Art Centre, which you may hear called Tiagarra, meaning 'keep'. To find out about the general area then visit the interesting Tasmanian Maritime and Folk Museum and the Devonport Gallery.

From Devonport there are also plenty of tours you can take to the nearby bushland and rainforest areas. Various companies offer different tours. You can also head out to the Asbestos Range National Park, where you will be glad to know asbestos is no longer mined. The Springlawn Nature Walk only takes about an hour and is well worth it.

There are several backpackers and campsites in the area, situated along the coastline as well as along the Mersey River. There are also several other places to stay including motels, as well as some great and fairly reasonable places to eat around the town.

Featured Devonport Activities and Tours

3.5 Day Tassie Wild West Coast Tour (Hobart to Hobart)
from $535.00

Starting and ending in Hobart, this is an opportunity to explore a part of Tasmania that is like no other. After travelling to Strahan, you will walk through untouched forests, explore wild rivers and...

3 Day Tassie Wild West Coast Tour (Hobart to Launceston)
from $455.00

Immerse yourself deep in the wilderness! We will journey back through time to explore our heritage, walk through untouched forests, explore wild rivers and rugged coastlines, see breathtaking mountain...

7 Day Tassie Super 7 Tour (Launceston to Launceston)
from $995.00

Depart Launceston and see the best of Tasmania in seven super days. Visit Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, Bruny Island, Port Arthur Historic Site including guided walk and harbour cruise, Wildlife S...

Spirit of Tasmania Cruise Terminal Transfer
from $18.30

Relax as we transfer you between the Spirit of Tasmania Cruise Terminal and either Launceston or Hobart. Shuttles depart once daily inline with the morning cruise time....

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