Tasmania’s Gateway by Sea and Home to the Beautiful Bluff
Situated at the mouth of the Mersey River, Devonport city is the regional and cultural hub of northwestern Tasmania and with beautiful sea, river and mountain views you should make sure it’s part of your itinerary if you’re travelling through the region. Devonport town was originally formed in 1890 by the amalgamation of twin settlements, Formby and Torquay – which were both established in the 1850s. Since the 1870s Devonport has been a major shipping port for Tasmania and is home to Tasmania’s primary passenger ferries Spirit of Tasmania 1 & 2 which travel between Devonport and Melbourne on a daily basis.
Devonport is home to the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service
Since the 1870s Devonport has been a major shipping port for Tasmania and is home to Tasmania’s primary passenger ferries Spirit of Tasmania 1 & 2 which travel between Devonport and Melbourne on a daily basis.
With a beautiful beach as well as picnic areas and public barbecues, The Bluff is the perfect place to stop in Devonport
The Bluff beach at Devonport is one of the city’s main attractions. With a beautiful beach as well as extensive picnic areas and public barbecues, The Bluff is a great place to spend a day or stop for lunch. There is also a caravan park located at The Bluff which provides beautiful views of the beach and the Bass Strait from your campsite.
Devonport is a great place to stop if you’re cruising Tasmania in one of our motorhomes or campervans as there’s a variety of major supermarkets, petrol stations and other retails outlets. If you need to stretch your legs after a long drive Devonport boasts a great range of scenic walking and cycling tracks located in and around the city including a walk to the Mersey Bluff (The Bluff) Lighthouse which became operational in 1889.
Devonport is also home to Tasmania’s third largest airport and is serviced by QantasLink who provide 4 daily flights to and from Melbourne. Devonport is also a great place for some retail therapy including boutique and antique shops and if you’re looking for some time-out there’s a lovely CMAX cinema in the heart of the city.