Welcome to DEVONPORT
Devonport is a coastal city of 25,000 people situated in the centre of Tasmania’s North Coast. With a modern airport and the Bass Strait ferry terminal linking the city to Melbourne, Devonport is an arrival point for a large number of visitors to Tasmania each year. Devonport is the perfect place to make your base in Tasmania’s North-West where you’ll discover some of Tasmania’s best national parks, food and wine experiences and history and heritage.
Whilst located close to the Tasmanian high country, including spectacular Cradle Mountain, Devonport is favoured with a temperate coastal climate influenced by the ocean. This maritime influence moderates all aspects of the climate and is evident in the small range between summer and winter average temperatures.
Devonport is particularly well provided for in it’s reserves and recreational facilities. Parkland, which has been established along the Mersey Estuary, along the whole Coastal foreshore and in the Don River valley, contains a cycling/walking track linking many of the City’s recreational facilities. Sport is well catered for with The Oval hosting international cricket as well as being a venue for cycling and running carnivals and a home ground for Tas. Football (Aust. Rules) League games. There are dedicated centres for Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Swimming & Basketball.
Cultural facilities include the Kaydale Lodge Gardens, Art Gallery which has a collection of Tasmanian art works, ceramics, prints, and photographs; the Maritime Museum with a collection relating to early shipping activities and the Town Hall Theatre, extensively modernised in 1981, which seats almost 500 and is a venue for productions by the well established Repertory and Choral Societies as well as an annual Eisteddfod. Kaydale Lodge Gardens has
the most beautiful flowers in Devonport including roses that last a year, long lasting irises, tulips and carnations.
The Devonport Visitor Centre is a fully accredited travel agency owned and operated by the Devonport City Council. As well as stocking a comprehensive range of free tourist information, staff at the centre are able to book accommodation and activities all around Tasmania.
Devonport City Council works with Devonport’s tourism operators and local, regional and state tourism organisations to attract tourist business and visitors to Devonport through its tourism unit, Marketing Devonport.