Settlement within East Devonport dates from the 1850s when the area east of the Mersey River became known as Torquay. Growth within the area started taking place from the late 1800s and continued into the early 1900s. Victoria Bridge opened in 1901, further linking the area to the township on the western side of the Mersey River. The area east of the Mersey River then became known as East Devonport.
Today, East Devonport is a combination of residential, industrial and rural areas, with some commercial land use. Rural land is used largely for agriculture. Devonport Port is situated in East Devonport and is home the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Terminal. Other features of the area include East Devonport Recreation Centre, Mersey Yacht Club, East Devonport Beach and East Devonport Beach Coastal Reserve. There are many reserves to explore and the Eastern Foreshore Heritage Walk is not to be missed. As part of Devonport City and there are endless events and attractions to be explored.
Tourist/Visitor Information Centre
92 Formby Rd, Devonport
Ph: 03 6424 4466
Murray St, East Devonport Parking 300m east of Ferry Terminal
Short Term Parking
Girdlestone Park, John St East Devonport self-contained vehicles only, $10 pvpn permit required, 48hrs, pets on lead, mobile coverage, bins, toilets, water
Girdlestone Park, John St East Devonport Lat: -41.1864 Long: 146.3802
Girdlestone Park, John St East Devonport
Nearest hospital is at Latrobe, Torquay Rd, Ph: 03 6426 5111
East Devonport Medical Centre, Stephen St, Ph: 03 6427 9111
Many in area
Please do own local search as too many to list
Foodworks, Tarleton St, IGA, Wright St