Devonport is a city located in Northern Tasmania, at the mouth of the Mersey River, and is where you will disembark from the Spirit of Tasmania. For a touch of history, the Maritime Museum & Historical Society features a display of detailed models from the days of sail and the age of steam to the present seagoing passenger ferries. The Don River Railway Museum has the largest collection of steam locomotives and passenger carriages in Tasmania; the trains run daily along the Don River. Built in 1916, Home Hill is a National Trust property containing many interesting and historic mementos of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons. The Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre portrays the life of tribal Tasmanian Aborigines in dioramas.
Those visiting Devonport can find short term parking at Girdlestone Park, cnr Caroline St & John Street. Sires are available for $10 per vehicle per night with permits obtainable from the Visitor Information Centre. Please note stays are limited to 48 hours, however, visitors will have access to potable water and a dump point at this location.
Devonport is your starting point to explore the friendly state of Tasmania, with plenty of things to do and ample flora and fauna on offer. Close to Devonport is the Tasmanian Arboretum in Eugenana. Although this has some native animals such as platypus, the feature is the 47ha collection of native trees. Also, near Devonport is Braddon's Lookout, offering a view of the coast. Those wanting to take in even more of the scenery can book on one of the sight-seeing flights at Devonport airport. Other great places to visit include the Devonport Regional Gallery and the Pandemonium Discovery & Adventure Centre. The Australian Weaving Mills Factory Outlet is just the place to pick up discounted towels and manchester. Devonport’s Farmer’s Market is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at the Showgrounds. Local produce ranging from fruit and vegetables to jams and relishes are on sale.
Devonport VIC, 92 Formby Rd, Devonport TAS
Ph: 03 6424 4466
Paid parking at Formby Rd, between Best St & Oldaker St however due to construction work, available times will be limited. Alternative parking for RV's has been made approx 250 meters further north at the Victoria Parade boat ramp parking area. Access is via the northern entrance and is signposted accordingly.
Short Term Parking
Girdlestone Park, cnr Caroline St & John St, (48hr), permit from VIC, $10 pn; Horsehead Creek, Devonport Rd, (72hr), permit from VIC by calling 03 6424 4466 with card payment, $10 pn.
Long Term Parking
Girdlestone Park, cnr Caroline St & John St, (48hr), permit from VIC, $10 pn; Horsehead Creek, Devonport Rd, (72hr), permit from VIC by calling 03 6424 4466 with card payment, $10 pn
Girdlestone Park, cnr Caroline St & John St, East Devonport; Horsehead Creek, Devonport Rd
Girdlestone Park, cnr Caroline St & John St, East Devonport; Coles Beach Rd
Bass Hwy, Latrobe, Ph: 03 6426 5111 (7km E)
8 Wenvoe st, Ph: 03 6422 6200
51 Best Street, Ph: 03 6423 1516; 3 Barker Street, Ph: 03 6424 5486
56-58 Rooke St,Ph: 03 6424 1591; 155 William St, Ph: 03 6424 4233
Coles, Best St, Ph: 03 6424 6510; Woolworths, Best St, Ph: 03 6424 8733