Devonport - North West Tasmania
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Devonport Tasmania - a beautiful harbour Bluff Beach at Devonport Hearty Tasmanian fare in Devonport Delights at the Devonport Food and Wine Festival - Taste the Harvest - Held in March The Devonport Regatta held each March on the Mersey River Devonport Food and Wine Festival - Taste the Harvest - Held in March Clasic waterfront homes on the Mersey River, Devonport Vibrant Autumn colours in the streets of Devonport Calm safe waters of the Devonport Harbour entrance The Lighthouse sits atop the Devonport Bluff Striking colours of the Devonport Lighthouse Looking across the smooth Bass Strait waters to Devonport Bluff One of many unusual Letterboxes on Wilmot Road from Devonport to Cradle Mt Boats so close to shore on entering the safe Devonport Harbour The lovely flowering Gumnuts that line many of Devonport's streets The silky smooth bow of the Spirit of Tasmania Woodchopping at the Devonport Regatta Festival - Held February/March The Targa Tasmania car rally stopover in downtown Devonport The majestic Spirit of Tasmania ferry in dock at Devonport Ride the nostalgic Don River Railway at Devonport Browse the myriad of collectables at Devonport's famous Antique Emporium

Well known for being the arrival and departure point for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service, Devonport is often overlooked by many Tasmanian visitors.

A short visit to the Lighthouse atop the Bluff one can enjoy expansive views of the northern Tasmania coastline in both directions. With an excellent and easy walkway down from the lighthouse to the main beach of Devonport the walking track continue around the Bass Strait waters edge, beside the river port, and into the centre of town.

The river is also an excellent place to sit and watch the large vessels travel in and out of this narrow waterway. The boats are so close it feels like you can almost touch them as they glide majestically through the water.

For the historians there are two places of interest here in Devonport. Home Hill, operated by the National Trust, is open to the public. This was the home of Joseph and Enid Lyons, Tasmania's most celebrated politicians. Joseph was the 10th Australian Prime Minister and the only Tasmanian to hold this post. Enid was the first female in the House of Representative and Federal Cabinet. The other place of interest is the newly refurbished Maritime Museum which house a myriad of boating and marine artifacts from years gone by.

Chocolate lovers are catered for at the small but inviting House of Anvers chocolate factory at nearby Latrobe. Be sure to have one of there famous Hot Chocolates - a pure delight to warm the cockles. For beer lovers there is the delightful Seven Sheds Brewery located at nearby Railton. A great way to start, or end, your Tasmanian Holiday.

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