DEVONPORT – First stop for your Tasmania Campervan Holidays
Devonport is a regional town of 25,000 people located on the banks of the Mersey River. This coastal city is situated in the centre of Tasmania’s North Coast and is also known as Australia’s market garden. It is estimated that the fertile Mersey/Forth valley area produces more than 45% of Tasmanias vegetable crop.
There is a modern airport and a ferry terminal and Devonport is the gateway to Tasmania’s North West. The Spirit of Tasmania sails in each day i.e. Bass Straits ferry terminal linking Melbourne and the city. A large number of visitors to Tasmania use Devonport as an arrival point. Aussie Campervans can offer campervan hire or motorhome rentals in Devonport. You can make Devonport your first stop for your Tasmania motorhome holiday as you head down south to discover the Apple Isle.
Hire a campervan in Devonport and experience the region’s best food and wine. Discover the region’s history and heritage and take the time to explore the national parks.
Experience the Lifestyle
Devonport is a shoppers paradise. There are a myriad of boutiques and local specialty shops selling locally made arts and crafts which you can take home as gifts. At the Devonport Farmers Market (entry via Gunn’s street) you will find many stalls selling locally grown vegetables and seasonal fruits. Take advantage of the best of local farm produce this region has to offer.
Eating out is a popular past time here! Enjoy the variety of cuisines at the local restaurants and cafes serving freshly caught seafood or prime beef from paddock to plate. Do not forget to try out Tassie’s famous beers – we suggest Tiny Triumphs a bar along Clarence Street specializing in craft beer and cocktails.
Devonport encourages its visitors to fully enjoy the city and its many attractions on offer.
Discover the History
Visit the Bass Strait Maritime Centre and discover the history of the region’s maritime exploration. Find out more seagoing stories of the past including the many shipwrecks and European settlement. Try out the Take the Helm on a simulator and discover the art of ship navigation and communication at sea - the whole family will certainly enjoy this activity.
Board the Don River Railway – a 30 minute round-trip on a vintage train re-creating Tasmanian railway history. This service runs throughout the day and is open each day except Good Friday and Christmas Day. For “steam” locomotive enthusiasts there is an opportunity to view the carriage restoration work in the workshop.
Explore the Attractions
There are numerous attractions to cater to the whole family:
Not far from the city centre you will find the Tasmanian Arboretum – a garden of trees and shrubs displaying flowers in spring and the many colours of summer and autumn - A place for all seasons. Some of the activities include guided walks, bird watching, platypus viewing, tree planting and bush walks through the reserve.
Visit the Devonport Regional Art Gallery and register for the 3D printing workshops where participants can create their own 3D printed objects.
Pandemonium Discovery and Adventure Centre – catering for all ages this centre focuses on active participation, science education and fun. The children will love the Laser Skirmish, indoor rock climbing, jungle gyms, and skate ramp. Last but not least the whole family can also enjoy a game of mini golf.
Stop over to Home Hill –family home of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons and his wife Dame Enid Lyons. There is a rich collection of political memorabilia and provide insight into their lives dedicated to public service