Take the Ferry To Devonport And Pick Up Your Motorhome Rental
Devonport is the northern gateway for visitors travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne. The ferry departs Melbourne each evening and arrives early at 6:00am at Devonport.
If you are looking to hire a campervan or motorhome you can pick up and drop off your campervan at the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Terminal or Devonport Airport. The airport is serviced by QantasLink with daily flights in to and from Melbourne.
Aussie Campervans can offer motorhomes and campervans to cater to all budgets. See our article on http://www.aussiecampervans.com/recommended-campervans.htm. We also have locations in Launceston and Hobart.
Once you have picked up your motorhome head to the city centre and stock up your supplies at the major supermarkets and retail outlets. Head off on your itinerary and remember to enjoy the beautiful sea and mountainous views as your travel through the North West region of Tasmania.
Campervan & Motorhome Parks In Devonport
Mersey Bluff Caravan Park - Situated with picturesque views over Devonport and the Bass Strait at 41 Bluff Road – this caravan park offers reasonably priced accommodation with beach frontage. The Park has over 30 campsites and another 50 powered sites for your motorhome or campervan. Facilities include laundry and on site barbecue with a communal kitchen and amenities block for the campers.
Abel Tasman Caravan Park at 6 Wright Street, East Devonport
The park with both beach and river views is less 1km from the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. Catering to all budgets the park has cabins and camping sites both powered and unpowered sites for motorhomes, caravans and campers. There is an indoor and outdoor camp kitchen and barbecue area as well as laundry facilities and a playground.
Discovery Holiday Park
Located halfway between Launceston and Burnie this is a great stop on your motorhome touring holiday. With great water views the park has powered and unpowered sites available motorhomes and large caravans. Features include kiosk, BBQ facilities, camp kitchen, movie room and Internet access
Places of Interest:
There are many walking tracks for you to stretch your legs in and around Devonport. Try out the walk to the Mersey Bluff (The Bluff) Lighthouse. Standing at the mouth of the Mersey River it is easily accessible approx 3.5 kilometres west of Devonport. The lighthouse has a distinctive vertical red striped day and stands on top of the bluff. The establishment of this lighthouse helped end a history of wrecks for this region.
Not too far away you can visit the Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum – providing an insight into Tasmanian Aboriginal lifestyle, culture and traditions.
For those looking to appreciate the local wines from the area we recommend you head off to Barringwood Estate (15 km south) towards Cradle Mountain. The Cellar Door offer complimentary tastings of cool climate varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and more recently the varieties of Pinot Gris and Pinot Meunier.
For the younger children and adults too - a must stop is Turners Beach Berry Patch. Sample selections of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and more. Hand pick your own berries or enjoy the famous ice creams. All day breakfast menu and pancakes also on offer.
Ashgrove Cheese Factory and Store located at 6173 Bass Highway, Elizabeth Town. Sample the creamy ice-cream, fresh milk, cheese and all the wonderful dairy delights. Be sure to taste the locally roasted and brewed coffee made with award winning farm milk. Peek through the viewing window and discover how cheese and butter is made using both traditional and modern techniques.