Devonport

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DISTANCES: Burnie 49Km, Launceston 101Km

Devonport, situated on the Mersey River, is a vibrant modern city with an extensive range of restaurants, accommodation and services.

The Devonport Visitor Centre, 92 Formby Road, is open for bookings and enquiries 7 days a week. Telephone (03) 6424 4466. Visitors are able to obtain complete information and make bookings for Devonport, and Tasmania in general.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Mersey River Cruises - morning, afternoon, luncheon and dinner cruises are available to take in the unique sights of the Mersey River estuary. Bookings can be made at the Visitor Centre and boarding is at the western River Ferry pontoon opposite the Visitor Centre.

Imaginarium Science Centre - situated in the city centre, with over 50 interactive, colourful exhibits providing an opportunity for young and old to learn about the science that is in our everyday lives.

Tiagarra - the North-West’s unique Aboriginal Culture and Arts Centre with over 250 individual rock engravings. Situated at Mersey Bluff.

Maritime Museum - a superb collection of detailed models from the days of sail. On Victoria Parade.

Don River Railway and Museum - featuring Tasmanian’s largest collection of steam locomotives and carriages.

Home Hill - built in 1916 this National Trust property contains many interesting and historic mementos of Tasmania's only Prime Minister, the late Joseph and his wife Dame Enid Lyons.

Devonport Regional Gallery and Arts Centre - situated in the centre of the City.

Gallery Dockside - housing words of art from leading artists and artisans from around the globe.

The Tasmanian Arboretum - a tree park with trees and shrubs from many areas of the world, including a fine collection of Tasmanian trees. Set in beautiful countryside at Eugenana, 10 kms south of Devonport.

Tascot Templeton Carpet Manufacturer have factory tours - Australian Weaving Mills (Dickies, Dri-Glo and Palm Beach towelling products) have a factory shop.

RECREATION

Golf at Woodrising (Spreyton - 6 km), bowls at Fenton Street, Wright Street, East Devonport, and Main Road, Spreyton.

Squash, basketball, etc: Recreation Centre, Forbes Street.

Swimming at Olympic Pool, Devonport, beaches; Coles Beach, Mersey Bluff (Lifeguard Patrol), children’s playground, bicycle hire, bikeway and skateboard bowl at Mersey Bluff.

Greyhound racing at The Raceway, Gunn Street.

Horse racing; gallops at Spreyton (6 km); Trotting, Gunn Street, Devonport.

Tenpin bowling at William Street.

Mersey Yacht Club, East Devonport.

Entertainments: Cmax 4 screen cinema complex, live bands at numerous nightclubs and hotels; concert and theatre productions.

Public barbeque facilities and picnic shelters can be found at a number of locations in and around Devonport.