Start the morning off right with coffee and breakfast at one of Devonport’s great cafe’s. Get your endorphins firing with a stroll around the Mersey Bluff coastline and a token photo in front of the iconic vertically striped Lighthouse. Take in the extensive 180 degree coastline views as you breathe in the fresh Bass Strait breeze.
At the Eastern end of the Bluff precinct you will find the Bass Strait Maritime Centre where you can dive deeper into the maritime history of Devonport and surrounds showcasing natural history, European exploration, shipwrecks, settlement and trade.
If art is more your style, the Devonport Regional Gallery collects and promotes Tasmanian art, craft and design and runs an Emerging Artist Program in its Little Gallery. Four gallery spaces can be explored in the historic building that once housed the Devonport Courthouse.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the cafes or restaurants downtown or visit one of Devonport’s wineries or cellar doors for lunch and a tasting.
After lunch, relax with a train trip on the Don River Railway. The heritage locomotives travel between Don and Coles Beach on the historic Melrose Line with views of Don, a museum, workshop and carriage display.
Round out the day with a visit to the Antique Emporium, Tasmania’s largest spanning 4 levels and featuring an amazing wonderland of treasures new and old.
Refuel with dinner at one of Devonport’s plentiful restaurants serving delicious Tasmanian fare and a nightcap with a view overlooking Devonport’s beautiful coastline or river.