Spend a long weekend in Devonport and experience the best of its laid-back coastal vibe. Devonport is a mix of old and new, culture and adventure, good food and relaxed service.
It’s Northern coastal location, wrapping around the Mersey and Don Rivers, makes Devonport a picturesque coastal city. Spend your first few hours in Devonport getting your bearings. See the coastal vista from the top of the Mersey Bluff, take a walk on the shared path East to the Spirit of the Sea sculpture and lookout or West to Coles Beach.
Round out your day with a trip on the Don River Railway or a guided tour of Home Hill, the historic original home of Dame Enid and Joseph Lyons, Tasmania’s only Prime Minister. Home Hill is open Wed-Sun at 2pm for guided tours.
Start your day with a leisurely brunch at one of Devonport’s cafe’s or restaurants and peruse the local specialty stores in downtown Devonport. Or if adventure is more your style join the free 5km Devonport Parkrun, trail run, bushwalk or ride in Don Reserve or Kelcey Tier or take to the water off Bluff or Coles Beach.
Sunday is market day and you will find an assortment of old and new at the Providore Place Markets and the Don Village Markets. While away the afternoon with a visit to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre and explore the maritime history of Devonport and the Bass Strait. Top off your trip with a selection of fresh Tasmanian oysters, a local produce plate or a selection of cakes from the in house cafe Pearl and Oyster Bar & Cafe.