Devonport is a town on the banks of Mersey River. It is also the third largest city in Tasmania and is home to a diverse population and cultural attractions. Devonport is popular for being the land of the aboriginal people who lived in this place thousands of years ago. The place is also popular for agricultural population. 40 per cent of Tasmaniaís vegetables and grown and exported from this region. Devonport tours would involve strolling in the coastline, visiting the cultural institutions here, and the experiencing the aboriginal culture of Tasmania.
About Devonport tours
Most people visit Devonport to spend time in seclusion and in a peaceful atmosphere away from the city hassles. Itís location beside the Mersey River makes it more accessible by ferry and ship from other parts of Tasmania. Tours to Devonport can be a self-conducted or you can avail any of the Devonport tour package offered by Tasmanian travel agents. The place has experienced a boost in tourism in the last few years because of the historical significance, the rich aboriginal culture, and the maritime industries, and museums.
Many Devonport day tours are conducted to places that are within distance of 45 km to 300 kms. Devonport to Launceston tours are popular among tourists. Devonport villages and the interiors places housing the tribal groups are most visited by researchers, students, and adventure lovers.
East Devonport lies across the Mersey River and there are several tours from central Devonport conducted to this region.
Davenport scenic tours
Scenic tours in Devonport take you around the various scenic and natural wonders of this coastal town. Don River in the west makes the western region a great place of attraction for tourists and mainly photographers. Eastern side bordered by Mersey River. The place also boasts of small beaches, national reserves, the Mersey Bluff, and the lighthouse. Many travel companies conduct tours to other World Heritage sites close to Devonport. Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair National Park, and Tasmanian forests are approximately 2-hour drive from Devonport.
Tours to Devonport places of attractions
Although sparsely populated, Devonport hosts a number of tourist attractions to visit with your family and children. The noted attractions of the place are:
Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
This is a top-rated attraction in Tasmania. The museum is popular for its collections on aboriginal life of Devonport. It houses many art pieces, paintings, rock carvings, and utensils used by the indigenous tribes in Devonport town. Aboriginal and native history is the main component of the center.
Devonport Maritime Museum and Historical Society
This tourist attraction in Devonport can be a part of your tour to the place. It highlights the development and significance of the marine industry in Devonport and whole of Tasmania. There are maps, charts, location compasses, flags, and masts of Tasmanian warships.
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
The lighthouse was established in 1889 and has a brick and stone base. It eventually replaced the Don River light in Devonport. The lighthouse faces the western side of Mersey River and north of Port Devonport.
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- The Devonport Regional Gallery
- Cradle Mountain National Park
Last updated on 29/10/2010