About Devonport

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Devonport is the City with Spirit.

The City of Devonport is located on the Mersey River in the heart of the beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania. This unique location opens the city up to river, ocean and mountain views and a lifestyle enjoyed by its 26,000 residents.

Relaxed, yet progressive, the City of Devonport offers a safe and pristine environment, friendly and welcoming people and plenty of opportunities. Devonport is the major sea gateway to Tasmania and its thriving port is the home for the two luxury passenger ferries, Spirit of Tasmania I & II. These ferries connect Devonport with Melbourne, offering daily sailings. Devonport airport is the third largest in Tasmania, with frequently scheduled daily services to Tullamarine in Victoria.

Devonport is particularly well known for its reserves and recreational facilities. From the kilometres of walking and cycling tracks, many beautiful beaches, a river which is suitable for various water sports, great fishing spots and numerous parklands, the city really does encourage an active and family friendly lifestyle.

Cultural facilities include the Regional Art Gallery which has a collection of Tasmanian art works, ceramics, prints, and photographs; the Bass Strait Maritime Centre with a collection relating to early shipping activities; the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre which is considered to be the premier entertainment facility in the North West.

Although the municipality is small in area for Tasmania, at only 116 square kilometres, it is the centre for a rich agricultural district which produces over 40% of Tasmania's vegetable crops (Beans, Onions, Peas, Potatoes etc) and very significant values of cereals, oil poppies, pyrethrum and other crops. Dairy production and processing is also significant. Secondary industry includes processing of agricultural products, which represent a large share of total Australian production. The region also produces cement of which large tonnages are exported through the port.