Devonport is a busy coastal city and hosts the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its voyage to and from Melbourne. It’s also the gateway to the North West and beyond, with a bounty of fresh produce on its doorstep and plenty to explore right in town.
Located on the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast, Devonport enjoys river, ocean and mountain views and is close to some of Tasmania’s best natural places, including stunning Cradle Mountain.
There are great beaches, rowing, sailing, kayaking and fishing. Walking and cycling tracks crisscross the city with plenty to see along the way including Aboriginal rock carvings on the coastal trail to The Bluff.
DEVONPORT & SURROUNDS
Devonport City features both urban and rural areas. The urban areas include residential, industrial and commercial land use. Rural land is used mainly for agriculture, particularly vegetable and crop growing, with some dairy farming. Tourism is also an important industry. The City encompasses a total land area of about 116 square kilometres. Devonport City includes the suburbs and localities of Aberdeen, Ambleside, Devonport, Don, East Devonport, Eugenana, Forth, Forthside, Latrobe, Leith, Lillico, Melrose, Miandetta, Paloona, Quoiba, Spreyton, Stony Rise and Tugrah.
LIVING IN DEVONPORT
Devonport City is located in northern Tasmania, about 100 kilometres north-west of the Launceston CBD. Devonport City is bounded by Bass Strait in the north, the Latrobe Council area in the east, the Kentish Council area in the south, and the Central Coast Council area in the west.