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Devonport - Cities, Towns and Localities
Devonport is often referred to as the Gateway to Tasmania because it is the Tasmanian terminal for the Spirit of Tasmania Bass Strait service. Split into two by the Mersey River, Devonport was once two towns Formby (west bank) and Torquay (east bank). Merged in 1890 and named Devonport, the east bank of the Mersey River is known officially as East Devonport.

Devonport has a number of tours and attractions. A tourist orientated seaport city, there is an extensive range of accommodation and visitor facilities, as well a range of eateries, to suit all budgets.

Devonport Attractions

Anvers Confectionary Tasting Centre
• Shop 12, Hub Arcade, The Mall, DEVONPORT TAS 7310 • Ph: 03 6424 3068
• Tasmania’s ultimate chocolate experience is a visit to the Anvers Confectionary Tasting Centre. The ‘Tasting Centre’ is the retail arm of a small local company Anvers Confectionary, which is based in the rural hamlet of Railton and owned by Belgian-trained confectioner Igor Van Gerwen, whose passion is producing fine chocolates. Here you can find Anvers’ signature, boxed chocolate truffles. These, along with a range of filled chocolates that are produced exclusively for sale here. Check out the Strawberry Sweethearts and Turkish Delight Mice.
Don River Railway and Museum
• Stony Rise Road
• Features Tasmania’s largest collection of steam locomotives and carriages. Vintage trains run hourly from 10 am to 4 pm, with the museum also open daily.
Home Hill
• Middle Road
• Historic home of former Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons. Administered by the National Trust and contains many interesting and historic mementoes.
Imaginarium Science Centre
• located off Wenvoe Street Car Park
• Over 50 interactive, colourful exhibits for young and old to learn abou the science that is in our everyday lives.
Maritime Museum
• Victoria Parade
• Great collection of detailed models from the days of sail.
Tasmanian Arboretum
• EUGENANA (Near Devonport) • Ph: 03 6427 2690
• Check out this 58 ha site of significant Tasmanian and exotic trees and shrubs. There is internal road access for elderly and disabled. Picnic and BBQ facilities. Toilets, also with disabled access.
Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture and Art Centre
• Bluff Rd, Mersey Bluff
• With over 250 individual rock engravings.

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