Things to See and Do in Devonport
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
A superb collection of detailed models from the days of sail, through to the age of steam to today’s seagoing passenger ships.
Featuring a totally new simulated experience where you not only captain the steamer, but also face some of the hazards and challenges that have confronted sea captains in and around the Mersey River and heads of Port Phillip Bay.
Open 7 days 9am to 6pm (exhibition entry before 5pm)
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
6 Gloucester Avenue, Devonport.
Tel: (03) 6424 7100
Devonport Regional Gallery
Featuring predominantly 20th century collections of fine and decorative arts with an emphasis on Tasmanian artists.
Open 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday / 12pm - 5pm Sunday & Public Holidays 1pm-5pm
45 Stewart Street, Devonport.
Tel: (03) 6424 8296
Home Hill (Historic Home of Tasmania’s Only Prime Minister)
Closed over winter
Built in 1916, and now a National Trust Property, this was once the home of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, the late Joseph Lyons and his wife, Dame Enid Lyons.
Open 2.00pm - 4pm Wed - Sun.
77 Middle Road, Devonport.
Tel: (03) 6424 3028
Featuring Indoor Laser Skirmish, Indoor Rock Climbing, Jungle Gyms play centre and the Imaginarium Science Centre.
Open Tues-Sun 9.30am-4.00pm
Closed Mondays except School holidays and Public Holidays.
62-64 North Fenton Street, Devonport
Tel: (03) 6423 1466
Simon Martin Whips and Leathercraft
This unique country store is keeping the old Australian traditions of whipmaking and leathercraft alive. See the work that goes into plaiting up to 48strands of leather at the one time. A FREE whipcracking demonstration is also available on request.
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5.00pm
Closed Public Holidays
4 Formby Road, Devonport
Tel: (03) 6424 3972
ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES
Don River Railway (Vintage Trains)
This railway museum has the largest collection of steam locomotives and passenger carriages in Tasmania. Vintage and steam train rides run on the hour from 10am - 4pm and follow the Don River and return to the old station. Thomas the Tank Engine theme days are a highlight for families.
Open everyday. Trains run on the hour from 10am - 4pm
Forth Main Road, Don.
Tel: (03) 6424 6335
Murray's Day Out
Personalised tours tailored to meet your needs and interests. Explore Tasmania's North West at your own leisure yet accompanied by an expert guide. Suitable for small groups of two to six people.
Shop 2, 15 King Street, Devonport. Tas. 7310
Tel: (03) 6424 5250 Mob: 0427 252 439
True Tasmania Cycling Tours
Multi-day cycling tours and weekend escapes in Tasmania's North West. Catering for people who chase the thrill of cycling in challenging and beautiful terrain with the rewards of top-quality accommodation and Tasmanian food and wine at the end of the day.
Tour departure dates available on application.
PO Box 807, Devonport. Tas. 7310
Tel: (03) 6427 3157
WILDLIFE & NATURE
Little Penguin Viewing
Little Penguins can be observed returning to their burrows at dusk between October and March at Lillico Beach. Little Penguins return to their nests in spring to breed and in autumn to moult and should not be disturbed at these times. Please note that dogs are not allowed near penguin colonies.
Lillico Beach, Bass Highway. West of Devonport.
A 66 hectare botanical tree park, 10 kilometres south of Devonport. Follow nature trails or sit quietly and watch the waterbirds and platypus who live in the lake. Picnic area and coin operated barbecue, information and light refreshments available at tree park kiosk.
Open every day 9am until sunset.
46 Old Tramway Rd [off C146], Eugenana. Tas. 7310
Tel: (03) 6427 2690
LOCAL FOOD & WINE
Devonport Farmers Market
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month, 8am - 12pm. Fresh produce including fruit, vegetables and meat, homemade cakes and preserves, plants and some local craft.
Gunn Street entrance, Devonport Showgrounds.
Petuna Seafoods (Fresh Seafood)
Fresh Tasmanian seafood including Atlantic Salmon, Ocean Trout, Trevalla, Pink Ling etc and mussels, oysters and crayfish when in season.
Open 9am - 5.30m Monday to Friday. 9am - 12pm Saturday. Closed Sundays and public holidays.
134 Tarleton Street, East Devonport.
Tel: (03) 6427 9033
Spreyton Fresh (Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Juices)
Open daily 9am - 5.30pm (mid December - end January). Open 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (February - November). Closed public holidays.
289 Tarleton Road, Spreyton.
Tel: (03) 6427 2125
Every Sunday 10am - 2pm. Second hand clothing and household items, plants and local produce.
Forth Main Road, Don.
Devonport Foreshore Market
Every Saturday 8am - 2:30pm. Local farmers, producers, crafters and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products.
Devonport Foreshore, Devonport.