At the bank of Mersey River sits the superb city of Devonport. It is the third largest in Tasmania and a major access point of the island. The city is populated by twenty two thousand people. This population benefits from the area’s rich lands and fertile soils which provides for a majority of the region’s vegetable supply. Devonports roadsides are uniquely lined with greeneries and flowers. For anyone who is used to seeing normal urbanized city scenes, it becomes refreshing for them to appreciate the refreshing view of roads lined with plantations of carrot, potatoes, and flowers.
Devenport is recognized as Tasmania’s gateway since it is very accessible for transports going to and from Melbourne. It is perfect base for anyone who wants to discover Tasmania’s history, culture, art, and wildlife. Tourists can appreciate its vast coastline by simply biking or walking along the Victoria Parade all the way to the Bluff.
Those who love vintage can be very much pleased with Don River Railway and Museum. It has the biggest vintage carriage and steam locomotives collection in Tasmania. Train aficionados will surely love it here especially with the thirty minute railway ride all the way to Coles beach every day.
Devonport has loads of attractions suitable for all ages and for families. There is the Tasmanian Arboretum that showcases shrubs and trees from many areas of the world. Kids will definitely love the Imaginarium Science Centre because there are interactive displays. What’s more is that visitors can also have fun playing mini golf. Any tourist’s trip to Devonport would not be complete without cruising on the serene Mersey river waters. Through this cruise, sights of the city’s surrounds can be seen.
Coming to Devonport would mean finding a place stay which is not a big problem at all. The city has a variety of living establishments for visitors from all parts of country and the world. There are lodges by the river, apartments on the bank, and inns in the city. There are even backpacker homes, bed and breakfasts, cabin and caravan parks, cottages, and motels. Living here and finding a home is not also a big problem since there are many homes and apartments for sale or for rent in the area.
Dining out in Devonport is another fun way to experience the city. It has a wide ranging convenient service that caters to both locals and tourists alike. There are dozens of restaurants and food establishments surrounding the city and awaiting for hungry people to savor their local cuisines.