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Bluff Beach

Devonport

 

Devonport is a major Tasmanian city situated on the stunning banks of the Mersey River, in the heart of Tasmania’s North Coast. Home port to the Spirit of Tasmania, this vibrant, tourist-orientated seaport city welcomes thousands of visitors each year. 

Over 40 percent of Tasmania’s vegetable crops are produced on the farms around Devonport. Farmers, big and small, pride themselves on the quality and quanity of production from these rich volcanic soils. The produce of this area includes fresh fruit in the form of apples, cherries, strawberries and raspberries and fresh vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, peas, cauliflower and broccoli. 

Devonport also boasts the headquarters of a major seafood exporter and a weaving mills producing world class toweling products. Within a short drive of the city you can enjoy the delights of vineyards, a gourmet chocolate factory and a cheese factory.

Home Hill is the National Trust run former property of Joseph and Enid Lyons, both impressive Tasmanian politicians in their own rights, and sits with pride overlooking Devonport.

(Photo above: Mersey Bluff Beach, Devonport, courtesy of Devonport City Council)

  • A 66ha landscape Arboretum open daily 9AM to sunset. Trees and shrubs from the temperate world in geographic collections.  Self guided walks, some interpreatation. wildlife including local bird species and peaceful. Limestone Heritage Walk. Visiotr Guide Map. Tree Park Kiosk open daily 11AM to 4PM from 1 October to the end of May offering light refreshments. Entry $5.00 per adult. Occasional events, bookings for family gatherings, weddings and guided tours. Picnic rotundas with electric coin operated [2 x $1.00] or wood fired bbqs. Facilities for people with disabilites. Elderly and people with disabilities may drive or br driven around Sylvan Circuit.