"DEVONPORT ON THE MERSEY RIVER" Devonport by balhannah

Devonport Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 74 photos

Devonport is quite often the 1st city that visitors arriving in Tasmania see.

Located on the banks of the Mersey River, it is the centre of Tasmania’s fertile Mersey/Forth valley.

Known as "Australia’s market garden" the area produces 40% of Tasmania's vegetable crop, so you will see crops of onions, potatoes, peas, carrots and beans, Orchards, and fields of Poppies & Pyrethrum Daisies which happened to be in flower when we were there this time.

It is the Tasmanian home port of Spirit of Tasmania I & II sailing from Melbourne. Devonport has nice foreshore parklands to Mersey Bluff Beach, and on to the Bluff itself and its landmark lighthouse and lookout.

For more information on Devonport.....check out this website.....



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  • Last visit to Devonport: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated May 2, 2014
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Wow, Dee, this page is wonderful, I loved it all, it is so diverse, fantastic photos and tips :D

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Mmm, quite a few things there that I've missed. Have to get my finger out in October when I'm back in Tassie. Thanks for sharing.

  • onedaysomewhere's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    You saw a lot more than we did. Your pages have brought back some nice memories.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Breathtaking beauty via your photographs. Loved the Mural Walk, lighthouse, caves, waterfalls, and the beach.

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    Good coverage of the area! OH YES, I know Sir John B.P., et al!! funny! my trip to Tassie was one of my first, in 1970, so I don't remember much.

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