Qantaslink operates flights between Melbourne and Devonport seven days a week, with the airport located just 10 kilometres east of Devonport town centre. If you’re driving in, the 102-kilometre drive from Launceston to Devonport, via National Highway 1 takes a little over an hour. From Hobart, 280 kilometres away, it takes just over three hours. Redline and Tassielink Transit operate regular coach services between Devonport and other Tasmanian cities (www.tasredline.com.au or tassielink.com.au). The Spirit of Tasmania ferry sails between Melbourne and Devonport nightly, with additional day sailings on select dates between September and April. Vehicles and bicycles can be taken on board, and the vessel has a range of accommodation options (spiritoftasmania.com.au).
CLOCKWISE One of Devonport’s Federation homes; the Devonport Regional Gallery has a permanent collection of works by iconic Tasmanian and Australian artists; the Bass Strait Maritime Centre showcases the city’s history; Devonport overlooks Bass Strait; the popular Hill Street Grocer carries Pigeon Whole Bakers goods, deli items, cheese and fresh local produce. FACING PAGE Mersey Bluff Lighthouse guards the mouth of the Mersey River.