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Country Style - - DEVONPORT TASMANIA ON THE MOVE -

BASS STRAIT MAR­ITIME CEN­TRE

The long mar­itime his­tory of this coastal city is on show here with its ex­ten­sive model col­lec­tion and dis­plays. The newly re­stored Julie Burgess ketch is the real deal, with sail­ings out into Bass Strait and back from Oc­to­ber to the end of June. bassstraitmc.com.au DEVONPORT FOOD AND WINE

FES­TI­VAL From Oc­to­ber 1–31, this fes­ti­val cel­e­brates the re­gion’s lo­cal cui­sine and pro­duce with cook­ing classes, celebrity chefs, long lunches set in vine­yards and other events. de­von­port­foodand­wine.com.au JAZZ FES­TI­VAL A pro­gram of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary jazz and blues from top mu­si­cians held on the last week­end of July. de­von­port­jazz.com DEVONPORT RE­GIONAL GALLERY

Here you’ll find a di­verse pro­gram of ex­hi­bi­tions, events and work­shops. It is also home to Devonport City Coun­cil’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion by iconic Tas­ma­nian and Aus­tralian artists. It will move to an ex­panded gallery space in the Liv­ing City Precinct in time for the opening of the ex­hi­bi­tion Tidal: City of Devonport Na­tional Art Award on Novem­ber 3. (03) 6424 8296; de­von­port­gallery.com DON RIVER RAIL­WAY Just five min­utes from Devonport in the vil­lage of Don, visit the heritage rail­way mu­seum and Tas­ma­nia’s largest steam lo­co­mo­tive col­lec­tion. You can also take a re­turn ride on a vin­tage en­gine to Coles Beach from here. (03) 6424 6335; don­river­rail­way.com.au HOME HILL The for­mer home of Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Lyons and his wife Dame Enid was built in 1916 and re­mains in­tact, com­plete with orig­i­nal fur­nish­ings and mem­o­ra­bilia. Only five min­utes from the cen­tre of Devonport, guided tours are avail­able Wed­nes­day to Sun­day or by ap­point­ment. 77 Mid­dle Road, Devonport. (03) 6424 8055; na­tion­al­trust.org.au

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