Devonport, the third largest city of Tasmania, is located on the north coast and captivates by its lighthhouse Mersey Bluff providing a gorgeous view on wide parts of the coast. The lighthouse was built in the year 1889 to support navigation in the permanently growing harbour. Even today the harbour of Devonport is vitally important, because there Tasmanian products are shipped to the continent.
Generally the island's visitors arrive in Devonport by ferry, because there is a big ferry port. From the harbour you can easily travel on by bus.
Tiagarra, Devonport's Aborigine cultural centre, is located on the street to the lighthouse. In this museum you can look at more than 250 native rock engravings, aged approx. 10 000 years.
The Devonport Maritime Museum is inviting for visits teaching a lot about old and modern navigation.
Amongst other things, steam locomotives are shown at Don River Railway Museum, and you can even have a trip on an older train.
You can watch chocolate production in the House of Anvers, taste chocolate and in the end buy directly ex production.
If you want to explore Devonport surroundings, you can go by rental car or take one of the shuttle buses. Several excursions are offered.