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Guide to Devonport
Guide to Devonport

Interesting places and facts about the city Devonport in Australia

Devonport is a small but very beautiful city on the northern coast of Tasmania with a population of 23,000. The main regional center of the north-western part of the island is located on the shore of Bass Strait, which separates it from the continental Australia. The first Europeans settled here in 1851, when the coal deposits discovery in the region attracted thousands of workers to this area. Devonport was formed through the merger of two small towns (Torquay and Formby) in 1890. In 1902, Victoria Bridge connects two parts of the city (East Devonport and Devonport). The Devonport's red soils are ideal for producing peas, onions, potatoes, and beans, and other vegetable crops as well as cereals. The north-west gate of Tasmania hosts Spirit of Tasmania ferry that every day helps people reach Melbourne, the second largest city in the continent.

Places to visit in Devomport

Enjoy the virgin natural beauties that the city offers its guests. The incredible ocean, river, and mountain views along with the fabulous natural riches of the whole Tasmania Island like Cradle Mountain will make your trip to Australia more enjoyable and exciting. Relaxing on the uncrowded beaches goes well with sailing and fishing. Long cycle paths and safe pedestrian areas will help you see the city from the inside finding its most notable attractions including ancient rock carvings made by Australian aborigines thousands of years ago. Don River Railway steam train will give tourists the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful views of the picturesque River Don and its eastern shore. Want to learn more about the maritime history of the coastal region? Be sure to visit the Bass Strait Maritime Centre housing great model collections. Continue to explore the city and you'll definitely find a few local museums, art galleries, and craft shops. Visiting the house of Joseph Lyons inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List should become an integral part of any tour.
Natural resources such as Devonport 66 hectare Arbotetum, the botanical tree park founded in 1984, and other nature reserves are the main attractions in the city. Fresh produce grown on fertile lands of Devonport are used by local pubs and restaurants, which offer guests original local seafood and meat dishes. The city's many treasures exploring is impossible without places to stay. In this regard Devonport as a small coastal town can surprise every European or American tourists with a plenty of comfortable hotels and hostels, offering different service and pricing levels.
If you are going to stay in the city for a few weeks, you have a chance to attend the Devonport Motor Show held annually at Roundhouse park, on the banks of the Mersey River. One of the largest auto shows in Tasmania invites all car enthusiasts to present their vintage, classic or modified vehicles. During the day, the winners are determined in various categories. Playgrounds and local cafes can complement your weekend. The Devonport Cup as another reason to meet friends and spend time together enjoying the annual running. One of the most important social events are usually held on the North West Coast in summer. If horse racing is not your passion, Devonport Spring Show will surprise you for sure. The major agricultural and pastoral show held in late November has something to offer adults and their kids, including farming & animal displays, crafts, live entertainment, etc. Spend a great time in Devonport, a pearl of the north coast of Tasmania, visiting its numerous exhibitions, celebrations, and events.

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