Devonport, population 23 000, is found where the mouth of the Mersey River meets the mighty Bass Straight. The town was named after the county of Devon in England and is the main city in the northwestern part of Tasmania. The port’s importance, particularly as far as visitors from the mainland are concerned, is that it is the arrival port for car and passenger ferries operating between Australias mainland and Tasmania.
Devonport has a lot of tourist services and therefore makes a great base to explore the surrounding picturesque countryside.
The dramatic rocky headland of Mersey Bluff is only 1 kilometre from Devonports town centre and is linked by a coastal reserve and parklands.