Edgewater Hotel

This clean, comfortable and convenient hotel is perfect for a stop over, particularly if you're due to arrive late on the Spirit of Tasmania. Situated adjacent to the berth, the Edgewater Hotel, while seemingly basic on the outside, offers immaculate rooms and great service on the inside.

 
 
 
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Devonport

Experiences in Australia


Devonport is the third largest city in Tasmania and the arrival port of the Bass Strait ferry service from the mainland. Devonport has beaches, bush reserves and headlands that includes the Mersey Bluff with a lighthouse on top. Devonport is where the Spirit of Tasmania I and II dock after their crossing from Melbourne. The Spirit of Tasmania vessels sail every night between Melbourne and Devonport and in the peak summer season there are additional daylight sailings.

Devonport travel guide


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Quality Hotel Gateway
Conveniently located in the heart of Devonport and the Central Business District, just 10 minutes from Devonport airport and 6 minutes from the ferry terminal. 
The newly extended top floor of this, the largest hotel in North-West Tasmania, boasts lovely views over the river and to the sea. The Spa Rooms of the Gateway Hotel, Devonport, further ensure comfort, featuring a 76 cm flat-screen TV, voice mail and a luxury Jacuzzi spa bath. 

 

Devonport Attractions

Arboretum
Native and exoctic trees and shrubs spread over 50 hectares. Old Tramway Road (03 6427 2690).

Devonport Gallery and Art Centre
This gallery is housed in the former Baptist Church and features displays by Tasmanian artists. Stewart Street (03 6424 8296).

Don River Railway
The Don River Railway has a large collection of vintage steam trains, you can even go for a ride on one to Coles Beach. (03 6424 6335).

Home Hill
Home to Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and built in 1916 and provides an insight into Australian political life and international relations during the mid twentieth century. 77 Middle Road, Devonport (03 6424 8055).

House of Anvers
Watch the production of Belgian chocolates and of course taste them. Bass Highway (03 6426 2958).

Imaginarium Science Centre
Science shows and travelling exhibitions. 19-23 MacFie Street, Devonport (03 6423 1466).

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Lillico Beach
Located six kilometres west of Devonport, a feature of this beach are the Fairy Penguin colonies

Maritime Museum
This maritime museum has displays of maritime significance in the area and historical displays. Gloucester Avenue (03 6424 7100).

Mersey Bluff
Not only is this a magnificent headland but it ia also home to Tiagarra, the Aboriginal arts centre. Here you can learn the history of the Tasmanian Aboriginals right back to 23,000 years ago. A must see is the original native rock art that is found on a coastal track near the centre. (03 6424 8250).

Mole Creek Caves
Mole Creek Caves are about an hour from Devonport and consist of Marakoopa Cave and King Solomons Cave and tours go down both. Mole Creek Karst National Park (03 6363 5182).

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Tasmanian Arboretum – Located at Tramway Rd, Eugenana the Tasmanian Arboretum is set on 66 acres of Botanical Park with many ancient species to see. The collection here are extensive and are organized geographically including Gondwana. There is a section dedicated to native Tasmanian trees and shrubs as well. A must for those who love nature with walks and nature trails where you can see platypus and many waterbirds.         Paula Duggan

Imaginarium Science Centre – Devonport’s Imaginarium Science Centre is a great place not only for the kids but for anyone who wants to learn about science that affects our daily lives. See the super science shows, interactive travelling exhibitions and well as many displays, special events programs etc. The centre is open Mon – Sat, 10am – 4 pm.       Paula Duggan

 

 
 
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