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Devonport is known as the ‘City with Spirit’ and is located on the Mersey River in the heart of the North West Coast of Tasmania. Edged on one side with the River, the ocean on the other and mountain views at the back, Davenport is a relaxed and welcoming city. The major sea gateway for Tasmania, Davenport is a thriving port.
Early explorers bypassed the Mersey River deeming it unnavigatable due to a sandbar blocking the entrance. In 1826, closer inspection by members of the Van Diemen’s Land Company named the river. The twin settlements of Formby and Torquay were established in the mid 1850s due to increased activity in the region as Timber became a profitable industry. Formby and Torquay were the beginnings of what is now known as Davenport.
Davenport is a beautiful city and is a shoppers paradise with unique boutiques and specialty shops. Take a drive through the region and discover the variety of agricultural produce from orchard fruit to fields of vegetables such as onions, potatoes, peas, carrots and beans. A wonderful environment for the family, enjoy the breathtaking scenery, reserves and recreational facilites.
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holidays - Top Events
Your foot will start tapping to the beat at the Devonport Jazz Festival held in July each year. A celebration of jazz genres, both old and new this festival incorporates education, food, visual art, film and dance. The Festival features both local leading Tasmania jazz musicians and artists from interstate.
In November, the Devonport Agricultural and Pastoral Show is a great family event. Sideshow Alley, craft and farming displays, fashion parades, live entertainment, animals and more. Enjoy the best of what the region has to offer and have a fun day out.
The Jack Daniel’s Forth Valley Blues Festival is a change of pace and showcases the best in Australian blues and Roots music talent. Home grown Tassie and great mainland names are interspersed with international performers will get your foot tapping again to the beat. The festival is held in March and if you love the ‘Blues’ keep this date open.
holidays - How to Get There
Qantaslink provide four flights daily between Davenport and Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. To travel to Davenport from other regions in Australia, the major airlines each have flights into Melbourne.