Places of Interest in Devonport and Surrounds

The 1.8ha paranaple precinct is in the heart of Devonport and houses the paranaple convention centre on the top floor of the paranaple centre (Devonport Council, Devonport Library, & Hudson’s cafe). Next door is the paranaple arts centre which houses the Devonport Regional Gallery, our Visitor Information Centre and the 400 seat proscenium arch Town Hall Theatre.

Across Market Square, with its 6×3.5m outdoor LED screen, is Providore Place, an alfresco market areas with restaurants, eateries and bars. Parking is provided by the multi-storey 500 space car park and everything is a short stroll to the picturesque Mersey River.

Devonport is often described as a gateway to Tasmania’s north-west. The roads out of this major coastal city lead to the volcanic farmlands of the Mersey Valley, the beaches of Port Sorrell (and the Narawntapu National Park beyond), Cradle Mountain and the cave systems of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. 

Visit the Devonport Bass Strait Maritime Centre and enjoy an optional two hour voyage on the 64-foot Julie Burgess ketch. Or take in some history at Home Hill which was built in 1916 and was once the family home of Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons – the first woman elected to Australia’s federal parliament – and their 12 children.

Visit Discover Tasmania for other ideas on places to visit and suggested itineries for self guided holidays, including Tasmania’s North-West coast.