Discovery Holiday Parks – Devonport offers an absolute waterfront setting, jumping pillow, playground and movie room, this is the ideal family holiday destination and the perfect base to discover this stunning coastal region.
Located midway between Launceston and Burnie on Tasmania’s North Coast, Devonport is just half an hour from Burnie and an hour and a half from Cradle Mountain. Daily ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ ferry services and regional flights from Melbourne make Devonport a primary access point to the Australian mainland.
With other Discovery Holiday Parks located at nearby Cradle Mountain and Hadspen, touring is a breeze.
Discovery Holiday Parks – Devonport offers a range of accommodation from en-suite powered camp and caravan sites to a range of cottages and cabins. Our self-contained cottages sleep 5 to 6 people and feature gas log-heated fires and en-suite bathroom, while our standard cabins are ideal for larger families or groups, with electric heating.
The city of Devonport offers many attractions from the National Trust listed ‘Home Hill’ - the historical home of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, Sir Joseph Lyons - to the Devonport Maritime Museum and the fascinating Don River Railway, with its large working collection of steam locomotives. Port Sorell, just 20 minutes away, houses the area’s busiest boat ramp, with the beautiful Shearwater, Hawley Beach and Freers Beach close by.
- Camp Kitchen
- Internet access
- Jumping Pillow
- Movie Room
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Devonport is a coastal city of 25,000 people situated in the centre of Tasmania's North Coast. With a modern airport and the Bass Strait ferry terminal linking the city to Melbourne, Devonport is an arrival point for a large number of visitors to Tasmania each year. Devonport is the perfect place to make your base in Tasmania's North-West where you'll discover some of Tasmania's best national parks, food and wine experiences and history and heritage.
Cradle Mountain, Devonport is favoured with a temperate coastal climate influenced by the ocean. This maritime influence moderates all aspects of the climate and is evident in the small range between summer and winter average temperatures.
Devonport is particularly well provided for in its reserves and recreational facilities. Parkland, which has been established along the Mersey Estuary, along the whole Coastal foreshore and in the Don River valley, contains a cycling/walking track linking many of the City's recreational facilities. Sport is well catered for with The Oval hosting international cricket as well as being a venue for cycling and running carnivals and a home ground for Tas. Football (Aust. Rules) League games. There are dedicated centres for Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Swimming & Basketball.
Turner Beach Berry Patch
Just 15 minutes from Discovery Holiday parks - Devonport, Turner Beach Berry Patch offers fresh fruit Smoothies Ice creams, coffee, cakes and the opportunity to pick your own berries.
Hellyers Road Distillery
Visit the home of Australia's largest distiller of single malt whisky started in 1825 by one of the first European explorers to set foot in the rugged interior of north west Tasmania. Take part in the 'Whisky Walk' a fully guided tour, marvel at the visitors centre and tasting bar or even enjoy lunch whilst enjoying tranquil views across the rolling landscape of the picturesque Emu Valley.
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm
Just 15 minutes out of Devonport, stroll through the four hectares of raspberry plantings before enjoying a breakfast, lunch or snack of delicious berry creations including icecream, cakes and muffins.
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Try creamy farm ice-cream, fresh bottled milk, cheese, cream and butter. Stock up on provisions, including gourmet Tasmanian produce, cheese platters, grilled cheese sandwiches and locally roasted coffee made with award winning farm milk.
Sneak a peek through the viewing window, where you will get a behind the scenes look at cheesemaking using traditional techniques with modern methods.
Spreyton Cider Co
Just 10 minutes from Devonport, Spreyton Cider Co brews cider right on the site of their family run orchards. Using traditioanl techniques with a modern twist the Cidery is open daily for tastings and sales of cider, fresh juices and fruit.
Seven Sheds Brewery Meadery Hop Garden
Owned and operated by Willie Simpson and Catherine Stark, Seven Sheds produces its flagship Kentish Ale and seasonal beers as well as honey wines and melomels. Opened in May 2008, the Seven Sheds brewery, meadery and hop garden provides a purpose built tasting room, brewery tours and cellar door sales. 25 minutes out of Devonport, its located on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
House of Anvers
The total chocolate experience - manufacturing viewing room and chocolate museum, Belgian style breakfasts and Tasmanian fare, tasting and sales of specialty chocolate truffles, fudges and pralines all within this special 1931 Californian bungalow.
Visit the Cherry Shed year round for an exciting cherry based cafe menu and various products. Come in spring to see the marvellous cherry blossoms or visit from mid-December to mid-February to purchase hand picked freshly washed cherries.
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Opened in 2013 the Bass Straight maritime Centre builds on the objects, models and photographs of the old Maritime Museum, giving context to the collection. Situated in the old Devonport Harbour Master’s house, with views out to Bass Strait. the collection includes a superb collection of flags, paintings, photographs and charts, plus detailed models from the days of sail, the age of steam to the present seagoing passenger ferries.
Don River Railway
Tasmania's unique Railway Museum has the largest collection of steam engines and locomotive carriages in Tasmania. Vintage or steam trains run daily along the Don River just outside Devonport.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to watch both live Tasmanian platypuses and echidnas, in an indoor setting and undercover. Take an educational guided tour of the platypus ponds and the echidna garden.
Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum
Tiagarra - meaning 'keep' or 'keeping place', houses the history and present-day cultures and art of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Wander the Bluff headland to view unique Aboriginal rock engravings and visit the Cultural Centre to see the life of Tasmanian Aborigines.
Devonport Regional Gallery
Housed in a fully renovated 1904 Baptist Church, the gallery predominately features 20th Century collections of fine and decorative art with an emphasis on Tasmanian artists. The Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and public programs including events and workshops.