Bluff headland and lighthouse, greet visitors into Devonport, as they
enter the river mouth and disembark the ferry. Devonport is often
referred to as the Gateway to Tasmania because it is the Tasmanian
terminal for the Spirit of Tasmania Bass Strait service. Split into two
by the Mersey River, Devonport was once two towns Formby (west bank) and
Torquay (east bank). Merged in 1890 and named Devonport, the east bank
of the Mersey River is known officially as East Devonport.
orientated seaport city, there is an extensive range of accommodation
and visitor facilities, as well a range of eateries, to suit all budgets.