Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Devonport

Devonport Regional Gallery

Currently housed in a decommissioned 1904 Baptist church with a stunning wooden vaulted ceiling, this small but well-curated gallery is slated to move into the new contemporary arts hub within the Devonport Entertai…
Top Choice Museum in Devonport

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Housed in the former harbour master’s residence (c 1920), this small but impressive museum is home to displays about the geology and maritime history of Bass Strait. Its large collection of ship and ferry models is …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Devonport

Mrs Jones

Head to the upstairs level of the surf lifesaving club at Mersey Bluff to discover one of Tasmania's best Mod Oz eateries. The ambitious menu cherrypicks highlights from global cuisines but is particularly strong on…
Historic Building in Devonport

Home Hill

This relatively modest house set in a pretty garden was the residence of Joseph Lyons, Australia's only Tasmanian prime minister, and his wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to federal parliament. Built in…
Cafe in Devonport


Occupying a former bakery, this cafe on Rooke Lane is as hip as Devonport gets. Large all-day breakfast plates (eggs, beans, waffles, coconut chia pudding) are the order of choice for a loyal local clientele, accomp…
Pub Food in Devonport

Central Restaurant

Most Tasmanian pub bistros serve a monotonous and unhealthy menu dominated by fried dishes and grilled steak. Here at the Central, they do things differently. The menu features Asian-influenced shared small plates, …
Burgers in Devonport

Burger Got Soul

Like its sister establishments in Hobart and Launceston, this burger bar next to the Entertainment & Convention Centre flips beef, lamb, chicken, fish and veggie burgers to meet orders from a multitude of apprec…
Music in Devonport

Devonport Jazz

Held in late July each year, this four-day festival is staged in different venues around town and features a huge variety of jazz styles and performers.
Beach in Devonport

Mersey Bluff Beach

The town's main beach is patrolled during summer. Public toilets, change rooms, electric BBQs and an excellent children's playground are close by.
Beach in Devonport

Coles Beach

A popular – though not patrolled – swimming beach. There are public toilets, an electric BBQ, picnic shelters and an outdoor shower nearby.